If you are an employer in the Industry, this page may assist you with various areas that involve the employing or employment of personnel.
If there are areas that you think may be of benefit to include on this page, please let us know and we can add them to this page.
Nursery Federal Award 2010
The Nursery & Garden Industry (NGI) has been successful in obtaining a federal award for the industry to be officially known as "Nursery Award 2010 (MA000033)", and having jurisdiction throughout Australia. This award includes both Retail Nurseries and Production Nurseries - it will take effect from 1 January, 2010.
Fair Work Act
Horticulture Water Initiative
The Horticulture Water Initiative (HWI) is an across industry program that seeks to ensure the ongoing access to adequate, reliable and secure water supplies.
State & Federal Workplace Relations
There are state and federal workplace relations systems. Which system the business sits in determines the employees' rates of pay and whether the employer and employees can make federal workplace agreements.
Government Workplace Contacts
Additional websites and phone numbers for assistance with Workplace issues.
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
There are many ways to employ an Australian Apprentice including through an Australian Workplace Agreement or Certified Agreement (or State equivalent).
Choice of Employee
Various options for choosing an employee.
Conducting an Interview
So, you think you have found a candidate for your vacant position. Their resume looks good, they sound ok over the phone - make sure that your face-to-face interview is structured to get the most out of the candidate to ensure you choose the right person for the job.
Staff Performance Evaluations
The process for establishing performance agreements and conducting performance evaluation reviews with staff can be as important as the performance agreement itself.
Conducting Reference Checks
Some reference check questions that can be used in the final stages of choosing a new employee.
Useful Employment Templates