An enterprise agreement has the terms and conditions of employment for the people it covers. There are several types. We assess agreements to ensure they meet the requirements. They do not take effect unless we approve them.
For single and multi-enterprise agreements, one or more related employers and 2 or more employees can make an agreement. New enterprises that do not yet have employees can make a greenfields agreement.
The employer or employees may choose representatives to help them through the process.
Our role is to deal with disputes about agreements and approve applications if they meet the requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009.
About single and multi-enterprise agreements
2 or more employers need a multi-enterprise, not single-enterprise agreement.
About greenfields agreements
New businesses that do not yet have employees can create a greenfield agreement.
Historical agreements and instruments
About transitional instruments and how to change older agreements.