Australia: the top destination for Taiwanese working holiday makers
Australia is the number one destination for Taiwan heading overseas on a working holiday maker. Australia and Taiwan have operated a reciprocal scheme since 2004.
Australia’s Working Holiday Maker (WHM) program is designed to encourage cultural exchange and closer ties by allowing young adults from partner countries to have an extended holiday in Australia. It also allows participants to supplement the cost of travel around Australia by finding short term employment.
While in Australia, WHM holders are entitled to the same workplace protections as Australians. They should be employed in accordance with Australian workplace awards and conditions as provided in the Fair Work Act 2009.
Any employee who believes they have not received minimum entitlements can contact the Fair Work Ombudsman, who will investigate complaints free of charge.
Employers and works seeking assistance should visit www.fairwork.gov.au or contact the Fair Work Infoline on +61 13 13 94.A free interpreter service is available on +61 13 14 50.