The Fair Work Commission can then help some low-paid workers and their employers negotiate an agreement on several companies and make a decision in certain circumstances. The Fair Work Commission will check company agreements to verify illegal content. The Fair Work Commission cannot approve an enterprise agreement containing illegal content. Once the negotiations are over and a draft enterprise agreement is completed, it must be voted on by the workers covered by the agreement. 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). Under the Fair Work Act 2009, the following new enterprise agreements can be concluded: the terms of an enterprise agreement, transitional instruments (assignment or agreement) and modern rewards cannot exclude NES and those that have no effect. The rate of pay of a worker under an enterprise agreement must not be lower than the corresponding rate of pay under the modern bonus that would apply to the worker or under a national minimum wage scale. An agreement is reached with a single company between a single employer (or more than two or more employers with a single interest) and workers who are employed at the time of the agreement and who are covered by the agreement.

Employers with a common interest are employers who are in a joint venture or joint venture or who are related companies. They may also be employers approved by the Commission for fair work as an employer with a single interest, which can be either franchised or by other employers, if the Minister of Labour has made a statement. In order to approve an enterprise agreement, the Fair Labour Commission must be satisfied that the Fair Labour Commission can, if necessary, give a negotiating decision on the proposed agreement. A negotiating settlement will include measures that the Fair Work Commission must take, measures that should not be taken and other issues that the Commission deems necessary for fair work to promote fair and effective negotiations. Although there are no longer individual legal contracts under the Fair Work Act 2009, workers and employers can enter into an Individual Flexibility Agreement (IFA) that varies the terms of an enterprise agreement to meet the needs of the worker and employer. An enterprise agreement must include the following conditions: an agreement on several companies is reached between two or more employers (not all of whom are employers with a single interest) and those who are employed at the time of the agreement and are covered by the agreement. A registered agreement sets out the conditions of employment between a worker or a group of workers and one or more employers. Good faith requirements that meet the negotiating conditions do not require a negotiator to make concessions for the agreement during negotiations or to agree on the terms to be included in the agreement. Before approving an enterprise agreement, the Fair Work Commission must ensure that approval of the agreement would not jeopardize the negotiations of one or more negotiators on a proposed enterprise agreement.

The current agreement for school assistants came into force on April 3, 2019.