Fair Work Commission

Field of Law

Employment; Workplace Relations

Stage of Career

Graduates; Practising Lawyers

Contact Details

Address: Level 4, 11 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, 3000
GPO Box 1994, Melbourne, 3001
Phone:  (03) 8656 4543  
Visit the FWC website
Email: recruitment@fwc.gov.au

Description of Organisation

The Fair Work Commission (the Commission) is the national workplace relations tribunal. It was established by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Fair Work Act) and is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating to:

  • providing a safety net of minimum conditions, including minimum wages, in awards
  • facilitating good faith bargaining and the making of enterprise agreements
  • granting remedies for unfair dismissal
  • regulating the taking of industrial action
  • resolving a range of collective and individual workplace disputes through conciliation, mediation and in some cases arbitration
  • functions in connection with workplace determinations, equal remuneration, transfer of business, general workplace protections, right of entry and stand down.

The work of the Commission is carried out by Members with the support of administrative staff.

Information for current university students

Do you have a Graduate Clerkship Program?

The Commission does not have a dedicated graduate program in place. However, students completing their Practicing Legal Training (PLT) or who are seeking work experience are welcome to contact recruitment@fwc.gov.au to discuss further.

Information for recent graduates

The Commission advertises all vacancies on its external Careers page.

Applicants must apply online for any advertised vacancies to be considered for the interested role. For any queries regarding any available vacancies applicants can email recruitment@fwc.gov.au

What are you looking for in a permanent employee?

For further information, please refer to the position description for the desired job on the careers website. This will provide guidance on ‘our ideal candidate’ characteristics.

Where do you advertise your positions?

FWC Careers, APS Jobs, Seek

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