The Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) was established on 1 May 2017. It is headed by the Registered Organisations Commissioner, Mr Mark Bielecki. Some functions that were previously dealt with by the Fair Work Commission are now the responsibility of the Registered Organisations Commission.
Organisations should ensure that they are lodging their applications and documents with the correct Commission.
Please note some staff from the Regulatory Compliance Branch have transferred to the Registered Organisations Commission. Their email addresses are not being monitored, emails sent to their email addresses will not be processed. The ROC can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Organisations seeking information or to subscribe to updates from the Registered Organisations Commission should visit the new ROC website.
Lodgments to the FWC must be made either to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address or online.
|Fair Work Commission||Registered Organisations Commission|
From 1 May 2017, lodge by email to email@example.com
Continue to lodge online
From 1 May 2017, lodge by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on the Registered Organisations Commission and on which functions stay with the Fair Work Commission please see our new Registered Organisations Commission page.
A registered organisation is:
which has been registered by the Fair Work Commission under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (the RO Act).
Some of the rights gained by becoming a registered organisation include:
The Fair Work Commission is responsible for administering certain provisions of the RO Act that deal with registration and accountability of registered organisations.
Those provisions include:
The Fair Work Commission also deals with:
To represent their members in the national workplace relations system, state-registered employer associations and unions can seek federal recognition under the RO Act, under either:
The Commission's 2015–2016 Annual Report against the Regulator Performance Framework was approved by the Minister on 21 December 2016.
Some highlights include that during the reporting period:
The Australian Government released the Regulator Performance Framework (the Framework) as part of 2014 Spring Repeal Day on 22 October 2014.
The Framework is an important part of the government’s commitment to reducing the cost of unnecessary or inefficient regulation imposed on individuals, business and community organisations by at least $1 billion a year.
The Framework encourages regulators to undertake functions and achieve objectives with the minimum impact on the regulated community by measuring and publicly reporting performance. Details of the Framework are available on the Government’s Cutting Red Tape website.
All Commonwealth regulators that administer, monitor or enforce regulation will be required to implement the Framework from 1 July 2015.
In accordance with the requirements within the Framework, the Fair Work Commission has developed performance metrics to meet the 6 Key Performance Indicators developed by the Government that will be used to assess our performance and they have been agreed to by the Minister for Employment.
|Key performance indicators||Measures|
|1. Regulators do not unnecessarily impede the efficient operation of regulated entities||
1.1 FWC (RCB) demonstrates an understanding of the operating environment of regulated entities and the current emerging issues that affect those entities
1.2 FWC (RCB) considers and tests potentially negative or unintended consequences of formal decisions prior to those decisions being made
|2. Communication with regulated entities is clear, targeted and effective||
2.1 The FWC (RCB) considers the impact on regulated entities and engages with industry groups and representatives of the affected stakeholders about policies, practices or service standards
2.2 The FWC (RCB) tailors its communication methodologies to meet the diverse requirements of regulated entities
|3. Actions undertaken by regulators are proportionate to the regulatory risk being managed||
3.1 The FWC (RCB) applies a sound risk based proportionate approach to the compliance and monitoring activities of regulated entities
3.2 The FWC (RCB) collects, publishes and utilises compliance trend data to inform its audit strategy
|4. Compliance and monitoring approaches are streamlined and coordinated||
4.1 FWC (RCB) requests for information are tailored to coordinate with the timing of regulated entity activities
4.2 FWC (RCB) takes action to minimise the potential for unintended negative impacts on regulated entities
4.3 FWC (RCB) uses systems to streamline compliance and monitoring processes
|5. Regulators are open and transparent in their dealings with regulated entities||
5.1 FWC (RCB) demonstrates its transparency by extensively publishing its operations and activities
5.2 FWC (RCB) takes action to publicise its performance measurement results
|6. Regulators actively contribute to the continuous improvement of regulatory frameworks||
6.1 FWC (RCB) improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the regulatory framework
6.2 FWC (RCB) publicly shares information about the compliance trends of all regulated entities to encourage entities to achieve high levels of compliance