Two or more employers who are not employers of single interests may enter into an enterprise agreement with workers employed at the time of the agreement and are covered by the agreement. If, after six months of negotiations, the employers` and trade union organizations fail to agree on the terms of a Greenfields agreement, the employer can continue to submit the agreement to the Fair Work Commission. Among the transitional instruments based on the agreement are various collective agreements and collective agreements that could be concluded before July 1, 2009 under the former Labour Relations Act 1996. These include transitional individual contracts (ITEAs) concluded during the „transition period“ (July 1, 2009-December 31, 2009). These agreements will continue to function as transitional instruments based on agreements until they are denounced or replaced. Once negotiations on the enterprise agreement between the representative parties have been concluded, the agreement will have to be voted on. All workers covered by the outstanding agreement are entitled to vote on the agreement. If the majority of staff who voted valid approve the agreement, the Enterprise Agreement will be submitted to the FWC for approval. Under the national industrial relations system, there are two categories of agreements: for workers, their negotiator will most likely be a member of the union, but it is not mandatory. When a worker is unionized, his or her union is their standard bargaining representative, unless the worker notifies an alternative representative. An employer covered by the agreement may represent itself or request representation elsewhere.

An IFA can be terminated either by a written agreement between the employer and the worker, or by the employer or worker by written notification. Modern rewards require 13 weeks` notice, but this may be different in an enterprise contract (but no more than 28 days). A registered agreement sets out the conditions of employment between a worker or a group of workers and one or more employers. The enterprise agreement is one of five areas for working groups to consider. The Fair Work Act set a precedent for limiting certain rights of appeal in unfair dismissal cases, which show that this is possible. Anecdotal evidence indicates that these restrictions have reduced the Fair Work Commission`s workload in the event of unjustified dismissal claims that have no merit. Reducing the workload means approving more business agreements in a faster time frame. Each enterprise agreement must include a concept of flexibility with individual modalities of flexibility.

An enterprise agreement must contain the following conditions: since the passage of the Fair Work Act, parties to Australian federal collective agreements have submitted their agreements to Fair Work Australia for approval.