What is an Australian Workplace Agreement?
Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) were introduced during the Howard Government period under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.
An AWA is an agreement between an individual and an employer and sets out terms and conditions of the employment relationship.
An AWA and an enterprise agreement differ in that an AWA is between an individual and an employer, and an enterprise agreement is between a group of staff members and the employer.
AWAs can no longer be lodged nor modified. However, existing AWAs can continue to operate.