Employer FAQs

Can we apply for a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation audit without purchasing all three toolkits?

Yes you can, although from experience we do not recommend applying for an Accreditation Audit without having worked through all three BFW Toolkits. While we appreciate that many organisations may already have a breastfeeding or parenting room and/or a Breastfeeding Policy in place, often key criteria for accreditation are missing, which leads to non-compliance during audit.

If your workplace already has some elements of support in place, this is an excellent start and will speed up your preparation work in getting ready for Accreditation Audit. By working through all three toolkits you can be confident that you are meeting BFW standards in all areas of the criteria and your Accreditation audit is likely to be smooth sailing.

What happens in the event that our organisation doesn’t meet accreditation standards when audited for BFW Accreditation?

If any areas of non-compliance are noted, a detailed report will be provided outlining the areas of concern and improvements that must be made to meet the accreditation standard within one month of receiving the feedback. After implementation of these improvements has been confirmed, you will be awarded Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Accreditation.

How many times can we be re-audited?

Your initial application fee allows for two Accreditation Audits. If you are deemed not compliant after a second audit and a third audit is required a further fee will be payable.

What types of workplaces become accredited as Breastfeeding Friendly?

A variety of organisations both small and large in government, private and not-for-profit sectors. We have accredited organisations right across Australia and across a range of industries including:

  • Tourism & Information
  • Government: Federal, State, Local
  • Health Care
  • Energy & Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance & Investment
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Emergency Services & Armed Forces
  • Community Services & Not-for-profits