Fixed Term Contract Information Statement

Important: Fixed Term Contract Information Statement

The Fair Work Regulations relating to additional temporary exceptions to the use of fixed term contracts in some industries have been amended to extend the timeframe for the temporary exceptions.

We have updated the Fixed Term Contract Information Statement.

Employers must give every employee engaged on a new fixed term contract a copy of the Fixed Term Contract Information Statement (FTCIS) when they enter into the contract.

A fixed term employee is an employee who has a contract that terminates at the end of a set period. For example, the contract ends after a set date, period of time or a season.

Employers must also provide new employees with the:

Fixed Term Contract Information Statement (FTCIS)

The FTCIS provides employees with information about fixed term employment, including the rules about when fixed term contracts can be made.

The FTCIS has information about:

  • what a fixed term contract is
  • limitations on the use of fixed term contracts
  • exceptions to the limitations
  • how to resolve disputes about fixed term contract limitations and exceptions.

For more information about fixed term employment, visit Fixed term contract employees.

Providing employees with the FTCIS

The FTCIS can be given to employees:

  • in person
  • by mail to their residential address, or
  • if the employee agrees, it can be given electronically, such as:
    • by email
    • by emailing a link to this page of our website
    • by emailing a link to a copy of the FTCIS available on the employer’s intranet.

Employers need to give fixed term employees the version of the FTCIS that’s in place when the employer enters into a fixed term contract with the employee. Employers should check back here regularly to make sure they’re using the latest version.

Source reference: Fair Work Act 2009 s. 333K

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