If you are involved in the delivery of ACT Government building and construction work you need to arrange a current Industrial Relations and Employment Certificate (IRE Certificate) for your own organisation and for sub-contractors working on your projects. Compliance is a critical undertaking in the building and construction industry. Emily Shoemark, Senior Associate with Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, explains the process contractors and sub-contractors must undertake before they tender for work or commence work.

Who issues the Certificate?

IRE Certificates are issued by ACT Procurement, which requires your Application to be reviewed and approved by a Registered IRE Auditor.
Snedden Hall & Gallop is a Registered Auditor and can assist you with the certification process.

  1. The 6 steps to completing your certificate
  2. Access the IRE New – Renewal Application form at the ACT Procurement website.
  3. Collect the required documents.*
  4. Contact Snedden Hall & Gallop, as a Registered Auditor, by email or phone on (02) 6285 8000. Provide us with your completed documentation.
  5. Snedden Hall & Gallop will prepare an IRE Application Report.
  6. Lodge the IRE Application Report with the ACT Government.
  7. The ACT Government will advise you of the outcome of your application.

How long is the IRE Certificate valid for?

IRE Certificates are valid for 18 months from the date of issue by the Territory, subject to ongoing compliance with IRE Obligations.

How Can Snedden Hall & Gallop assist you?

Snedden Hall & Gallop is a Registered Industrial Relations and Employment (IRE) Auditor. We will undertake an IRE audit and issue a certificate to ensure that you can provide the ACT Government with your services. Contact Emily and the Employment Law team by email or on (02) 6285 8000Emily Shoemark is a Registered IRE Auditor.

*We’ve put together a detailed Factsheet on IRE Certification. Request your Factsheet today