What is the standard work week in Australia?

The standard workweek in Australia is 38 hours. However, under certain types of employment “awards” (essentially, collective bargaining agreements), an employee may have an “Averaging Arrangement” and work an average of 38 hours per week over the span of a given time period, usually one month/four weeks.  


Employers in Australia may not force an employee into an Averaging Arrangement. Similarly, employers cannot penalize an employee for refusing this type of employment arrangement. 


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