This workshop is about Industrial Relations specific to farm businesses and addresses the State and Federal award systems which are applicable to farm businesses.

Topics covered:

  • Employees v Contractors
  • Pastoral Award (National)
  • Farm Employees Award (WA)
  • Rules, tips and traps of each Award
  • National Employment Standards
  • Minimum conditions
  • Individual Flexibility Agreements
  • Enterprise Agreements
  • Hiring Labour from Overseas
  • Terminations and dismissals
  • Record keeping

Who should attend: Those responsible for the management and admin (contracts, record keeping, wages, etc) of farm employees.

What other farmer have said about this workshop: “It’s a must for anyone employing staff…… Gives you the confidence to implement correct contracts and terminology for your workers…. The day was excellent. We had made efforts to comply with our requirements as employers however the course made us aware of gaps in our knowledge and current contracts.….. It’s very difficult to find this information elsewhere. Also good suggestions of how to implement these obligations….. Black and white. To the point. Good discussion and lots of practical examples….…”

Workshop duration: 9am to 3pm (morning tea and lunch provided).



If you would like us to run this workshop in your community please complete the Request a Workshop form.


Cost*: $350 (plus GST) for the first person from a farm business and $175* (plus GST) per person for additional members of the same business.

  • *No discount for non-farm businesses
  • Includes workshop manual & catering
  • Minimum 8 farm businesses.
  • Maximum 20-25 participants.

Please fill out the form below and process your payment. One we receive your information and payment we’ll be in touch to confirm all the details.

Credit Card is the PREFERRED METHOD of payment. On completion of this registration you will be able to pay securely via credit card and will be automatically issued with a receipt.

EFT is available, although your registration will not be processed until payment has been received. Payment must be received at least 1 week prior to the event date.