• 26 November 2019
     26 November 2019
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 25 March 2020
     25 March 2020
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 23 July 2020
     23 July 2020
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 9 November 2020
     9 November 2020
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Most employers are aware that the Fair Work Act introduced many changes to enterprise bargaining. Enterprise bargaining is now one of the most contentious and difficult areas of employment, significantly impacting on the liability of the business. This four hour seminar will take you through everything you need to know about the legal framework and practical aspects of bargaining. The seminar is specifically designed for those organisations who are contemplating, or are in the process of developing, an enterprise agreement. The seminar is also available for in-house presentations. For further information regarding this option, please contact AFEI Training on 02 9264 2000.

Who should attend

The seminar will assist senior managers and human resources staff to understand their obligations and responsibilities and options available to them.

Learn About

  • The legal framework and important recent decisions
  • Is an agreement compulsory?
  • Who does an agreement cover?
  • The role of employee organisations
  • Good faith bargaining
  • Initiating and responding to claims
  • What should be in an agreement?
  • Funding and productivity
  • Gaining support and approval
  • The ‘Better Off Overall Test’ (BOOT)

Course Content

Topic One: Overview of the Fair Work legislation and recent decisions

  • The Fair Work Act and enterprise bargaining
  • What are the alternatives?
  • Recent important decisions

Topic Two: What is an enterprise agreement, who does it cover and what should be in it?

  • Types of agreement
  • Coverage and scoping of agreements
  • What should be included in an agreement?

Topic Three: The role of the bargaining representatives

  • Who can be a bargaining representative?
  • Who should be ‘at the negotiating table’?
  • Rights and responsibilities

Topic Four: Good faith bargaining

  • Good faith bargaining
  • Who can initiate proposals?
  • Responding to a log of claims
  • Productivity and bargaining
  • What are “win/win” outcomes?

Topic Five: Gaining support, employee endorsement

  • Explaining the big picture
  • Keeping employees informed
  • When to go to the vote

Topic Six: Lodging an agreement and the Fair Work Commission (FWC) approval

  • Making an application for approval
  • Approval and registration
  • Undertakings to FWC
  • Passing the “Better Off Overall Test” (BOOT)

Topic Seven: Content of Enterprise Agreements

  • Mandatory requirements
  • Compliance with NES terms
  • Drafting tips and useful clauses


All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the completion of the seminar.

Duration & Venue

Duration: 10.00am – 2.00pm (4 Hours) – Light Lunch included

Venue: AFEI, Level 2, 97-99 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Fee (GST Free)

Member Fee:         AUD $260

Non Member Fee: AUD $310

Other Details

Fee includes tea and coffee, light lunch and all course materials.

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