Casual conversion

Changes to casual employment

On 27 March 2021, sections of the Fair Work Act relating to casual employees were amended.

We’re reviewing the information in this interactive template in light of these changes. We encourage you to check back here for updates.

For more information, see Changes to casual employment – industrial relations reforms

Welcome to our Template Tool

Some awards require employers to notify a casual employee that they can elect to covert to full-time or part-time employment after a set period (usually 6 to 12 months of regular and systematic employment).

This tool will help you prepare a letter to notify your employees that they can elect to convert their casual employment to full-time or part-time employment. 

The tool will ask you simple questions and use your answers to tailor a letter for you. You will be able to save and edit your letter at the end.

Important information

Click the ! buttons for important information about workplace rights and obligations

Get help

Click the ? buttons for explanations or help answering the question

To protect your privacy none of the information you enter is stored in this tool or captured by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Before you begin: Check the casual clause of your award carefully before using this tool.

To prepare your letter you'll need to know:

  • which award applies to the employee
  • the minimum employment period stated in the award and the date on which the employee reached it
  • what type of employment (full-time, or part-time) you are offering to the employee.

All fields are required unless marked optional.

Start

Award

Select the award that the employee is being offered conversion under

This tool is currently only tailored for the listed awards, which require employers to notify a casual employee that they can elect to convert to full-time or part-time employment after a set period.

If none of these awards apply to your employee you will not be able to use this template.

Other awards and enterprise agreements may contain different casual conversion procedures. You should carefully check the casual clause of your award or agreement to see what applies to your employees.

Find out more about casual conversion.

Details

Introduction details

Employee's street address

Conversion type

Is the employee being offered conversion to full-time or part-time employment?

The type of employment offered should be based on the employee's work pattern prior to conversion. For example, a casual employee that had regularly been working 20 hours a week would convert to a part-time employee with the same hours.

Other arrangements can be made if the employer and employee agree.

Find out more about casual conversion.

Is the employee being offered conversion to full-time or part-time employment?

Employees covered by the Mobile Crane Hiring Award can only be converted to full-time employment. Part-time employment is not allowed under this award. Please select full-time to proceed.

Additional Information

Award requirement

Closing remarks