Before you start work, you must open a bank account and obtain a Tax File Number (TFN) from the Australian Taxation Office. Visit a post office for an application form.
The majority of hospitality and construction jobs in Australia require the completion of a course prior to commencing work. Most courses are relatively short and inexpensive. Be sure to check with your employer and before you start a course, always make sure it's valid for the state in which you want to work.
For more information on training courses available, visit the official Study Melbourne website: studymelbourne.vic.gov.au.
Employee rights and conditions
For information about employee rights, from employment conditions and leave entitlements, to hours of work and minimum pay, visit Fair Work online.