Workplace flexibility

Due to the impacts coronavirus is having on the community, a number of unions and employer associations are applying to the Fair Work Commission to increase award flexibility.

This may affect the information about entitlements on both this page and in the resources found on this page.

For a list of determinations and to see if your award is affected go to Temporary changes to workplace laws during coronavirus.

The information in this course was updated on 7 October 2019 to include information about Family & Domestic Violence leave under the National Employment Standards.

If you completed the course as a registered user before 7 October, and try to access it again, you will open an out of date version of the course. To access the updated version, you can:

  • contact us at and we will reset your progress so that you can access the updated course, or
  • access the course as a guest to ensure that you are viewing the updated version.

Find out more about the Family & Domestic Violence leave under the National Employment Standards in our Family & Domestic Violence leave section.

Course overview

Workplace flexibility allows employers and employees to make arrangements that suit them. This helps employees maintain their work/life balance and can improve business productivity and efficiency.

This course will show you how to make flexibility work for your business.

It includes:

  • information on how flexibility can benefit your business
  • ideas about types of flexibility that may suit you and your employees
  • tips and guidance on how to promote, implement and manage flexibility in your workplace
  • details about your legal obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009
  • interactive scenarios to help you deal with flexibility requests.

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