Whether you are new to the workforce, returning to work after an absence or changing jobs, before you start a new job you need to know:

  • how much you will be paid and your hours of work
  • your working conditions
  • whether you will be employed full-time, part-time, casual or as a contractor
  • whether your rights and conditions are determined by a federal or state award, collective agreement or an individual agreement
  • whether you can join a union
  • under what circumstances your employment can be terminated.