Paid WIL activity considerations

There are some special considerations to take into account if your WIL activity is paid.

Make sure you know the following:

  • Your bank account details (you will need to provide these if you will be paid by direct deposit)
  • Whether your pay and conditions come under an Award or an Enterprise Agreement
  • Your rate of pay
  • How you will be paid (this may be direct deposit/electronic funds transfer (EFT), cheque or cash)
  • How often you will be paid (typically this will be weekly, fortnightly or monthly)
  • How you will receive your payslip (you may receive a hard copy, email or access to the organisation’s payroll system to view your pay slip)
  • What your hours per week will be and when and how you will find out
  • Your meal and other breaks
  • Your leave entitlements, including sick leave or annual leave


dictionary icon

Helpful definitions

Tax File Number (TFN) is your reference number for tax and superannuation purposes and is yours for life. You can apply for your TFN with the Australian Taxation Office website.

Superannuation, which is commonly referred to as Super, is money paid by your employer for your retirement. Some paid employees will be entitled to Super. Your employer should provide you with a Super choice form. You may be eligible to claim that Super back when you move out of Australia. You can learn more about superannuation at the Australian Taxation Office website.

Understanding Australian Workplace Cultures: Legislative and regulatory frameworks

Page 9 of 11