I'm in Sydney, Australia. I was dismissed after less than 4 months working for this company, my probation period was set for 6 months. The thing is, I was hired as a software developer, but after a bit more than a month they asked me to act temporarily in a different role, as a business analyst, which I had never done before. They really needed it, I naively accepted it trying to help. During this time I was put in a very difficult position having to work in site with their client and having to perform as an experienced BA. Note that I also had never worked for insurance industry before. To make things worse I didn't have much support from my superiors, neither from co-workers, only demands and sarcasm when I most needed help.
After dedicating myself doing extra hours, I was fired today, the other BA that was on maternity leave will be back on Monday. I asked for one reason for my dismiss and I rudely got a "For a number of reasons" but nothing explicitly pointed out.
I have a 2.y.o daughter and wife to support, felt like rubbish and betrayed. I read that I am not eligible for an unfair dismissal as I had to be working for at least 6 months for them, but is there anything else that can be done? I felt used and treated unfairly.
My concern also is searching for another job and having to either lie about my previous employment or how can I explain all of that? All they will think is "He didn't pass probation". I feel very stressed and wronged. I really could make use of some advice.