• 9 April 2019
     9 April 2019
     9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • 20 August 2019
     20 August 2019
     9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • 3 December 2019
     3 December 2019
     9:30 am - 4:00 pm


The FW Act sets out a range of obligations for employers where an employee’s employment is terminated. This includes notice periods, written advice to employees, notifications to other organisations, redundancy provisions, as well as a range of ‘employee protections’ including unfair dismissals, general protections and unlawful termination.

This course will bring you up to date with developments in this area.  AFEI and AFEI Legal will explain the role of an employer when an employee’s employment ends – covering a broad spectrum of different termination scenarios.

This timely course will explain employer obligations and employee rights, and most importantly, provide practical advice about how an employer can manage termination to minimise its risks of costly employee actions. This will draw on actual case studies and AFEI extensive experience.

Who should attend

Designed for managers and human resources practitioners who are involved in or responsible for termination of employment processes and decisions.

Learn about:

  • the NES obligations including notice and redundancy;
  • how employment ends: resignation, dismissal, ‘constructive’ dismissal, abandonment of employment, incapacity and the ‘inherent requirements’, end of fixed terms or projects, casual and probationary employment
  • what is a genuine redundancy
  • where employment is terminated for poor performance
  • what is serious misconduct
  • what is procedural fairness
  • the legal framework: employee contracts, policies, modern awards and enterprise agreements
  • what are the employee protections, and who is eligible, what is the small business fair dismissal code, and how to respond to employee claims
  • post-employment obligations
  • important case studies

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Appreciate the different ways in which employment can end and the obligations of employees and employers in each case
  • Understand the legal framework and the relevance of contracts, industrial instruments and legislation
  • Understand procedural fairness and how it applies to dismissals for performance and/or conduct matters
  • Know how to minimise the risks of unfair dismissal claims and other actions, and how to respond to any claims.


A Certificate of attendance will be issued at the completion of the course.

Duration & Venue

Duration: Full Day: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: AFEI, Level 2, 97-99 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Fee (GST Free)

Member Fee:           AUD $570
Non Member Fee: AUD $670

Other Details

Fee includes morning and afternoon tea, light lunch and course materials.

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