Each industry has a minimum pay rate. You can find the right pay for your job by looking at the industry award (agreed pay and conditions) for your workplace.
There are no regulations for private household job pay rates. Representatives from tertiary education institutions in Victoria have agreed to recommend minimum hourly rates of pay to help you decide if a private householder is paying you fairly.
There are no regulations covering pay rates for private household jobs. Use the following steps to work out if the householder is paying you fairly:
You may need to know how to negotiate a salary when:
Check these websites for advice on where to start:
Superannuation (or 'super') is money taken from your salary and invested into a fund by your employer for when you retire or can no longer work.
Employers must pay super for you if you are 18 - 70 years or paid $450 or more (before tax) in one month. They must contribute 9% of your earnings for every 3 months. Check your pay slips to make sure that your employer is paying the right amount of super.
In most cases, you can choose your super fund. In other cases, your employer may choose your fund for you.
For more information on superannuation: