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National Franchise Program

Written on the 8 February 2012 by

National Franchise Program

The National Franchise Program offers franchisors an opportunity to protect their brand by proactively working with the Fair Work Ombudsman to support fair and compliant workplaces in their franchise business.

The National Franchise Program offers participating franchisors:

  • a tailored plan to support their business’ compliance with workplace laws
  • a dedicated FWO Advisor who will work with the participating franchisor throughout the program and assist with enquiries
  • practical guidance about how to promote and support compliance with workplace laws across the franchise business
  • free tools and resources to educate franchisees about the Fair Work Act
  • greater visibility of, and control over, workplace issues arising in their franchise business.
  • Participating franchisors will meet with their advisor to discuss the services available from the Fair Work Ombudsman, their franchise structure and business needs. The program will then be tailored to best support their business.

Participation in the National Franchise Program is both free and voluntary.

Please note the National Franchise Program is not available to individual franchisees.

Participating in the program

Registrations close on 29 February 2012. Places in the 2012 program are limited.


Register your interest by completing an online Expression of Interest Form.

You can find out more about the program by emailing FairWork at


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