The Code comes into full effect from 1 December 2022.
Suppliers and businesses can apply for a Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate from 10 August 2022.
A Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate is issued to suppliers and businesses that have a history of complying with existing:
- industrial relations
- workplace health and safety laws
From 1 December 2022, agencies will only award applicable contracts and grants to suppliers and businesses that hold a Pre-Assessment Certificate.
Pre-Assessment Certificates applications can be made through the Fair Jobs Code Portal.
For further information contact the Fair Jobs Code Unit.
Who can apply for a Pre-Assessment Certificate?
Suppliers and businesses can apply for a Pre-Assessment Certificate at any time.
Suppliers and businesses do not need to have a specific tender or grant application in progress to apply.
What documents are required?
The following documents are required to apply for a Pre-Assessment Certificate:
- Australian Business Number
- corporate structure
- evidence of incorporation as a company or business operation
- extract from relevant register
- employment related compliance breaches over the last three years, as evidenced by:
- an Adverse Ruling or
- an Enforceable Undertaking
- evidence of corrective action against a compliance breach, for example:
- compensation to affected workers
- reinstatement of affected workers
- new policies and procedures.
Logging in to Fair Jobs Code Portal
First time applicant
The application process has two steps:
- register as an applicant – click on ‘Not a member’ on the Log In screen
- apply for a Pre-Assessment Certificate
Password requirements for the Fair Jobs Code portal
Passwords must include:
- 13 characters
- one uppercase letter
- one lowercase letter
- one number
- one special character
Reset passwords by accessing the Fair Jobs Code Portal Registration screen and clicking the ‘Forgot Password’ button.
Contact the Fair Jobs Code Unit for help.
Trouble shoot problems with login
Try resetting the password by clicking the ‘Forgot your password’ link on the Login page.
If this doesn’t work, contact the Fair Jobs Code Unit.
Sharing login details
Access is granted to one email address per registration. If another person requires access, contact the Fair Jobs Code Unit.
Email confirming application submitted
An automated email is sent confirming that an application has been submitted.
If an applicant believes that they submitted an application, but have not received an email:
- check ‘junk’ or 'spam' email folders
- contact the Fair Jobs Code Unit
How is a Pre-Assessment Certificate application assessed?
The Fair Jobs Code Unit:
- assesses applications
- may ask for more information
- determines eligibility
Applicants will be able to submit further information if an application:
- is incomplete
- requires further information
The Fair Jobs Code Unit will seek to notify the outcome of a Pre-Assessment Certificate application within 30 business days.
Assessments will consider all information provided by the supplier or business. A due diligence check of compliance history over the past 3 years will be undertaken for laws and regulations pertaining to:
- industrial relations
- workplace health and safety
Requesting a review of a decision
An applicant or certificate holder may request a review if:
- the Fair Jobs Code Unit declines a Pre-Assessment Certificate application
- a Pre-Assessment Certificate is revoked
Requests for review must be submitted within 30 business days of receiving a decision.
To request a review, log into the Fair Jobs Code Portal and click on the ‘Review Decision’ icon on the home page. Select the relevant application or revoked certificate(s) and then click the continue button to submit a review decision form.
A senior officer from the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions will conduct an independent internal review.
An applicant or certificate holder will be able to provide extra information or materials for consideration in the internal review.
The applicant or certificate holder will be advised of the outcome of the internal review.
Tools and support
Find out more about the Fair Jobs Code.