PRIA Has Launched New Internship Guidelines

PRIA Has Launched New Internship Guidelines
SHARE
THIS



The Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) Registered Consultancy Group (RCG) has released its updated 2015/16 guidelines to ensure student workers employed in the PR sector are managed and paid according to the latest pay rates and industry regulations.

The Registered Consultancy Group is a member organisation of the PRIA and represents consultancy CEOs and directors in Australia.

The updated intern guidelines help RCG members create a meaningful and engaging internship or work experience program to ensure students gain the most from their experience.

“The 2015 edition of the PRIA Guidelines for Managing Internships builds on a significant body of work done by PRIA accredited universities, registered consultancies and legal advisors,” according to Adam Benson, national chair, Registered Consultancy Group at the PRIA.

“All internships must provide a clear learning experience and meet the tests as outlined by Fair Work Australia. Any business person in our sector who thinks offering internships is about accessing cheap or free labour is not welcome in our profession – and is most likely breaking employment law.

“It is only if students are enrolled in an academic internship subject that there are payment exemptions – and this will be outlined in a signed agreement with the student’s sponsoring education provider. In nearly every other case, minimum award rates must be paid to students or interns who simply present themselves as volunteers or students looking for work experience.”

The updated guide has been developed exclusively for PRIA Registered Consultancy Group members.  Click here for the updated guide.

Please login with linkedin to comment

camelot

Latest News

The Key To Understanding Your Competitors
  • Opinion

The Key To Understanding Your Competitors

Suzzanne Laidlaw (pictured below) is an internationally accredited business coach, global leader in business planning and author of the new book, “What’s Your Plan?”. In this guest post, Laidlaw argues that examining your competitors might be just as important for post COVID-19 success as examining your own… The industries around you are always changing, new […]

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
George Savvides Appointed As SBS Chair
  • Media

George Savvides Appointed As SBS Chair

SBS has appointed George Savvides AM as the new SBS Chair, as announced by the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts for Communications, Paul Fletcher MP, today.  SBS Managing Director, James Taylor; said: “On behalf of the Board and SBS, I’d like to congratulate George on his appointment. Since being appointed as Deputy […]

Tasmanian Paper Rejigs Aussie Map, Moving Victoria Off The Mainland
  • Media

Tasmanian Paper Rejigs Aussie Map, Moving Victoria Off The Mainland

Tasmania’s Hobart-based Mercury has decided to rearrange the Australian map by moving itself onto the mainland and pushing Victoria off. As Victoria’s rise in COVID-19 cases continues, the Tassie newspaper decided to take matters into its own hands and physically banish the state, placing Tasmania between South Australia and NSW instead. Rivalry between Australian states […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
QUT Launches Refreshed ‘Real World’ Campaign Via BCM
  • Campaigns

QUT Launches Refreshed ‘Real World’ Campaign Via BCM

QUT’s long-term partner BCM has developed brand and student recruitment campaigns for the university for the past 19 years, featuring real student stories about their QUT experiences and real-world success as graduates. But what makes this year different? To reflect QUT’s vision for 2020, BCM has revisited the ‘classic’ QUT graduate success story formula, but […]

Big Brother & Kargo Team Up In Market-First Branded Takeover Ad
  • Technology

Big Brother & Kargo Team Up In Market-First Branded Takeover Ad

To coincide with the launch of Seven’s Big Brother, creative performance company Kargo has announced the findings of its launch campaign for the program, utilizing the advertising industry’s only mobile, 100% share of voice Branded Takeover solution. Working with a variety of publishers, Channel 7 harnessed Kargo’s Branded Takeover campaign during promotion for the new […]

Stateside Sports Selects Emarsys For CDP Technology
  • Technology

Stateside Sports Selects Emarsys For CDP Technology

Stateside Sports, Australia’s home of United States sports lifestyle, has partnered with Emarsys, the only omnichannel customer engagement platform built to accelerate business outcomes, as it looks to double its customer database and retail presence within the next two years.