Member Benefits

The Benefits Of REEFWA Membership

As a member of REEFWA, you have access to a range of resources & services to help guide, support and grow your Real Estate Business.

CCIWA DUAL
MEMBERSHIP

When you become a member of REEFWA, you also receive a dual membership to the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA).
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ADVICE

Unlimited calls to our Employee Relations Advice Centre, which provides access to experts ready to support you on employee relations matters.
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ADVOCACY

The success of your business is determined by the policy and regulations your business operates within. REEFWA gives your business a voice that will be heard by the people that matter.
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CONTRACTS

Access our extensive library of the latest, up-to-date employment contract templates. Leverage the expertise of our legal team and save yourself time and money by using the REEFWA templates for your contracts.
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CONSULTING

Members get access to our highly experienced Industrial Relations Consultants who provide practical, low-cost advice and guidance to support your business.
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RESOURCES

REEFWA Members have access to our Guides for Employers and summaries of the latest Industrial Awards and Employment Standards for the National and State systems.
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TRAINING

Access to the latest training via webinars and workshops so you can stay up-to-date with the skills you need for your business to thrive.
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EVENTS

Membership includes an invitation to our Annual Industrial Relations Conference, as well as discounted tickets to all CCIWA events throughout the year.
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CCIWA Dual Membership

Running a business can be risky and we know that getting the right advice at the right time has never been more important for the success of your business. Your time is valuable and your CCIWA Membership means you do not waste time seeking advice from different sources. That’s why thousands of WA businesses from sole traders to our biggest multinationals choose to be a member of CCIWA.

CCIWA Membership means you don’t have to spend your valuable time liaising with different legal, employment or regulatory advisors or searching online seeking answers for your business. With highly qualified and experienced advisors and the most influential business connections, you can feel reassured knowing you have access to all the expert resources, trusted advice, and networking opportunities you need in one place, as and when you need it.

As the top not-for-profit organisation representing the Western Australian business community and the people of WA, you can be 100% confident we’re standing up for you – whether to governments, the media, or the public – so together we can make Western Australia the best place to live and do business.​

Advice

Free, Accurate & Timely Advice Over The Phone When You Need It

A key benefit in all REEFWA member packages is the Employee Relations Advice Centre (ERAC).  The highly experienced team are here to help you manage all your employee relations needs. This includes prompt advice on your circumstances, consulting, documents such as kits and guides and up-to-date industrial relations information.

The ERAC team is here to support real estate employers by providing free, accurate and timely advice over the phone. REEFWA Members seek our advice each month and draw on our collective expertise and knowledge. CCIWA provides advice on day-to-day operations, solving compliance issues, reducing the risk to your workforce, and making the most of any opportunities for your business.

No matter whether you are a small, medium, or large agency, the ERAC can use their wealth of knowledge to guide you through both simple and complex employee relations queries.

ERAC provides a wide range of advice across the following areas:

  • Award matters
  • Human resource management
  • Minimum wages and employment conditions
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Award coverage
  • Redundancy
  • Terminations
  • Leave entitlements

Advocacy

We Make Sure Your Interests As A Real Estate Employer Are Represented, Heard & Protected

REEFWA is WA’s leading voice on Real Estate Workplace relations. By standing together, we amplify the voice of our stakeholders – businesses, families, consumers and the WA workforce – and bring industry and WA community concerns directly to key decision-makers.

As an association of employers in the real estate industry, REEFWA is consulted and able to present the views of its members in the regular 4-year review of the Real Estate Industry Award.

Through our association with CCIWA, REEFWA is also able to have a voice in representing the interests of members on all workplace and industrial relations issues.  For more than 130 years CCIWA have worked closely with State and Federal Governments, and other Industry bodies, to ensure our Members’ interests and the interests of the WA community are heard and top of mind.

We promote your interests on key issues:

  • 4-year review of the Real Estate Industry Award
  • Employment conditions
  • Rates of pay and allowances

Contracts

Save Time, Energy & Money, While Also Decreasing Your Risk, By Starting With Our Contract Templates

An employment relationship is created by entering into a contract of employment. This contract distinguishes the employer-employee relationship from other types of working relationships, eg. principal-independent contractor.

An employment contract may be by oral or written agreement, or a combination of both.  For National System Employers, the Real Estate Industry Award contains a number of provisions that require the establishment of a written contract of employment.  Notwithstanding this requirement, written contracts provide employers with greater protection against claims for breach of contract than verbal contracts.

A contract of employment requires the following:

  • an offer and acceptance of employment;
  • the parties agree to exchange something of value, such as wages for labour;
  • the parties intension to create a legal relationship;
  • the parties being legally capable of making a contract (mental disorder or intoxication restricts a person’s capacity to enter a binding contract), and;
  • that the contract is not illegal.

 

To gain access to REEFWA’s employment contract templates, become a member today!

Consulting

Your REEFWA Membership means you get access to substantially discounted Consulting services and can be confident that you have the experts you need in your corner when you need them.  Our highly experienced and innovative legal practice specialises in workplace relations and employment law matters for businesses of all sizes.

Our consultants provide timely, reliable advice so you can focus on your business. Our team can help you navigate the complex and ever-changing employment laws.  We understand that simple mistakes can put your business at risk, costing you valuable time, money, and reputational damage.

We have a large team of specialist employment lawyers with substantial experience and success in assisting clients to ensure their workplaces are legally compliant, safe and productive.

Our hands-on approach will ensure we develop a comprehensive understanding of your business and work with you to develop practical solutions for your workplace issues.

Our Employment Law services cover:

  • Unfair dismissal claims
  • Enterprise agreements and bargaining strategies
  • Workplace investigations
  • Underpayment claims
  • Mediation services
  • Right of entry and union disputes
  • Employment contracts
  • Workplace policies
  • Workplace vaccinations advice and policies

Resources

REEFWA Members have access to the most up-to-date Guides and information sheets for Employers so you can feel confident that you have the most up to date information, relevant for your business.  

REEFWA Members have access to the following resource categories:

  • Recruitment
  • Awards and Wages
  • Contracts
  • Policies
  • Occupation Health and Safety
  • Leave
  • Performance Management
  • Ending Employment
  • Events
  • Succession Planning

 

These information sheets explain the minimum employee entitlements in Australia, as well as explain the best practice ways of managing your employees and other common employer queries. In addition to accessing templates for contracts, there are documents to support your end-to-end recruitment and onboarding process for employees.

With access to summaries of the latest Industrial Awards and Employment Standards for the National and State systems, you can feel confident your business can comply with the latest Awards and Wage standards.

Training

Training is essential to the effective operation of your business, enabling you to develop the capabilities required to take your business to the next level. REEFWA provides Members with all the latest in Employee Relations training so you can stay up to date with the ever-changing industrial and employee relation laws. Your time is valuable, and it has never been more critical to understand how to implement the latest laws.

REEFWA Membership gives you access to workplace learning solutions suited to the professional development of all levels of staff:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Payroll professionals
  • Human resource professionals
  • Briefings for senior executives
  • Business owners

 

Our training workshops are conveniently held at our Perth CBD Offices, or for customised training we can come to you, your team, or your workplace no matter where you are in WA. Members can also access the latest training via convenient webinars and will be notified when new training is available. Members can feel confident they have the skills needed for their business to survive.

Learning with CCIWA is different because it’s made in WA, for WA.

Events

Membership includes an invitation to our Annual Industrial Relations Conference, a must attend event to keep up to date on what is happening in the Real Estate industry.  The event involves industry experts sharing their insights on legislation and trends impacting the Real Estate industry.  Attendees receive valuable knowledge and practical skills to utilise in their business on a daily basis.

As well as the Annual REEFWA event, Members get access to discounted tickets to all CCIWA events throughout the year. So, whether you want to connect with like-minded industry professionals, upskill or hear from leading players in the WA business community – CCIWA has an event for you.

We are always looking for ways to increase industry networking opportunities, engage the WA workforce and provide endless opportunities for businesses and their stakeholders to add value to their operations.

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