Workplace flexibility

Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws

If your workplace has been impacted by coronavirus, we have information about your workplace rights and obligations at Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws.

A number of temporary changes have been introduced due to coronavirus including:

  • JobKeeper – changes to the Fair Work Act to support the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme
  • temporary award changes – allowing for temporary workplace flexibility in some awards
  • pandemic leave – unpaid and paid pandemic leave (including worker and disaster payments) during coronavirus.

These changes may affect the information on this page.

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If you completed the course as a registered user before 7 October, and try to access it again, you will open an out of date version of the course.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 OnlineLearning@fwo.gov.au 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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  • save or print a completion certificate at the end of the course
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