Qualifying period

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), a national system employee cannot make an unfair dismissal claim unless he or she has worked for the employer for a certain length of time. This is sometimes referred to as having met the “qualifying period”. For more information on working out how long you have worked for an employer, see our definition of “continuous service”. To see which qualifying period applies to you, see our fact sheet Unfair dismissal for national system employees.