• 8 August 2018
    8 August 2018
    9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Every day work is carried out by a workforce made up of three notable categories: employees; independent contractors; volunteers. 

Although employees continue to represent the largest of these categories, recent estimates suggest that a substantial proportion of the workforce are engaged other than as employees. For instance, independent contracting has been estimated at over 9% of the workforce, and there appears to be an increased incidence of voluntary work extending beyond the sectors in which it has been traditionally performed.

Each of these categories has its own unique characteristics, qualities and legal consequences.  Businesses need to make informed decisions about which form of engagement is suitable for the particular work. This presentation will assist business with those decisions.

Who should attend

Business owners, HR managers, executives responsible for recruitment, senior managers.

Learn about:

  • The essential nature of the employment relationship
  • Notable differences between employment and independent contracting
  • Critical considerations in the approach to independent contracting
  • The essential nature of voluntary work, and how it is different from employment
  • Labour hire arrangements as an alternative to direct employment
  • Practicable tips and recommendations

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the essential nature of the employment relationship, independent contracting and voluntary work arrangements
  • Appreciate critical considerations which should inform the decisions about engagement
  • Appreciate the importance of clearly expressed written arrangements
  • Identify sources of risk and problem areas


A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the completion of the workshop.

Duration & Venue

Duration: Half Day: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Venue: AFEI, Level 2, 97-99 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Fee (GST Free)

Member Fee: AUD $290
Non Member Fee: AUD $350

Other Details

Fee includes morning tea and course materials.


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