Key dates to ensure your compliance with workforce Covid-19 vaccination mandates

Feeling overwhelmed by the administrative burden created by mandatory vaccine certificate checks? It doesn’t need to be difficult.

With Cited’s new Covid-19 Immunisation History Statement feature, we make it easy for employers to comply with vaccination reporting whether you have 10 or 10,000 staff.

What are employers required to do?

Requirements differ slightly by state, but in general, employers need to:

  • Sight proof of vaccination (a digital or printed certificate) for staff on or before the date specified in the relevant public health direction,
  • Keep a record of the vaccination or exemption status (coupled with the date of expiry) of employees.
  • Compile a report of the number of staff that are vaccinated/exempt and non-compliant.

What happens if employers are non-compliant?

Organisations face steep fines for failing to comply with public health emergency directions. In the ACT, for example, the maximum fine that can be issued for non-compliance is $40,500 for an organisation.

Public health compliance breaches during a global pandemic generate significant interest and backlash, which means that organisations also risk brand damage if they are found to be non-compliant during this critical period.

Be prepared for future events

These requirements will stay in place until the direction is repealed or the public health emergency ends. However, having a vaccination verification capability in place will provide organisations with peace of mind in the event of possible future public health emergencies after Covid-19.

Mandatory vaccination deadlines

Mandatory vaccination dates differ by sector and by state. Employers should stay informed of the rapidly-evolving public health directions, and be aware that your organisation could potentially be audited by health authorities at any time after the relevant deadline.

Second dose (fully vaccinated) deadlines by state and sector.

State Sector 2nd Dose Deadline More information
ACT Aged Care 1 December 2021

ACT vaccine mandate

Education and Child Care 29 November 2021
Healthcare 1 December 2021
Disability Services 13 December 2021
VIC Aged Care 15 November 2021 VIC vaccine mandates
Education and Child Care 29 November 2021
Healthcare 15 October 2021
Construction 26 November 2021
Authorised Workers (all workers who leave home for their jobs)
26 November 2021
NSW Aged Care 4 December 2021 NSW vaccine mandates
Education and Child Care 8 November 2021
Healthcare 30 November 2021
Disability Services 4 December 2021
Airport Staff 1 November 2021
QLD Non-essential Leisure Workers 17 December 2021 QLD vaccine mandates


High-risk Sectors including Healthcare 15 December 2021
Education and Correctional Facilities 23 January 2022
TAS Aged Care 17 September 2021 TAS vaccine mandates


Disability Support 21 November 2021
Healthcare 31 October 2021
WA High-risk (see website) 15 October 2021 to 1 January 2022 WA vaccine mandates

Critical Industries and Occupations (see website) 31 January 2022
NT Education, Customer-facing Roles, Disability Services, Aboriginal Services 24 December 2021 NT vaccine mandates


Healthcare, high-risk setting 24 December 2021
Essential Infrastructure, Logistics 24 December 2021
SA Education and Child Care 10 December 2021 (first dose) SA vaccine mandates
 
Healthcare 1 November 2021 to 6 December 2021, depending on setting (first dose)
Aged Care 17 September 2021 (first dose)

Workforce vaccination compliance made easy

We understand the vaccine mandates can be a headache for any size business, and are likely to become more complex as booster programs are rolled out across Australia. Cited ensures your workforce meets standards easily and at all times. Our COVID-19 vaccination verification software enables you to:

  • Request workforce vaccination records
  • Monitor responses and compliance
  • Automate the management of this requirement
  • Request renewals.
Manage staff COVID-19 vaccination records