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

NOTE – SECURE LOCAL JOBS – Effective 15 January 2019

Please note: Businesses tendering for construction work from 15 January 2019 will need to meet standards in the Secure Local Jobs Code and have a Secure Local Jobs Code Certificate. If you have (or renew) an IRE Certificate for an existing contract, you won’t have to get a Code Certificate unless you tender for new ACT Government work from 15 January 2019. If you get a Code Certificate you will be deemed to also hold an IRE Certificate to meet the requirements of your current contracts. If you let your IRE Certificate expire, you will need to apply for Code Certificate to tender for works from 15 January 2019, and this will replace your IRE Certificate.

For more information visit the Secure Local Jobs page.

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  ACT Government v3, May 2018       PDF          550kb
Protocol Review Decision v2 July 2017       354kb
Search IRE Compliant Contractors  
IRE  Audit Report v14 Updated July 2018              1290kb
New or Renewal IRE Auditor Application version 4 Updated June 2018                813kb
I R E Auditors Version 4 of 1 April 2019 PDF         188kb
Information Sheet for Contractors version 4 updated December 2017 PDF     127kb
Information Sheet for Approved Auditors PDF    272kb
IRE Project Audit Form Information Sheet PDF     440kb
IRE New - Renewal Application v20 Updated July 2018                     1442kb
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)