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When I'm at work: My rights/responsibilities - Facilitator's guide

Aim of the 'When I'm at work' series

The aim of the 'When I'm at work' series is to bring together information about being at work. The resources that comprise the series focus on the workplace and provide information, scenarios, and suggested activities to assist you and the supported employees working in your Australian Disability Enterprise.

Topics in the 'When I'm at work' series are as follows.

Using the 'When I'm at work' series will help Australian Disability Enterprises meet the requirements of a number of Disability Services Standards. For example, it will be useful in relation to Standard 11 that requires the provision of appropriate and relevant training and skills for each staff member.

Introduction

Who is this resource for?

This resource has been developed as an information package for delivery to supported employees who are working in Australian Disability Enterprises. It may also be used by advocacy services and other organisations, as appropriate.

You do not need to be an experienced trainer to use this resource with supported employees. We have included lots of additional information to make sure that you will be able to help supported employees understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplacee.

The Training and Assessing and Work Talk resources support this resource, and provide further assistance for you.

Aim of the resource

The resource provides information and activities that aim to assist supported employees understand their workplace rights and responsibilities.

Using the resource

What is in this resource?

The resource contains:

Note: The participant's workbook is designed to be a record of the information that supported employees need in relation to their rights and responsibilities at work. There are spaces provided in the workbook for supported employees to write their own responses to the questions for each topic. The integrity of the workbook will be compromised if learners do not record their responses as it is designed to be a reference for their individual circumstances.

Topics

This resource has been developed to be used as a stand-alone information session. You could also integrate it into a larger training program that your workplace may already have in place.

The topics covered are:

There are sections on further information at the end of the participant's workbook and this facilitator's guide. Prior to conducting this information session, it would be beneficial for you to review the additional references so that you are prepared to answer any questions that may be raised.

Planning the information session

Further information

You can look at the following websites if you need to know more about the workplace rights and responsibilities of supported employees.

Disability advocacy agencies

www.fahcsia.gov.au/internet/facsinternet.nsf/disabilities/representation-advocacy_agencies_0907.htm

Australian Government workplace ombudsman

www.wo.gov.au

Other references

Workplace ombudsman – workplace rights and rules

www.wo.gov.au/asp/index.asp?sid=7407&page=right-rules

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

www.hreoc.gov.au/complaints_information/WOYR.html

Wage determination

www.facsia.gov.au/internet/facsinternet.nsf/disabilities/services-qa_wages_people_disabilities.htm

Superannuation

www.australia.gov.au/Superannuation

OH&S websites

Australian Capital Territory

www.workcover.act.gov.au

New South Wales

www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/default.htm

Northern Territory

www.worksafe.nt.gov.au/index.shtml

Queensland

www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace/index.htm

South Australia

www.safework.sa.gov.au

Tasmania

www.workcover.tas.gov.au/node/workcover.htm

Victoria

www.workcover.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/WorkSafe

Western Australia

www.docep.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe

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