Be certified as a family friendly workplace
'Use the Benchmark Tool to assess if you’re ready for Family Friendly Workplace certification.
Introducing National Work + Family Standards for Workplaces
National Work + Family Standards inform employers of the minimum and best practice policies and practices they can invest in to create a family friendly workplace culture.
This is a community of organisations united in driving a global change to create family friendly workplaces.
Certify your employee work life well-being
Find out how your HR policies and practices measure up against the National Work & Family Standards and get your organisation recognised as a Family Inclusive Workplace.
Take the first step
The Benchmarking Assessment is a free online tool to assess your organisation’s HR policies and practices against the minimum National Work & Family Standards.
Benchmark Your Workplace
Are you a family inclusive employer?
Upcoming Event: How to be a family-inclusive workplace? with special guests KPMG
To support Australian employers understand how to become a more family-friendly workplace, we offer free webinars throughout the year. These online education sessions deepen employers’ understanding, knowledge and capability on how to be a family-inclusive employer.
The change that occurs when an employer improves its family-friendly capability impacts workplace culture, employee’s work-life wellbeing and the wider economy.
Our facilitators are experts in family-friendly policies and practices, and have trained thousands of Executives, HR/DEI practitioners and Business Leaders. They share their expertise and leading practice on flexibility, parental leave, family care and family wellbeing.
Our guest speaker will be Lainie Cassidy, Director – People & Inclusion at KPMG.
National Work & Family Standards
The National Work & Family Standards are the Australian benchmark for family-inclusive policies and practices and the only framework endorsed by the Australian Government.
They are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help organisations meet “S” or “Social” ESG targets and adhere to several requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.
The Business Case for Action
The Bridging The Work and Family Divide Report provides a strong evidence base supporting the benefits of investing in Family Friendly Workplace policies and practices and ensuring employees are fully enabled to utilise these.
It combines a detailed review of Australian and global academic research with stories from the lived experiences of founding partners and their employees.
The Report draws on data and insights from 70 businesses that participated in the inaugural year of the Family Friendly Workplaces initiative and are now certified, collectively these businesses employee almost 300,000 Australians.
The Report illustrates clear progress by participating companies on embedding flexible work and gender-neutral policies. It also highlights some areas of increasing need – notably addressing the complex pressures faced by carers and the rising cost of childcare.
Are you a Family Inclusive Workplace?
Join more than 100 leading organisations, employing over 1 million people, that are certified as Family Friendly Workplaces, meeting or exceeding the National Work + Family Standards.
CEO | Parents At Work
UNICEF Australia and Parents At Work, alongside 23 founding and supporting partner organisations, have come together to develop a set of National Work + Family Standards, and create the Family Friendly Workplaces certification.
We thank all our founding partners for supporting this initiative from the start.
How to get Certified
A simple process supported by a dedicated Family Friendly Workplace expert every step of the way.
Complete the Benchmarking Assessment
A quick free online questionnaire assessing your organisation’s HR policies and practices against the minimum National Work & Family Standards.
Your Action Plan includes activities focused on the key areas for improvement identified in the benchmarking assessment.
Get your Action Plan endorsed by your Leadership Team and you’re a certified Family Inclusive Workplace.
How do you make the most of your certification?
Case studies that speak volumes
We know that family friendly policies and tools enable workplaces and real people to thrive. See how some of Australia’s employers are already leading the way and benefiting as a result.