Why can't I just lodge my Application for Reclassification directly with the WA Industrial Commission/Australian Industrial Commission?
You must lodge your Application for Reclassification with your employer in the first instance as the WA Industrial Relations Commission only become involved if your employer rejects your application for reclassification ie if you appeal the decision of your employer. If your employer accepts your application for reclassification then you notify the Industrial Commission that you are withdrawing your appeal.
If your employer rejects your application for reclassification you can appeal the decision with the WA Industrial Relations Commission. Lodgement of a Form 10 preserves the effective date if you successfully appeal the decision of your employer and your position is reclassified. If your Reclassification is successful and you are reclassified with your position, an increase in salary will be backdated to the effective date.