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Starting-out workers and trainees

Employers and employees may agree to any wage rate as long as it is not less than the applicable minimum wage rate. Starting-out workers must be paid at least the minimum starting-out wage rate, and trainees over 20 years of age must be paid at least the training minimum wage rate.

All employees who are involved in training or supervising other employees must be paid at least the adult minimum wage rate.

Who are starting-out workers

Starting-out workers are:

Who are trainees

Trainees are employees aged 20 years or over who are doing recognised industry training involving at least 60 credits a year as part of their employment agreement, in order to become qualified. The training minimum wage applies to these employees.

Information on the current minimum wage.