Employment Assistance

MRC Tas Employment Assistance is available to new and emerging community members to become job-ready, including job-seeking support, résumé and application assistance, and interview skills.

People from a migrant or refugee background are invited to check in for help with employment during Monday Drop-in; every Monday between 10am-3pm at our office in Glenorchy.

Our friendly staff and volunteers can help you with:

  • Getting skills ready for work
  • Looking for your first job
  • Needing advice for a problem at work
  • Planning steps to change jobs

No appointment needed.

For more information email settlement@mrctas.org.au or call Vatsal on 03 6221 0999. Call 131 450 for interpreter.

Click here to download the Employment Check-in Flyer

Your rights in the workplace

Migrant workers and visa holders have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman can give you information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations.

Their website has information translated into different languages and a Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) where you can calculate pay rates, shift calculations, leave, and notice and redundancy entitlements. Keep track of the number of hours you’ve worked with their Record my hours app, available in multiple languages.

There is also a help for Visa holders and migrants page, with information about pay and conditions for visa holders, and about the types of visa protections that can apply for employees who work with the Fair Work Ombudsman as part of an investigation process.