As a popular store for teens, JB hi Fi is seen as an interesting option for those looking for their first job. But does JB Hi Fi have restrictions in the age of the staff that they employee? Here’s a guide to how old you have to be to work at JB Hi Fi in Australia.
How old do you have to be to work in Australia?
Workplace employment laws are generally regulated by individual States in Australia, so there is a slight variance in the employment age rules in each jurisdiction. In general however the average minimum age you can gain employment is 13, however there are significant restrictions in the types of work you can complete and the hours that you work. The primary type of work that those under 15 can work are described as ‘light duties’ which include office work, gardening, retail assistant roles etc. Restricted types of employment not allowed include door-to-door sales, working on construction sites, industrial work or commercial fishing at sea.
Are there certain workplaces with different age requirements?
Yes, certain workplaces and industries will have different minimum age requirements due to laws which govern the industry or the activities being performed. If a job function requires you to conduct activities that only a legal adult can do such as sign contracts or sell alcohol, it will generally require you to be at least 18 years of age.
Workplaces cannot restrict the types of people they hire based on age for no reason however as this is a type of age discrimination which is against the law.
How old do you have to be to work at JB Hi Fi?
Whilst JB Hi-Fi doesn’t note a specific minimum age in their job advertisements, certain roles in the brand may require you to be at least 18 years of age. Selling adult content (videos, games, music) and the selling of electronics with finance options such as phone plans can require the employee to be 18 years of age. So whilst it’s not listed, it’s safe to assume you’re likely to need to be 16 years of age to deal with MA15+ content, but more likely 18+ years of age so you can complete all job functions at JB Hi-Fi. It’s not a clear cut answer – so if you’re interested in a job at JB Hi Fi you might want to try your luck applying. If you’re applying for a role at JB Hi Fi, check out our employment questionnaire guide to help those looking at working for JB Hi-Fi.
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