This Letter of Offer is a basic, formal job offer template for use when an Australian business is offering a full-time or part-time position to a successful candidate. Usually this Letter of Offer would be sent after successful completion of the interview process by the potential new employee as a way to clarify the terms of the offer of employment and prevent any disputes related to salary, position title, benefits or hours.
This Letter of Offer is suitable for sole-traders, partnerships or companies based anywhere in Australia and records all of the terms required to employ a permanent employee under Australian law.
This Letter of Offer is not suitable for use in the case of casual employees or independent contractors.
How to use this document
Use this document when you are an employer that has decided to hire a new permanent employee on a full-time or part-time basis. The document is contains all of the important specifics that you will need to include in any contract of employment including the position title, position description, salary and hours.
This Letter of Offer can be used by the Employer in one of two manners:
1. as a record of the proposed terms of the contract of employment between the parties which the Employer then intends to follow-up with a formal Contract of Employment (i.e. the Letter of Offer is "subject to contract"); or
2. the Letter of Offer itself may be used as a contract of employment which will become binding on the parties once signed by the Employee.
This Letter of Offer meets the requirements of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and addresses the requirements of the National Employment Standards (NES). It is suitable for use throughout all States and Territories of Australia.
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