Why is industrial relations important?

Employment matters can be a minefield for the uninformed. Non-compliant workplaces could be at risk of on-the-spot fines, enforcement notices, prosecution, high penalties, and not to mention back-pay and compensation – but these risks can be avoided.

Employers in Australia are governed by a range of legislations, regulations and guidelines. As an employer, you need to understand the Fair Work Act, the National Employment Standards, and relevant industry Awards.

The Hort360 industrial relations risk assessment module will help you understand how compliant your business is, and provide solutions to help you fix any problems.

More information

To book an industrial relations risk assessment of your farm please contact:

Annabel Hutch
Workplace Relations Advisor
07 3620 3844
0400 024 202

Book your Workplace Relations Risk Assessment

Growcom Workplace Relations Advisor, Annabel Hutch will be visiting the Bundaberg region from Tuesday 18 April – Friday 21 April.

During this time Ms Hutch will be available to conduct FREE Workplace Relations Risk Assessments through Growcom’s Hort360 program, the best management practice program for horticulture.

Growcom was recently successful in obtaining funding through the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Community Engagement Grants Program (CEGP) to provide growers with one-on-one risk assessments of their current practices.

The Workplace Relations module aims to assess your businesses compliance to relevant industrial relations and workplace health and safety laws and regulations, to see essentially where your business sits, and where it can be improved.

The module takes one to two hours to complete. Growers receive a detailed report which includes a summary of priority actions that should be taken. The Growcom Workplace Relations Team can then assist you to improve in the areas where you may not be compliant by using our expertise and resources.

To book your Workplace Relations Risk Assessment, please fill in the expression of interest form and Ms Hutch will be in contact to confirm your booking.


The Workplace Relations module is supported by the Fair Work Ombudsman through the Community Engagement Grants Program.