Employment Contract Tool

Who can use it

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.

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Know your award

As you work through this contract tool, you'll need to add details about your employee's terms and conditions. We'll help you to find these details in each section, but you'll need to know the:

  • award
  • employee's classification level in the award.

If you're not sure what the award is, use the Fair Work Ombudsman's Find my award tool.

Time to complete

  • Around 30 minutes

What you'll need

  • Name of the modern award

What you'll get

At the end you'll be able to download your employment contract and a letter of offer in a Word document.