Employment Matters

Employment Matters

The Skills Shack
Updated Jun 24, 2024
Course Description


As an employer, you automatically become responsible not only for the person you employ but also for

  • The work they do,
  • The services they provide,
  • Their and other's safety and well being.

You also have to comply with employment and other related laws.

It is your responsibility to find out relevant legislation and law affecting your employees and to comply. Becoming an employer is a significant step for any business and one that brings additional responsibilities, compliance and costs along with the benefits.

Employment is a significant area of management and risk for the business. As an employer, you have to comply with employment and related legislation, regulations and law.


Target Audience

Employers, Small Business owners and operators.


Learning Objectives

In this resource we consider

  • The employment relationship
  • What is means to be an employer
  • The independent contractor
  • Australia's fair work system and its role
  • Awards and enterprise agreements
  • The role of the Fair Work Ombudsman, and
  • Government sources of help.


Business Outcomes

Business owners and employers will have a better understanding of Australia's employment laws and the Fair Work Act.