(1) The Fair Work Ombudsman is to be appointed by the Governor-General by written instrument.
(2) Before the Governor-General appoints a person as the Fair Work Ombudsman, the Minister must be satisfied that the person:
(a) has suitable qualifications or experience; and
(b) is of good character.
(3) The Fair Work Ombudsman holds office on a full-time basis.
(4) The Fair Work Ombudsman holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 5 years.
Note: The Fair Work Ombudsman is eligible for reappointment (see subsection 33(4A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).