We're updating the employment contract tool from Thursday, 9 May 2024 to Monday, 13 May 2024.

During this time, you may experience interruptions when using the tool. If you are redirected to an error page, select 'continue' to keep working on your contract.

Who can use this tool

This tool helps small business employers to make a basic employment contract that complies with workplace laws. Use it to create a contract for an employee under the national industrial relations system. You can use it for full-time, part-time and casual employees to whom a modern award applies.

In the tool you'll find:

  • conditions that you must provide to your employee
  • optional clauses to help set expectations and protect your business.

To use this tool, you'll need to pay your employee an hourly or weekly wage. We don't provide for salaries in the tool due to their complex requirements.

If you have previously completed the tool and downloaded your employment contract, refer to our Steps to make an offer of employment for what you need to do next.

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Time to complete

Around 30 minutes.

What you'll need

Name of the modern award.

Protecting your privacy

We will delete all information you provide 3 hours after you finish your session.

What you'll get

Once you complete the tool, you can download your employment contract and a letter of offer in a word document.

You will need to add in personal details such as your ABN, names and signatures to finalise your contract.

Time to complete

Around 30 minutes.

What you'll need

Name of the modern award.

Protecting your privacy

We will delete all information you provide 3 hours after you finish your session.

What you'll get

Once you complete the tool, you can download your employment contract and a letter of offer in a word document.

You will need to add in personal details such as your ABN, names and signatures to finalise your contract.