If you are looking for a job or just about to start working in your new role, there are some essential things you will need to do:
Before you begin work, your employer will give you a formal contract to review and sign.
An employment contract is an agreement between you and your employer that sets out the terms and conditions of your employment. It helps set out aspects of your employment such as pay, expectations of your role and entitlements such as leave.
A Workplace or Enterprise Agreement sets out the shared rights and responsibilities agreed to by an employer and a group of employees.
Entitlements are what you are owed as an employee. The National Employment Standards (NES) outlines 11 minimum employment entitlements for all employees.
Awards set out employment conditions for different industries. These apply on top of the minimum requirements in the National Employment Standards (NES).