In January 2019 the Secure Local Jobs Code replaced the Industrial Relations and Employment Certificate. In this article Margaret Young gives an update on the expanded list of service areas.

Secure Local Jobs

When the Code was first introduced, only contractors (and their subcontractors) providing construction, cleaning, security and traffic management services to the ACT Government required Secure Local Jobs certificates. (You can read one of our earlier blogs about its introduction here.)

On 7 November 2019 the Code was extended to include anyone providing services valued over $200,000 to the ACT Government.
With this new amendment, the Code now applies to the following types of work:

  • Construction
  • Cleaning
  • Security
  • Traffic management
  • Services worth over $200,000.


There are some services that are excluded, including media and telecommunications; financial and insurance services; real estate; professional, scientific and technical services; and hospitals and medical and other health care services. A complete list of the excluded services can be found here.


The Secure Local Jobs Code requires workers to have a Secure Local Jobs Code Certificate. These certificates are issued by ACT Procurement, which requires your application to be reviewed and approved by a Registered Auditor.

Snedden Hall & Gallop is a Registered Auditor and can assist you with the certification process.

To have an audit completed, you need to provide the auditor with a completed application form and statutory declaration, together with evidence of insurance policies and compliance with tax, superannuation, work health and safety, and fair work obligations. The auditor will audit your application and request the certificate from Secure Local Jobs on your behalf.

How can we help?

If you either have or are applying for ACT Government work and think you may need a Secure Local Jobs Certificate, contact Emily Shoemark or Margaret Young on 02 6285 8000 or by email.