ATech, a leading Brisbane-based cloud hosting and web development company, today announced it has been added to the Victorian Government’s Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate Register.
The Fair Jobs Code allows the Victorian Government to use its purchasing power to promote secure employment and fair labour standards and to ensure compliance with employment, workplace and industrial laws.
The Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate Register is a publicly accessible list of suppliers and businesses who have been issued a Pre-Assessment Certificate. Suppliers and businesses listed in this Register have met the Fair Jobs Code minimum criteria established for the Register.
The Fair Jobs Code seeks to promote the fair treatment of workers by entities who provide services to the Victorian Government by assessing their conduct against the following five Standards:
- Standard 1: Comply with all applicable employment, industrial relations and workplace health and safety obligations
- Standard 2: Promote secure employment and job security
- Standard 3: Foster cooperative and constructive relationships between employers, employees and their representatives
- Standard 4: Foster workplace equity and diversity
- Standard 5: Promote supply chain compliance
Pre-Assessment Certificates are recognised by all Victorian Government departments and agencies and are valid for a period of two years.
Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann, Managing Director of ATech, said, “ATech works with all levels of government to deliver mission critical hosting and web solutions. ATech’s addition to the Victorian Government’s Fair Jobs Code Pre-Assessment Certificate Register means that all Victorian Government departments and agencies can confidently work with ATech as we comply with employment, workplace and industrial laws.
“ATech is a prequalified supplier on a number of government procurement panels including Victoria’s Department of Premier & Cabinet eServices Register, VendorPanel Marketplace IT and Telecomms, Queensland ICT Services (ICTSS13.03B) and Local Buy (LB308).”
ATech has worked with all levels of government including:
- Federal such as Airservices Australia and Tourism Australia,
- State such as the Department of State Development, Public Safety Business Agency, Queensland Health, ReturnToWorkSA, Seqwater and Tourism Tasmania, and
- Local such as Brisbane City Council (Australia’s largest local government) and Ipswich City Council.
The new Fair Jobs Code came into effect on 1 December 2022. Suppliers tendering for Victorian Government procurement contracts that meet the Fair Jobs Code threshold must hold a Pre-Assessment Certificate to confirm their compliance with industrial relations and occupational health and safety law over the previous three years.