A NEW free online course offers advice on employment issues for people starting a new job.
The course, called Starting a New Job, has been developed by the Fair Work Ombudsman to help new employees settle quickly into their workplace.
It helps people to understand their rights at work, what questions to ask about their entitlements and appropriate behaviour in the workplace.
The course runs through a checklist of things they need for their first day on the job.
There is also a dedicated section for parents.
The course is available at www.fairwork.gov.au/learning, it is one of a number of interactive courses developed by the Fair Work Ombudsman.