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Orders about work experience arrangements

    (1)     The Minister may make Orders about the placement of students with employers for obtaining work experience as part of a student's education.

    (2)     Without limiting the generality of subsection (1) an Order may provide for—

        (a)     the number of students that an employer or class of employer is permitted to employ under a work experience arrangement;

        (b)     the minimum rate of payment payable to a student employed under a work experience arrangement;

        (c)     the hours of the day in which a student can work under a work experience arrangement;

        (d)     any other terms and conditions for work experience arrangements including work experience arrangements referred to in section 5.4.3(3) ;

        (e)     the circumstances and terms and conditions under which the principal of a school can make work experience arrangements about the placement of students of or over the age of 21 years with an employer;

        (f)     requiring that work experience arrangements cannot be made for a student who is a child unless the following persons have provided a check about any criminal record of that person to the principal

              (i)     the employer; and

              (ii)     any other person who will have direct supervision or control of the student during the placement if the supervision or control will not be directly supervised by another person;

        (g)     requiring students to undertake occupational, health and safety training before undertaking work experience;

        (h)     requiring that the principal ensures that he or she or a teacher at the school contacts a student at least once during the time the student is placed with an employer for work experience.

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