When you start a new job or change super funds while working, you will need to tell your employer your super details.
To do this, you can provide your employer with a pre-filled super form or you can complete the ATO’s super choice form.
If you don’t nominate your super fund, your employer will pay your super into an existing fund by completing a stapled super fund request to the ATO. If you don’t have a stapled fund they will open an account for you with their default super fund and pay your super into that account.
Student Super’s pre-filled form
Student Super has made it easy for members by creating a pre-filled version of this form. Log into your account and under ‘Tell my employer’, you can download this form.
That’s all you need to give to your employer for them to pay your super into your Student Super account.
Filling out the ATO’s super standard choice form
Section A – Your details
1. Complete your name and Tax File Number (TFN) if you have it ready. If you don’t have a TFN, check out our about page on Tax File Numbers.
The employee number is unique to your place of employment. If your workplace uses one, they will provide you with the details. If you’re unsure, just ask your employer. Or skip this field your workplace doesn’t issue employee numbers.
2. There are three options to choose where your super gets paid.
My existing super fund If you have a super fund, tick this box. For Student Super members, to nominate Student Super, tick this box.
My employer’s default super fund If you do not have a super fund, you can choose to tick this box. However, this means that you are consenting for your employer to open a new super account. It does not give you the choice of which super fund you’d like to be with.
Private self-managed super fund (SMSF) If you have a SMSF, you will likely know it. Consult your accountant or financial advisor for the details.
Section B – My existing super fund
If you have an existing super fund, you will need to complete Section B of the form. For Student Super members, here are the details to complete this section.
1. Super fund details
Super fund name: Student Super Professional Super Super fund Australian business number (ABN): 34 300 938 877 Unique superannuation identifier (USI): 34 300 938 877 006
You’re done! Hand this form to your employer and they’ll update your records.
It’s a good idea to check your next payslips to make sure the right super fund is listed. Then, check your super account after the quarterly super deadlines to make sure it’s been paid. Read more about when super is paid.
Section C – My employer’s default super fund
1. What your employer will do
Your employer must make a stapled super fund request to check with the ATO if you have any existing super funds. You will receive a letter from the ATO letting you know that they have completed a stapled super fund request.
If there are no stapled funds, your employer will complete Section C for you to review.
2. What you need to do
You don’t have a choice of which default super fund your employer nominates. But, you can choose to accept their super fund or join a different super fund. If you join a different super fund, complete a new version of this form and complete Section B.
If you don’t return this form, the employer will be obligated to make your super payment to your stapled fund or their default super fund by the payment deadline.
Section D - My private self-managed super fund (SMSF)
If you have a SMSF, you will likely know it. You will need to complete the SMSF details including the bank account details (these are not your personal bank account details!) – consult your accountant if you need assistance.
This is general information only and does not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on it, consider if the information is appropriate and whether you need to speak to an accredited professional. When considering financial returns, past performance is not indicative of future performance.
This product is issued by Diversa Trustees Limited (ABN 49 006 421 638; AFSL No. 235153; RSE Licence L0000635) as trustee for Professional Super which is a sub-fund of the Tidswell Master Superannuation Plan (ABN 34 300 938 877; RSE R1004953). Professional Superannuation Management Pty Ltd (ABN 31 617 160 791; AFSL No. 499786) (PSM) is the Promoter of Professional Super, which is marketed under multiple brands including Student Super.