Starting a new job

On 13 August 2020, the High Court handed down a decision about the method of accruing and taking paid personal/carer’s leave under the National Employment Standards. The High Court has found that the entitlement to 10 days of personal/carer’s leave is calculated based on an employee’s hours of work, not days. 10 days of personal leave can be calculated as 1/26 of an employee's ordinary hours of work in a year.

The High Court’s decision overturns a decision made by the Full Federal Court in August 2019. We’re reviewing our information and will update this course soon.

Learn more about the decision at High Court decision: accrual of personal/carer’s leave.

Course overview

This course provides general guidance about starting a new job.

It will help you understand:

  • what your rights are
  • what questions to ask
  • the types of behaviour expected in the workplace.

There’s also information to help parents, teachers, friends and career advisers assist young people to start work in a confident and positive way.

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