Fair Work Inspector (Investigator) – Compliance and Enforcement

Full time
Darling Downs, QLD, Toowoomba
Posted 1 month ago

Multiple roles all across Australia (metro and regional) for Fair Work Inspectors! You will be conducting site inspections, interviewing employees and employers across Australia, preparing reports and delivering enforcement outcomes.

A certificate IV in Government Investigations is listed as desirable. Having this qualification can open up the whole investigation and compliance world for you!

We are seeking multiple APS 4 and 5 Fair Work Inspectors across our CBD and regional office locations. Full time, part time, and hybrid work arrangement options are available, including the ability to conduct some work from home. Offers may be based on operational requirements.

You will be conducting site inspections, interviewing employees and employers across Australia, preparing reports and delivering enforcement outcomes.


Working as an Inspector for the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) means:

  • Meaningful work – Being an Inspector with the FWO is a job you will be proud of. You are the face of the FWO, working directly with the Australian public investigating non-compliance across Australia’s workforce. You will be tangibly making a difference helping employees and employers through your work.
  • Investment in your skills and career – You will receive extensive training in Australia’s industrial relations system and investigation skills. You are not expected to know everything. We are invested in your success as an Inspector and beyond. You will start as a Fair Work Officer where over a period of 6-12 months, we will invest in your training to become a badged Fair Work Inspector.
  • Work life balance – Working with us means you get a genuinely flexible and supportive work environment. We want you to achieve your personal goals at the same time as fulfilling your career goals with us. We support this through work life balance, working from home, flex, and part time arrangements.  For the full benefits of working with us, please see Choosing us.

What does an Inspector do?

Inspectors investigate possible contraventions of workplace laws by conducting site inspections and interviewing employees/employers.

There are some opportunities to travel to conduct site visits and fieldwork, including in metro, regional and remote parts of Australia. Much of the role is desk based, however there are opportunities for field work as required.

You will:

  • Conduct investigations in accordance with the FWO’s Compliance and Enforcement Policy
  • Work in a fast-paced environment gathering and analysing information to determine compliance with workplace laws.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service to employees and employers to help resolve workplace disputes.
  • Use your analytical and problem-solving skills to calculate potential underpayments.
  • Get ongoing coaching and support – you will report to an experienced Team Leader who will work closely with you to develop your skill sets.
  • Have autonomy and independence to manage your own workload.

Job Features

Job CategoryCompliance, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Inspections, Investigator, Policy, Workplace Investigations

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