Employer application form - reference only (Word and PDF versions)
It is important the applicant demonstrates they are financially sound, sustainable and have the finances in place to cover the upfront and ongoing costs of engaging the requested number of workers.
If the financial information requested is incomplete or does not demonstrate compliance with the requirements, the application could be delayed or not accepted.
If these financial statements do not demonstrate access to sufficient funds to meet the upfront or ongoing costs, other documentation may be requested.
Financial information provided should be for the applicant that is applying to be the approved employer. If this is a trust, the statements should be for the trust and not the trustee.
For direct employers, copies of the last 3 years of financial statements for the business prepared by an external accountant.
We do not accept business activity statements (BAS), income tax returns, valuation reports and bank statements.
For labour hire companies or contractors, copies of the last 5 years of financial statements prepared by an external accountant, to evidence continuous operation in the industry you are applying for.
We do not accept BAS, income tax returns, valuation reports and bank statements.
DEWR considers a full set of financial statements to be made up of the following:
- statement of financial position (also known as the balance sheet)
- statement of profit or loss (which may include a statement of retained earnings, or this may be included as a separate statement)
- statement of cash flows
- notes to the financial statements.
Applicants should not include financial statements for related entities unless there is a legal financial obligation between the entities (e.g. a deed of cross guarantee). Evidence, such as a copy of the guarantee, will need to be provided otherwise the related entity information will not be considered.
If the applicant is applying as a trustee for a trust, a copy of the trust deed must also be supplied.