Information for Parents - Jamaica Blue Australia

Information for Parents

Jamaica Blue is a great place for young people to start their working experience.

Young people at Jamaica Blue won’t just learn how to provide quality customer experience or make an amazing coffee. They’ll learn valuable life skills that will help them in their future careers, such as communication, teamwork, punctuality, prioritisation and problem-solving.

Employees at Jamaica Blue are trained through a structure of online courses and on-the-job training.

As a large employer of young people, we understand it is important that both you and your child feel comfortable with your child’s place of work.

Here is an overview of some of the information that you might want to know and answers to some of the questions that you might have if your child works at one of our stores.

Please review the Employment FAQ page for more information

How much should my child be paid?

The pay rate is determined by the Award, Age, Classification (Full Time, Part Time or Casual), and Level/Grade.

Will my child receive superannuation contributions?

Crew members receive superannuation contributions as per Fair Work of an employee’s ordinary time earnings when an employee is:

  • over 18 years, or
  • under 18 years and works over 30 hours a week.

What is the minimum shift length?

  • Casual employees – Minimum shift is 2 hours.
  • Part Time employees – Minimum rostered shift is 3 hours.

When are breaks given?

Young employees (below the age of 15, or 16 in some states) will have different break requirements to below. Please refer to the Minimum Age table above to find out more for the conditions of employment in each state. 


Want to know more about your employment conditions?
Have questions about pay, work hours or WH&S?

Jamaica Blue has a dedicated Employment Hotline to discuss any employment queries you or your child may have.

Contact us:

Mobile: 0421 885 008 (text message only)

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