Registration can be effected by downloading an Employer Registration Application and posting it to Construction Benefit Services. It is compulsory to register within one month of employing workers in the construction industry.
An employer is an individual, partnership, company or family trust employing workers (including apprentices and casuals):
- for 3 or more days in any month (of no less than 5 hours per day), under a contract of service in the construction industry;
- who work predominantly on-site;
- in a classification of work referred to in one of the prescribed Modern Awards.
- Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010
- Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010
- Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award 2010
- Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010
You may voluntarily register with the scheme if you employ workers off-site:
- The Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010, but only in relation to the following classifications and only in the terrazzo or concrete casting industries:
(c) Tradesperson (precast concrete manufacture);
(d) Machinist (precast concrete manufacture);
(e) Terrazzo Assistant;
(f) General Hand;
(g) Adult trainee terrazzo worker.
- The Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010, but only in relation to workers employed in the preparation or manufacture of any of the following:
(a) fibrous plaster;
(b) architectural ornaments made of fibrous plaster, plaster or cement;
(c) plaster tiles or sheets (whether containing fibre or not);
(d) architectural models;
(e) material for suspended ceilings.
The Act does not apply to employment:
- by the Crown or an agency or instrumentality of the Crown,
- by a council,
- where the worker carries out construction work on premises owned or occupied by their employer (not being premises intended for subsequent sale or lease) and that is the sole construction work in which the worker is engaged by that employer.