The following benefits are available to SME Members of South Australian Business Chamber:
The South Australian Business Chamber Website
The South Australian Business Chamber website is your online destination for accessing important business content and the benefits associated with your membership. You can visit the website at business-sa.com. Make sure you bookmark it in your web browser.
Here are some key website links for you to explore:
- business-sa.com/news — the South Australian Business Chamber Today online news service for South Australian businesses — everything you need to know about operating a business in SA
- business-sa.com/content — a repository of all the South Australian Business Chamber content, including PDFs, articles, videos, podcasts and webinars
- business-sa.com/events — our event calendar with 200+ quality business events listed annually
- business-sa.com/get-business-advice — the Business Advice Hotline for immediate, on-demand business advice when you need it
- business-sa.com/training — discounted training services for members
- business-sa.com/advocacy — policy and advocacy initiatives undertaken by the South Australian Business Chamber to foster a better business environment in SA
The South Australian Business Chamber Member Portal
As a member, you have access to the South Australian Business Chamber Member Portal at business-sa.com/login.
Your login details were provided via email shortly after you signed up as a the South Australian Business Chamber Member. If you have lost your details, please send us a message at business-sa.com/contact or call us directly on 08 8300 0000 during business hours and we will assist.
Please note that we are currently in the process of rebuilding this section of the South Australian Business Chamber website. The Member Portal temporarily resides on the ‘old’ website but will upgraded and moved to the ‘new’ website in the coming months.
In the Member Portal, you can access publications and Modern Award packs attached to your membership.
Account manager support from the customer engagement team
Our Account Managers can assist your business with deriving the most benefit from your South Australian Business Chamber Membership.
Access to the Business Accelerator workshop program
As an SME Member, you have access to the Business Accelerator Program, a series of monthly informative growth workshops for business owners and operators. The Business Accelerator Program is for business operators and leaders who want to spend time working ‘on’ their business, as opposed to working ‘in’ their business. These workshops also provide a great opportunity to do some business-to-business networking.
The Program is geared to established businesses that are looking to accelerate growth by scaling up.
To access the workshops, make a booking using your member number via the Event Calendar at business-sa.com/events.
Receive a complimentary ticket to understand the importance of the media in helping to build and protect your business and brand.
This course will be held throughout the year for you to attend.
Unlimited access to the Business Advice Hotline
- The Business Advice Hotline provides clear, practical workplace advice to businesses about compliance issues relating to Industrial Relations, Workplace Relations, Human Resource Management, Work Health and Safety, and injury management including:
- Award classification and interpretation
- Rates of pay – including the Annual Wage Review
- Superannuation entitlements
- All types of Industrial Relations matters
- General Human Resources matters
- Advice on leave entitlements including accrual and calculation of Long Service, Personal, Annual, Compassionate, Community Service, Parental and Unpaid leave
- General advice on recruitment of employees
- Advice on conditions of employment, contracts and individual flexibility agreements
- Discipline – management of poor performers and behavioural issues
- All types of termination (with or without notice) including resignation, redundancy, misconduct, abandonment and instant
- Advice on discrimination, bullying and harassment, Injury management and workers compensation claims
- Work health and safety matters
Use of the service is unlimited and members are able to use it whenever they wish.
So if you have a burning question or just need to check you are on the right track, our team of Workplace Advisors is available to help you any time between 8.30am — 5pm Monday to Friday.
The South Australian Business Chamber Education, Seminars, Workshops & Webinars
The South Australian Business Chamber has put together a range of informative events throughout the year to keep members informed and up to date. Topics include cybersecurity, marketing, recruitment, mental health and wellbeing, industrial relations updates, and more.
Invite to monthly Chamber networking event
The Chamber Networking Event is our flagship, all-member networking evening. These events are hosted at members’ premises across Adelaide, providing members with the opportunity to expand their professional network and connect with South Australian Businesses.
Members are eligible for 1 x complimentary ticket per membership to the Chamber event (10 events per year)
Discounts on consulting from Workplace Consultants in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, WHS and Workers Compensation
The South Australian Business Chamber Members can get access to our workplace experts where no problem is too big or too small. Our workplace experts operate across a range of industries and employers.
To help you navigate complex trading environments, the South Australian Business Chamber offers a range of comprehensive advisory and representation services for organisations, including:
- Workplace Relations: employment conditions, award interpretation, enterprise agreements, contracts, policies and procedures, organisational restructures, mediation services, performance management, terminations, grievances claims and disputes plus much more
- Work Health and Safety: Audits, WHS system development and review, risk management, documentation and implementation plus much more
- Workers Compensation: advice and representation on claims, audits, workers compensation disputes, on-site assistance including Return to Work Coordinator Representation plus much more.
Discounts on the South Australian Business Chamber International Services
The South Australian Business Chamber International Services team helps South Australian exporters navigate the complexities of international trade and export documentation. We are your trusted advisor for:
- Certificate of Origin documents
- ATA Carnets
- Free Trade Agreements
- Translation services
- Migration services
Members of the South Australian Business Chamber receive discounts on these services
Discounts on the South Australian Business Chamber training courses
The South Australian Business Chamber provides industry-leading courses that can be delivered at our venues, your work site or online.
SME members will receive a $200 voucher with their membership to use towards any of our scheduled public or onsite courses. This voucher is valid for the 12-month membership and a new voucher will be issued at membership renewal.
NB please note these vouchers do not accrue.
- Work Health & Safety (WHS)
- SafeWork approved Health and Safety Representative (HSR)
- Workplace Relations
- Human Resources and Workplace Relations
- Leadership and Management
- Sales and Customer Service
We also have partners whom we work with to deliver recognised certified training and specialised training.
Discounts on the South Australian Business Chamber publications
- Business Payroll and Salary Packaging Guide
- Business Taxation Manual
- Employers Handbook
- Legislative service — Return to Work Act 2014
- Legislative service — WHS Act and Regulations 2012
- Work Health and Safety Made Easy
Members of the South Australian Business Chamber receive discounts on these services.
Discounted member-only rates for the South Australian Business Chamber events
The South Australian Business Chamber hosts large-scale events throughout the year such as International Women’s Day and the Biggest Mentally Healthy Business Breakfast. As a member, you will have access to member-priced tickets.
A listing in The South Australian Business Directory
The South Australian Business Directory is a full listing of the South Australian Business Chamber’s membership and a comprehensive directory of businesses in this state. As part of your membership, you receive a listing on this directory that is editable by you with the ability to list accreditations, link it to social media accounts, add images and offer deals.
Your unique URL will be provided to you once you have signed up as a the South Australian Business Chamber Member.
If you need to Edit your listing, simply search your listing on the Business Directory and edit your listing to receive your access details via email. An email will be sent to the registered email address for your account.
Provision of the South Australian Business Chamber Logo Library to promote your membership
You have access to the The South Australian Business Chamber Member logos for promotional purposes, such as advertisements, brochures, emails and websites. We have created an assortment of colour and monochromatic logos for you to use, as best suits your purpose.
Click here to access logos
The South Australian Business Chamber Today weekly newsletter
You will receive our weekly The South Australian Business Chamber Today e‑newsletter containing important information you need to know as a business operator and employer in South Australia.
Opportunity to contribute to Advocacy undertaken on behalf of the business community
Benefit from advocacy undertaken by the South Australian Business Chamber (and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), in pursuit of economic prosperity for South Australia.
To view the current policy and advocacy initiatives undertaken by the South Australian Business Chamber, visit our policy page.
Additional inclusions for the first 12 months of your membership
Complimentary Employer’s Handbook
Prepared by the South Australian Business Chamber, the Employers’ Handbook is a subscription-based practical reference guide, provides an understanding of the day-to-day employment and general human resource issues to help manage your business and employees more effectively.
The Employers’ Handbook provides you with a one-stop shop with everything you need to know in relation to various employment-related matters to ensure your business is complying with current legislation and is meeting best practice methods, such as employment requirements, all types of leave entitlements, performance management and termination of employment, health and safety, every type of discrimination in employment, workers compensation, how to employ and manage apprentices and trainees, equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation, privacy laws and education and training.
In partnership with one of South Australia’s leading law firms, the South Australian Business Chamber will bring you quarterly content updates on current and topical issues, as well as legislative activity. This will ensure you remain up to date, maintain best practices, keep compliant and manage your business and employees effectively.
Purchased documents can be viewed by logging in via the member portal. These can then be downloaded.
The Employer’s Handbook will be provided as a complimentary subscription during the first 12 months of your membership and will be charged after the first year of membership at the discounted member rate of $270 exclusive of GST.
Work Health Safety Made Easy (NEW)
The Work Health and Safety Made Easy Booklet has been prepared by the South Australian Business Chamber to provide an overview of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws to help businesses understand their legal obligations and stay compliant. You will receive a complimentary one-off edition of this Booklet in your first year of membership.
WHS Made Easy will be provided as a one off complimentary Publication subscription during the first 12 months of your membership.
2 x Complimentary Modern Award Subscriptions
There’s nothing more important in business than your staff. Making sure their pay rates and working conditions are correct should be a priority.
As part of your South Australian Business Chamber Membership, you will receive 2x complimentary Modern Award subscription packs. You will be subscribed to email updates alerting you to changes in conditions when these come into effect and what you need to do to stay compliant.
This subscription ensures that you always have the most up-to-date information, ensuring that you remain compliant with Workplace Relations legislation.
The Fairwork Australia definition — A modern award is a document that sets out the minimum terms and conditions of employment on top of the National Employment Standards (NES).
Documents can be viewed by logging in via the member portal. These can then be downloaded.
These subscriptions will be charged at a member-discounted rate of $180 exclusive of GST per subscription after the first year unless you cancel the subscription.
Complimentary 30-Minute Phone consultation with one of our the South Australian Business Chamber Workplace Advisors
Need some advice on a workplace issue or need to understand how changes to the Fair Work Act will impact your business — book your complimentary Industrial relations consult — its free as part of your Membership.
You can book here online: https://business-sa.com/get-bu… OR contact our Business Advice Hotline at (08) 8300 0000 (select option 1).
This is available for the first year of your membership.
Membership Terms and Conditions
You can read the South Australian Business Chamber’s Membership Terms & Conditions at business-sa.com/terms.
If you have any questions or require further information about your South Australian Business Chamber membership, please send us a message at business-sa.com/contact or call us directly on 08 8300 0000 during business hours. We’re here to help you get the most from your South Australian Business Chamber membership.
Thank you again for becoming a member — we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming the South Australian Business Chamber event.
The Membership Team
The South Australian Business Chamber