Industrial Relations & Employment Obligations (IRE) effective 1 July 2011

Before contractors (including project managers, head contractors, sub-contractors and trade contractors) will be permitted to tender for building work or be engaged to perform building work on any ACT Government site, they will be required to hold a current Industrial Relations and Employment Certificate (IRE Certificate). Contractors must maintain a current IRE Certificate while they are engaged on an ACT Government site.

How do I apply for an IRE certificate?  Details on how to apply for an IRE Certificate are outlined in the Information Sheet for Contractors listed below under Information Sheets.

Why do I need an IRE Certificate?
The ACT Government has introduced a range of initiatives to ensure industrial relations and employment compliance best practice is part of the culture of the construction industry in the ACT. The initiatives are a part of the ACT Government's Compliance with Industrial Relations and Employment Obligations Strategy.

How do I lodge my IRE Certificate?
You must lodge your application and supporting documentation with an auditor from under the heading Auditors Information listed below titled List of Registered IRE Auditors

 
IRE STRATEGY Format: Size:
IRE Strategy PDF   360kb
Protocol Review Not to or revoke IRE Certificate v1 Updated 30 November 2012 Word       23kb
IRE COMPLIANT CONTRACTORS  
Search IRE Compliant Contractors  
AUDITOR INFORMATION Format: Size:
IRE Auditor Report v9 Update June 2017              534kb
Application to Register as an IRE Auditor v2 Updated 06 October 2011 Word       38kb
List of Registered IRE Auditors v6 Updated 1 June 2017 PDF        215kb
INFORMATION SHEETSFormat: Size:
Information Sheet for Contractors v3.2 Updated May 2013 PDF     410kb
Information Sheet for Approved Auditors PDF    272kb
IRE Project Audit Form Information Sheet PDF     440kb
IRE APPLICATIONS FORMS FOR CONTRACTORS Format: Size:
IRE Application for IRE Certificate v2 Updated  June 2017               881kb
IRE Renewal Application for an IRE Certificate Updated July 2013 Word       78kb
IRE Project Audit Form v3 Updated 12 July 2013 Word       84kb
IRE Project Audit Report (to be developed in conjunction with Procurement & Capital Works & Auditors)