Starting your new job
Learn what details to provide, your entitlements, and tips for the beginning of your new role.
First impressions count
And making a good first impression can be even more challenging if your new role is remote.
Whatever your circumstances, there are a few things you can do before you start and at the beginning of your employment that can help with the settling-in process. These include:
- introducing yourself (and remembering the names and roles of those you meet)
- asking plenty of timely questions (and taking notes if needed)
- getting familiar with your employer's codes of practice.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has online learning resources for people starting a new job.
Tax, payroll and superannuation
There is always a certain amount of financial paperwork or online forms to be filled in when starting a new job, including:
- a tax file declaration so your employer can work out how much tax to take out of your pay
- supplying your bank account and BSB numbers so you can get paid
- providing details of your preferred superannuation fund.
If you do not have a preferred super fund, you can choose the default fund proposed by your employer.
Depending on your salary and employment conditions, you may be eligible for super contributions from the Australian Government.
You don't need to apply for these. If you're eligible and your fund has your tax file number (TFN), the government will pay it to your fund account automatically.
Learn more about how superannuation works at the Australian Tax Office.