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Employer FAQs

Do I have to do anything?
If you are a private sector employer and you employ one or more registered construction workers then you must register with NT Build as an employer.
Are there any fees or charges for registered employers?
No.
As a registered employer what must I do?
You will need to register with NT Build within one month of commencing to employ registered construction workers and provide details every 6 months about the registered workers in your employ. You must also maintain suitable records of employment of your registered workers.
How do I get a password re-set?
Employer representatives, go to the employer portal login page and click on “forgot your password” link.  You will then be asked to enter your employer Registration ID and the recorded email address. A temporary password will then be emailed to you. Employer representatives, go to the payer portal login page and click on “forgot your password” link.  You will then be asked to enter your payer Registration ID and the recorded email address.  A temporary password will then be emailed to you. If you require assistance or are unable to retrieve your details, please contact NT Build on 1300 795 855.
What counts as a service day?
The following days for which a registered worker or contractor is paid counts as a qualifying service day:

  • a workday throughout which the worker carries out at least 6 hours of construction work during any work shift;
  • a public holiday or any day of paid absence for the worker, other than a day that is part of long service leave, while the worker is employed or engaged to carry out construction work in the Territory.
Where work involves the fabrication of components or manufacturing of any other material for installation, the worker must on average spend at least 50% of their time working on a construction site for the work.

Every day a registered worker or registered contractor receives a worker’s compensation payment in respect of an approved worker compensation injury is also recognised as a day of qualifying service.  For more information refer Policy No. 01-2011.

In circumstances where workers are employed on a Fly in Fly out / Rotating roster basis.   An average number of days worked over the Return period should be used to calculate the workers service days. An average number of working days can be calculated using the following formula:

Total number of hours worked in Return period ÷ 8 (standard working day) = Service days for Return period

A worker is entitled to be credited with a maximum of 6 days of qualifying service per week, however they cannot accrue more than 220 days of service in a financial year.

For more information on the definition of construction industry and the type of eligible work please refer to the definition published under the about NT Build menu on this web site or phone NT Build on 1300 795 855.