Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010

Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 29 July 2017 (PR583020).

Clause(s) affected by the most recent variation(s):

27Annual leave

Current review matter(s):AM2014/47;AM2014/73;AM2014/190;AM2014/196;AM2014/197;AM2014/300;AM2014/301;AM2015/1;AM2015/2;AM2016/8;AM2016/13; AM2016/15;AM2016/17

Table of Contents

[Varied by PR991570,PR994457,PR532631,PR544519,PR546288,PR546038,PR557581,PR573679,PR583020,PR585477]

Part 1—Application and Operation

1. Title

2. Commencement and transitional

3. Definitions and interpretation

4. Coverage

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

7. Award flexibility

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8. Consultation

9. Dispute resolution

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10. Types of employment

11. Termination of employment

12. Redundancy

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13. Classifications

14. Minimum wages

15. Allowances

16. District allowances

17. Higher duties

18. Payment of wages

19. Storms and cyclones

20. Annualised or composite wages

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

21. Superannuation

22. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

23. Maximum weekly hours

24. Rostering

25. Breaks

26. Overtime and penalty rates

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

27. Annual leave

28. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

29. Community service leave

30. Public holidays

Schedule A—Transitional Provisions

Schedule B—Classification and Structure

Schedule C—School-based Apprentices

Schedule D—Supported Wage System

Schedule E—National Training Wage

Schedule F—2016 Part-day Public Holidays

Schedule G—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance

Schedule H—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave

Schedule I—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime

Part 1—Application and Operation

1. Title

2. Commencement and transitional

3. Definitions and interpretation

4. Coverage

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

7. Award flexibility

1. Title

This award is the Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010.

2. Commencement and transitional

[Varied by PR991570,PR542182]

2.1 This award commences on 1 January 2010.

2.2 The monetary obligations imposed on employers by this award may be absorbed into overaward payments. Nothing in this award requires an employer to maintain or increase any overaward payment.

2.3 This award contains transitional arrangements which specify when particular parts of the award come into effect. Some of the transitional arrangements are in clauses in the main part of the award. There are also transitional arrangements in Schedule A. The arrangements in Schedule A deal with:

    ●minimum wages and piecework rates

    ●casual or part-time loadings

    ●Saturday,Sunday,public holiday,evening or other penalties

    ●shift allowances/penalties.

[2.4 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

2.4 Neither the making of this award nor the operation of any transitional arrangements is intended to result in a reduction in the take-home pay of employees covered by the award. On application by or on behalf of an employee who suffers a reduction in take-home pay as a result of the making of this award or the operation of any transitional arrangements,the Fair Work Commission may make any order it considers appropriate to remedy the situation.

[2.5 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

2.5 The Fair Work Commission may review the transitional arrangements in this award and make a determination varying the award.

[2.6 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

2.6 The Fair Work Commission may review the transitional arrangements:

    (a) on its own initiative;or

    (b) on application by an employer,employee,organisation or outworker entity covered by the modern award;or

    (c) on application by an organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of one or more employers or employees that are covered by the modern award;or

    (d) in relation to outworker arrangements,on application by an organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of one or more outworkers to whom the arrangements relate.

3. Definitions and interpretation

[Varied by PR994457,PR997772,PR503692,PR545583,PR546038]

3.1 In this award,unless the contrary intention appears:

    Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of adult apprentice inserted by PR545583 ppc 1Jan14]

    adult apprentice means an apprentice who is 21 years of age or over at the commencement of their apprenticeship

    afternoon shift means any shift finishing after 7.00 pm and at or before midnight

[Definition of agreement-based transitional instrument inserted by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    agreement-based transitional instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

    award-based transitional instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

    base rate of pay has the meaning in the NES

    continuous shiftworker means an employee engaged in an enterprise in which shifts are continuously rostered 24 hours per day,seven days per week and who is rostered regularly to work those shifts and works regularly on Sundays and public holidays

    cycle work means a roster made up of a predetermined number of working days (on-duty period) and non-working days (off-duty period) over a period (work cycle)

    day shift means any shift finishing after noon and at or before 7.00 pm

[Definition of default fund employee inserted by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

    default fund employee means an employee who has no chosen fund within the meaning of the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth)

[Definition of defined benefit member inserted by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

    defined benefit member has the meaning given by the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth)

[Definition of Division 2B State award inserted by PR503692 ppc 01Jan11]

    Division 2B State award has the meaning in Schedule 3A of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of Division 2B State employment agreement inserted by PR503692 ppc 01Jan11]

    Division 2B State employment agreement has the meaning in Schedule 3A of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of employee substituted by PR997772 from 01Jan10]

    employee means national system employee within the meaning of the Act

[Definition of employer substituted by PR997772 from 01Jan10]

    employer means national system employer within the meaning of the Act

    enterprise award-based instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

    full rate of pay has the meaning in the NES

    hydrocarbons means hydrocarbon or other products extracted from oil and gas fields,or other hydrocarbon products extracted from the earth,whether in solid,liquid or gas form,including without limitation gas,butane and methane,crude oil or condensate but excluding coal

    minimum weekly rate means the minimum weekly rate of pay set out in clause 14Minimum wages

    NES means the National Employment Standards as contained in sections 59 to 131 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

    night shift means any shift finishing after midnight and at or before noon

    remote work means work required to be performed in any location that is operated by the employer at a remote location,including but not limited to sites operating on a fly in/fly out,drive in/drive out or bus in/bus out basis

    shiftworker means an employee for the time being required by the employer to work in a system of shifts,being day shifts,afternoon shifts,night shifts or any combination of them;or a continuous shiftworker

    standard rate means the minimum weekly rate for a Level 3 employee in clause 14.1

[Definition of transitional minimum wage instrument inserted by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    transitional minimum wage instrument has the meaning in the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)

    work cycle means a roster cycle made up of working and non-working days

3.2 Where this award refers to a condition of employment provided for in the NES,the NES definition applies.

4. Coverage

[Varied by PR994457]

4.1 This industry award covers employers throughout Australia who are engaged in the hydrocarbons industry in respect of work by their employees engaged in the classifications listed in this award,to the exclusion of any other modern award.

4.2 Definition of hydrocarbons industry

    For the purposes of this clause,hydrocarbons industry means:

    (a) the exploration and/or drilling for hydrocarbons by use of on and offshore drilling rigs or platform drilling rigs or any other means;

    (b) the preparatory work and development of an oil or gas field,including well servicing,and decommissioning of hydrocarbon facilities;

    (c) the extraction,separation,production and processing,piping,storage,distribution and transport (including handling or loading facilities) of hydrocarbons;

    (d) provision of services incidental to the activities set out in clause 4.2(a) to (c) above,including:

      (i) provision of clerical and administrative,warehousing,stores and materials,medical,laboratory,utility or general services,or platform services at a location where the activities in clause 4.2(a) to (c) above are being performed;

      (ii) provision of catering,cleaning and accommodation services where owned or operated by an employer engaged in the activities set out in clause 4.2(a) to (c) above at a location where the activities in clause 4.2(a) to (c) above are being performed;

      (iii) provision of supply base services owned or operated by an employer engaged in the activities set out in clause 4.2(a) to (c) above;

    (e) the commissioning,servicing,maintaining (including mechanical,electrical,fabricating or engineering and preparatory work) modification,upgrading or repairing of facilities,plant and/or equipment used in the activities set out above by employees principally employed to perform work on an ongoing basis at a location where the activities described above are being performed;or

    (f) the provision of temporary labour services used in the activities set out in clause 4.2(a) to (e) above,by temporary labour personnel principally engaged to perform work at a location where the activities described above are being performed.

4.3 Exclusions

    This award does not cover:

    (a) employees who are covered by a modern enterprise award,or an enterprise instrument (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)),or employers in relation to those employees;

[New 4.3(b) inserted by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    (b) employees who are covered by a State reference public sector modern award,or a State reference public sector transitional award (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)),or employers in relation to those employees;

[4.3(b) renumbered as 4.3(c) by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    (c) an employee excluded from award coverage by the Act;

[4.3(c) renumbered as 4.3(d) by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    (d) employers in respect of their operations or activities in the following industries or occupations:

      (i) employees principally engaged as maritime officers,maritime engineers,ratings and catering crew on any vessel used in offshore hydrocarbon operations (including but not limited to any propelled or non-propelled vessel used in navigation,construction or drilling,ship,barge,drilling vessel,rig,crane vessel,floating production facility,tug boat,support vessel,supply vessel,stand-by/emergency vessel,pipe laying vessel,diving support vessel,lighter or like vessels);

      (ii) refining hydrocarbons including crude oil,petroleum and petro-chemical products and manufacture of hydrocarbon-based products;

      (iii) transportation,storage,distribution,marketing and sale of products produced in clause 4.3(d)(ii) or finished hydrocarbons products,including operations at bulk liquid terminals,refineries,airports and depots;

      (iv) information technology professionals,professional engineers,geologists and scientists;

      (v) security,catering,cleaning and accommodation services (unless employed by an employer engaged in the hydrocarbons industry or related company);or

      (vi) aviation industry;or

    (e) employers in respect of their operations or activities covered by the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010,except for work covered by clause 4.2 above.

[New 4.4 inserted by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

4.4 This award covers employers which provide group training services for apprentices and trainees engaged in the industry and/or parts of industry set out at clause 4.1 and those apprentices and trainees engaged by a group training service hosted by a company to perform work at a location where the activities described herein are being performed. This subclause operates subject to the exclusions from coverage in this award.

[4.4 renumbered as 4.5 by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

4.5 Where an employer is covered by more than one award,an employee of that employer is covered by the award classification which is most appropriate to the work performed by the employee and to the environment in which the employee normally performs the work.

    NOTE:Where there is no classification for a particular employee in this award it is possible that the employer and that employee are covered by an award with occupational coverage.

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

The employer must ensure that copies of this award and the NES are available to all employees to whom they apply either on a noticeboard which is conveniently located at or near the workplace or through electronic means,whichever makes them more accessible.

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

The NES and this award contain the minimum conditions of employment for employees covered by this award.

7. Award flexibility

[Varied by PR542182]

7.1 Notwithstanding any other provision of this award,an employer and an individual employee may agree to vary the application of certain terms of this award to meet the genuine individual needs of the employer and the individual employee. The terms the employer and the individual employee may agree to vary the application of are those concerning:

    (a) arrangements for when work is performed;

    (b) overtime rates;

    (c) penalty rates;

    (d) allowances;and

    (e) leave loading.

[7.2 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

7.2 The employer and the individual employee must have genuinely made the agreement without coercion or duress. An agreement under this clause can only be entered into after the individual employee has commenced employment with the employer.

7.3 The agreement between the employer and the individual employee must:

    (a) be confined to a variation in the application of one or more of the terms listed in clause 7.1;and

[7.3(b) varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

    (b) result in the employee being better off overall at the time the agreement is made than the employee would have been if no individual flexibility agreement had been agreed to.

7.4 The agreement between the employer and the individual employee must also:

    (a) be in writing,name the parties to the agreement and be signed by the employer and the individual employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,the employee’s parent or guardian;

    (b) state each term of this award that the employer and the individual employee have agreed to vary;

    (c) detail how the application of each term has been varied by agreement between the employer and the individual employee;

    (d) detail how the agreement results in the individual employee being better off overall in relation to the individual employee’s terms and conditions of employment;and

    (e) state the date the agreement commences to operate.

7.5 The employer must give the individual employee a copy of the agreement and keep the agreement as a time and wages record.

7.6 Except as provided in clause 7.4(a) the agreement must not require the approval or consent of a person other than the employer and the individual employee.

7.7 An employer seeking to enter into an agreement must provide a written proposal to the employee. Where the employee’s understanding of written English is limited the employer must take measures,including translation into an appropriate language,to ensure the employee understands the proposal.

7.8 The agreement may be terminated:

[7.8(a) varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

    (a) by the employer or the individual employee giving 13 weeks’notice of termination,in writing,to the other party and the agreement ceasing to operate at the end of the notice period;or

    (b) at any time,by written agreement between the employer and the individual employee.

[Note inserted by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

    Note:If any of the requirements of s.144(4),which are reflected in the requirements of this clause,are not met then the agreement may be terminated by either the employee or the employer,giving written notice of not more than 28 days (see s.145 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)).

[New 7.9 inserted by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

7.9 The notice provisions in clause 7.8(a) only apply to an agreement entered into from the first full pay period commencing on or after 4 December 2013. An agreement entered into before that date may be terminated in accordance with clause 7.8(a),subject to four weeks’notice of termination.

[7.9 renumbered as 7.10 by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

7.10 The right to make an agreement pursuant to this clause is in addition to,and is not intended to otherwise affect,any provision for an agreement between an employer and an individual employee contained in any other term of this award.

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8. Consultation

9. Dispute resolution

8. Consultation

[8—Consultation regarding major workplace change renamed and substituted by PR546288 ppc 01Jan14]

8.1 Consultation regarding major workplace change

    (a) Employer to notify

      (i) Where an employer has made a definite decision to introduce major changes in production,program,organisation,structure or technology that are likely to have significant effects on employees,the employer must notify the employees who may be affected by the proposed changes and their representatives,if any.

      (ii) Significant effects include termination of employment;major changes in the composition,operation or size of the employer’s workforce or in the skills required;the elimination or diminution of job opportunities,promotion opportunities or job tenure;the alteration of hours of work;the need for retraining or transfer of employees to other work or locations;and the restructuring of jobs. Provided that where this award makes provision for alteration of any of these matters an alteration is deemed not to have significant effect.

    (b) Employer to discuss change

      (i) The employer must discuss with the employees affected and their representatives,if any,the introduction of the changes referred to in clause 8.1(a),the effects the changes are likely to have on employees and measures to avert or mitigate the adverse effects of such changes on employees and must give prompt consideration to matters raised by the employees and/or their representatives in relation to the changes.

      (ii) The discussions must commence as early as practicable after a definite decision has been made by the employer to make the changes referred to in clause 8.1(a).

      (iii) For the purposes of such discussion,the employer must provide in writing to the employees concerned and their representatives,if any,all relevant information about the changes including the nature of the changes proposed,the expected effects of the changes on employees and any other matters likely to affect employees provided that no employer is required to disclose confidential information the disclosure of which would be contrary to the employer’s interests.

8.2 Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

    (a) Where an employer proposes to change an employee’s regular roster or ordinary hours of work,the employer must consult with the employee or employees affected and their representatives,if any,about the proposed change.

    (b) The employer must:

      (i) provide to the employee or employees affected and their representatives,if any,information about the proposed change (for example,information about the nature of the change to the employee’s regular roster or ordinary hours of work and when that change is proposed to commence);

      (ii) invite the employee or employees affected and their representatives,if any,to give their views about the impact of the proposed change (including any impact in relation to their family or caring responsibilities);and

      (iii) give consideration to any views about the impact of the proposed change that are given by the employee or employees concerned and/or their representatives.

    (c) The requirement to consult under this clause does not apply where an employee has irregular,sporadic or unpredictable working hours.

    (d) These provisions are to be read in conjunction with other award provisions concerning the scheduling of work and notice requirements.

9. Dispute resolution

[Varied by PR542182]

9.1 In the event of a dispute about a matter under this award,or a dispute in relation to the NES,in the first instance the parties must attempt to resolve the matter at the workplace by discussions between the employee or employees concerned and the relevant supervisor. If such discussions do not resolve the dispute,the parties will endeavour to resolve the dispute in a timely manner by discussions between the employee or employees concerned and more senior levels of management as appropriate.

[9.2 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

9.2 If a dispute about a matter arising under this award or a dispute in relation to the NES is unable to be resolved at the workplace,and all appropriate steps under clause 9.1 have been taken,a party to the dispute may refer the dispute to the Fair Work Commission.

[9.3 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

9.3 The parties may agree on the process to be utilised by the Fair Work Commission including mediation,conciliation and consent arbitration.

[9.4 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

9.4 Where the matter in dispute remains unresolved,the Fair Work Commission may exercise any method of dispute resolution permitted by the Act that it considers appropriate to ensure the settlement of the dispute.

9.5 An employer or employee may appoint another person,organisation or association to accompany and/or represent them for the purposes of this clause.

9.6 While the dispute resolution procedure is being conducted,work must continue in accordance with this award and the Act. Subject to applicable occupational health and safety legislation,an employee must not unreasonably fail to comply with a direction by the employer to perform work,whether at the same or another workplace,that is safe and appropriate for the employee to perform.

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10. Types of employment

11. Termination of employment

12. Redundancy

10. Types of employment

10.1 An employee may be engaged on a full-time,part-time or casual basis.

10.2 Full-time employment

    A full-time employee is an employee who is engaged to work an average of 38 ordinary hours per week.

10.3 Part-time employment

    (a) A part-time employee is an employee who:

      (i) is engaged to work an average of fewer than 38 ordinary hours per week;and

      (ii) receives,on a pro rata basis,equivalent pay and conditions to those of full-time employees who do the same kind of work.

    (b) For each ordinary hour worked,a part-time employee will be paid no less than 1/38th of the minimum weekly rate of pay for the relevant classification in clause 14Minimum wages.

    (c) An employer must inform a part-time employee of the ordinary hours of work and starting and finishing times. All time worked in excess of these hours will be paid at the appropriate overtime rate.

10.4 Casual employment

    (a) A casual employee is one engaged and paid as such. A casual employee’s ordinary hours of work are the lesser of an average of 38 hours per week or the average hours required to be worked by the employer per week over the work cycle.

    (b) For each hour worked,a casual employee will be paid no less than 1/38th of the minimum weekly rate of pay for their classification in clause 14,plus a casual loading of 25%. The minimum engagement for a casual will be one day.

    (c) The casual loading is paid instead of annual leave,paid personal/carer’s leave,notice of termination,redundancy benefits and the other attributes of full-time or part-time employment.

11. Termination of employment

11.1 Notice of termination is provided for in the NES.

11.2 Notice of termination by an employee

    The notice of termination required to be given by an employee is the same as that required of an employer except that there is no requirement on the employee to give additional notice based on the age of the employee concerned. If an employee fails to give the required notice the employer may withhold from any monies due to the employee on termination under this award or the NES,an amount not exceeding the amount the employee would have been paid under this award in respect of the period of notice required by this clause less any period of notice actually given by the employee.

11.3 Job search entitlement

    Where an employer has given notice of termination to an employee,an employee must be allowed up to one day’s time off without loss of pay for the purpose of seeking other employment. The time off is to be taken at times that are convenient to the employee after consultation with the employer,provided that this provision will not apply where the employee performs remote work and suitably qualified employees are not available to provide relief work without disruption to rostering arrangements or there would be any adverse impact to the health and safety of the employer’s operations.

12. Redundancy

[Varied by PR994457,PR503692,PR561478]

12.1 Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES.

12.2 Transfer to lower paid duties

    Where an employee is transferred to lower paid duties by reason of redundancy,the same period of notice must be given as the employee would have been entitled to if the employment had been terminated and the employer may,at the employer’s option,make payment instead of an amount equal to the difference between the former ordinary time rate of pay and the ordinary time rate of pay for the number of weeks of notice still owing.

12.3 Employee leaving during notice period

    An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy may terminate their employment during the period of notice. The employee is entitled to receive the benefits and payments they would have received under this clause had they remained in employment until the expiry of the notice,but is not entitled to payment instead of notice.

12.4 Job search entitlement

    (a) An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy must be allowed up to one day’s time off without loss of pay during each week of notice for the purpose of seeking other employment,provided that this provision will not apply where the employee performs remote work and suitably qualified employees are not available to provide relief work without disruption to rostering arrangements or there would be any adverse impact to the health and safety of the employer’s operations.

    (b) If the employee has been allowed paid leave for more than one day during the notice period for the purpose of seeking other employment,the employee must,at the request of the employer,produce proof of attendance at an interview or they will not be entitled to payment for the time absent. For this purpose a statutory declaration is sufficient.

    (c) This entitlement applies instead of clause 11.3.

12.5 Transitional provisions –NAPSA employees

[12.5 varied by PR994457;renamed by PR503692;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

12.6 Transitional provisions –Division 2B State employees

[12.6 inserted by PR503692;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13. Classifications

14. Minimum wages

15. Allowances

16. District allowances

17. Higher duties

18. Payment of wages

19. Storms and cyclones

20. Annualised or composite wages

13. Classifications

The classifications under this award are set out in Schedule B—Classification and Structure.

14. Minimum wages

[Varied by PR994457,PR997960,PR509093,PR522924,PR536727,PR545583,PR549881,PR551650,PR559285,PR566738,PR579832,PR592160,PR593845]

14.1 Adult employees

[14.1 varied by PR997960,PR509093,PR522924,PR536727,PR551650,PR566738,PR579832,PR592160 ppc 01Jul17]

    A full-time adult employee must be paid a minimum weekly rate for their classification as set out in the table below:

    Level

    Classification

    Minimum weekly rate
    $

    Entry Level

    Introductory

    720.40

    Level 1

    Basic

    755.90

    Level 2

    Intermediate

    785.10

    Level 3

    Competent

    809.10

    Level 4

    Advanced

    863.20

    Level 5

    Advanced Specialist

    919.30

    Level 6

    Dual Trade

    964.30

    Level 7

    Dual Trade Instrument Technician

    1003.50

14.2 Junior employees

    A junior employee will be entitled to the percentage of the applicable adult weekly wage (in the case of part-time or casual employees the hourly rate) for their classification as set out in the table below:

    Age

    % of adult rate

    16 years or less

    75

    At 17 years

    85

    At 18 years or over

    100

14.3 Apprentices

[14.3 varied by PR994457 from 01Jan10;substituted by PR545583,PR549881 ppc 01Jan14]

    (a) Apprentices who commenced before 1 January 2014 will be entitled to the percentage of the applicable adult weekly wage for their classification as set out in the table below:

    Year of apprenticeship

    % of adult rate

    1st year

    45

    2nd year

    55

    3rd year

    75

    4th year

    88

[14.3(b) substituted by PR579832 ppc 01Jul16]

    (b) Apprentices who commenced on or after 1 January 2014 will be entitled to the percentage of the Level 3 rate in clause 14.1 as set out in the tables below:

    Year of apprenticeship

    % of Level 3 rate for apprentices who have not completed year 12

    % of level 3 rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

    1st year

    50

    55

    2nd year

    60

    65

    3rd year

    75

    75

    4th year

    88

    88

    (c) Adult apprentices who commenced on or after 1 January 2014 and are in the first year of their apprenticeship will be entitled to 80% of the Level 3 rate in clause 14.1,or the rate prescribed by clause 14.3(b) for the relevant year of the apprenticeship,whichever is the greater.

    (d) Adult apprentices who commenced on or after 1 January 2014 and are in the second and subsequent years of their apprenticeship will be entitled to the rate for the lowest adult classification in clause 14.1,or the rate prescribed by clause 14.3(b) for the relevant year of the apprenticeship,whichever is the greater.

    (e) A person employed by an employer under this award immediately prior to entering into a training agreement as an adult apprentice with that employer must not suffer a reduction in their minimum wage by virtue of entering into the training agreement,provided that the person has been an employee in that enterprise for at least six months as a full-time employee or twelve months as a part-time or regular and systematic casual employee immediately prior to commencing the apprenticeship. For the purpose only of fixing a minimum wage,the adult apprentice must continue to receive the minimum wage that applies to the classification specified in clause 14.1 in which the adult apprentice was engaged immediately prior to entering into the training agreement.

[14.3(f) to 14.3(n) inserted by PR559285 ppc 01Jan15]

    (f) Except as provided in this clause or where otherwise stated,all conditions of employment specified in this award apply to apprentices.

    (g) Where an apprentice is required to attend block release training for training identified in or associated with their training contract,and such training requires an overnight stay,the employer must pay for the excess reasonable travel costs incurred by the apprentice in the course of travelling to and from such training. Provided that this clause will not apply where the apprentice could attend an alternative Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and the use of the more distant RTO is not agreed between the employer and the apprentice.

    (h) For the purposes of clause 14.3(g) above,excess reasonable travel costs include the total costs of reasonable transportation (including transportation of tools where required),accommodation costs incurred while travelling (where necessary) and reasonable expenses incurred while travelling,including meals,which exceed those incurred in travelling to and from work. For the purposes of this subclause,excess travel costs do not include payment for travelling time or expenses incurred while not travelling to and from block release training.

    (i) The amount payable by an employer under clause 14.3(g) may be reduced by an amount the apprentice is eligible to receive for travel costs to attend block release training under a Government apprentice assistance scheme. This will only apply if an apprentice has either received such assistance or their employer has advised them in writing of the availability of such assistance.

    (j) All training fees charged by an RTO for prescribed courses and the cost of all prescribed textbooks (excluding those textbooks which are available in the employer’s technical library) for the apprenticeship,which are paid by an apprentice,shall be reimbursed by the employer within six months of the commencement of the apprenticeship or the relevant stage of the apprenticeship,or within three months of the commencement of the training provided by the RTO,whichever is the later,unless there is unsatisfactory progress.

    (k) An employer may meet its obligations under clause 14.3(j) by paying any fees and/or cost of textbooks directly to the RTO.

    (l) An apprentice is entitled to be released from work without loss of continuity of employment and to payment of the appropriate wages to attend any training and assessment specified in,or associated with,the training contract.

    (m) Time spent by an apprentice in attending any training and/or assessment specified in,or associated with,the training contract is to be regarded as time worked for the employer for the purposes of calculating the apprentice’s wages and determining the apprentice’s employment conditions. This subclause operates subject to the provisions of Schedule C—School-based Apprentices.

    (n) No apprentice will,except in an emergency,work or be required to work overtime or shiftwork at times which would prevent their attendance at training consistent with their training contract.

14.4 School-based apprentices

14.5 Supported wage system

14.6 National training wage

[14.6 substituted by PR593845 ppc 01Jul17]

    (a) Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2010 sets out minimum wage rates and conditions for employees undertaking traineeships.

    (b) This award incorporates the terms of Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2010 as at 1 July 2017. Provided that any reference to “this award”in Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2010 is to be read as referring to the Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010 and not the Miscellaneous Award 2010.

15. Allowances

To view the current monetary amounts of work-related allowances refer to the Allowances Sheet.

[Varied by PR994457,PR998075,PR503692,PR509215,PR516446,PR523045,PR536848,PR551771,PR561478,PR566872,PR571824,PR579566,PR592322]

15.1 Allowances are all purpose allowances only if expressly stated in this clause. Where an employee is paid by the hour,the allowance will be 1/38th of the weekly allowance.

15.2 Allowances for responsibilities or skills that are not taken into account in rates of pay

[15.2 substituted by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    (a) Leading hand allowance

      Leading hands must be paid a weekly allowance of:

    Leading hands in charge of:

    % of the standard rate per week

    3–10 employees

    2.84

    11–20 employees

    4.49

    More than 20 employees

    5.68

    (b) Licence allowance—electricians

      An employee who is required by their employer to hold an Electrical Technicians licence (or equivalent) will be paid an all purpose allowance of 2.89% of the standard rate per week.

[15.3 deleted by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

15.3 Allowances for disabilities associated with the performance of particular tasks or work in particular conditions or locations

[15.4 renumbered as 15.3 by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    (a) Industry allowance

      (i) Employees will be paid an all purpose industry allowance of 5.96% of the standard rate per week.

      (ii) The industry allowance recognises and is in payment for all aspects of work in the industry,including but not limited to the location and nature of hydrocarbons operations,dislocation,clothing,boiler cleaning,dirt,wet,height,fumes,heat,cold,confined space,and all other disabilities not expressly dealt with under this clause.

    (b) Living away from home allowance

      (i) The following allowance only applies to employees required to undertake remote work.

      (ii) Where an employer requires an employee to live away from their normal place of residence,the employer will paid an allowance of 6.00% of the standard rate for each day or part of the day the employee is living away.

      (iii) This allowance is paid in compensation for isolation,the types of amenities and facilities available at the remote workplace and sharing accommodation.

15.4 Reimbursement and expense related allowances

[15.5 renumbered as 15.4 by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    (a) Meal allowance for overtime work

[15.4(a) varied by PR998075,PR509215,PR523045,PR536848,PR551771,PR566872,PR579566,PR592322 ppc 01Jul17]

      An employee will be paid a meal allowance of $16.08 on each occasion that the employee is entitled to a rest break during overtime work,provided that an allowance is not required to be paid if the employer:

      (i) provides a meal or meal-making facilities;

      (ii) notified the employee no later than the previous day or shift that the employee would be required to work the overtime;or

      (iii) the employee is entitled to receive a living away from home allowance.

[15.4(b) varied by PR998075,PR579566,PR592322 ppc 01Jul17]

    (b) Tool allowance

      An employee who is required by the employer to supply and maintain tools ordinarily required in the performance of work will be paid an allowance of $15.25 per week.

    (c) Stand-by allowance

      Where an employee is required by their employer to be available on stand-by at a place away from the employee’s home,the employer must either reimburse the employee for the cost of reasonable board and accommodation,or provide such board and accommodation within a reasonable distance of where the employee is required to be available on stand-by.

15.5 Adjustment of expense related allowances

[15.6 renumbered as 15.5 by PR994457 from 01Jan10]

    (a) At the time of any adjustment to the standard rate,each expense related allowance will be increased by the relevant adjustment factor. The relevant adjustment factor for this purpose is the percentage movement in the applicable index figure most recently published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics since the allowance was last adjusted.

[15.5(b) varied by PR523045 ppc 01Jul12]

    (b) The applicable index figure is the index figure published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the Eight Capitals Consumer Price Index (Cat No. 6401.0),as follows:

    Allowance

    Applicable Consumer Price Index figure

    Meal allowance

    Take away and fast foods sub-group

    Tool allowance

    Tools and equipment for house and garden component of the household appliances,utensils and tools sub-group

15.6 Accident pay

[15.7 renumbered as 15.6 by PR994457;varied by PR503692;15.6—Accident pay and journey insurance deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15;new 15.6 inserted by PR571824 ppc 15Oct15]

    (a) Definitions

      For the purposes of this clause,the following definitions will apply:

      (i) Accident pay means a weekly payment made to an employee by the employer that is the difference between the weekly amount of compensation paid to an employee pursuant to the applicable workers’compensation legislation and the weekly amount that would have been received had the employee been on paid personal leave at the date of the injury (not including over award payments) provided the latter amount is greater than the former amount.

      (ii) Injury will be given the same meaning and application as applying under the applicable workers’compensation legislation covering the employer.

    (b) Entitlement to accident pay

      The employer must pay accident pay where an employee suffers an injury and weekly payments of compensation are paid to the employee under the applicable workers’compensation legislation for a maximum period of 52 weeks.

    (c) Calculation of the period

      (i) The 52 week period commences from the date of injury. In the event of more than one absence arising from one injury,such absences are to be cumulative in the assessment of the 52 week period.

      (ii) The termination by the employer of the employee’s employment within the 52 week period will not affect the employee’s entitlement to accident pay.

      (iii) For a period of less than one week,accident pay (as defined) will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

    (d) When not entitled to payment

      An employee will not be entitled to any payment under this clause in respect of any period of paid annual leave or long service leave,or for any paid public holiday.

    (e) Return to work

      If an employee entitled to accident pay under this clause returns to work on reduced hours or modified duties,the amount of accident pay due will be reduced by any amounts paid for the performance of such work.

    (f) Redemptions

      In the event that an employee receives a lump sum payment in lieu of weekly payments under the applicable workers’compensation legislation,the liability of the employer to pay accident pay will cease from the date the employee receives that payment.

    (g) Damages independent of the Acts

      Where the employee recovers damages from the employer or from a third party in respect of the said injury independently of the applicable workers’compensation legislation,such employee will be liable to repay to the employer the amount of accident pay which the employer has paid under this clause and the employee will not be entitled to any further accident pay thereafter.

    (h) Casual employees

      For a casual employee,the weekly payment referred to in clause 15.6(a) will be calculated using the employee’s average weekly ordinary hours with the employer over the previous 12 months or,if the employee has been employed for less than 12 months by the employer,the employee’s average weekly ordinary hours over the period of employment with the employer. The weekly payment will include casual loading but will not include over award payments.

15.7 Point of assembly—remote work

[15.8 renumbered as 15.7 by PR994457;15.7 renumbered as 15.6 by PR561478;15.6 renumbered as 15.7 by PR571824 ppc 15Oct15]

[15.7(a) varied by PR516446 from 01Jan10]

    (a) Where an employer requires an employee to undertake remote work,the employer will nominate an assembly point in a centre of population where normal amenities are available,and either provide transport or reimburse the employee for the cost of transportation between the designated assembly point and the workplace and return.

    (b) The minimum rates of pay set out in clause 14Minimum wages include compensation for four hours travelling time at the commencement and completion of each work cycle.

    (c) Where,under normal circumstances,travelling time between the point of assembly and the workplace normally exceeds four hours at a given location,the employer will pay travelling time at the employee’s ordinary rate of pay for their classification under clause 14 for the period in excess of four hours up to a maximum of 12 hours in respect of any one journey.

    (d) If an employee is dismissed at the workplace,the employer will either provide transport or reimburse the employee for the cost of transportation from the workplace to the designated assembly point.

16. District allowances

[Varied by PR994457;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

17. Higher duties

An employee engaged for three hours or more per day or shift (excluding meals and rest breaks) on duties carrying a higher rate than the employee’s ordinary classification must,except where the employee is engaged in training,be paid the higher rate for such day or shift.

18. Payment of wages

18.1 The employer will pay the employees wages,penalties and allowances at a frequency of not longer than monthly by electronic funds transfer into the employee’s bank (or other recognised financial institution) account as nominated by the employee.

18.2 An employer may deduct from any amount required to be paid to an employee under this clause the amount of any overpayment of wages or allowances.

19. Storms and cyclones

In the event of storm,cyclone or other conditions which prevent the safe performance of work on a drilling rig,platform or at a facility,the employer may demobilise,reassign or stand down,affected employees. In the event of a stand-down under this clause,employees will continue to be paid their minimum rate of pay for ordinary hours in accordance with clause 14Minimum wages of this award for up to five working days.

20. Annualised or composite wages

20.1 Annual salary instead of award provisions

    (a) An employer may pay an employee an annual salary instead of any or all of the following provisions of the award:

    (b) Where an annual salary is paid the employer must specify in writing the annual salary that is payable and what provisions of this award will not apply instead of the annual salary arrangement.

20.2 Annual salary not to disadvantage employees

    (a) The annual salary must be no less than the amount to which the employee would have otherwise been entitled to receive under this award for the work performed over the year for which the salary is paid (or if the employment ceases earlier over such lesser period as has been worked).

    (b) The annual salary is paid in full satisfaction of any obligation to otherwise make payments to the employee under this award for the provisions that will not apply instead of the salary and may be relied upon to set off any such obligation,whether of a different character or not.

20.3 Base rate of pay for employees on annual salary arrangements

    For the purposes of the NES,the base rate of pay of an employee receiving an annual salary under this clause comprises the portion of the annual salary equivalent to the relevant rate of pay in clause 14Minimum wages and excludes any incentive-based payments,bonuses,loadings,monetary allowances,overtime and penalties and any other separately identifiable amounts incorporated into the annual salary.

20.4 Composite rate instead of award provisions

    (a) The following composite rate provisions apply only to employees who are required to perform drilling (as part of prospecting or exploration),prospecting and exploration duties.

    (b) Where an employee is paid on an daily basis,an employer may pay an employee a composite daily rate instead of any or all of the following provisions of the award:

    (c) Where a composite daily rate is paid the employer must in writing specify the composite rate that is payable and what provisions of this award will not apply because of the composite rate arrangement.

20.5 Composite daily rate not to disadvantage employees

    The composite daily rate must be no less than the amount to which the employee would have been entitled to receive under the relevant wage rates,penalties,allowances and loadings prescribed by this award over the period of the engagement for which the composite rate is paid. The composite daily rate is paid in full satisfaction of any obligation to otherwise make payments to the employee under this award for the provisions that will not apply instead of the composite rate and may be relied upon to set off any such obligation,whether of a different character or not.

20.6 Base rate of pay for employees on composite daily rate arrangements

    For the purposes of the NES,the base rate of pay of an employee receiving a composite daily rate under this clause comprises the portion of the composite daily rate equivalent to the relevant minimum daily rate of pay in clause 14Minimum wages and excludes any incentive-based payments,bonuses,loadings,monetary allowances,overtime and penalties and any other separately identifiable amounts incorporated into the composite rate.

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

21. Superannuation

22. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

23. Maximum weekly hours

24. Rostering

25. Breaks

26. Overtime and penalty rates

21. Superannuation

[New clause 21 inserted by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

21.1 Superannuation contributions for defined benefit members

    An employer is permitted to make superannuation contributions to a superannuation fund or scheme in relation to a default fund employee who is a defined benefit member of the fund or scheme.

22. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

[21 renumbered as 22 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

22.1 A full-time employee’s ordinary hours of work will be an average of 38 hours per week. The ordinary hours of part-time and casual employees will be in accordance with clause 10Types of employment.

22.2 Employees other than shiftworkers

    (a) Employees,other than shiftworkers,may be required to work up to 12 ordinary hours per day,between the hours of 6.00 am and 6.00 pm,Monday to Sunday.

    (b) An employer may agree with an individual employee or a majority of affected employees to alter the spread of hours in clause 22.2(a).

22.3 Shiftworkers

    (a) Shiftworkers may be required to work a shift of up to 12 consecutive ordinary hours (including meal breaks).

    (b) Employees may be required to change shifts or change between day work and shiftwork,or shiftwork and day work. An employee may be required to commence to perform or cease to perform shiftwork upon one week’s notice.

22.4 Special arrangements for cycle work

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this award,the following arrangements apply to employees who are required to undertake cycle work:

    (a) Employees may be engaged to work on a work cycle made up of working and non-working days. The total ordinary hours of work during a work cycle must not exceed 38 hours multiplied by the total number of working (on-duty period) and non-working (off-duty period) days in the cycle divided by seven.

    (b) The on-duty period commences at the commencement of work at the workplace. The off-duty period commences at the time of departure from the workplace.

    (c) Employees may be required to work up to 12 consecutive ordinary hours (including meal breaks),provided that the number of days in a cycle on which ordinary time may be worked on on-duty days must not exceed the number of days in the cycle multiplied by 0.714,unless otherwise agreed between the employer and the employee.

23. Maximum weekly hours

[22 renumbered as 23 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

23.1 This clause of the award provides industry specific detail and supplements the NES which deals with maximum weekly hours.

23.2 For the purposes of the NES an employee’s weekly hours may be averaged over a period of up to 26 weeks.

24. Rostering

[23 renumbered as 24 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

24.1 Subject to clause 22.3(b) an employer may vary an employee’s days of work or start and finish times to meet the needs of the business by giving at least 48 hours’notice,or such shorter period as is agreed between the employer and an individual employee.

24.2 Employees may be required to perform reasonable handover work to ensure continuity of operations.

24.3 An employee who is not relieved as scheduled at the end of a shift,must continue working until relieved or authorised by the employer to finish work,such authorisation must not be unreasonably withheld. Where an employee is required to work during a period which would normally be a part of their non-working days,the employee will be paid as though each day on which they are required to work was a normal on-duty day and then be allowed an additional off-duty day to be taken at a mutually agreed time for each day so worked,or at the employer’s discretion the additional work may be paid at overtime rates.

24.4 The employer must consult with directly affected employees about any changes made under this clause.

24.5 Emergency arrangements

    Notwithstanding anything elsewhere contained in this clause,an employer may vary or suspend any roster arrangement immediately in the case of an emergency.

25. Breaks

[24 renumbered as 25 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

25.1 Meal breaks and rest breaks

    (a) An employee,other than a shiftworker,is entitled to an unpaid meal break of not less than 30 minutes after every five hours worked.

    (b) A shiftworker working 10 hours or less will be entitled to a paid meal break of 20 minutes per shift.

    (c) A shiftworker working for longer than 10 hours will be entitled to paid meal breaks totalling 40 minutes per shift.

    (d) Breaks will be scheduled by the employee’s supervisor based upon operational requirements so as to ensure continuity of operations. The employer will not require an employee to work more than five hours before the first meal is taken or between subsequent meal breaks if any.

    (e) An employer and an individual employee may agree to vary the time for taking of the breaks set out in this clause to suit their individual requirements,provided that the break time taken by the employee is not reduced and the employer is not required to make any payment in excess of or less than what would otherwise be required under this clause.

25.2 Rest breaks during overtime

    (a) An employee may take a paid rest break of 20 minutes after each four hours of overtime worked,if the employee is required to continue work after the rest break.

    (b) The employer and an employee may agree to any variation of this clause to meet the circumstances of the workplace,provided that the employer is not required to make any payment in excess of or less than what would otherwise be required under this clause.

25.3 Minimum break between work on successive day or shifts

    (a) Employees other than shiftworkers

      (i) When overtime work is necessary it must,wherever reasonably practicable,be arranged so that employees have at least 10 consecutive hours off work between work on successive working days.

      (ii) An employee who works so much overtime between the termination of ordinary work on one day and the commencement of ordinary work on the next day that the employee has not had at least 10 consecutive hours off work between those times must be released after completion of the overtime until the employee has had 10 consecutive hours off work without loss of pay for ordinary working time occurring during such absence.

      (iii) If on the instructions of the employer an employee resumes or continues work without having had the 10 consecutive hours off work,the employee must be paid at the relevant overtime rate until released from work for such period. The employee is then entitled to be absent until they have had 10 consecutive hours off work without loss of pay for ordinary working time occurring during the absence.

    (b) Shiftworkers

      For shiftworkers,the required period of consecutive hours off work is eight hours. Other arrangements are as per clauses 25.3(a)(i) to (iii) above.

26. Overtime and penalty rates

[25 renumbered as 26 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14;varied by PR585477]

26.1 Overtime payments—employees other than continuous shiftworkers

    (a) Except where provided otherwise in this clause,an employee (other than a continuous shiftworker) will be paid the following additional payments for all work the employer requires them to perform in addition to their ordinary hours:

      (i) 50% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay for the first two hours and 100% of ordinary hourly base rate of pay thereafter,for overtime worked from Monday until Saturday;

      (ii) 100% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay for overtime worked at any time on a Sunday;and

      (iii) 150% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay for overtime worked on a public holiday.

    (b) An employee recalled to work overtime after leaving the employer’s premises (whether notified before or after leaving the premises) will be engaged to work for a minimum of four hours or will be paid for a minimum of four hours work in circumstances where the employee is engaged for a lesser period.

26.2 Overtime—continuous shiftworkers

    A continuous shiftworker will be paid an additional payment for all work the employer requires them to perform in addition to ordinary hours of 100% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay.

26.3 Method of calculation

    (a) When computing overtime payments,each day or shift worked will stand alone.

    (b) Any payments under this clause are in substitution of any other loadings or penalty rates.

26.4 Time off instead of payment for overtime

[26.4 substituted by PR585477 ppc 16Sep16]

    (a) An employee and employer may agree in writing to the employee taking time off instead of being paid for a particular amount of overtime that has been worked by the employee.

    (b) Any amount of overtime that has been worked by an employee in a particular pay period and that is to be taken as time off instead of the employee being paid for it must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 26.4.

    (c) An agreement must state each of the following:

      (i) the number of overtime hours to which it applies and when those hours were worked;

      (ii) that the employer and employee agree that the employee may take time off instead of being paid for the overtime;

      (iii) that,if the employee requests at any time,the employer must pay the employee,for overtime covered by the agreement but not taken as time off,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked;

      (iv) that any payment mentioned in subparagraph (iii) must be made in the next pay period following the request.

      Note:An example of the type of agreement required by this clause is set out at Schedule I. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule I. An agreement under clause 26.4 can also be made by an exchange of emails between the employee and employer,or by other electronic means.

    (d) The period of time off that an employee is entitled to take is the same as the number of overtime hours worked.

      EXAMPLE:By making an agreement under clause 26.4 an employee who worked 2 overtime hours is entitled to 2 hours’time off.

    (e) Time off must be taken:

      (i) within the period of 6 months after the overtime is worked;and

      (ii) at a time or times within that period of 6 months agreed by the employee and employer.

    (f) If the employee requests at any time,to be paid for overtime covered by an agreement under clause 26.4 but not taken as time off,the employer must pay the employee for the overtime,in the next pay period following the request,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

    (g) If time off for overtime that has been worked is not taken within the period of 6 months mentioned in paragraph (e),the employer must pay the employee for the overtime,in the next pay period following those 6 months,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

    (h) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 26.4 as an employee record.

    (i) An employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee in relation to a decision by the employee to make,or not make,an agreement to take time off instead of payment for overtime.

    (j) An employee may,under section 65 of the Act,request to take time off,at a time or times specified in the request or to be subsequently agreed by the employer and the employee,instead of being paid for overtime worked by the employee. If the employer agrees to the request then clause 26.4 will apply,including the requirement for separate written agreements under paragraph (b) for overtime that has been worked.

      Note:If an employee makes a request under section 65 of the Act for a change in working arrangements,the employer may only refuse that request on reasonable business grounds (see section 65(5) of the Act).

    (k) If,on the termination of the employee’s employment,time off for overtime worked by the employee to which clause 26.4 applies has not been taken,the employer must pay the employee for the overtime at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

      Note:Under section 345(1) of the Act,a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 26.4.

26.5 Shiftwork penalties

    (a) A shiftworker or continuous shiftworker whilst on afternoon shift or night shift must be paid a loading of 15% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay,in respect of ordinary hours.

    (b) A shiftworker or continuous shiftworker whilst on permanent night shift must be paid a loading of 30% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay,in respect of ordinary hours.

26.6 Weekend work

    An employee will be paid the following loadings additional to ordinary hours worked on a Saturday or Sunday:

    (a) 50% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay for the first two hours and 100% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay thereafter,for ordinary hours worked on a Saturday;and

    (b) 100% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay,for hours worked at any time on a Sunday.

26.7 Public holidays

    An employee will be paid a loading of 150% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay,for any ordinary hours worked on a public holiday.

26.8 Exception

    For the avoidance of doubt,this clause does not apply in respect of additional hours worked where an employee voluntarily swaps shifts with another employee.

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

27. Annual leave

28. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

29. Community service leave

30. Public holidays

[Varied by PR583020]

27. Annual leave

[26 renumbered as 27 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

27.1 Annual leave is provided for in the NES.

27.2 This clause of the award supplements the provisions of the NES which deal with annual leave. Annual leave does not apply to casual employees.

27.3 For the purposes of the provisions of the NES which deal with annual leave,shiftworker means a continuous shiftworker.

27.4 Arrangements for taking leave

    (a) Where an employee works in a remote location or on cycle work made up of working days and non-working days,a period of paid annual leave includes working and non-working days during the period.

    (b) Where an employee works in a remote location or on cycle work made up of working days (on-duty period) and non-working days (off-duty period),an employer may reasonably require that:

      (i) any period or periods of annual leave taken by the employee must be a multiple of the on-duty period under the employee’s work cycle roster;or

      (ii) the employee take annual leave as provided in the roster cycle.

27.5 Payment for annual leave

    The amount to be paid to an employee prior to going on leave must be worked out on the basis of the greater of:

    (a) what the employee would have been paid for working ordinary hours during the period of annual leave,including loadings,penalties and allowances paid for all purposes (but excluding payments in respect of overtime,or any other payment which might have been payable to the employee as a reimbursement for expenses incurred);or

    (b) the employee’s minimum rate of pay for ordinary hours under clause 14Minimum wages of this award plus an annual leave loading of 17.5%.

27.6 Electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment of annual leave

[New 27.6 inserted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

    Despite anything else in this clause,an employee paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) may be paid in accordance with their usual pay cycle while on paid annual leave. The amount to be paid must be worked out in accordance with clause 27.5.

27.7 Taking of annual leave during shut-downs or lay-ups

[27.6 renumbered as 27.7 by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

    (a) An employer may direct an employee to take paid annual leave during all or part of a period where the employer shuts down the business or part of the business where the employee works. If an employee does not have sufficient accrued annual leave for the period of the shut-down,then the employee may be required to take leave without pay.

    (b) Where it is necessary for a drilling rig to lay up for repairs,survey or maintenance or where the rig cannot be usefully employed for any cause beyond the employer’s control,the employer may require an employee to take accrued annual leave by giving not less than one week’s notice (or where agreed,leave in advance).

27.8 Excessive leave accruals:general provision

[27.7 renumbered as 27.8 by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16;27.8 renamed and substituted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

    Note:Clauses 27.8 to 27.10 contain provisions,additional to the National Employment Standards,about the taking of paid annual leave as a way of dealing with the accrual of excessive paid annual leave. See Part 2.2,Division 6 of the Fair Work Act.

    (a) An employee has an excessive leave accrual if the employee has accrued more than 8 weeks’paid annual leave (or 10 weeks’paid annual leave for a shiftworker,as defined by clause 3.1).

    (b) If an employee has an excessive leave accrual,the employer or the employee may seek to confer with the other and genuinely try to reach agreement on how to reduce or eliminate the excessive leave accrual.

    (c) Clause 27.9 sets out how an employer may direct an employee who has an excessive leave accrual to take paid annual leave.

    (d) Clause 27.10 sets out how an employee who has an excessive leave accrual may require an employer to grant paid annual leave requested by the employee.

27.9 Excessive leave accruals:direction by employer that leave be taken

[New 27.9 inserted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

    (a) If an employer has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employee under clause 27.8(b) but agreement is not reached (including because the employee refuses to confer),the employer may direct the employee in writing to take one or more periods of paid annual leave.

    (b) However,a direction by the employer under paragraph (a):

      (i) is of no effect if it would result at any time in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 27.8,27.9 or 27.10 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account;and

      (ii) must not require the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week;and

      (iii) must not require the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks,or more than 12 months,after the direction is given;and

      (iv) must not be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

    (c) The employee must take paid annual leave in accordance with a direction under paragraph (a) that is in effect.

    (d) An employee to whom a direction has been given under paragraph (a) may request to take a period of paid annual leave as if the direction had not been given.

    Note 1:Paid annual leave arising from a request mentioned in paragraph (d) may result in the direction ceasing to have effect. See clause 27.9(b)(i).

    Note 2:Under section 88(2) of the Fair Work Act,the employer must not unreasonably refuse to agree to a request by the employee to take paid annual leave.

27.10 Excessive leave accruals:request by employee for leave

[New 27.10 inserted by PR583020;substituted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul17]

    (a) If an employee has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employer under clause 27.8(b) but agreement is not reached (including because the employer refuses to confer),the employee may give a written notice to the employer requesting to take one or more periods of paid annual leave.

    (b) However,an employee may only give a notice to the employer under paragraph (a) if:

      (i) the employee has had an excessive leave accrual for more than 6 months at the time of giving the notice;and

      (ii) the employee has not been given a direction under clause 27.9(a) that,when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 27.8,27.9 or 27.10 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account,would eliminate the employee’s excessive leave accrual.

    (c) A notice given by an employee under paragraph (a) must not:

      (i) if granted,result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being at any time less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 27.8,27.9 or 27.10 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account;or

      (ii) provide for the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week;or

      (iii) provide for the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks,or more than 12 months,after the notice is given;or

      (iv) be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

    (d) An employee is not entitled to request by a notice under paragraph (a) more than 4 weeks’paid annual leave (or 5 weeks’paid annual leave for a shiftworker,as defined by clause 3.1) in any period of 12 months.

    (e) The employer must grant paid annual leave requested by a notice under paragraph (a).

27.11 Taking of annual leave over an extended period

[27.8 renumbered as 27.9 by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16;27.9 renumbered as 27.11 by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

    An employer and employee may agree that the employee can take a period of paid leave over a longer period. Where this occurs,the payment for the leave will be reduced in proportion to the period of extension. For example,it may be agreed that the leave period is doubled and taken on half pay.

27.12 Annual leave in advance

[27.9 renumbered as 27.10 by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16;27.10 renumbered as 27.12 by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16;27.12 renamed and substituted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

    (a) An employer and employee may agree in writing to the employee taking a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave.

    (b) An agreement must:

      (i) state the amount of leave to be taken in advance and the date on which leave is to commence;and

      (ii) be signed by the employer and employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,by the employee’s parent or guardian.

      Note:An example of the type of agreement required by clause 27.12 is set out at Schedule G. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule G.

    (c) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 27.12 as an employee record.

    (d) If,on the termination of the employee’s employment,the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken in accordance with an agreement under clause 27.12,the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

27.13 Cashing out of annual leave

[27.13 inserted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

    (a) Paid annual leave must not be cashed out except in accordance with an agreement under clause 27.13.

    (b) Each cashing out of a particular amount of paid annual leave must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 27.13.

    (c) An employer and an employee may agree in writing to the cashing out of a particular amount of accrued paid annual leave by the employee.

    (d) An agreement under clause 27.13 must state:

      (i) the amount of leave to be cashed out and the payment to be made to the employee for it;and

      (ii) the date on which the payment is to be made.

    (e) An agreement under clause 27.13 must be signed by the employer and employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,by the employee’s parent or guardian.

    (f) The payment must not be less than the amount that would have been payable had the employee taken the leave at the time the payment is made.

    (g) An agreement must not result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 4 weeks.

    (h) The maximum amount of accrued paid annual leave that may be cashed out in any period of 12 months is 2 weeks.

    (i) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 27.13 as an employee record.

    Note 1:Under section 344 of the Fair Work Act,an employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee to make,or not make,an agreement under clause 27.13.

    Note 2:Under section 345(1) of the Fair Work Act,a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 27.13.

    Note 3:An example of the type of agreement required by clause 27.13 is set out at Schedule H. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule H.

28. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

[27 renumbered as 28 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave are provided for in the NES.

29. Community service leave

[28 renumbered as 29 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

Community service leave is provided for in the NES.

30. Public holidays

[29 renumbered as 30 by PR546038 ppc 01Jan14]

30.1 Public holidays are provided for in the NES.

30.2 An employer and a majority of affected employees or an individual employee may reach agreement in writing to substitute a day or part day for a day or part day that would otherwise be a public holiday under terms of the NES.

Schedule A—Transitional Provisions

[Varied by PR991570,PR503692]

A.1 General

A.1.1 The provisions of this schedule deal with minimum obligations only.

A.1.2 The provisions of this schedule are to be applied:

    (a) when there is a difference,in money or percentage terms,between a provision in a relevant transitional minimum wage instrument (including the transitional default casual loading) or award-based transitional instrument on the one hand and an equivalent provision in this award on the other;

    (b) when a loading or penalty in a relevant transitional minimum wage instrument or award-based transitional instrument has no equivalent provision in this award;

    (c) when a loading or penalty in this award has no equivalent provision in a relevant transitional minimum wage instrument or award-based transitional instrument;or

    (d) when there is a loading or penalty in this award but there is no relevant transitional minimum wage instrument or award-based transitional instrument.

A.2 Minimum wages –existing minimum wage lower

A.2.1 The following transitional arrangements apply to an employer which,immediately prior to 1 January 2010:

    (a) was obliged,

    (b) but for the operation of an agreement-based transitional instrument or an enterprise agreement would have been obliged,or

    (c) if it had been an employer in the industry or of the occupations covered by this award would have been obliged

    by a transitional minimum wage instrument and/or an award-based transitional instrument to pay a minimum wage lower than that in this award for any classification of employee.

A.2.2 In this clause minimum wage includes:

    (a) a minimum wage for a junior employee,an employee to whom training arrangements apply and an employee with a disability;

    (b) a piecework rate;and

    (c) any applicable industry allowance.

A.2.3 Prior to the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2010 the employer must pay no less than the minimum wage in the relevant transitional minimum wage instrument and/or award-based transitional instrument for the classification concerned.

A.2.4 The difference between the minimum wage for the classification in this award and the minimum wage in clause A.2.3 is referred to as the transitional amount.

A.2.5 From the following dates the employer must pay no less than the minimum wage for the classification in this award minus the specified proportion of the transitional amount:

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

A.2.6 The employer must apply any increase in minimum wages in this award resulting from an annual wage review.

A.2.7 These provisions cease to operate from the beginning of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014.

A.3 Minimum wages –existing minimum wage higher

A.3.1 The following transitional arrangements apply to an employer which,immediately prior to 1 January 2010:

    (a) was obliged,

    (b) but for the operation of an agreement-based transitional instrument or an enterprise agreement would have been obliged,or

    (c) if it had been an employer in the industry or of the occupations covered by this award would have been obliged

    by a transitional minimum wage instrument and/or an award-based transitional instrument to pay a minimum wage higher than that in this award for any classification of employee.

A.3.2 In this clause minimum wage includes:

    (a) a minimum wage for a junior employee,an employee to whom training arrangements apply and an employee with a disability;

    (b) a piecework rate;and

    (c) any applicable industry allowance.

A.3.3 Prior to the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2010 the employer must pay no less than the minimum wage in the relevant transitional minimum wage instrument and/or award-based transitional instrument for the classification concerned.

A.3.4 The difference between the minimum wage for the classification in this award and the minimum wage in clause A.3.3 is referred to as the transitional amount.

A.3.5 From the following dates the employer must pay no less than the minimum wage for the classification in this award plus the specified proportion of the transitional amount:

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

A.3.6 The employer must apply any increase in minimum wages in this award resulting from an annual wage review. If the transitional amount is equal to or less than any increase in minimum wages resulting from the 2010 annual wage review the transitional amount is to be set off against the increase and the other provisions of this clause will not apply.

A.3.7 These provisions cease to operate from the beginning of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014.

A.4 Loadings and penalty rates

    For the purposes of this schedule loading or penalty means a:

    ●casual or part-time loading;

    ●Saturday,Sunday,public holiday,evening or other penalty;

    ●shift allowance/penalty.

A.5 Loadings and penalty rates –existing loading or penalty rate lower

A.5.1 The following transitional arrangements apply to an employer which,immediately prior to 1 January 2010:

    (a) was obliged,

    (b) but for the operation of an agreement-based transitional instrument or an enterprise agreement would have been obliged,or

    (c) if it had been an employer in the industry or of the occupations covered by this award would have been obliged

    by the terms of a transitional minimum wage instrument or an award-based transitional instrument to pay a particular loading or penalty at a lower rate than the equivalent loading or penalty in this award for any classification of employee.

A.5.2 Prior to the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2010 the employer must pay no less than the loading or penalty in the relevant transitional minimum wage instrument or award-based transitional instrument for the classification concerned.

A.5.3 The difference between the loading or penalty in this award and the rate in clause A.5.2 is referred to as the transitional percentage.

A.5.4 From the following dates the employer must pay no less than the loading or penalty in this award minus the specified proportion of the transitional percentage:

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

A.5.5 These provisions cease to operate from the beginning of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014.

A.6 Loadings and penalty rates –existing loading or penalty rate higher

A.6.1 The following transitional arrangements apply to an employer which,immediately prior to 1 January 2010:

    (a) was obliged,

    (b) but for the operation of an agreement-based transitional instrument or an enterprise agreement would have been obliged,or

    (c) if it had been an employer in the industry or of the occupations covered by this award would have been obliged

    by the terms of a transitional minimum wage instrument or an award-based transitional instrument to pay a particular loading or penalty at a higher rate than the equivalent loading or penalty in this award,or to pay a particular loading or penalty and there is no equivalent loading or penalty in this award,for any classification of employee.

A.6.2 Prior to the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2010 the employer must pay no less than the loading or penalty in the relevant transitional minimum wage instrument or award-based transitional instrument.

A.6.3 The difference between the loading or penalty in this award and the rate in clause A.6.2 is referred to as the transitional percentage. Where there is no equivalent loading or penalty in this award,the transitional percentage is the rate in A.6.2.

A.6.4 From the following dates the employer must pay no less than the loading or penalty in this award plus the specified proportion of the transitional percentage:

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

A.6.5 These provisions cease to operate from the beginning of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014.

A.7 Loadings and penalty rates –no existing loading or penalty rate

A.7.1 The following transitional arrangements apply to an employer not covered by clause A.5 or A.6 in relation to a particular loading or penalty in this award.

A.7.2 Prior to the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2010 the employer need not pay the loading or penalty in this award.

A.7.3 From the following dates the employer must pay no less than the following percentage of the loading or penalty in this award:

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    20%

    1 July 2011

    40%

    1 July 2012

    60%

    1 July 2013

    80%

A.7.4 These provisions cease to operate from the beginning of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014.

A.8 Former Division 2B employers

[A.8 inserted by PR503692 ppc 01Jan11]

A.8.1 This clause applies to an employer which,immediately prior to 1 January 2011,was covered by a Division 2B State award.

A.8.2 All of the terms of a Division 2B State award applying to a Division 2B employer are continued in effect until the end of the full pay period commencing before 1 February 2011.

A.8.3 Subject to this clause,from the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 February 2011 a Division 2B employer must pay no less than the minimum wages,loadings and penalty rates which it would be required to pay under this Schedule if it had been a national system employer immediately prior to 1 January 2010.

A.8.4 Despite clause A.8.3,where a minimum wage,loading or penalty rate in a Division 2B State award immediately prior to 1 February 2011 was lower than the corresponding minimum wage,loading or penalty rate in this award,nothing in this Schedule requires a Division 2B employer to pay more than the minimum wage,loading or penalty rate in this award.

A.8.5 Despite clause A.8.3,where a minimum wage,loading or penalty rate in a Division 2B State award immediately prior to 1 February 2011 was higher than the corresponding minimum wage,loading or penalty rate in this award,nothing in this Schedule requires a Division 2B employer to pay less than the minimum wage,loading or penalty rate in this award.

A.8.6 In relation to a Division 2B employer this Schedule commences to operate from the beginning of the first full pay period on or after 1 January 2011 and ceases to operate from the beginning of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014.

Schedule B—Classification and Structure

[Varied by PR991570]

B.1 Classification and progression principles

B.1.1 Classification

    In each of the classifications under this award it is a requirement that an employee must:

    (a) perform work in a fully flexible manner as reasonably required by the employer and in accordance with the employee’s ability and competence;

    (b) acquire any skills as reasonably requested by the employer and,where necessary,undertake required training and assist with the training of others;and

    (c) use such tools and equipment as may be required,subject to the limit of the employee’s skills and competence and provided that the employee has been properly trained in the use of such tools and equipment.

B.1.2 Progression

    An employee will progress through the classification levels subject to:

    (a) possessing the applicable skills for the level;and

    (b) being required by the employer to perform work at that level.

    Progression from Level 4 and above will be subject to the employee being appointed by the employer.

B.2 Classification groups

B.2.1 Hydrocarbons Industry Services Employees

    A Hydrocarbons Industry Services Employee is designated as such by their employer and performs all tasks as directed by their employer which include but are not limited to:clerical and administrative duties;labouring;assisting drilling and processing employees,and tradespersons;rigging,scaffolding;cargo-handling,operation of plant and equipment;maintenance work on plant,equipment or buildings;performance of general plant,stores and materials,workshop,warehouse and packaging tasks;performance of first aid;preparing and cleaning equipment and materials;and on site catering,accommodation,cleaning and security.

B.2.2 Hydrocarbons Industry Onshore Drilling Employees

    A Hydrocarbons Industry Onshore Drilling Employee is designated as such by their employer and performs all tasks as directed by their employer which include but are not limited to:onshore hydrocarbons activities (including any activities under the industry services stream,including labouring,sampling,drilling,processing,production and delivery activities);operation and maintenance of onshore hydrocarbons plant and equipment (including pumps,drilling equipment;derricks and forklifts);preparation of tubing and piping;erecting and dismantling drilling rigs;and minor engine maintenance.

B.2.3 Hydrocarbons Industry Offshore Drilling Employees

    A Hydrocarbons Industry Offshore Drilling Employee is designated as such by their employer and performs all tasks as directed by their employer which include but are not limited to:offshore hydrocarbons activities (including any activities under the industry services stream,including labouring,sampling,drilling,processing,production and delivery activities);and operation and maintenance of offshore hydrocarbons plant and equipment (including pumps,drilling equipment,derricks,forklifts and rig deck cranes);preparation of tubing and piping;erecting and dismantling drilling rigs;and minor engine maintenance.

B.2.4 Hydrocarbons Industry Operations and Processing Employees

    A Hydrocarbons Industry Operations and Processing Employee is designated as such by their employer and performs all tasks as directed by their employer which include but are not limited to:operating and adjusting all hydrocarbons plant equipment (and associated control panels) utilised in hydrocarbons industry extraction,separation,production and processing,piping,storage,distribution and delivery;maintaining plant productivity;and laboratory technicians providing services on such plant.

B.2.5 Hydrocarbons Industry Modification and Maintenance Trades Employees

    A Hydrocarbons Industry Modification and Maintenance Trades Employee is designated as such by their employer,performs all tasks onshore or offshore as directed by their employer and is trade qualified.

B.3 Classification structure

B.3.1 Entry Level—Introductory

    (a) An employee at this level is undertaking the standard induction training required for the operation or business. Such training covers:conditions of employment;plant safety;first aid procedures;movement around the site;work and documentation procedures;quality control and quality assurance;and introduction to supervisors and fellow workers. Employees at this level perform routine duties under direct supervision.

    (b) This level applies to the following classification groups:

      ●Hydrocarbons Industry Services;Hydrocarbons Industry Onshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Offshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Operations and Processing.

B.3.2 Level 1—Basic

    (a) An employee at this level will have completed the standard induction training and have been assessed to be able to competently carry out the basic and semi-skilled work required for this level.

    (b) This level applies to the following classification groups:

      ●Hydrocarbons Industry Services;Hydrocarbons Industry Onshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Offshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Operations and Processing.

B.3.3 Level 2—Intermediate

    (a) An employee at this level will have been assessed as being competent to carry out semi-skilled work on a broad range of plant and equipment functions. The employee exercises discretion within their level of skill and is responsible for the quality of the work subject to routine supervision.

    (b) This level applies to the following classification groups:

      ●Hydrocarbons Industry Services;Hydrocarbons Industry Onshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Offshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Operations and Processing.

B.3.4 Level 3—Competent

    (a) An employee at this level will have been assessed as being competent to apply skills and knowledge in complex but routine situations where discretion and judgment are involved. The skills and knowledge are acquired through the completion of a trade certificate,or through practical experience,which has equipped the employee with an equivalent level of skills and knowledge.

    (b) An employee at this level can plan tasks,select equipment and appropriate procedures from known alternatives and takes responsibility for the work of others. An employee at this level requires only limited supervision or guidance.

    (c) An employee at this level understands and applies quality control techniques;exercises discretion within the scope of this level;performs work under limited supervision;operates all equipment incidental to the work;and assists in the provision of on-the-job training.

    (d) This level applies to the following classification groups:

      ●Hydrocarbons Industry Onshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Offshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Operations and Processing;Hydrocarbons Industry Modification and Maintenance Trades.

B.3.5 Level 4—Advanced

    (a) An employee at this level will have met the requirements for Level 3 and been assessed as being competent to perform tasks which require in depth skill or knowledge,or the employee is assessed as having the integration of a broad range of skills. The work may be of a non-routine nature requiring the application of the relevant skills and knowledge to new but predictable situations.

    (b) The level of skills or knowledge required to perform this work will involve the completion of post trade training appropriate for this level,or through the acquisition of practical skills and knowledge which has equipped the employee with the equivalent level of skills and knowledge.

    (c) An employee at this level will provide guidance,assistance to others and may supervise employees below Level 4.

    (d) This level applies to the following classification groups:

      ●Hydrocarbons Industry Offshore Drilling;Hydrocarbons Industry Operations and Processing;Hydrocarbons Industry Modification and Maintenance Trades.

B.3.6 Level 5—Advanced Specialist

    (a) An employee at this level will have met the requirements for Level 4 and holds a trade qualification used in the operation and has acquired additional knowledge by having satisfactorily completed a prescribed post-trade course appropriate for this level or the achievement to the satisfaction of the employer of a comparable standard of skill and knowledge by other means including in-plant training or on-the-job experience.

    (b) An employee at this level will provide guidance,assistance to others and may supervise employees below Level 5.

    (c) This level applies to the following classification groups:

      ●Hydrocarbons Industry Modification and Maintenance Trades.

B.3.7 Level 6—Dual Trade

    (a) An employee at this level will have met the requirements for Level 5 and holds a dual trade qualification or equivalent prescribed post-trade course used in the operation and has acquired additional knowledge enabling the employee to apply dual trade skills or an equivalent level of high precision specialised trade skills.

    (b) An employee at this level has high precision trade skills in more than one area;is qualified to work on machinery or equipment with complex mechanical,hydraulic,electrical circuitry or controls;and meets the skills requirements for Tradespersons in accordance with the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010 for this level.

    (c) An employee at this level will provide guidance,assistance to others and may supervise employees below Level 6.

    (d) This level applies to Hydrocarbons Industry Modification and Maintenance Trades.

B.3.8 Level 7—Dual Trade Instrument Technician

    (a) An employee at this level will have met the requirements for Level 6 and have acquired further additional knowledge by having satisfactorily completed a prescribed post-trade course or an advanced trade equivalent enabling the employee to apply advanced dual trade instrument electrical technician skills.

    (b) This level applies to Hydrocarbons Industry Modification and Maintenance Trades.

Schedule C—School-based Apprentices

[Varied by PR991570,PR545583]

C.1 This schedule applies to school-based apprentices. A school-based apprentice is a person who is undertaking an apprenticeship in accordance with this schedule while also undertaking a course of secondary education.

C.2 A school-based apprenticeship may be undertaken in the trades covered by this award under a training agreement or contract of training for an apprentice declared or recognised by the relevant State or Territory authority.

C.3 The relevant minimum wages for full-time junior and adult apprentices provided for in this award,calculated hourly,will apply to school-based apprentices for total hours worked including time deemed to be spent in off-the-job training.

C.4 For the purposes of clause C.3,where an apprentice is a full-time school student,the time spent in off-the-job training for which the apprentice must be paid is 25% of the actual hours worked each week on-the-job. The wages paid for training time may be averaged over the semester or year.

C.5 A school-based apprentice must be allowed,over the duration of the apprenticeship,the same amount of time to attend off-the-job training as an equivalent full-time apprentice.

C.6 For the purposes of this schedule,off-the-job training is structured training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation separate from normal work duties or general supervised practice undertaken on the job.

C.7 The duration of the apprenticeship must be as specified in the training agreement or contract for each apprentice but must not exceed six years.

[C.8 substituted by PR545583 ppc 01Jan14]

C.8 School-based apprentices progress through the relevant wage scale at the rate of 12 months progression for each two years of employment as an apprentice or at the rate of competency-based progression if provided for in this award.

[C.9 substituted by PR545583 ppc 01Jan14]

C.9 The apprentice wage scales are based on a standard full-time apprenticeship of four years (unless the apprenticeship is of three years duration) or stages of competency based progression (if provided for in this award). The rate of progression reflects the average rate of skill acquisition expected from the typical combination of work and training for a school-based apprentice undertaking the applicable apprenticeship.

[C.10 substituted by PR545583 ppc 01Jan14]

C.10 If an apprentice converts from school-based to full-time,the successful completion of competencies (if provided for in this award) and all time spent as a full-time apprentice will count for the purposes of progression through the relevant wage scale in addition to the progression achieved as a school-based apprentice.

C.11 School-based apprentices are entitled pro rata to all of the other conditions in this award.

Schedule D—Supported Wage System

[Varied by PR991570,PR994457,PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR542182,PR551831,PR568050,PR581528, PR592689]

D.1 This schedule defines the conditions which will apply to employees who because of the effects of a disability are eligible for a supported wage under the terms of this award.

[D.2 varied by PR568050 ppc 01Jul15]

D.2 In this schedule:

    approved assessor means a person accredited by the management unit established by the Commonwealth under the supported wage system to perform assessments of an individual’s productive capacity within the supported wage system

    assessment instrument means the tool provided for under the supported wage system that records the assessment of the productive capacity of the person to be employed under the supported wage system

    disability support pension means the Commonwealth pension scheme to provide income security for persons with a disability as provided under the Social Security Act 1991 (Cth),as amended from time to time,or any successor to that scheme

    relevant minimum wage means the minimum wage prescribed in this award for the class of work for which an employee is engaged

    supported wage system (SWS) means the Commonwealth Government system to promote employment for people who cannot work at full award wages because of a disability,as documented in the Supported Wage System Handbook. The Handbook is available from the following website:www.jobaccess.gov.au

    SWS wage assessment agreement means the document in the form required by the Department of Social Services that records the employee’s productive capacity and agreed wage rate

D.3 Eligibility criteria

D.3.1 Employees covered by this schedule will be those who are unable to perform the range of duties to the competence level required within the class of work for which the employee is engaged under this award,because of the effects of a disability on their productive capacity and who meet the impairment criteria for receipt of a disability support pension.

D.3.2 This schedule does not apply to any existing employee who has a claim against the employer which is subject to the provisions of workers compensation legislation or any provision of this award relating to the rehabilitation of employees who are injured in the course of their employment.

D.4 Supported wage rates

D.4.1 Employees to whom this schedule applies will be paid the applicable percentage of the relevant minimum wage according to the following schedule:

    Assessed capacity (clause D.5)

    %

    Relevant minimum wage

    %

    10

    10

    20

    20

    30

    30

    40

    40

    50

    50

    60

    60

    70

    70

    80

    80

    90

    90

[D.4.2 varied by PR994457,PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR551831,PR568050,PR581528, PR592689 ppc 01Jul17]

D.4.2 Provided that the minimum amount payable must be not less than $84 per week.

D.4.3 Where an employee’s assessed capacity is 10%,they must receive a high degree of assistance and support.

D.5 Assessment of capacity

D.5.1 For the purpose of establishing the percentage of the relevant minimum wage,the productive capacity of the employee will be assessed in accordance with the Supported Wage System by an approved assessor,having consulted the employer and employee and,if the employee so desires,a union which the employee is eligible to join.

D.5.2 All assessments made under this schedule must be documented in an SWS wage assessment agreement,and retained by the employer as a time and wages record in accordance with the Act.

D.6 Lodgement of SWS wage assessment agreement

[D.6.1 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

D.6.1 All SWS wage assessment agreements under the conditions of this schedule,including the appropriate percentage of the relevant minimum wage to be paid to the employee,must be lodged by the employer with the Fair Work Commission.

[D.6.2 varied by PR542182 ppc 04Dec13]

D.6.2 All SWS wage assessment agreements must be agreed and signed by the employee and employer parties to the assessment. Where a union which has an interest in the award is not a party to the assessment,the assessment will be referred by the Fair Work Commission to the union by certified mail and the agreement will take effect unless an objection is notified to the Fair Work Commission within 10 working days.

D.7 Review of assessment

The assessment of the applicable percentage should be subject to annual or more frequent review on the basis of a reasonable request for such a review. The process of review must be in accordance with the procedures for assessing capacity under the supported wage system.

D.8 Other terms and conditions of employment

Where an assessment has been made,the applicable percentage will apply to the relevant minimum wage only. Employees covered by the provisions of this schedule will be entitled to the same terms and conditions of employment as other workers covered by this award on a pro rata basis.

D.9 Workplace adjustment

An employer wishing to employ a person under the provisions of this schedule must take reasonable steps to make changes in the workplace to enhance the employee’s capacity to do the job. Changes may involve re-design of job duties,working time arrangements and work organisation in consultation with other workers in the area.

D.10 Trial period

D.10.1 In order for an adequate assessment of the employee’s capacity to be made,an employer may employ a person under the provisions of this schedule for a trial period not exceeding 12 weeks,except that in some cases additional work adjustment time (not exceeding four weeks) may be needed.

D.10.2 During that trial period the assessment of capacity will be undertaken and the percentage of the relevant minimum wage for a continuing employment relationship will be determined.

[D.10.3 varied by PR994457,PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR551831,PR568050,PR581528, PR592689 ppc 01Jul17]

D.10.3 The minimum amount payable to the employee during the trial period must be no less than $84 per week.

D.10.4 Work trials should include induction or training as appropriate to the job being trialled.

D.10.5 Where the employer and employee wish to establish a continuing employment relationship following the completion of the trial period,a further contract of employment will be entered into based on the outcome of assessment under clause D.5.

Schedule E—National Training Wage

[Sched E inserted by PR994457 ppc 01Jan10;varied by PR991570,PR997960,PR509093,PR522924,PR536727,PR545787,PR551650,PR566738,PR579832;deleted by PR593845 ppc 01Jul17]

Schedule F—2016 Part-day Public Holidays

[Sched F inserted by PR532631 ppc 23Nov12;renamed and varied by PR544519 ppc 21Nov13;renamed and varied by PR557581,PR573679,PR580863 ppc 31May16]

This schedule operates in conjunction with award provisions dealing with public holidays.

F.1 Where a part-day public holiday is declared or prescribed between 7.00 pm and midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December 2016) or New Year’s Eve (31 December 2016) the following will apply on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will override any provision in this award relating to public holidays to the extent of the inconsistency:

    (a) All employees will have the right to refuse to work on the part-day public holiday if the request to work is not reasonable or the refusal is reasonable as provided for in the NES.

    (b) Where a part-time or full-time employee is usually rostered to work ordinary hours between 7.00 pm and midnight but as a result of exercising their right under the NES does not work,they will be paid their ordinary rate of pay for such hours not worked.

    (c) Where a part-time or full-time employee is usually rostered to work ordinary hours between 7.00 pm and midnight but as a result of being on annual leave does not work,they will be taken not to be on annual leave between those hours of 7.00 pm and midnight that they would have usually been rostered to work and will be paid their ordinary rate of pay for such hours.

    (d) Where a part-time or full-time employee is usually rostered to work ordinary hours between 7.00 pm and midnight,but as a result of having a rostered day off (RDO) provided under this award,does not work,the employee will be taken to be on a public holiday for such hours and paid their ordinary rate of pay for those hours.

    (e) Excluding annualised salaried employees to whom clause F.1(f) applies,where an employee works any hours between 7.00 pm and midnight they will be entitled to the appropriate public holiday penalty rate (if any) in this award for those hours worked.

    (f) Where an employee is paid an annualised salary under the provisions of this award and is entitled under this award to time off in lieu or additional annual leave for work on a public holiday,they will be entitled to time off in lieu or pro-rata annual leave equivalent to the time worked between 7.00 pm and midnight.

    (g) An employee not rostered to work between 7.00 pm and midnight,other than an employee who has exercised their right in accordance with clause F.1(a),will not be entitled to another day off,another day’s pay or another day of annual leave as a result of the part-day public holiday.

    (h) Nothing in this schedule affects the right of an employee and employer to agree to substitute public holidays.

This schedule is not intended to detract from or supplement the NES.

This schedule is an interim provision and subject to further review.

Schedule G—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance

[Sched G inserted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree that the employee will take a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave:

The amount of leave to be taken in advance is:____ hours/days

The leave in advance will commence on:___/___/20___

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

[If the employee is under 18 years of age - include:]

I agree that:

if,on termination of the employee’s employment,the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken under this agreement,then the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

Name of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Schedule H—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave

[Sched H inserted by PR583020 ppc 29Jul16]

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree to the employee cashing out a particular amount of the employee’s accrued paid annual leave:

The amount of leave to be cashed out is:____ hours/days

The payment to be made to the employee for the leave is:$_______ subject to deduction of income tax/after deduction of income tax (strike out where not applicable)

The payment will be made to the employee on:___/___/20___

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Include if the employee is under 18 years of age:

Name of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Schedule I—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime

[Sched I inserted by PR585477 ppc 16Sep16]

Link to PDF copy of Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree that the employee may take time off instead of being paid for the following amount of overtime that has been worked by the employee:

Date and time overtime started:___/___/20___ ____ am/pm

Date and time overtime ended:___/___/20___ ____ am/pm

Amount of overtime worked:_______ hours and ______ minutes

The employer and employee further agree that,if requested by the employee at any time,the employer must pay the employee for overtime covered by this agreement but not taken as time off. Payment must be made at the overtime rate applying to the overtime when worked and must be made in the next pay period following the request.

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer
representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer
representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

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Code:
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Title:
Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010
Effective:
29 Jul 2017
Updated:
14 Aug 2017
Instrument Type:
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