Australian Public Service Enterprise Award 2015

Australian Public Service Enterprise Award 2015

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 20 June 2019 (PR704115,PR707561,PR707769,PR709080).

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

10Minimum pay rates

11Allowances

12Remote conditions

Schedule A—Summary of hourly rates of pay

Schedule B—Summary of Monetary Allowances

Schedule C—Supported Wage System

Schedule D—National Training Wage

Schedule F—Agency Specific Conditions

Table of Contents

Part 1—Application and Operation of Award

1. Title and commencement

2. The National Employment Standards and this award

3. Coverage

4. Award flexibility

5. Facilitative provisions

Part 2—Types of Employment and Classifications

6. Types of employment

7. Classifications

Part 3—Hours of Work

8. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

9. Breaks

Part 4—Wages and Allowances

10. Minimum pay rates

11. Allowances

12. Remote conditions

13. Superannuation

Part 5—Penalties and Overtime

14. Penalty rates—shiftworkers

15. Overtime

Part 6—Leave,Public Holidays and other entitlements

16. Annual leave

17. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

18. Parental leave

19. Community service leave

20. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ceremonial leave

21. Public holidays

22. Additional holiday

23. Termination of employment

24. Redundancy

Part 7—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

25. Consultation regarding major workplace change

26. Dispute resolution

Schedule A—Summary of hourly rates of pay

Schedule B—Summary of Monetary Allowances

Schedule C—Supported Wage System

Schedule D—National Training Wage

Schedule E—Definitions

Schedule F—Agency Specific Conditions

Part 1—Application and Operation of Award

1. Title and commencement

2. The National Employment Standards and this award

3. Coverage

4. Award flexibility

5. Facilitative provisions

1. Title and commencement

1.1 This award is the Australian Public Service Enterprise Award 2015.

1.2 This award commences on 14 May 2015.

1.3 This award supersedes the Australian Public Service Award 1998. The replacement of the predecessor award by this award does not affect any right or liability that a person acquired,accrued or incurred under the predecessor award.

1.4 Schedule E—Definitions sets out definitions that apply in this award.

1.5 The monetary obligations imposed on Agency Heads by this award may be absorbed into overaward payments. Nothing in this award requires an Agency Head to maintain or increase any overaward payment.

1.6 The making of this award is not intended to result in a reduction in 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. The National Employment Standards and this award

2.1 The National Employment Standards (NES) and entitlements in this award contain the minimum conditions of employment for employees covered by this award.

2.2 An Agency Head 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.

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

3. Coverage

3.1 Enterprise

      The enterprise to which this modern award relates is the enterprise that constitutes the Australian Public Service (APS) as provided under the Public Service Act 1999.

3.2 Employer

      This enterprise award covers the Commonwealth of Australia in respect of employees employed in APS employment.

      Note:section 795 of the Act provides that the Commonwealth of Australia must act only through the employee's employing authority,acting on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia. As at the date of this award,the relevant employing authority,or authorities,of an APS employee performing duties or employed in a particular Agency are:

      (a) the Public Service Minister,within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999;

      (b) the Agency Minister,within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999;

      (c) the Agency Head,within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999;or

      (d) an APS employee,within the meaning of the Public Service Act 1999,authorised by the Agency Head.

3.3 Employees

      (a) This enterprise award covers APS employees in the classification listed in clauses 10.3 to 10.6 of this award,to the exclusion of any other modern award.

      (b) This award does not cover employees in a classification of Senior Executive Band 1 or higher,or an equivalent classification,employed under the Public Service Act 1999.

4. Award flexibility

4.1 Notwithstanding any other provision of this award,an Agency Head and an individual employee may agree to vary the application of certain terms of this award to meet the genuine individual needs of the Agency Head and the individual employee. The terms the Agency Head 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;and

      (d) allowances.

4.2 The Agency Head 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 Agency.

4.3 The agreement between the Agency Head and the individual employee must:

      (a) be confined to a variation in the application of one or more of the terms listed in clause 4.1;and

      (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.

4.4 The agreement between the Agency Head and the individual employee must also:

      (a) be in writing,name the parties to the agreement and be signed by the Agency Head 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 Agency Head and the individual employee have agreed to vary;

      (c) detail how the application of each term has been varied by agreement between the Agency Head 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.

4.5 The Agency Head must give the individual employee a copy of the agreement and keep the agreement as a time and wages record.

4.6 Except as provided in clause 4.4(a) the agreement must not require the approval or consent of a person other than the Agency Head and the individual employee.

4.7 An Agency Head 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 Agency Head must take measures,including translation into an appropriate language,to ensure that the employee understands the proposal.

4.8 The agreement may be terminated:

      (a) by the Agency Head 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 Agency Head and the individual employee.

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

4.9 The right to make an agreement pursuant to clause 4 is in addition to,and is not intended to otherwise affect,any provision for an agreement between an Agency Head and an individual employee contained in any other term of this award.

5. Facilitative provisions

5.1 This award contains facilitative provisions which allow agreement to be reached between an Agency Head and employees on how specific award provisions are to apply at the workplace level. The facilitative provisions are identified in clause 5.3.

5.2 The specific award provisions establish both the standard award condition and the framework within which agreement can be reached as to how the particular provision should be applied in practice. Facilitative provisions are not to be used as a device to avoid award obligations,nor should they result in unfairness to an employee or employees covered by this award.

5.3 The following facilitative provisions can be utilised upon agreement between the Agency Head and the majority of employees affected in the workplace,provided that the agreement complies with clause 5.4(a):

    Clause number

    Subject matter

    8.2(c)(ii)

    Variation to the span of ordinary hours

    8.3(d)

    12 hour shifts

    14.6

    Averaging shift penalties

    Schedule E

    Variation of meal breaks

5.4 The following conditions apply to the use of facilitative provisions:

      (a) if one or more affected employees is a member of a relevant union,the employee may be represented by the union in meeting and conferring with the Agency Head about the implementation of the facilitative provisions. The union must be given a reasonable opportunity to participate in the negotiations regarding the proposed implementation of a facilitative provision. Union involvement does not mean that the consent of the union is required prior to the introduction of agreed facilitative arrangements;

      (b) where the Agency Head proposes to use the facilitative provision in clause 8.3(d),the Agency Head must inform the relevant union(s);

      (c) any agreement between an Agency Head and a majority of employees must be recorded in writing.

Part 2—Types of Employment and Classifications

6. Types of employment

7. Classifications

6. Types of employment

6.1 The Public Service Act 1999 specifies the basis of engagement for an employee covered by this award.

6.2 Employees can be employed on either a full-time,part-time or irregular and intermittent basis.

6.3 Full-time employment

      A full-time employee is an employee who works the ordinary hours of work set out in clause 8 of this award.

6.4 Part-time employment

      (a) A part-time employee is an employee who works an agreed number of regular hours that is less than the ordinary hours of work specified in clause 8 of this award.

      (b) A part-time employee receives,on a pro rata basis,equivalent pay and conditions to full-time employees in the same classification. In relation to expense related allowances,the employee will receive entitlements specified in the relevant clauses of this award.

      (c) Proposals for part-time work may be initiated by the Agency Head for operational reasons or by an employee for personal reasons. An employee engaged on a full-time basis will not be converted to a part-time basis as set out in this clause without the employee’s written agreement.

      (d) Before part-time duty commences,the Agency Head will issue a notice in writing to the employee which will specify:

      (i) the prescribed weekly hours of duty;and

      (ii) the pattern of hours to be worked including starting and finishing times for employees other than shiftworkers,on each or any day of the week,Monday to Friday,within the limits of the span of hours specified for an equivalent full-time employee.

      (e) Where a full-time employee is permitted to work part-time for an agreed period for personal reasons,the notice in writing under clause 6.4(d) will provide for the hours to be varied to full-time hours on a specified date. The employee will revert to full-time hours unless a further period of part-time employment is approved.

      (f) The pattern of hours specified under clause 6.4(d)(ii) will provide for no less than three hours per day (or an alternative period agreed by the Agency Head and the employee) and will be continuous on any one day.

      (g) The prescribed weekly hours and the pattern of hours specified under clause 6.4(d) will not be varied,amended or revoked without the consent of the employee. Any agreed variation to the regular pattern of hours will be recorded in writing.

      (h) Access to part-time employment

      An employee returning to duty from maternity leave will,on application by the employee,be given access to part-time employment.

6.5 Irregular or intermittent employment

      (a) An irregular or intermittent employee is an employee who works on an irregular or intermittent basis.

      (b) An irregular or intermittent employee will be paid the hourly pay rate for their classification in accordance with clause 10.

      (c) Irregular or intermittent loading

      (i) An irregular or intermittent employee will also be paid a casual loading of 25% of that rate in lieu of paid leave entitlements (other than long service leave),notice of termination of employment and redundancy benefits,Public Holidays and the holiday described in clause 22.

      (ii) The casual loading is not paid for overtime.

      (d) The following provisions of this award do not apply to irregular or intermittent employees:

      (i) clause 16—Annual leave;

      (ii) clause 21—Public Holidays;

      (iii) clause 22—Additional Holiday;

      (iv) clause 23—Termination of employment;and

      (v) clause 24—Redundancy.

7. Classifications

7.1 Appropriate classification

      For the classification structures contained in clause 10 (Minimum pay rates),assessment of the appropriate structures and levels will be consistent with the relevant Work Level Standards (WLS). The WLS will be applied in accordance with APS classification arrangements (refer section 23 of the Public Service Act 1999). Any proposed variation to the WLS will be the subject of consultation in accordance with clause 25.

Part 3—Hours of Work

8. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

9. Breaks

8. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

8.1 Maximum weekly hours and requests for flexible working arrangements are provided for in the NES.

8.2 Ordinary hours of work—day workers

      (a) Definition

      A day worker is a worker who is not defined as a shiftworker.

      (b) Hours

      (i) The ordinary hours of work for a full-time employee will be 36.75 hours per week.

      (ii) The ordinary hours of work in clause 8.2(b)(i) may be averaged over a period of up to 28 days or the employee's roster cycle (whichever is longer),arranged according to the requirements of the particular agency or department.

      (c) Span of hours

      (i) Subject to clause 8.2(c)(ii),the ordinary hours of work may be worked between the hours of 8.00 am and 6.00 pm,Monday to Friday.

      (ii) Commencing and finishing times may be varied within the limits of 6.00 am and 6.00 pm Monday to Friday,subject to a 10 hour span for individual employees and a 12 hour span for individual workplaces,by agreement between the Agency Head and the majority of employees concerned,subject to clause 5 (Facilitative provisions).

      (d) No employee will be required to work more than 10 ordinary hours on any one day.

      (e) Ordinary hours must be worked continuously,except for meal breaks.

      (f) Where an employee is entitled to a rostered day off,a supervisor and the employee may agree to alternative rostered day(s) off (including taking the time off as part days).

      (g) Flextime

      Flextime is a system which allows an employee to set a pattern of attendance at work. Flextime systems will operate consistent with the provisions of clauses 8.2(c)(i) and 8.2(c)(ii).

      (i) Flextime will operate in APS agencies unless the Agency Head considers it necessary,because of essential work requirements,for an employee or group of employees in a workplace to revert to the hours of standard day for a period.

      (ii) The times of commencement and cessation of duty,including meal breaks,will be subject to agreement between the Agency Head and the employee. An employee’s attendance outside the hours of a standard day but within the span of hours will be subject to the availability of work and the approval of the Agency Head.

      (iii) Flextime will not apply to employees who are:

        ●entitled to a rostered day off in a regular cycle;

        ●removed from flextime for a specified period because that employee has failed to comply with the provisions of flextime;or

        ●in a classification where the rate for the classification is above the salary barrier,unless they work flextime by arrangement with their Agency Head.

      (iv) Flextime definitions:

        ●Standard day,for the purposes of flextime,is 7 hours and 21 minutes per day;

        ●Settlement period means the ordinary working days over which calculations are made to determine flex credit or flex debit carry over;

        ●Flex credit means the accumulated amount of time worked by an employee in excess of the standard days in the settlement period,including any carry over,but does not include time worked as overtime;and

        ●Flex debit means the difference between the sum of the standard days in a settlement period and the aggregate amount of time worked by an employee where the total time worked is less than the sum of the standard days in the settlement period after any necessary adjustment has been made for any absence on approved leave and includes any carry over.

8.3 Ordinary hours of work—shiftwork

      (a) Definition

      Shiftworker is defined in Schedule E—Definitions of this award.

      (b) Hours

      (i) The ordinary hours of work for shiftworkers will not exceed 38 hours per week or an average of 38 hours per week,averaged over a period of up to 28 days,or the employee's roster cycle (whichever is longer). The ordinary hours must be worked continuously except for meal breaks.

      (ii) Except at regular changeover of shifts,an employee must not be required to work more than one shift in each 24 hours.

      (c) Rosters

      (i) Shift rosters must specify the commencing and finishing times of ordinary working hours of the respective shifts.

      (ii) Shiftworkers can exchange shifts or rostered days off by mutual agreement,with the consent of the Agency Head,and provided that the arrangement does not give any employee an entitlement to an overtime payment.

      (d) 12 hour shifts

      Subject to the provisions of clause 5 (Facilitative provisions),agencies may introduce 12 hour shifts,provided written agreement of a majority of affected employees is obtained.

      (e) Change of shift

      (i) Subject to the provisions of clause 25.3,changes to rostered hours of duty can be by mutual consent at any time or by amendment of the roster on seven days’notice.

      (ii) In the absence of consent or seven days’notice,employees will be paid the appropriate overtime penalty rates for work outside the previously rostered hours of duty. Payment of penalty rates on this basis will be continued for each changed shift until employees have received seven days’notice of shift change.

      (iii) The penalty rates in clause 8.3(e)(ii) are not payable where an agency is unable to give seven days’notice because of the sickness or unanticipated absence of another employee.

8.4 Make-up time

      An employee may elect,with the consent of the Agency Head,to work make-up time where the employee takes time off during ordinary hours,and works those hours at a later time,during the spread of ordinary hours provided in the award.

9. Breaks

      Meal breaks

      An employee must not be required to work for more than five hours without a break for a meal.

Part 4—Wages and Allowances

10. Minimum pay rates

11. Allowances

12. Remote conditions

13. Superannuation

10. Minimum pay rates

[Varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561]

10.1 Employees performing work within the classifications listed in clause 10 will be paid not less than the hourly rate applicable to the employee's classification.

10.2 The minimum annual salary for a classification is calculated by reference to the following formula:

      Annual Salary = Minimum Hourly Pay Rate x 73.50 x (313/12)

10.3 APS classifications

[10.3 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      The minimum hourly pay rate for an adult employee performing work in the following classifications,other than an employee performing work covered by clauses 10.4,10.5 and 10.6,is set out in the following table.

    Classification Level

    Minimum Annual Pay Rate (36.75 hour/week)
    $

    Minimum Hourly Pay Rate
    $

    APS level 1

    42,599

    22.22

    APS level 2

    46,145

    24.07

    APS level 3

    50,114

    26.14

    APS level 4

    53,219

    27.76

    APS level 5

    57,552

    30.02

    APS level 6

    60,715

    31.67

    Executive level 1

    68,844

    35.91

    Executive level 2

    74,653

    38.94

    MEDICAL OFFICERS

      

    Medical Officer class 1

    65,240

    34.03

    Medical Officer class 2

    85,465

    44.58

    Medical Officer class 3

    90,929

    47.43

    Medical Officer class 4

    98,291

    51.27

    TRAINEES

      

    Cadet APS (practical training)

    42,599

    22.22

    Trainee APS (Technical)

    44,688

    23.31

    Graduate APS

    45,436

    23.70

10.4 Agency specific classifications

[10.4 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      The minimum hourly pay rates for an employee performing work in the following classifications are set out in the following table:

    Classification Level

    Minimum Annual Pay Rate (36.75 hour/week)
    $

    Minimum Hourly Pay Rate
    $

    Customs Trainee

    42,599

    22.22

    Customs Trainee Graduate

    45,436

    23.70

    Customs level 1

    50,114

    26.14

    Customs level 2

    53,219

    27.76

    Customs level 3

    60,715

    31.67

    Customs level 4

    68,844

    35.91

    Customs level 5

    74,653

    38.94

    Examiner of Patents

    50,746

    26.47

    Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

    78,353

    40.87

    Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

    90,968

    47.45

    Valuer-in-training

    41,352

    21.57

    Valuer

    47,315

    24.68

    APS Meat Inspector 1

    50,114

    26.14

    APS Meat Inspector 2

    53,219

    27.76

    APS Meat Inspector 3

    57,552

    30.02

    APS Meat Inspector 4

    60,715

    31.67

10.5 Juniors

      (a) Employees who are younger than 21 years of age and who are employed in the classifications of:

      (i) APS level 1;

      (ii) Cadet APS—practical training;

      (iii) Trainee APS (Technical);and

      (iv) Valuer-In-Training;

      (b) will be entitled to a percentage of the applicable adult minimum hourly pay rate for the classification as follows:

    Under 18 years

    60%

    At 18 years

    70%

    At 19 years

    81%

    At 20 years

    91%

10.6 Trainees

      Cadets—Full-time study rates

      (a) A Cadet APS during periods of full-time study will be paid no less than 57% of the minimum hourly pay rate (including junior rates where applicable) that would be payable to the Cadet if he/she was performing practical training.

      Apprentices

      (b) Apprentices (other than adult apprentices) who commenced their apprenticeships before 1 January 2014 will be paid a percentage of the standard rate as follows:

    Length of service as an apprentice

    % of APS level 2 rate

    1st year of service

    48%

    2nd year of service

    55%

    3rd year of service

    75%

    4th year of service

    88%

      (c) Apprentices (other than adult apprentices) who commenced their apprenticeships after 1 January 2014 will be paid a percentage of the standard rate as follows:

    Length of service as an apprentice

    % of APS level 2 rate

    Completed Year 12

    Not completed Year 12

    1st year of service

    53%

    50%

    2nd year of service

    60%

    60%

    3rd year of service

    75%

    75%

    4th year of service

    92%

    88%

      (d) Apprentices (other than adult apprentices) who commenced their apprenticeships on or after 1 January 2015 will be paid a percentage of the standard rate as follows:

    Length of service as an apprentice

    % of APS level 2 rate

    Completed Year 12

    Not completed Year 12

    1st year of service

    55%

    50%

    2nd year of service

    65%

    60%

    3rd year of service

    75%

    75%

    4th year of service

    92%

    88%

      (e) Adult apprentices who commenced their apprenticeships on or after 1 January 2014 will be paid a percentage of the standard rate as follows:

    Length of service as an apprentice

    % of APS level 2 rate

    1st year of service

    80%

    2nd year of service

    86%

    3rd year of service

    88%

    4th year of service

    92%

      (f) A person employed 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. 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 10.3 or 10.4 (as applicable) in which the adult apprentice was engaged immediately prior to entering into the training agreement.

      (g) Apprentices undertaking trade training consistent with their apprenticeship training requirements or indentures will do so without loss of pay. All fees paid by apprentices will be reimbursed,subject to satisfactory progress.

10.7 Payment

      Unless otherwise agreed between the Agency Head and the majority of employees in an Agency,employees will be paid fortnightly.

10.8 Higher duties

      (a) Where an employee has been directed to temporarily perform duties at a higher classification level the following provisions apply:

      (i) Higher duties allowance

        An employee directed to perform all or part of the duties of a higher classification will be paid an allowance equal to the difference between the employee’s own hourly pay rate and the hourly pay rate the employee would receive if promoted to the higher classification or an alternative amount determined by the Agency Head where partial performance is directed. When calculating an employee's ordinary hourly rate,higher duties allowance (if payable) will be included.

      (ii) Minimum period

        An employee who is directed to perform continuous higher duties for at least a half day will be regarded as being on higher duties for that full day. The performance of higher duties for less than half a day will be disregarded for all purposes.

      (iii) Salary barrier

        An employee who performs higher duties at a classification above the salary barrier,for a period of less than one week,will not be paid an allowance,and that period will not count as service at the higher classification unless the Agency Head considers special circumstances exist which justify payment of the allowance.

      (iv) Higher duties allowance on leave

        Where an employee is absent on paid leave or observes a Public Holiday,or a holiday under clause 22,and has been directed to perform duties at a higher classification,payment of a higher duties allowance will continue during the absence as if the employee was at work,to the extent of the continued operation of the direction. If the period of paid leave is on less than full pay,the payment of the higher duties allowance is adjusted accordingly.

        Where an employee has performed higher duties in a remote district specified in clause 12 for at least 12 months in the preceding two years and is in receipt of higher duties when commencing a period of annual leave and is not returning to the remote district,the payment of a higher duties allowance will continue during the period of annual leave as if the employee was at work.

10.9 Supported salary payments for employees with a disability

10.10 National Training Wage

    Classification

    NTW Skill Level

    Trainee APS (Administrative)

    Skill Level A

10.11 Right to make deductions for accommodation

      Where an employee resides in a building owned or leased by the Commonwealth,and has an incidental obligation of supervision or general control over personnel or property,the Agency Head may direct that rent be charged and be deducted fortnightly from the employee’s salary. The amount of rent charged annually must be a fair and reasonable sum and must not exceed 10% of the annual salary rate for the employee’s classification.

11. Allowances

[Varied by PR566805, PR566933,PR579631,PR579920,PR592377,PR592227,PR606450,PR606600,PR704115,PR707769,PR707561]

11.1 Eligibility for allowances

      Allowances set out in clause 11 will apply to all eligible employees,unless otherwise specified. To obtain a weekly rate for an allowance that is calculated by multiplying the standard rate by a percentage,first multiply the standard rate by ordinary weekly hours.

11.2 Allowance rates

      Employers must pay to an employee such allowances as the employee is entitled to under this clause. See Schedule B for a summary of monetary allowances.

11.3 Application of allowances

      Unless otherwise specified in this clause 11,allowances:

      (a) in clauses 11.13,11.14,11.15,11.17,11.18 and 11.21(a),will be included when calculating an employee's ordinary hourly rate;and

      (b) other than those specified in 11.3(a),are not included in an employee’s ordinary hourly rate (and therefore do not affect the calculation of penalties or overtime rates);and

      (c) other than the allowances in clauses 11.19 to 11.23 are cumulative (that is,an employee can be paid more than one allowance);

      (d) prescribed in clauses 11.19 to 11.23 only apply to eligible employees at the APS 3 level and below unless otherwise stated. Subject to clauses 11.3(e),11.3(f) and 11.3(g),allowances prescribed in clauses 11.19 to 11.23 will be paid to employees required to perform the functions specified while they are subject to the specified disabilities;

      (e) prescribed in clauses 11.19 to 11.23 are not cumulative where the rates provide payments for disabilities of substantially the same nature,where only the highest of such rates will be payable;

      (f) prescribed in clauses 11.19 to 11.23 will not be payable during holidays,annual leave,sick leave or any other approved leave;and

      (g) prescribed in clauses 11.19 to 11.23 will be paid irrespective of the times at which the work is performed,and will not be subject to any premium or penalty additions.

11.4 Cadet books and equipment

      An employee who is employed as a cadet under this award will be reimbursed (on production of receipts) all compulsory fees and reasonable expenses incurred for books and equipment.

11.5 Removal expenses

      (a) An eligible employee is entitled to be paid:

      (i) the cost of transport of the employee,dependants and partner by the most economical means. Where this is by private motor vehicle,the employee will be entitled to payment under clause 11.7—Vehicle allowance;

      (ii) the reimbursement of reasonable incurred costs of the removal of furniture and household effects of the employee,dependants and partner;

      (iii) the reimbursement of the cost of the insurance premium based on a reasonable replacement value for the furniture and household effects;and

      (iv) the reasonably incurred expenses in kennelling and transporting a pet or pets,to a maximum of $196.56.

      (b) Definitions

      For the purposes of this clause,an eligible employee means an employee relocated from one locality to another:

      (i) where the move is determined to be in the interest of the APS or on promotion;

      (ii) on account of an illness which justifies the relocation;

      (iii) where the employee relocates to a locality that attracts district allowance under clause 12;

      (iv) after an employee has been stationed at a locality that attracts district allowance under clause 12 for a period of not less than three years;

      (v) under the Act upon reassignment of duties under section 15 (Breaches of the Code of Conduct) of the Public Service Act 1999;

      (vi) under the Act in the case of an excess employee,on relocation at the same or at a lower classification;

      (vii) for a period of not less than 13 weeks as a result of a temporary assignment of duties at a higher classification;or

      (viii) as a result of engagement in the APS or engagement in an agency for a specified term or a specified task,and reimbursement for the cost of transport and removal is approved by the Agency Head.

11.6 Disturbance allowance

      (a) Where the household effects of an eligible employee under clauses 11.5(b)(i) to 11.5(b)(vi) are removed from one locality to another as a consequence of the employee's relocation for a period of 12 months or more,the employee will also be entitled to:

[11.6(a)(i) varied by PR566933,PR579631,PR592377,PR606600,PR704115,PR707769 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) the payment of a single payment of disturbance allowance to offset non-reimbursed costs associated with the removal:

      Disturbance allowance

      $

      Employee without dependants or partner

      592.92

      Employee with one or more dependants or a partner

      1242

      Additional payment for each full-time student(s) dependent child(ren)

      235.42

      (ii) reimbursement of reasonably incurred costs associated with the connection or reconnection of a telephone service at the new locality if the employee had a telephone service at the previous locality;and

      (iii) reimbursement of expenses incurred in respect of one motor vehicle owned by the employee for stamp duty on registration,establishment fee for the transfer of the employee’s driving licence,and establishment fee for the transfer of the vehicle’s registration.

11.7 Vehicle allowance

      (a) Where an Agency Head requires an employee to use their own vehicle in or in connection with the performance of their duties,the employee will be paid an allowance for each kilometre of authorised travel as stated in Schedule 1 to the Income Tax Assessment Regulations 1997 as varied from time to time.

      (b) The payment of vehicle allowance to an employee based at home will be calculated from the employee’s office based site.

      (c) Carriage of goods or passengers

[11.7(c) varied by PR606600 ,PR704115 ppc 04Feb19]

      Where an employee is authorised to use a private motor vehicle for the transport or haulage of goods or materials weighing 100 kilograms or more and/or the conveyance of passengers,the costs of which would otherwise be met by the Agency Head,the employee will be paid an additional allowance of $0.0100 per kilometre.

11.8 Travelling allowance

      (a) Requirement to travel

      Where the Agency Head requires an employee in the course of duties to be absent overnight or for part of the day,the employee will be paid an allowance to cover reasonable travelling,accommodation,meal and other incidental expenses. Where practicable,the allowance will be paid in advance of undertaking the travel. The applicable allowance rate will be that determined by the Australian Taxation Office as a reasonable amount for the locality visited. This clause does not apply if the expenses are paid for by the employer.

      (b) Permanent relocation

      Clause 11.8(a) applies where the employee is travelling in anticipation of permanent relocation to that locality,and has been advised in writing that this is to be made permanent,but not during employment at that place of work.

      (c) Rates of travelling allowance—more than 21 days

      After an employee has resided in the one locality for a period of 21 days,the employee will be reimbursed an allowance equal to the amount expended on accommodation,meals and incidentals,or an amount considered reasonable in the circumstances.

      (d) Reunion visits

      Where an employee:

      (i) is required to be absent from the employee’s home locality to perform duties for a fixed period,that the Agency Head has certified in writing are critical to the operating efficiency of the agency;and

      (ii) has dependants and/or a partner residing at the former home locality who have not accompanied the employee,

      the employee will be entitled to reimbursement for the cost of travel for the purpose of reunion with the dependants and/or the partner. The employee may elect to be reimbursed an amount equal to six reunion visits by economy class return travel by air in any one year commencing on the day that the employee commenced the term transfer. An unused yearly reunion visit entitlement will lapse two years after it has become available.

      (e) The Agency Head may authorise:

      (i) a reunion visit to a place other than the former home locality,provided the employee pays for any difference in fare;

      (ii) payment of motor vehicle allowance (at the rate prescribed in clause 11.7),in lieu of an airfare where travel is by private motor vehicle,with entitlement to payment of the lesser of the reimbursement of costs reasonably incurred,or the amount the employee would have been reimbursed for travel by air.

11.9 Excess travel time

      (a) Where an employee is directed to work temporarily at a location other than their normal place of employment,and as a result spends more time travelling to their temporary place of work than they spent travelling to their usual place of work,they will be entitled to the payment for the excess travel time or time off in lieu during normal hours of duty for that time subject to:

      (i) the employee’s salary not exceeding the rate for an APS Level 4;

      (ii) the additional travel time being at least 30 minutes in travel per day,or two and one half hours in any fortnight;and

      (iii) the payment not exceeding five hours in any one day.

      (b) The rate of payment will be single time on Mondays to Saturdays and time and a half on Sundays and Public Holidays.

      (c) Payment of salary will include any higher duties allowance.

      (d) Where an employee’s normal place of work is variable within a specified district,the Agency Head will determine the usual place of work. In this case a minimum of 20 minutes travelling time each way will apply where an employee is directed to work at another location before an employee is entitled to payment for the excess travel time.

      (e) Excess fares

      An employee working temporarily at a location other than their normal place of employment,and who as a result incurs costs greater than the cost of travelling to and from their usual place of work,will be entitled to the reimbursement of excess fares as long as they are not in receipt of travelling allowance or have been notified in writing that they will be permanently relocated to that place of work. The payment of excess fares to an employee based at home will be calculated from the employee’s office based site.

11.10 Camping allowance

      (a) An employee,with the exception of employees on duty on the Antarctic Continent,Macquarie Island or Heard Island,required to camp out or be employed in a camping party is entitled to be paid the applicable rate of camping allowance.

      (b) An employee who camps out for more than one night (other than in a base camp established by the Agency,a caravan or in a hut) and who is required to move camp from place to place is entitled to an additional allowance for each of those nights.

      (c) Where an employee camps out for more than seven days,an additional allowance in respect of the total period is payable.

      (d) Rates of pay

[11.10(d) varied by PR566933,PR592377,PR606600,PR704115,PR707769 ppc 01Jul19]

     

    $

     

    Camping allowance—where a cook is provided by the agency

    35.74

    per day

    Camping allowance—where a cook is not provided by the agency

    59.43

    per day

    Additional allowance—2 to 5 consecutive nights

    11.35

    per night

    Additional allowance—6 or more consecutive nights

    22.73

    per night

    Camping outlay allowance—between 7 and 13 days

    67.48

    per trip

    Camping outlay allowance—between 14 and 20 days

    134.95

    per trip

    Camping outlay allowance—more than 21 days

    202.42

    per trip

11.11 Isolated allowance

      (a) An allowance is payable to employees to provide assistance to undertake additional commuting as a result of their place of work being located outside of an urban area.

      (b) Employees will not be eligible for the allowance payment when:

      (i) an employee travels to and from an isolated establishment at the expense of the Commonwealth;

      (ii) an employee resides in a dwelling owned or leased by the Commonwealth where the dwelling is situated at or in very close proximity to the isolated establishment;or

      (iii) an employee receives any payment of motor vehicle allowance or excess fares under the provisions of this Award.

      (c) Where an employee travels to a non-urban work location in order to attend for ordinary work,or in respect of a period of extra duty where the employee has been directed to return to that location,the employee will be entitled to be paid a rate of allowance calculated using the following formula:

      Formula:Distance (kms) x Rate (44 cents per km) x 2

      where:Distance is the shortest distance by road between the non-urban work location and the nearest urban boundary,except where the distance is less than 5 kilometres,in which case the distance will be deemed to be 3.5 kilometres. The payment of Isolated Allowance to an employee based at home will be calculated from the employee’s office based site.

      (d) The following definitions apply for the purposes of this clause:

      (i) Urban boundary means the boundary of an urban area as defined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Section of State (SOS) Structure from time to time.

      (ii) Non urban work location means a work location within a “bounded locality”or “rural balance”as classified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Section of State (SOS) Structure from time to time.

      (e) Travel to airport in urban location

      An employee who travels to an airport in an urban work location to perform:

      (i) duty as ordinary time or overtime which commences or ceases between 7.00 pm and 7.00 am;or

      (ii) overtime where the employee has been recalled after leaving the airport at the conclusion of their ordinary hours;

      will be entitled to an allowance of $6.59 in respect of each continuous period of duty.

11.12 Meal allowance

      (a) An employee who is entitled to receive overtime payments and who works overtime after the end of ordinary work for the day,to the completion of or beyond a meal period,without a break for a meal,will be paid a meal allowance at the applicable rate set by the applicable determination made by the Australian Taxation Office as being the reasonable amount for meal allowance expenses,in addition to any overtime.

      (b) A meal allowance is also payable to an employee who:

      (i) is required,after the completion of the employee’s ordinary hours of work for the day,to perform duty after a break for a meal which occurs after that completion and is not entitled to payment for that break;

      (ii) is required to perform duty before the commencement of ordinary hours of work,who breaks for a meal and is not entitled to payment for that break;or

      (iii) is required to perform work on a Saturday,Sunday or Public Holiday,in addition to the employee’s normal weekly hours of work,extending beyond a meal break and is not entitled to payment for that meal break.

11.13 Tool allowances

      (a) Tool allowances only apply to eligible employees at the APS 3 level and below. Where the Agency Head does not provide all tools necessary for the performance of an employee’s duties,employees (including apprentices) performing trade work will be paid a weekly allowance.

      (b) The allowance will be paid for all purposes of this award. An electrical or metals apprentice will be eligible for a percentage of the allowance based on the percentages contained in clause 10.6(b) to 10.6(e) (Apprentices).

      (c) Rates of pay

[11.13(c) varied by PR579631 ppc 01Jul16]

    Description

    Weekly allowance

    $

    Tool allowance—Metal trades

    11.19

    Tool allowance—Carpentry

    20.79

    Tool allowance—Plumber

    20.79

    Tool allowance—Painter

    5.08

    Tool allowance—Signwriter

    5.08

    Tool allowance—Bricklayer

    14.93

    Tool allowance—Plasterer

    17.15

    Tool allowance—Carpenter &joiner stockwork

    5.46

    Tool allowance—Electrical

    11.18

11.14 First aid allowance

[11.14 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee who has been trained to render first aid and who is the current holder of appropriate first aid qualifications,such as a certificate from St John Ambulance or a similar body,must be paid an allowance of $12.35 per week if appointed by the Agency Head to perform first aid duties.

11.15 Community language allowance

      Criteria

[11.15(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) Where,in providing client or staff services,the Agency Head determines there is a continuing need to utilise an employee’s particular language skills for communication (in languages other than English including deaf communication skills) and the employee’s language competence is of a standard set out in the table below,an allowance is payable in accordance with the rate adjacent to that standard.

    Standard

    Level of competence

    Allowance
    $

    CLA Rate 1

    An employee who has adequate language skills,as determined by an individual or body approved by the Agency Head,for simple communication.

    21.12 per week

    CLA Rate 2

    An employee who:

    is certified by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as a Translator or Interpreter at any level;or

    is assessed to be at the equivalent levels by an individual or body approved by the Agency Head.

    42.26 per week

11.16 Plumber’s licence

      (a) This allowance only applies to eligible employees at the APS 3 level and below.

      (b) Employees performing trade functions,who may be required by the agency to act on their licence(s) during the course of their employment,will be paid an allowance of $0.03 for every hour they are liable to be called upon to act on the licence(s),whether they have acted on such licence(s) or not.

      (c) For the purpose of clause 11.16,act on their licence means the signing of notices and the assuming of responsibility to relevant Authorities.

11.17 Plumber’s registration

      (a) This allowance only applies to eligible employees at the APS 3 level and below.

[11.17(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (b) Employees performing trade functions who are registered with the appropriate State/Territory authority will be paid a weekly allowance of $36.13.

11.18 Electrical licence

      (a) This allowance only applies to eligible employees at the APS 3 Level and below.

[11.18(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (b) Employees who are recognised electrical tradespersons and are required to carry out work for which a licence is necessary,and who hold licences issued by the appropriate authority to perform every class of electrical wiring work will be paid a weekly allowance of $26.44.

11.19 Employees required to work at heights

      (a) Steel frame structures etc

[11.19(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees engaged in the construction,erection,repair and/or maintenance,as the case may be,of steel frame buildings,bridges,gasometers and similar structures,other than in the circumstances specified in clause 11.19(c),at a height in each case of 15 metres or more directly above the nearest horizontal plane,will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.41.

      (b) Painting tradesperson

[11.19(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      A painting tradesperson working on any structure at a height of more than nine metres,where an adequate fixed support not less than 0.75 metres wide is not provided,will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.69. This allowance will not apply to an employee working on a bosun’s chair or swinging stage.

      (c) Chimney,radio/television mast etc

[11.19(c) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee working on a chimney stack,spire tower,radio or television mast or tower,air shaft,cooling tower,water tower or silo,where the construction exceeds 15 metres in height will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.80. For each additional 15 metres in height,the rate is to be increased by an hourly allowance of $0.81.

      (d) Roof repairs

[11.19(d) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees engaged on repairs to roofs will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.92.

11.20 Employees performing spray painting functions

      (a) Spray paintingtrade

[11.20(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee performing trade level painting functions engaged on all spray painting carried out in other than a properly constructed booth will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.81.

      (b) Spray painting—stores

[11.20(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee performing stores duties who is engaged on spray painting duties,will whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.46.

11.21 Plumbing tradespeople—disability and related allowances:

      (a) Plumbing disabilities

[11.21(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees (including apprentices) performing trade functions,will be paid a weekly allowance of $26.71 which will count as salary for all purposes of this award. This allowance is in compensation for:

      (i) work requiring a swing scaffold,swing seat or rope,or on a ladder exceeding 8 metres in height;

      (ii) cleaning stoppages in soil or waste pipes,or sewer drain pipes;also repairing and putting same in proper order;

      (iii) work in any confined space;

      (iv) work in wet places;

      (v) dirty or offensive work.

      (b) Other allowances to plumbers

      Employees performing plumbing trade functions or apprentices to that trade are eligible for the following disability allowances:

      (i) height—clause 11.19;

      (ii) lead burning—clause 11.21(c);

      (iii) chokage—clause 11.21(d);

      (iv) asbestos eradication—clause 11.22;

      (v) cold work—clause 11.23(b);

      (vi) hot work—clause 11.23(e);

      (vii) insulating materials—clause 11.23(g);

      (viii) explosive powered tools—clause 11.23(h);

      (ix) epoxy-based materials—clause 11.23(i);

      (x) hot bitumen—clause 11.23(k);

      (xi) asbestos handling—clause 11.23(l);

      (c) Lead burning

[11.21(c) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees performing trade level plumbing functions or apprentices to that trade engaged on lead burning will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $2.30.

      (d) Chokage

[11.21(d) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450 ,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees performing trade level plumbing functions or apprentices to that trade who are employed upon any chokage or oil chokage (other than domestic),and who are required to open up any soil pipe,waste pipe or drain pipe conveying offensive material,or scupper containing sewerage will,whilst so engaged,be paid a daily or part daily allowance of $8.76.

11.22 Asbestos eradication

[11.22(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) An employee,including APS level 4,APS level 5 and APS level 6 employees,engaged on asbestos eradication (as defined below) will,receive an allowance of $2.47 for each hour worked on asbestos eradication,in lieu of other disability allowances prescribed in this clause,with the exception of those prescribed by clauses 11.20(a) (spray painting (trade)),11.21(a) (plumbing disabilities),11.23(b) (cold work) and 11.23(j) (second-hand timber).

      (b) Asbestos eradication is defined as work on or about buildings involving the removal,or supervision of the removal,or any other method of neutralisation of any materials,which consist of,or contain,asbestos.

11.23 General disability allowances

      (a) Spray gangs

[11.23(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) Employees engaged in spray gangs on destruction of weed and/or vermin will,whilst so engaged,be paid a daily or part daily allowance of $4.72.

      (ii) The operator of high pressure spray equipment will be paid an additional daily or part daily allowance of $5.99.

      (b) Cold work

      (i) Employees called on to work in places where the temperature is reduced by artificial means will be paid an hourly or part hourly allowance.

[11.23(b)(ii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (ii) Where the temperature is:

        ●from +7�C to -1.9�C,$0.80;

        ●from -2.0�C to -18�C,$1.08;

        ●below -18�C,$1.81.

      (iii) Where work continues for more than two hours in temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius,employees will also be entitled to twenty minutes rest after every two hours work,without deduction of pay.

      (c) Confined spaces

[11.23(c)(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

        (i) An employee who works in a confined space will be paid an hourly or part hourly allowance of $0.92.

[11.23(c)(ii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

        (ii) Any person engaged inside the gas or water space of any boiler,flue or economiser in cleaning or scraping work will be paid an hourly or per hourly allowance of $2.01,in addition to the employee’s ordinary or overtime pay rate.

        (iii) For the purposes of this clause 11.23(c),confined space means a compartment,space or place,the dimensions of which necessitate an employee working in a stooped or otherwise cramped position,or without proper ventilation. It may include such spaces as inside boilers,steam drums,furnaces,flues,combustion chambers,retorts,tanks,buoys or economisers.

      (d) Dirty or offensive work

[11.23(d) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee performing work which the Agency Head agrees is of an unusually dirty or offensive nature will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.81.

      (e) Hot work

      (i) Employees required to work for more than one hour in the shade in places where the temperature is raised by artificial means will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance.

[11.23(e)(ii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (ii) Where the temperature is:

        •between 46 degrees Celsius and 54 degrees Celsius inclusive,$0.81;

        •exceeding 54 degrees Celsius,$0.92;

      (iii) Where work continues for more than two hours in temperatures exceeding 54 degrees Celsius,employees will also be entitled to twenty minutes rest after every two hours work,without deduction of pay.

      (f) Wet work

[11.23(f)(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) An employee working in any place where his/her clothing or boots become saturated,whether by water,oil or otherwise,will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.81.

      (ii) This extra rate will not be payable to an employee who is provided by the agency with suitable and effective protective clothing and/or footwear.

      (iii) Any employee who becomes entitled to this extra rate will be paid that extra rate for such part of the day or shift as the employee is required to work in wet clothing or boots.

      (g) Insulating materials

[11.23(g) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees handling loose slag wool,loose insulwool or other loose material of a like nature used for providing insulation against heat,cold or noise,or working in the immediate vicinity so as to be affected by the use of such materials,will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.92.

      (h) Explosive powered tools

[11.23(h)(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) An employee,being an operator of explosive powered tools,who is required to use explosive tools,will,whilst so engaged,be paid a daily or part daily allowance of $1.78.

      (ii) For the purposes of this clause,operator of explosive-powered tools means a person qualified in accordance with the laws and regulations of the respective States to operate explosive-powered tools.

      (i) Epoxy-based materials

[11.23(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) Employees using epoxy-based materials and all materials which include or require the addition of a catalyst hardener and reactive additives or two-pack catalyst system will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.92.

      (ii) Employees working in proximity to employees so engaged so as to be affected by the materials specified will be paid an hourly allowance of $0.81.

      (j) Second-hand timber

[11.23(j)(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) Where,whilst working with second-hand timber,an employee’s tools are damaged by nails,dumps or other foreign matter on the timber,he/she will be entitled to a daily allowance of $2.96.

      (i) The allowance will be paid for each day upon which his/her tools are so damaged,provided that no allowance will be payable under this clause unless it is reported immediately to the Agency Head’s representative on the job in order that he/she may prove the claim.

      (k) Hot bitumen

[11.23(k) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee handling hot bitumen or asphalt or dipping materials in creosote will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.92.

      (l) Asbestos handling

[11.23(l) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees required to use materials containing asbestos or to work in close proximity to employees using such materials will,where the mandatory wearing of protective equipment (i.e. combination overalls and breathing equipment or similar apparatus) is required,be paid hourly allowance of $0.92,whilst so engaged.

      (m) Water dripping or underfoot

[11.23(m) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees working in any place where water is continually dripping on the employee so that clothing and boots become wet,or where there is water underfoot will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.81.

      (n) Offensive fumes

[11.23(n) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee required to work in a place where fumes of sulphur or acid or other offensive fumes are present will be paid an hourly allowance of $0.92.

      (o) Plaster or composition

[11.23(o) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee using a plaster or composition spray,whilst so engaged,will be paid an hourly allowance of $0.81.

12. Remote conditions

[Varied by PR566933,PR579631,PR592377,PR606600,PR704115,PR707769]

12.1 Eligibility for district allowance

      (a) An employee residing in a locality which falls into Grade 1,2,3,or 4 is entitled to be paid district allowance.

      (b) To be eligible to be paid the allowance for an eligible dependant and/or an eligible partner,the dependant or partner must reside with the employee,and their income,if any,must be less than the national minimum wage per annum.

      (c) An employee with a partner who is also entitled to the payment of district allowance will be regarded as an employee without dependants for the calculation of district allowance.

      (d) Where an employee is entitled to the payment of district allowance on the day immediately prior to the commencement of a period of annual leave,the payment of district allowance will continue during the period of annual leave,irrespective of where the employee resides during the leave.

      (e) An employee may,where the employee is in receipt of travelling allowance,be paid district allowance in addition to travelling allowance while temporarily stationed in a locality that would normally attract the payment of district allowance where the Agency Head considers this appropriate.

12.2 Determination of locality

      (a) To determine whether a district allowance is payable in a particular locality (findings should be reviewed every three years),the locality must first fall into one of the following categories according to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Structure. For each category a score has been allocated:

      (i) Outer regional = 2

      (ii) Remote = 7

      (iii) Very remote = 9

      (b) The score assigned to the locality is then further weighted with an additional score based on:

      (i) population (according to Australian Bureau of Statistics Census):

        ●score of 1 if less than 5000 people;

        ●score of 0 if more than 5000;

      (ii) temperature (according to Bureau of Meteorology statistics) –score depending on number of months with a mean maximum monthly temperature above 30 degrees Celsius:

        ●score of 1—for between 6 and 9 months per year with a mean maximum monthly temperature in excess of 30 degrees Celsius;

        ●score of 2—for greater than 9 months per year with a mean maximum monthly temperature in excess of 30 degrees Celsius;

        ●if temperature is over 35 degrees Celsius,a further score is applied as follows:

          - Score of 1—for between 1 and 6 months per year with a mean maximum monthly temperature over 35 degrees Celsius;

          - Score of 2—for between 6 and 9 months per year with a mean maximum monthly temperature over 35 degrees Celsius;

          - Score of 3—for greater than 9 months per year with a mean maximum monthly temperature over 35 degrees Celsius.

      (iii) access to air services:

        ●rating of 0 for locations serviced by major airlines (i.e. Qantas,Virgin);

        ●rating of 0 for locations <50 km from a major airline location;

        ●rating of 1 for locations >50 km or less than 200 km from a major airline location;

        ●rating of 2 for locations serviced by regional airlines;

        ●rating of 2 for locations <50 km from a regional airline location;

        ●rating of 3 for locations >50 km from a regional airline location.

        All scores (i.e. locality,population,temperature and access to air services) are then added to give a total score for the locality. Once the total score is established,the locality will fall into one of the four grades as below:

        ●Grade 1:score between 2–5 points inclusive;

        ●Grade 2:score between 6–9 points inclusive;

        ●Grade 3:score between 10–14 points inclusive;

        ●Grade 4:score greater than 14 points.

12.3 Rates of district allowance

[12.3 varied by PR566933,PR579631,PR592377,PR606600,PR704115,PR707769 ppc 01Jul19]

      The annual rate at which district allowance is payable to an employee is as follows:

     

    With one or more eligible dependants and/or partner

    $

    Without eligible dependants

    $

    Grade 1

    2105

    1058

    Grade 2

    5057

    2765

    Grade 3

    6851

    3886

    Grade 4

    10,076

    6229

      When calculating an employee's ordinary hourly rate,district allowance (if payable) will be included.

12.4 Additional leave:Additional annual leave is available to employees working in a locality where they are paid a district allowance. Employees with more than 30 calendar days,but less than a year of service,in one or more remote localities will receive a pro rata entitlement. The amount of additional annual leave accrued per year is:

      ●Grade 1—two days

      ●Grade 2—three days

      ●Grade 3—five days

      ●Grade 4—seven days

12.5 Remote localities leave fares—reimbursement

      (a) An employee who is entitled to district allowance is entitled to fares assistance to travel from the locality to the nearest capital city and return to the locality from the nearest capital city for leave of absence in accordance with this clause 12.5. An employee who is entitled to leave fares under this clause is also entitled to fares assistance for eligible dependants or partner who resides with the employee,if their income (if any) is less than the national minimum wage per annum.

      (b) Entitlements for leave fares

      (i) An employee stationed at a locality where district allowance is payable for a fixed period not exceeding two years and three months is entitled to be reimbursed for a leave fare in respect of the first year of service.

      (ii) An employee stationed at a locality where district allowance is payable for a fixed period which exceeds two years and three months is entitled to be reimbursed for a leave fare in respect of each year of service,other than the final year of service.

      (iii) On completion of a fixed period during which an employee has been stationed at a locality where district allowance is payable,an employee is entitled to be reimbursed the cost of return fares reasonably incurred for travel between the locality and the former capital city of the employee,or where travel is to a destination other than the former capital city,the amount payable had the travel been from the locality to the former capital city for the employee and each eligible dependant or eligible partner.

      (iv) An employee who is moved on completion of the fixed period during which an employee had stationed at a locality where district allowance is payable,to a locality other than his/her former capital city will be reimbursed the cost of return fares reasonably incurred where travel is between the former capital city of the employee and the new locality or where travel is to a destination other than the former capital city,the amount payable had the travel been from the new location to the former capital city.

      (v) An employee temporarily stationed at a locality where district allowance is payable,who will continue to be stationed at the locality at the end of the leave of absence is entitled to be reimbursed for a leave fare in respect of the second year and each subsequent year of the present period of service at the locality for the employee and each eligible dependant or eligible partner.

      (vi) The nearest capital city,if the employee is stationed in the Northern Territory,is Adelaide;or in any other case - the capital city of the State which is the closest in distance to the employee’s usual place of work.

      (vii) The entitlement to leave fare accrues on arrival at the locality.

      (c) The Agency Head may authorise:

      (i) a travel visit to a place other than the nearest capital city or the former locality,provided the employee pays for any difference in fare;

      (ii) the payment of motor vehicle allowance in lieu of an airfare where travel is by private motor vehicle,with entitlement to payment of the lesser of the reimbursement of costs reasonably incurred,or the amount the employee would have been reimbursed for travel by air.

13. Superannuation

13.1 Superannuation legislation

      (a) Superannuation legislation,including the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth),the Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 (Cth),the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth),the Superannuation Benefits (Supervisory Mechanisms) Act 1990,the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993 (Cth),the Superannuation Act 1976,the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988,the Superannuation Act 1990 and the Superannuation Act 2005 deals with the superannuation rights and obligations of employers and employees in the APS.

      (b) If an employee is a member of the Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme,the Public Sector Superannuation Schemes,the Public Sector Superannuation Accumulation Plan or covered by the Superannuation (Productivity Benefit) Act 1988 their employer superannuation contributions will be in accordance with the relevant legislation relating to those arrangements.

Part 5—Penalties and Overtime

14. Penalty rates—shiftworkers

15. Overtime

14. Penalty rates—shiftworkers

14.1 General

      (a) Shift penalty payments will not be taken into account in the computation of overtime or in the calculation of any allowance based upon salary,nor will they be paid with respect to any shift for which any other form of penalty payment is made under this award.

      (b) For the purposes of calculating penalty rates,an employee’s ordinary rate will be considered to include any higher duties allowance for the shift.

14.2 A shiftworker will be paid the following penalty rates for all ordinary hours worked by the shiftworker during the following periods:

    Ordinary hours worked:

    Penalty rate

    Irregular or intermittent penalty rate

    Ordinary hours—no penalty rate

    See clause 8.3

    Ordinary hourly rate (100%)

    Ordinary hourly rate plus irregular or intermittent loading (125%)

    Night

    Where any part of the shift falls between 6.00 pm and 6.30 am

    115%

    140%

    Continuous Night

    Where shifts falls wholly within the period 6.00 pm and 8.00am and are worked for a period exceeding four weeks

    130%

    155%

    Saturday

    All hours

    150%

    175%

    Sunday

    All hours

    200%

    225%

    Public Holiday or Additional Holiday

    All hours

    250%

    275%

      See Schedule A—Summary of hourly rates of pay for a summary of rates of pay including penalties.

14.3 The Saturday,Sunday,and Public Holiday or Additional Holiday penalty rates are in substitution for and not cumulative upon the Night or Continuous Night penalty rates.

14.4 Continuous night

      (a) Part-time shiftworkers will be entitled to the Continuous Night penalty rate only where:

      (i) the employee’s rostered ordinary duty involves working no fewer shifts each week,or no fewer shifts a week on average over the shift cycle,than an equivalent full-time employee;and

      (ii) the shift worked by a part-time employee is part of a full-time shift,and the full-time shift falls wholly within the hours of 6.00 pm and 8.00 am.

14.5 Holidays

      (a) Holidays are as prescribed in clauses 21 and 22. Work on 25 December,whether or not another day has been declared as a substitute holiday,except as provided for in clause 21.2,will be considered a holiday.

      (b) Where,in a cycle of shifts on a regular roster,a shiftworker is required to perform rostered work on each of the days of the week,that employee will,in respect of a holiday which occurs on a day on which the employee is rostered off work,be granted,if practicable,within one month after the holiday,a day’s leave in lieu of that holiday.

      (c) Where it is not practicable to grant a day off under clause 14.5(b),the employee will be paid one day’s pay at the ordinary rate.

      (d) The minimum additional payment payable for ordinary duty performed on a holiday for each separate attendance will be four hours.

      (e) The minimum additional payment will not apply to holiday ordinary hours of work which,disregarding meal periods,is continuous with ordinary hours of work occurring on the day before or on the day after the holiday.

      (f) Work broken by a meal period will not constitute a separate attendance.

      (g) Where more than one attendance is involved,the minimum overtime payment provision will not operate to increase an employee’s overtime remuneration beyond the amount which would have been received had the employee remained at work from the commencing time of work on one attendance to the ceasing time of work on a following attendance.

      (h) An employee who is in a restriction situation will be entitled to a minimum payment,as specified under clauses 15.10(g) and 15.10(h).

14.6 Averaging of shift penalties

      The Agency Head and affected employees may consider a proposal that shift penalties calculated under clause 14.2 be averaged over an agreed cycle.

15. Overtime

15.1 Overtime to be reasonable

      An employee may be called for duty at any time required subject to the hours being considered to be reasonable in accordance with section 62 of the Act. In accordance with section 62 of the Act,an employee may refuse to work additional hours if they are unreasonable. Overtime is to be worked by prior direction or,if circumstances do not permit prior direction,subsequently approved in writing.

15.2 General provisions

      (a) For the purposes of determining whether an overtime attendance is or is not continuous with ordinary duty,or is or is not separate from other duty,meal periods will be disregarded.

      (b) An employee’s salary for the purpose of calculation of overtime will include any allowance which is payable during a period of annual leave.

15.3 Definition of overtime—employees other than shiftworkers

      (a) Full-time employees

      Work will be considered overtime for a full-time day worker,in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,where the employee is directed to perform work:

      (i) Monday to Friday,outside the span of ordinary hours;

      (ii) Monday to Friday,during the span of ordinary hours but beyond the length of time the employee is ordinarily required to work on the day concerned;or

      (iii) on a Saturday,Sunday or a holiday.

      (b) Part-time employee

      Work will be considered overtime for a part-time day worker in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,where an employee is directed to perform work:

      (i) which is not continuous with an employee’s ordinary hours of work as prescribed in clause 6.4(a);

      (ii) on any day which is continuous with an employee’s ordinary hours of work as prescribed in clause 6.4(a),and in whole or in part,falls outside the period 6.00 pm to 8.00 am,where the employee also completes the ordinary hours of duty on that day;or

      (iii) which is continuous with an employee’s ordinary hours of work,and falls wholly within the period 6.00 pm to 8.00 am and exceeds,in any one week,that employee’s prescribed weekly ordinary hours of work as prescribed in clause 6.4(a).

      (c) Irregular or intermittent employees

      Work will be considered overtime for an irregular or intermittent employee,in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,where the employee is directed to perform work:

      (i) Monday to Friday,outside the span of ordinary hours;

      (ii) on a Saturday,Sunday or a holiday;or

      (iii) in excess of 36� hours in a week.

      The casual loading set out in clause 6.5(c) is not paid for overtime.

15.4 Overtime rates—employees other than shiftworkers

      Where an employee works overtime the employer must pay to the employee the overtime rates as follows:

    For overtime worked on

    Overtime time rate

    Monday to Saturday—first 3 hours

    150%

    Monday to Saturday—after 3 hours

    200%

    Sunday—all day

    200%

    Public Holiday or Additional Holiday—all day

    250%

    See Schedule A—Summary of hourly rates of pay for a summary of overtime rates.

15.5 Definition of overtime—shiftworkers

      (a) Shiftworkers

      Work will be considered overtime for a full-time shiftworker in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,where:

      (i) it is performed on any day which is outside the normal rostered ordinary hours of duty on that day;or

      (ii) it is performed in excess of the weekly hours of ordinary duty,or an average of the weekly hours of ordinary duty over a cycle of shifts.

      (b) Part-time shiftworkers

      Work will be considered overtime for a part-time shiftworker in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,where:

      (i) it is performed on any day beyond the normal rostered hours of duty on that day;and

      (ii) it is performed in excess of the employees prescribed weekly ordinary hours of work under clause 6.4(a).

      (c) Irregular or intermittent shiftworkers

      Work will be considered overtime for an irregular or intermittent shiftworker,in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,where it is performed:

      (i) on any day beyond the normal rostered hours of duty on that day;or

      (ii) in excess of 38 hours in a week or an average of 38 hours per week over a cycle of shifts.

      The casual loading set out in clause 6.5(c) is not paid for overtime. 

15.6 Overtime rates—shiftworkers

      (a) Where an employee works overtime the employer must pay to the employee the overtime rates as follows:

    For overtime worked on

    Overtime time rate

    Monday to Friday—first 3 hours

    150%

    Monday to Friday—after 3 hours

    200%

    Saturday and Sunday—all day

    200%

    Public Holiday or Additional Holiday—all day

    250%

      (b) Where an irregular or intermittent shiftworker employee works overtime the employer must pay to the employee the higher of:

      (i) the overtime rate (see clause 15.6(a));and

      (ii) the irregular or intermittent penalty rate (see clause 14.2).

      (c) The provisions of clause 15.9 (Emergency duty) will not apply to employees whose work for the day is varied by alteration of the commencement of the scheduled shift to meet an emergency.

15.7 Rest period after overtime

      (a) An employee,in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,who works so much overtime between the termination of their ordinary work on one day and the commencement of their ordinary work on the next day that they have not had at least eight consecutive hours (exclusive of reasonable travelling time) off duty between those times must be released after completion of such overtime until they have had such time off duty,without loss of pay for the ordinary working time involved.

      (b) If such employee is required to resume or continue work without having had such time off duty,they must be paid at double rates for such period until released from duty and must then be entitled to be absent until they have had such time off duty without loss of pay for any ordinary working time involved.

      (c) The provisions of 15.7(a) and 15.7(b) do not apply to overtime worked in the circumstances covered by clause 15.9—Emergency duty unless the actual time worked is at least three hours on each call.

15.8 Minimum overtime payments

      (a) The following minimum overtime payments apply unless the duty is emergency duty in accordance with clause 15.9.

      (b) An employee required to return to work overtime after leaving their place of work must be paid a minimum of four hours’pay at the appropriate overtime rate for each time they are recalled.

      (c) An employee who performs overtime while in a restriction situation under clause 15.10 will be entitled to a minimum overtime payment as specified in those provisions.

      (d) Where more than one attendance is involved,the minimum overtime payment provision will not operate to increase an employee’s overtime remuneration beyond the amount which would have been received had the employee remained on duty from the commencing time of duty on one attendance to the ceasing time of duty on a following attendance.

      (e) Where an overtime attendance,not continuous with ordinary hours of work,involves duty both before and after midnight,the minimum payment provisions of this subclause will be satisfied when the total payment for the whole of the attendance equals or exceeds the minimum payment applicable to one day. Where a higher overtime rate applies on one of the days,the minimum payment will be calculated at the higher rate.

15.9 Emergency duty

      Where an employee,in a classification where the rate for the classification is below the salary barrier,is called on duty to meet an emergency at a time when the employee would not ordinarily have been on duty,and no notice of such call was given to the employee prior to ceasing ordinary hours of work,the employee will be paid for such emergency duty at the rate of double time. The time for which payment will be made will include time necessarily spent in travelling to and from duty. The minimum payment under this subclause will be two hours at double time. The provisions of this clause do not apply to shiftworkers whose duty for the day is varied by alteration of the commencement of the scheduled shift to meet an emergency.

15.10 Restriction duty

      An employee may be directed to be contactable and to be available to perform extra duty outside of the employee’s ordinary hours of work,subject to payment under this clause.

      (a) Payment will be subject to the following conditions:

      (i) except with the approval of the Agency Head,employees ineligible for overtime payment under clause 15.12 will not be eligible to receive payment;and

      (ii) the restriction situation will be imposed by the prior written direction of the Agency Head,or will subsequently be approved in writing by the Agency Head where the circumstances did not permit prior direction.

      (iii) the provisions of clause 15.9—Emergency duty will not apply where an employee is recalled to duty while restricted.

      (b) An employee who is required to remain contactable and available to perform extra duty outside the employee’s ordinary hours of duty must,subject to clause 15.10(a) be paid an allowance:

      (i) at a rate of 7.5% of the employee’s hourly rate of salary for each hour restricted Monday to Friday;

      (ii) at a rate of 10% of the employee’s hourly rate of salary for each hour restricted Saturday and Sunday;and

      (iii) at a rate of 15% of the employee’s hourly rate of salary for each hour restricted on holidays under clauses 21 and 22.

      (c) An employee’s salary for the purpose of calculation of the allowance under clause 15.10(b) must include higher duties allowance and any other allowances in the nature of salary. An allowance in the nature of salary is any allowance which is payable during a period of annual leave.

      (d) Where approval has been made for payment under clause 15.10(a)(i) to an employee in a classification where the rate for the classification is above the salary barrier,the salary will be the pay rate payable to an APS Level 6 employee.

      (e) The allowance under this subclause will be payable for each hour or part hour the employee is restricted outside the employee’s ordinary hours of work.

      (f) Any part of a period of restriction for which the employee receives another payment will not be included for calculating payments under clause 15.10(b).

      (g) Where an employee who has been restricted is required to perform duty,but is not required to be recalled to work,overtime payment will be made,subject to a one hour minimum payment.

      (h) Where an employee who has been restricted outside the employee’s ordinary hours of work is recalled to duty at a place of work,payment in accordance with the relevant overtime provisions will be made subject to a three hour minimum payment.

      (i) Notwithstanding the provisions of this clause,where an employee is placed in a restriction situation outside of the employee’s ordinary hours of duty,the employee may be paid at an alternative rate having regard to the circumstances of the restriction situation.

15.11 Absence from duty instead of overtime

      (a) Time off may be granted in lieu of overtime where the Agency Head and the employee agree,on an “hour for hour”basis,with an entitlement to a residual payment,or on a penalty time basis. For example,three hours’time off plus three hours pay at half time,in lieu of three hours overtime at time and a half,or alternatively four and a half hours’time off in lieu of pay.

      (b) Where time off in lieu of a payment has been agreed,and the employee has not been granted that time off within four weeks,or another agreed period,due to operational requirements,payment of the original entitlement will be made.

      (c) Where an employee performs a full day’s duty on Sunday,in addition to the employee’s prescribed ordinary hours of work for the week,the employee will,wherever practicable,be granted a day off during the following week. Where this occurs,an employee who is eligible for the payment of overtime will be paid an additional one day’s pay in lieu of the provisions of clauses 15.4 (for a day worker) or 15.6 (shiftworker).

15.12 Provisions for employees at or above Executive Level 1 rate

      (a) Except at the discretion of the Agency Head,employees in a classification where the rate for the classification is the rate above the salary barrier will not be entitled to receive overtime payments.

      (b) In the case of part-time employees in the category in clause 15.12(a),extra work will be paid at the employee’s normal hourly rate in respect of work performed outside the ordinary hours of work as prescribed at clause 6.4(a),subject to the total of ordinary hours of work and extra work not exceeding:

      (i) on any day,a maximum of 7 hours and 21 minutes ordinary hours of work as applicable to an equivalent full-time employee;and

      (ii) in any week,a maximum of 36.75 ordinary hours of work and extra work as applicable to an equivalent full-time employee.

Part 6—Leave,Public Holidays and other entitlements

16. Annual leave

17. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

18. Parental leave

19. Community service leave

20. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ceremonial leave

21. Public holidays

22. Additional holiday

23. Termination of employment

24. Redundancy

16. Annual leave

16.1 As provided for by the NES,an employee (other than an irregular or intermittent employee) is entitled to four weeks of paid annual leave for each year of service.

16.2 Additional leave for certain shiftworkers

      (a) Shiftworkers,as defined in clause 16.2(b) will be entitled to an additional half a day paid annual leave for each Sunday rostered,up to a maximum of five days per year. A rostered overtime shift of three hours or more which commences or ceases on a Sunday will count in the calculation.

      (b) For the purpose of the additional leave provided for in clause 16.2(a),an employee will be considered a shiftworker if rostered to perform ordinary duty:

      (i) outside the period 6.30 am to 6.00 pm,Monday to Friday,and/or

      (ii) on Saturdays,Sundays or Public Holidays,

      for an ongoing or fixed period.

      (c) Part-time employees will be entitled to leave under clause 16.2(a) only where the employee has a shift pattern involving the regular performance of rostered duty on Sundays and Public Holidays and involving not less than five shifts per week or an average of not less than the number of shifts per week of an equivalent full-time employee.

16.3 Closedown

      Where an establishment observes a closedown at Christmas or another holiday period,the Agency Head may direct that an employee at that establishment will observe that period of closedown unless required to attend for duty. Where available annual leave is insufficient to cover the period,leave without pay to count as service for all purposes will be granted.

16.4 Payment for annual leave

      (a) An employee on annual leave will,for the period of the annual leave,be paid at the employee's ordinary hourly rate.

      (b) A shiftworker on approved annual leave will,for the period of the annual leave,receive shift penalty payments in relation to any shifts the employee would have worked if the employee was not on approved annual leave.

16.5 Payment of accrued annual leave on termination of employment

      Where employment ceases,the employee will be entitled to payment in lieu of accrued annual leave. Payment in lieu will be calculated using the employee’s final rate of salary,including allowances that would have been included during annual leave. District allowance is only included in the calculation for leave accrued in a remote locality.

16.6 Payment of accrued annual leave on death

      Where an employee dies,or the Agency Head has directed that an employee will be presumed to have died on a particular date,payment may be made to the dependants or partner or the legal personal representative of the former employee of an amount that would have been paid if the employee had otherwise ceased employment.

17. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

17.1 Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave are provided for in the NES. The following provisions supplement the NES entitlement.

17.2 Employees who are entitled to paid personal/carer’s leave under the NES are entitled to accrue an additional five days of personal/carer’s leave per annum treated in accordance with the provisions of the NES.

17.3 An employee may be granted personal/carer’s leave with pay subject to available credits,without production of evidence,to the extent of five days in any calendar year. No more than three consecutive days of personal/carer’s leave may be taken without production of evidence.

17.4 Where paid personal/carer’s leave credits are exhausted,an Agency Head may grant additional leave with or without pay. In exceptional circumstances and at the employee’s request,an employee may be granted leave without pay while paid personal/carer’s leave credits remain. To avoid doubt,this clause supplements the entitlement to two days unpaid carers’leave per permissible occasion provided for by the NES.

17.5 An additional one day paid compassionate leave per occasion is provided to all employees other than irregular or intermittent employees.

17.6 One shift will be regarded as one day for the purpose of granting compassionate leave.

17.7 Paid personal/carer's leave and compassionate leave will be paid at the employee's ordinary hourly rate.

18. Parental leave

18.1 Parental leave is provided for in the NES. These provisions supplement the entitlements in the NES.

18.2 A pregnant employee who is entitled to unpaid parental leave under the NES shall be paid the salary that the employee would have been paid for their ordinary hours as if they attended work for the first 12 weeks of the birth-related leave taken in association with that pregnancy.

18.3 A pregnant employee who:

      (a) is not entitled to paid leave under clause 18.2;and

      (b) at the commencement of birth-related leave taken in association with that pregnancy does not have 12 months' continuous service;and

      (c) attains 12 months' continuous service during the first 12 weeks of birth-related leave,

      will be entitled,for the remainder of that 12 week period,to be paid for their ordinary hours as if they attended for work.

18.4 Where an employee on unpaid parental leave applies for paid leave,and is eligible for that leave,the application will be granted.

18.5 Periods of paid leave during parental leave will count as service for all purposes where an employee is eligible for that leave.

18.6 In addition to the consultation and communication obligations under the NES,the employee shall take reasonable steps to inform the employer about any significant matter that will affect the employee's decision regarding the duration of parental leave to be taken,whether the employee intends to return to work and whether the employee intends to request to return to work on a part-time basis.

18.7 Obligations under the NES in respect of employees on unpaid parental leave will apply to employees on paid maternity leave as if the employee was on unpaid parental leave.

18.8 The amount of paid leave provided to an employee under clause 18.2 will be reduced by any period of paid maternity leave that an employee is granted under the Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973.

19. Community service leave

19.1 Community service leave is provided for in the NES. These provisions supplement the entitlements in the NES.

19.2 Leave with pay may be granted to enable an employee (other than an irregular or intermittent employee) to attend court as a juror for the entirety of the employee’s jury service. Paid community service leave will be paid at the employee's ordinary hourly rate.

19.3 An employee (other than an irregular or intermittent employee) will be reimbursed reasonable expenses incurred by the employee in excess of the NES entitlement while attending court to serve as a juror.

19.4 Leave of absence granted under this clause will count as service for all purposes.

20. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ceremonial leave

20.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ceremonial leave without pay may be granted to an employee of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent for ceremonial purposes:

      (a) connected with the death of a member of the immediate family or extended family;or

      (b) for other ceremonial obligations under Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law.

20.2 An employee may be granted a maximum of 10 days of ceremonial leave in any two year period.

20.3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ceremonial leave granted is in addition to compassionate leave granted.

20.4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ceremonial leave granted does not count as service for any purpose.

21. Public holidays

21.1 Public Holidays are provided for in the NES. The following provisions supplement the NES.

21.2 Where an employee works on both Christmas Day and a substitute holiday,one day will attract payment at the Public Holiday rate and the other day will be paid at the non-holiday Saturday or Sunday rate as appropriate.

21.3 If an employee is absent from work on a day or part-day that is a public holiday,the employee will be paid at the employee's ordinary hourly rate for the employee's ordinary hours of work on that day or part-day.

21.4 Substitution of Public Holidays by agreement

      (a) Where the Agency Head and the employee agree,a day or part day may be substituted for a day or part day that would otherwise be a Public Holiday under this clause.

      (b) Where an employee cannot work on a day for which a substituted holiday has been granted under clause 21.4(a),the affected employee will work make-up time at times to be agreed without entitlement to overtime payment.

22. Additional holiday

22.1 An Additional Holiday within the Christmas/New Year period will apply according to the following table:

Christmas Day

Additional Day

Sunday

Wednesday 28 December

Monday

Wednesday 27 December

Tuesday

Monday 31 December

Wednesday

Friday 27 December

Thursday

Monday 29 December

Friday

Tuesday 29 December

Saturday

Wednesday 29 December

22.2 The additional holiday will be paid at the employee's ordinary hourly rate.

23. Termination of employment

23.1 Notice of termination is provided for in the NES.

23.2 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 Agency Head 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 Agency Head 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.

24. Redundancy

24.1 Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES. The following provisions supplement the NES.

24.2 Eligible employee

      An ongoing APS employee not on probation is an eligible employee for the purposes of this clause.

24.3 Excess employee

      An employee is an excess employee if:

      (a) the employee is included in a class of employees employed in the agency,which class comprises a greater number of employees than is necessary for the efficient and economical working of the agency;

      (b) the services of the employee cannot be effectively used because of technological or other changes in the work methods of the agency or changes in the nature,extent or organisation of the functions of the agency;or

      (c) the duties usually performed by the employee are to be performed at a different locality,the employee is not willing to perform duties at the locality and the Agency Head has determined that the provisions of this clause apply to that employee.

24.4 Entitlement

      (a) An excess eligible employee whose employment is terminated will be entitled to be paid redundancy pay (which includes any NES entitlement) of a sum equal to two weeks’salary for each completed year of continuous service,plus a pro rata payment for completed months of service since the last completed year of service,unless the NES provides a greater benefit.

      (b) Note:As at the date of commencement of the award,the NES provides for an entitlement to six weeks’redundancy pay to an employee who has completed at least two years,but less than three years continuous service with an employer.

24.5 Minimum and maximum payments:

      The minimum sum payable as redundancy pay on termination will be four weeks’salary and the maximum sum payable will be 48 weeks' salary.

24.6 Pro rata entitlement

      Redundancy pay will be calculated on a pro rata basis where the employee has worked part-time hours during the period of service and the employee has less than 24 years full-time service,subject to any minimum entitlement the employee has under the NES.

24.7 Service for redundancy pay purposes

      For the purpose of calculating an entitlement in accordance with clause 24.4,“service”means:

      (a) service in an agency;

      (b) Government service as defined in section 10 of the Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976;

      (c) service with the Commonwealth (other than service with a joint Commonwealth-State body or a body corporate in which the Commonwealth does not have a controlling interest) which is recognised for long service leave purposes;

      (d) service with the Australian Defence Forces;

      (e) service in another organisation where:

      (i) an employee was moved from the APS to give effect to an administrative re-arrangement;or

      (ii) an employee of that organisation is engaged as an APS employee as a result of an administrative re-arrangement and such service is recognised for long service leave purposes.

24.8 Service not to count as service for redundancy pay purposes

      Any period of service which ceased by way of any of the grounds for termination specified in section 29 of the Public Service Act 1999 (including any additional grounds prescribed in the Public Service Regulations 1999);or on a ground equivalent to any of these grounds;or through voluntary retirement at or above the minimum retiring age applicable to the employee;or with the payment of a redundancy benefit or similar payment or an employer-financed retirement benefit;will not count as service for redundancy pay purposes.

      For the purposes of this clause,a redundancy benefit includes a payment made to an employee as redundancy pay under the NES.

24.9 Earlier periods of service

      For earlier periods of service to count there must be no breaks between the periods except where the break in service is less than one month and occurs where an offer of employment with the new employer was made and accepted by the employee before ceasing employment with the preceding employer.

24.10 Absences during a period of service

      Absences from duty which do not count as service for long service leave purposes will not count as service for redundancy pay purposes.

24.11 Rate of payment—redundancy pay

      For the purposes of calculating any payment under clause 24.4 or clause 24.5,“salary”will include the following amounts:

      (a) the employee’s full-time salary,adjusted on a pro rata basis for periods of part-time service;and

      (b) for an allowance to be included as salary for redundancy pay purposes it will have been paid during periods of annual leave and on a regular basis and not be a reimbursement for expenses incurred or a payment for disabilities associated with the performance of a duty.

      (c) additional payments for the performance of duties at a higher classification level are to be included in salary where the employee has been performing duties at the higher classification level for a continuous period of at least 12 months immediately preceding the date on which the employee is given notice of termination.

      (d) shift penalties are to be included in salary where the employee has undertaken shift work and is entitled to shift penalties for 50% or more of the pay periods in the 12 months preceding the date on which the employee is given notice of termination. The employee is entitled to have the weekly average of the penalties payable over the 12 months immediately preceding the date on which the employee is given notice of termination included in salary.

24.12 Reduction in classification

      Where the Agency Head proposes to reduce an excess employee’s classification either:

      (a) the employee will be given the same period of notice as the employee would have been entitled to receive if the employment had been terminated;or

      (b) the Agency Head may pay an amount to maintain the level of salary received by the employee at the date of notice of reduction in classification for the number of weeks of notice still owing. Such payments will be calculated in accordance with clause 24.11.

24.13 Period of notice—termination

      Where an excess eligible employee is terminated,the period of notice will be four weeks. In the case of an employee over 45 years of age with at least five years continuous service the period of notice will be five weeks. Where the Agency Head directs,or the employee requests,a termination date within the notice period,the employee’s employment will terminate on that date. In these circumstances,the employee will be paid compensation instead of notice for the unexpired portion of the notice period. The payments an employee would have received in respect of the ordinary time the employee would have worked during the period of notice,had the employment not been terminated,will be used in calculating any payment in lieu of notice.

24.14 Time off during notice period

      An employee will be entitled to reasonable time off with full pay to attend necessary employment interviews,from the date the period of notice commences.

24.15 Expenses

      Where clause 24.14 applies,and expenses to attend interviews are not met by the prospective employer,the employee will be entitled to reasonable travel and incidental expenses incurred.

Part 7—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

25. Consultation regarding major workplace change

26. Dispute resolution

25. Consultation regarding major workplace change

25.1 Agency Head to notify

      (a) Where an Agency Head 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 Agency Head must notify the employees who may be affected by the proposed changes and their representatives,if any.

      (b) Significant effects include termination of employment;major changes in the composition,operation or size of the Agency Head’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.

25.2 Agency Head to discuss change

      (a) The Agency Head must discuss with the employees affected and their representatives,if any,the introduction of the changes referred to in clause 25.1(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.

      (b) The discussions must commence as early as practicable after a definite decision has been made by the Agency Head to make the changes referred to in clause 25.1(a).

      (c) For the purposes of such discussion,the Agency Head 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. The Agency Head is not required to disclose confidential information the disclosure of which would be contrary to the Commonwealth’s interests.

25.3 Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

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

      (b) The Agency Head must:

      (i) provide to the employee or employees affected and their representatives,if any,all relevant information about the proposed change,provided that the Agency Head is not required to disclose confidential information the disclosure of which would be contrary to the Commonwealth’s interests;

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

      (iii) commence the consultation as early as practicable;and

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

26. Dispute resolution

26.1 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.

26.2 If a dispute about a matter arising under this award is unable to be resolved at the workplace,and all appropriate steps under clause 26.1 have been taken,a party to the dispute may refer the dispute to the Fair Work Commission.

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

26.4 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.

26.5 An Agency Head or employee may appoint another person,organisation or association,including an employee representative,to accompany and/or represent them for the purposes of this clause.

26.6 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 Agency Head to perform work,whether at the same or another workplace,that is safe and appropriate for the employee to perform.

26.7 Leave of absence to attend proceedings

      Where the provisions of clause 26.1 have been complied with,and to assist in the resolution of the matter,an employee who is appointed to accompany or represent another employee pursuant to clause 26.5 will be granted leave of absence to attend Fair Work Commission proceedings arising from a referral of a dispute in accordance with clause 26.2 and will not suffer any loss of pay in respect of the absence.

26.8 Leave of absence to attend courses

      (a) To assist in the resolution of disputes in an agency,an employee representative,referred to in clause 26.5,will be granted leave of absence to attend short courses conducted by a recognised training provider which are specifically directed towards effective dispute resolution. The grant of leave will be subject to the operating requirements of the Agency.

      (b) The specific training course will be agreed between the employer and the individual employee.

      (c) An employee representative granted leave of absence under clause 26.8 will not suffer any loss of pay.

Schedule A—Summary of hourly rates of pay

[Varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561]

A.1 Interaction with allowances

A.1.1 Where an additional allowance will be included when calculating an employee's ordinary hourly rate,that allowance must be added to the ordinary hourly rate prior to calculating penalties and overtime.

A.1.2 This Schedule does not include penalty payments provided for by Schedule F—Agency Specific Conditions.

A.2 Full-time and part-time employees—day workers—ordinary rates

[A.2 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

     

    % of ordinary hourly rate

     

    100%

     

    $

    APS level 1

    22.22

    APS level 2

    24.07

    APS level 3

    26.14

    APS level 4

    27.76

    APS level 5

    30.02

    APS level 6

    31.67

    Executive level 1

    35.91

    Executive level 2

    38.94

    Medical Officer class 1

    34.03

    Medical Officer class 2

    44.58

    Medical Officer class 3

    47.43

    Medical Officer class 4

    51.27

    Cadet APS (practical training)

    22.22

    Trainee APS (Technical)

    23.31

    Graduate APS

    23.70

    Customs Trainee

    22.22

    Customs Trainee Graduate

    23.70

    Customs level 1

    26.14

    Customs level 2

    27.76

    Customs level 3

    31.67

    Customs level 4

    35.91

    Customs level 5

    38.94

    Examiner of Patents

    26.47

    Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

    40.87

    Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

    47.45

    Valuer-in-training

    21.57

    Valuer

    24.68

    APS Meat Inspector 1

    26.14

    APS Meat Inspector 2

    27.76

    APS Meat Inspector 3

    30.02

    APS Meat Inspector 4

    31.67

A.3 Full-time and part-time—day workers—overtime rates

[A.3 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

 

Monday to Saturday—first 3 hours

Monday to Saturday—after 3 hours

Sunday—all day

Public Holiday or Additional Holiday
—all day

 

% of ordinary hourly rate

 

150%

200%

200%

250%

 

$

$

$

$

APS level 1

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

APS level 2

36.11

48.14

48.14

60.18

APS level 3

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

APS level 4

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

APS level 5

45.03

60.04

60.04

75.05

APS level 6

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

Executive level 1

53.87

71.82

71.82

89.78

Executive level 2

58.41

77.88

77.88

97.35

Medical Officer class 1

51.05

68.06

68.06

85.08

Medical Officer class 2

66.87

89.16

89.16

111.45

Medical Officer class 3

71.15

94.86

94.86

118.58

Medical Officer class 4

76.91

102.54

102.54

128.18

Cadet APS (practical training)

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

Trainee APS (Technical)

34.97

46.62

46.62

58.28

Graduate APS

35.55

47.40

47.40

59.25

Customs Trainee

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

Customs Trainee Graduate

35.55

47.40

47.40

59.25

Customs level 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

Customs level 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

Customs level 3

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

Customs level 4

53.87

71.82

71.82

89.78

Customs level 5

58.41

77.88

77.88

97.35

Examiner of Patents

39.71

52.94

52.94

66.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

61.31

81.74

81.74

102.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

71.18

94.90

94.90

118.63

Valuer-in-training

32.36

43.14

43.14

53.93

Valuer

37.02

49.36

49.36

61.70

APS Meat Inspector 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

APS Meat Inspector 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

APS Meat Inspector 3

45.03

60.04

60.04

75.05

APS Meat Inspector 4

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

A.4 Full-time and part-time employees—shiftworkers—ordinary and penalty rates

[A.4 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

 

Night

Continuous Night

Saturday

Sunday

Public Holiday or Additional Holiday

 

% of ordinary hourly rate

 

115%

130%

150%

200%

250%

 

$

$

$

$

$

APS level 1

25.55

28.89

33.33

44.44

55.55

APS level 2

27.68

31.29

36.11

48.14

60.18

APS level 3

30.06

33.98

39.21

52.28

65.35

APS level 4

31.92

36.09

41.64

55.52

69.40

APS level 5

34.52

39.03

45.03

60.04

75.05

APS level 6

36.42

41.17

47.51

63.34

79.18

Executive level 1

41.30

46.68

53.87

71.82

89.78

Executive level 2

44.78

50.62

58.41

77.88

97.35

Medical Officer class 1

39.13

44.24

51.05

68.06

85.08

Medical Officer class 2

51.27

57.95

66.87

89.16

111.45

Medical Officer class 3

54.54

61.66

71.15

94.86

118.58

Medical Officer class 4

58.96

66.65

76.91

102.54

128.18

Cadet APS (practical training)

25.55

28.89

33.33

44.44

55.55

Trainee APS (Technical)

26.81

30.30

34.97

46.62

58.28

Graduate APS

27.26

30.81

35.55

47.40

59.25

Customs Trainee

25.55

28.89

33.33

44.44

55.55

Customs Trainee Graduate

27.26

30.81

35.55

47.40

59.25

Customs level 1

30.06

33.98

39.21

52.28

65.35

Customs level 2

31.92

36.09

41.64

55.52

69.40

Customs level 3

36.42

41.17

47.51

63.34

79.18

Customs level 4

41.30

46.68

53.87

71.82

89.78

Customs level 5

44.78

50.62

58.41

77.88

97.35

Examiner of Patents

30.44

34.41

39.71

52.94

66.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

47.00

53.13

61.31

81.74

102.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

54.57

61.69

71.18

94.90

118.63

Valuer-in-training

24.81

28.04

32.36

43.14

53.93

Valuer

28.38

32.08

37.02

49.36

61.70

APS Meat Inspector 1

30.06

33.98

39.21

52.28

65.35

APS Meat Inspector 2

31.92

36.09

41.64

55.52

69.40

APS Meat Inspector 3

34.52

39.03

45.03

60.04

75.05

APS Meat Inspector 4

36.42

41.17

47.51

63.34

79.18

A.5 Full-time and part-time employees—shiftworkers—overtime rates

[A.5 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

 

Monday to Friday—first 3 hours

Monday to Friday—after 3 hours

Saturday and Sunday—all day

Public Holiday or Additional Holiday
—all day

 

% of ordinary hourly rate

 

150%

200%

200%

250%

 

$

$

$

$

APS level 1

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

APS level 2

36.11

48.14

48.14

60.18

APS level 3

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

APS level 4

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

APS level 5

45.03

60.04

60.04

75.05

APS level 6

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

Executive level 1

53.87

71.82

71.82

89.78

Executive level 2

58.41

77.88

77.88

97.35

Medical Officer class 1

51.05

68.06

68.06

85.08

Medical Officer class 2

66.87

89.16

89.16

111.45

Medical Officer class 3

71.15

94.86

94.86

118.58

Medical Officer class 4

76.91

102.54

102.54

128.18

Cadet APS (practical training)

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

Trainee APS (Technical)

34.97

46.62

46.62

58.28

Graduate APS

35.55

47.40

47.40

59.25

Customs Trainee

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

Customs Trainee Graduate

35.55

47.40

47.40

59.25

Customs level 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

Customs level 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

Customs level 3

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

Customs level 4

53.87

71.82

71.82

89.78

Customs level 5

58.41

77.88

77.88

97.35

Examiner of Patents

39.71

52.94

52.94

66.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

61.31

81.74

81.74

102.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

71.18

94.90

94.90

118.63

Valuer-in-training

32.36

43.14

43.14

53.93

Valuer

37.02

49.36

49.36

61.70

APS Meat Inspector 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

APS Meat Inspector 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

APS Meat Inspector 3

45.03

60.04

60.04

75.05

APS Meat Inspector 4

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

A.6 Irregular and intermittent employees—day workers—ordinary rates

[A.6 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

     

    % of ordinary hourly rate

     

    125%

     

    $

    APS level 1

    27.78

    APS level 2

    30.09

    APS level 3

    32.68

    APS level 4

    34.70

    APS level 5

    37.53

    APS level 6

    39.59

    Executive level 1

    44.89

    Executive level 2

    48.68

    Medical Officer class 1

    42.54

    Medical Officer class 2

    55.73

    Medical Officer class 3

    59.29

    Medical Officer class 4

    64.09

    Cadet APS (practical training)

    27.78

    Trainee APS (Technical)

    29.14

    Graduate APS

    29.63

    Customs Trainee

    27.78

    Customs Trainee Graduate

    29.63

    Customs level 1

    32.68

    Customs level 2

    34.70

    Customs level 3

    39.59

    Customs level 4

    44.89

    Customs level 5

    48.68

    Examiner of Patents

    33.09

    Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

    51.09

    Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

    59.31

    Valuer-in-training

    26.96

    Valuer

    30.85

    APS Meat Inspector 1

    32.68

    APS Meat Inspector 2

    34.70

    APS Meat Inspector 3

    37.53

    APS Meat Inspector 4

    39.59

A.7 Irregular and intermittent employees—day workers—overtime rates

[A.7 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

 

Monday to Saturday—first 3 hours

Monday to Saturday—after 3 hours

Sunday—all day

Public Holiday or Additional Holiday
—all day

 

% of ordinary hourly rate

 

150%

200%

200%

250%

 

$

$

$

$

APS level 1

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

APS level 2

36.11

48.14

48.14

60.18

APS level 3

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

APS level 4

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

APS level 5

45.03

60.04

60.04

75.05

APS level 6

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

Executive level 1

53.87

71.82

71.82

89.78

Executive level 2

58.41

77.88

77.88

97.35

Medical Officer class 1

51.05

68.06

68.06

85.08

Medical Officer class 2

66.87

89.16

89.16

111.45

Medical Officer class 3

71.15

94.86

94.86

118.58

Medical Officer class 4

76.91

102.54

102.54

128.18

Cadet APS (practical training)

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

Trainee APS (Technical)

34.97

46.62

46.62

55.55

Graduate APS

35.55

47.40

47.40

58.28

Customs Trainee

33.33

44.44

44.44

55.55

Customs Trainee Graduate

35.55

47.40

47.40

59.25

Customs level 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

Customs level 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

Customs level 3

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

Customs level 4

53.87

71.82

71.82

89.78

Customs level 5

58.41

77.88

77.88

97.35

Examiner of Patents

39.71

52.94

52.94

66.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

61.31

81.74

81.74

102.18

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

71.18

94.90

94.90

118.63

Valuer-in-training

32.36

43.14

43.14

53.93

Valuer

37.02

49.36

49.36

61.70

APS Meat Inspector 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

65.35

APS Meat Inspector 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

69.40

APS Meat Inspector 3

45.03

60.04

60.04

75.05

APS Meat Inspector 4

47.51

63.34

63.34

79.18

A.8 Irregular and intermittent employees—shiftworkers—penalty rates

[A.8 varied by PR566805;substituted by PR579920,PR592227 ppc 01Jul17;varied by PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

 

Night

Continuous Night

Saturday

Sunday

Public Holiday or Additional Holiday

 

% of ordinary hourly rate

 

140%

155%

175%

225%

275%

 

$

$

$

$

$

APS level 1

31.11

34.44

38.89

50.00

61.11

APS level 2

33.70

37.31

42.12

54.16

66.19

APS level 3

36.60

40.52

45.75

58.82

71.89

APS level 4

38.86

43.03

48.58

62.46

76.34

APS level 5

42.03

46.53

52.54

67.55

82.56

APS level 6

44.34

49.09

55.42

71.26

87.09

Executive level 1

50.27

55.66

62.84

80.80

98.75

Executive level 2

54.52

60.36

68.15

87.62

107.09

Medical Officer class 1

47.64

52.75

59.55

76.57

93.58

Medical Officer class 2

62.41

69.10

78.02

100.31

122.60

Medical Officer class 3

66.40

73.52

83.00

106.72

130.43

Medical Officer class 4

71.78

79.47

89.72

115.36

140.99

Cadet APS (practical training)

31.11

34.44

38.89

50.00

61.11

Trainee APS (Technical)

32.63

36.13

40.79

52.45

64.10

Graduate APS

33.18

36.74

41.48

53.33

65.18

Customs Trainee

31.11

34.44

38.89

50.00

61.11

Customs Trainee Graduate

33.18

36.74

41.48

53.33

65.18

Customs level 1

36.60

40.52

45.75

58.82

71.89

Customs level 2

38.86

43.03

48.58

62.46

76.34

Customs level 3

44.34

49.09

55.42

71.26

87.09

Customs level 4

50.27

55.66

62.84

80.80

98.75

Customs level 5

54.52

60.36

68.15

87.62

107.09

Examiner of Patents

37.06

41.03

46.32

59.56

72.79

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

57.22

63.35

71.52

91.96

112.39

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

66.43

73.55

83.04

106.76

130.49

Valuer-in-training

30.20

33.43

37.75

48.53

59.32

Valuer

34.55

38.25

43.19

55.53

67.87

APS Meat Inspector 1

36.60

40.52

45.75

58.82

71.89

APS Meat Inspector 2

38.86

43.03

48.58

62.46

76.34

APS Meat Inspector 3

42.03

46.53

52.54

67.55

82.56

APS Meat Inspector 4

44.34

49.09

55.42

71.26

87.09

A.9 Irregular and intermittent employees—shiftworkers—overtime rates

[A.9 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

 

Monday to Friday—first 3 hours

Monday to Friday—after 3 hours

Saturday—all day

Sunday—all day

Public Holiday or Additional Holiday—all day

 

% of ordinary hourly rate

 

150%

200%

200%

225%

275%

 

$

$

$

$

$

APS level 1

33.33

44.44

44.44

50.00

61.11

APS level 2

36.11

48.14

48.14

54.16

66.19

APS level 3

39.21

52.28

52.28

58.82

71.89

APS level 4

41.64

55.52

55.52

62.46

76.34

APS level 5

45.03

60.04

60.04

67.55

82.56

APS level 6

47.51

63.34

63.34

71.26

87.09

Executive level 1

53.87

71.82

71.82

80.80

98.75

Executive level 2

58.41

77.88

77.88

87.62

107.09

Medical Officer class 1

51.05

68.06

68.06

76.57

93.58

Medical Officer class 2

66.87

89.16

89.16

100.31

122.60

Medical Officer class 3

71.15

94.86

94.86

106.72

130.43

Medical Officer class 4

76.91

102.54

102.54

115.36

140.99

Cadet APS (practical training)

33.33

44.44

44.44

50.00

61.11

Trainee APS (Technical)

34.97

46.62

46.62

52.45

64.10

Graduate APS

35.55

47.40

47.40

53.33

65.18

Customs Trainee

33.33

44.44

44.44

50.00

61.11

Customs Trainee Graduate

35.55

47.40

47.40

53.33

65.18

Customs level 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

58.82

71.89

Customs level 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

62.46

76.34

Customs level 3

47.51

63.34

63.34

71.26

87.09

Customs level 4

53.87

71.82

71.82

80.80

98.75

Customs level 5

58.41

77.88

77.88

87.62

107.09

Examiner of Patents

39.71

52.94

52.94

59.56

72.79

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 1

61.31

81.74

81.74

91.96

112.39

Antarctic Medical Practitioner level 2

71.18

94.90

94.90

106.76

130.49

Valuer-in-training

32.36

43.14

43.14

48.53

59.32

Valuer

37.02

49.36

49.36

55.53

67.87

APS Meat Inspector 1

39.21

52.28

52.28

58.82

71.89

APS Meat Inspector 2

41.64

55.52

55.52

62.46

76.34

APS Meat Inspector 3

45.03

60.04

60.04

67.55

82.56

APS Meat Inspector 4

47.51

63.34

63.34

71.26

87.09

   

Schedule B—Summary of Monetary Allowances

[Varied by PR566805,PR566933,PR579920,PR592377,PR592227,PR606450,PR606600,PR704115,PR707769,PR707561]

See clause 11Allowances for full details of allowances payable under this award.

B.1 Wage Related Allowances

[B.1 substituted by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      The wage related allowances in this award are based on the standard rate as defined in Schedule E as the minimum hourly rate for an APS Level 2 in clause 10.3 = $24.07.

Allowance

Clause

Payable

% of standard rate

$

First aid

11.14

weekly

51.32%

12.35

Community language allowance

11.15

 

 

weekly

 

 

  

CLA Rate 1

87.76%

21.12

CLA Rate 2

175.56%

42.26

Plumber's licence

11.16(b)

hourly

0.14%

0.03

Plumber's registration

11.17(b)

weekly

150.12%

36.13

Electrical licence

11.18(b)

weekly

109.84%

26.44

Disability allowances

Working at heights

11.19

 

  

Steel frame structures etc

11.19(a)

hourly

1.69%

0.41

Painting tradesperson

11.19(b)

hourly

2.87%

0.69

Chimney,radio/television mast etc

11.19(c)

hourly

3.32%

0.80

 

Additional 3.37% for each additional 15 metres of height

0.81

Roof repairs

11.19(d)

hourly

3.82%

0.92

Employees performing spray painting functions

11.20

 

  

Trades

11.20(a)

hourly

3.37%

0.81

Stores

11.20(b)

hourly

1.91%

0.46

Plumbing tradespeople—disability and related allowances

11.21

 

  

Plumbing disabilities

11.21(a)

weekly

110.95%

26.71

Lead burning

11.21(c)

hourly

9.55%

2.30

Chokage

11.21(d)

daily or part daily

36.39%

8.76

Asbestos eradication

11.22(a)

hourly

10.28%

2.47

General disability allowances

11.23

 

  

Spray gangs

11.23(a)

daily or part daily

19.59%

4.72

 

Additional 24.87% for high pressure

5.99

Cold work

11.23(a)(ii)

 

 

 

hour or part thereof

Between -1 and 7,3.32%

0.80

Between -2 and -18,4.5%

1.08

Below -18,7.53%

1.81

Confined spaces

11.23(c)

hour or part thereof

3.82%

0.92

 

Gas or water space,8.37%

2.01

Dirty or offensive work

11.23(d)

hourly

3.37%

0.81

Hot work

11.23(e)(ii)

hour or part thereof

Between 46 and 54 degrees,3.37%

0.81

 

Exceeding 54 degrees,3.82%

0.92

Wet work

11.23(f)(i)

hourly

3.37%

0.81

Insulating materials

11.23(g)

hourly

3.82%

0.92

Explosive powered tools

11.23(h)(i)

daily or part daily

7.39%

1.78

Epoxy-based materials

11.23(i)(i)

hourly

Using materials,3.82%

0.92

11.23(i)(ii)

hourly

Close proximity,3.37%

0.81

Second-hand timber

11.23(j)(i)

daily

12.29%

2.96

Hot bitumen

11.23(k)

hourly

3.82%

0.92

Asbestos handling

11.23(l)

hourly

3.82%

0.92

Water underfoot or dripping

11.23(m)

hourly

3.37%

0.81

Offensive fumes

11.23(n)

hourly

3.82%

0.92

Plaster or composition

11.23(o)

hourly

3.37%

0.81

B.2 Adjustment of Wage Related Allowances

      Wage related allowances are adjusted in accordance with increases to wages and are based on a percentage of the standard rate as specified.

B.3 Expense Related Allowances

[B3 varied by PR566933,PR579631,PR592377,PR606600,PR704115,PR707769 ppc 01Jul19]

Allowance

Clause

$

Cadet books and equipment

11.4

Reimbursement

Removal expenses

11.5

Reimbursement and payment

Disturbance allowance

11.6

See clause 11.6

Vehicle:

11.7

 

general

 

see clause 11.7

carriage

 

0.0100 per km

Travel allowance

11.8

See clause 11.8

Excess travel time

11.9

See clause 11.9

Camping allowance

11.10

 

Where cook is provided

 

35.74

Where cook is not provided

 

59.43

Additional allowance—2-5 consecutive nights

 

11.35

Additional allowance—6 or more consecutive nights

 

22.73

Outlay allowance—between 7 and 13 days

 

67.48

Outlay allowance—between 14 and 20 days

 

134.95

Outlay allowance—more than 21 days

 

202.42

Isolated allowance

11.11

See clause 11.11

Meal

11.12

See clause 11.12

Tool allowance

11.13

 

        Metal trades

 

11.19 per week

        Carpentry

 

20.79 per week

        Plumber

 

20.79 per week

        Painter

 

5.08 per week

        Signwriter

 

5.08 per week

        Bricklayer

 

14.93 per week

        Plasterer

 

17.15 per week

        Carpenter &joiner stockwork

 

5.46 per week

        Electrical

 

11.18 per week

B.4 Adjustment of expense related allowances

[B.4 varied by PR566933 ppc 01Jul15]

      At the time of any adjustment to the standard rate,each expense related allowance in clauses 11 and 12 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.

      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

    Vehicle allowance –Carriage of goods or passengers

    Private motoring sub-group

    Kennelling or transporting a pet

    Transport group

    Disturbance allowance

    All groups

    Camping allowances

    Food and non-alcoholic beverages group

    Isolated allowance

    Transport group

    Tool allowances

    Household appliances,utensils and tools sub-group

    District allowance

    All Groups

   

Schedule C—Supported Wage System

[Varied by PR568050, PR581528,PR592689,PR606630,PR709080]

C.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.

[C.2 varied by PR568050 ppc 01Jul15]

C.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

C.3 Eligibility criteria

C.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.

C.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.

C.4 Supported wage rates

C.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 C.5)

    %

    Relevant minimum wage

    %

    10

    10

    20

    20

    30

    30

    40

    40

    50

    50

    60

    60

    70

    70

    80

    80

    90

    90

[C.4.2 varied by PR568050,PR581528,PR592689,PR606630,PR709080 ppc 01Jul19]

C.4.2 Provided that the minimum amount payable must be not less than $87 per week.

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

C.5 Assessment of capacity

C.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.

C.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.

C.6 Lodgement of SWS wage assessment agreement

C.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.

C.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.

C.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.

C.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.

C.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.

C.10 Trial period

C.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.

C.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.

[C.10.3 varied by PR568050,PR581528,PR592689,PR606630,PR709080 ppc 01Jul19]

C.10.3 The minimum amount payable to the employee during the trial period must be no less than $87 per week.

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

C.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 C.5.

Schedule D—National Training Wage

[Varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561]

D.1 Title

This is the National Training Wage Schedule.

D.2 Definitions

In this schedule:

      adult trainee is a trainee who would qualify for the highest minimum wage in Wage Level A or B if covered by that wage level

      approved training means the training specified in the training contract

      Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a national framework for qualifications in post-compulsory education and training

      out of school refers only to periods out of school beyond Year 10 as at the first of January in each year and is deemed to:

      (a) include any period of schooling beyond Year 10 which was not part of or did not contribute to a completed year of schooling;

      (b) include any period during which a trainee repeats in whole or part a year of schooling beyond Year 10;and

      (c) not include any period during a calendar year in which a year of schooling is completed

      relevant State or Territory training authority means the bodies in the relevant State or Territory which exercise approval powers in relation to traineeships and register training contracts under the relevant State or Territory vocational education and training legislation

      relevant State or Territory vocational education and training legislation means the following or any successor legislation:

      Australian Capital Territory:Training and Tertiary Education Act 2003;

      New South Wales:Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001;

      Northern Territory:Northern Territory Employment and Training Act 1991;

      Queensland:Vocational Education,Training and Employment Act 2000;

      South Australia:Training and Skills Development Act 2008;

      Tasmania:Vocational Education and Training Act 1994;

      Victoria:Education and Training Reform Act 2006;or

      Western Australia:Vocational Education and Training Act 1996

      trainee is an employee undertaking a traineeship under a training contract

      traineeship means a system of training which has been approved by the relevant State or Territory training authority,which meets the requirements of a training package developed by the relevant Industry Skills Council and endorsed by the National Quality Council,and which leads to an AQF certificate level qualification

      training contract means an agreement for a traineeship made between an employer and an employee which is registered with the relevant State or Territory training authority

      training package means the competency standards and associated assessment guidelines for an AQF certificate level qualification which have been endorsed for an industry or enterprise by the National Quality Council and placed on the National Training Information Service with the approval of the Commonwealth,State and Territory Ministers responsible for vocational education and training,and includes any relevant replacement training package

      year 10 includes any year before Year 10

D.3 Coverage

D.3.1 Subject to clauses D.3.2 to D.3.5 of this schedule,this schedule applies in respect of an employee covered by this award who is undertaking a traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate level is allocated to a wage level by clause D.5.1 or by clause D.5.4 of this schedule.

D.3.2 This schedule only applies to AQF Certificate Level IV traineeships for which a relevant AQF Certificate Level III traineeship is listed in clause D.5.1

D.3.3 This schedule does not apply to qualifications not identified in training packages or to qualifications in training packages which are not identified as appropriate for a traineeship.

D.3.4 Where the terms and conditions of this schedule conflict with other terms and conditions of this award dealing with traineeships,the other terms and conditions of this award prevail.

D.3.5 At the conclusion of the traineeship,this schedule ceases to apply to the employee.

D.4 Types of Traineeship

The following types of traineeship are available under this schedule:

D.4.1 a full-time traineeship based on 38 ordinary hours per week,with 20% of ordinary hours being approved training;and

D.4.2 a part-time traineeship based on less than 38 ordinary hours per week,with 20% of ordinary hours being approved training solely on-the-job or partly on-the-job and partly off-the-job,or where training is fully off-the-job.

D.5 Minimum Wages

[D.5 substituted by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

D.5.1 Minimum wages for traineeships

      (a) Wage Level A

      Subject to clause D.5.2 and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a full-time or part-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level A by clause D.7 are:

 

Highest year of schooling completed

 

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

 

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

 

$

$

$

$

$

$

School leaver

332.80

10.95

366.50

12.07

436.60

14.37

Plus 1 year out of school

366.50

12.07

436.60

14.37

508.10

16.73

Plus 2 years out of school

436.60

14.37

508.10

16.73

591.30

19.45

Plus 3 years out of school

508.10

16.73

591.30

19.45

677.00

22.26

Plus 4 years out of school

591.30

19.45

677.00

22.26

  

Plus 5 or more years out of school

677.00

22.26

    

      (b) Wage Level B

      Subject to clause D.5.2 and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a full-time or part-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level B by clause D.7 are:

 

Highest year of schooling completed

 

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

 

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

 

$

$

$

$

$

$

School leaver

332.80

10.95

366.50

12.07

424.80

13.99

Plus 1 year out of school

366.50

12.07

424.80

13.99

488.60

16.08

Plus 2 years out of school

424.80

13.99

488.60

16.08

573.10

18.87

Plus 3 years out of school

488.60

16.08

573.10

18.87

653.70

21.52

Plus 4 years out of school

573.10

18.87

653.70

21.52

  

Plus 5 or more years out of school

653.70

21.52

    

      (c) Wage Level C

      Subject to clause D.5.2 and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a full-time or part-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level C by clause D.7 are:

 

Highest year of schooling completed

 

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

 

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

Full-time weekly

Part-time hourly

 

$

$

$

$

    $

$

School leaver

332.80

10.95

366.50

12.07

424.80

13.99

Plus 1 year out of school

366.50

12.07

424.80

13.99

478.20

15.73

Plus 2 years out of school

424.80

13.99

478.20

15.73

534.30

17.57

Plus 3 years out of school

478.20

15.73

534.30

17.57

595.20

19.58

Plus 4 years out of school

534.30

17.57

595.20

19.58

  

Plus 5 or more years out of school

595.20

19.58

    

      (d) AQF Certificate Level IV traineeships

      (i) Subject to clause D.5.2 and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a traineeship are the minimum wages for the relevant Level III traineeship with the addition of 3.8% to those minimum wages.

      (ii) Subject to clause D.5.2 and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for an adult trainee undertaking an AQF Certificate Level IV traineeship are as follows,provided that the relevant wage level is that for the relevant AQF Certificate Level III traineeship:

      Wage level

      First year of traineeship

      Second and subsequent years of traineeship

       

      Full-time weekly

      Part-time hourly

      Full-time weekly

      Part-time hourly

       

      $

      $

      $

      $

      Wage Level A

      703.20

      23.12

      730.40

      24.03

      Wage Level B

      678.40

      22.29

      704.40

      23.15

      Wage Level C

      617.40

      20.31

      640.70

      21.08

      (e) School-based traineeships

      Subject to clause D.5.2 and D.5.3 of this schedule, the minimum hourly wages for a trainee undertaking a school-based Wage Levels A or B traineeship are as follows when the trainee works ordinary hours:

    Year of schooling

    Year 11 or lower

    Year 12

    per hour

    per hour

    $

    $

    10.95

    12.07

D.5.2 Calculating the actual minimum wage

      (a) Where the approved training for a part-time traineeship is provided fully off-the-job by a registered training organisation,for example at school or at TAFE,the relevant minimum wage in clauses D.5.1(a)(d) of this schedule applies to each ordinary hour worked by the trainee.

      (b) Where the approved training for a part-time traineeship is undertaken solely on-the-job or partly on-the-job and partly off-the-job,the relevant minimum wage in clauses D.5.1(a)(d) of this schedule minus 20% applies to each ordinary hour worked by the trainee.

D.5.3 Other minimum wage provisions

      (a) An employee who was employed by an employer immediately prior to becoming a trainee with that employer must not suffer a reduction in their minimum wage per week or per hour by virtue of becoming a trainee. Casual loadings will be disregarded when determining whether the employee has suffered a reduction in their minimum wage.

      (b) If a qualification is converted from an Level II to a Level III traineeship,or from an Level III to a Level IV traineeship,then the trainee must be paid the next highest minimum wage provided in this schedule,where a higher minimum wage is provided for the new certificate level.

D.5.4 Default wage rate

      The minimum wage for a trainee undertaking an AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate level are not allocated to a wage level in clause D.5.1 is the relevant minimum wage under this schedule for a trainee undertaking an AQF Certificate to Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate level are allocated to Wage Level B.

D.6 Employment conditions

D.6.1 A trainee undertaking a school-based traineeship may,with the agreement of the trainee,be paid an additional loading of 25% on all ordinary hours worked instead of paid annual leave,paid personal/carer’s leave and paid absence on public holidays,provided that where the trainee works on a public holiday then the public holiday provisions of this award apply.

D.6.2 A trainee 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.

D.6.3 Time spent by a trainee,other than a trainee undertaking a school-based traineeship,in attending any training and 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 trainee’s wages and determining the trainee’s employment conditions.

      Note:The time to be included for the purpose of calculating the wages for part-time trainees whose approved training is fully off-the-job is determined by clause D.5.2(a) and not by this clause.

D.6.4 Subject to clause D.3.4 of this schedule, all other terms and conditions of this award apply to a trainee unless specifically varied by this schedule.

D.7 Allocation of Traineeships to Wage Levels

The wage levels applying to training packages and their AQF certificate levels are:

D.7.1 Wage Level A

    Training package

    AQF certificate level

    Aeroskills

    II

    Aviation

    I
    II
    III

    Beauty

    III

    Business Services

    I
    II
    III

    Chemical,Hydrocarbons and Refining

    I
    II
    III

    Civil Construction

    III

    Coal Training Package

    II
    III

    Community Services

    II
    III

    Construction,Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework

    I
    II
    III

    Correctional Services

    II
    III

    Drilling

    II
    III

    Electricity Supply Industry—Generation Sector

    II
    III (in Western Australia only)

    Electricity Supply Industry—Transmission,Distribution and Rail Sector

    II

    Electrotechnology

    I
    II
    III (in Western Australia only)

    Financial Services

    I
    II
    III

    Floristry

    III

    Food Processing Industry

    III

    Gas Industry

    III

    Information and Communications Technology

    I
    II
    III

    Laboratory Operations

    II
    III

    Local Government (other than Operational Works Cert I and II)

    I
    II
    III

    Manufactured Mineral Products

    III

    Manufacturing

    I
    II
    III

    Maritime

    I
    II
    III

    Metal and Engineering (Technical)

    II
    III

    Metalliferous Mining

    II
    III

    Museum,Library and Library/Information Services

    II
    III

    Plastics,Rubber and Cablemaking

    III

    Public Safety

    III

    Public Sector

    II
    III

    Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industries

    III

    Retail Services (including wholesale and Community pharmacy)

    III

    Telecommunications

    II
    III

    Textiles,Clothing and Footwear

    III

    Tourism,Hospitality and Events

    I
    II
    III

    Training and Assessment

    III

    Transport and Distribution

    III

    Water Industry (Utilities)

    III

D.7.2 Wage Level B

    Training package

    AQF certificate level

    Animal Care and Management

    I
    II
    III

    Asset Maintenance

    I
    II
    III

    Australian Meat Industry

    I
    II
    III

    Automotive Industry Manufacturing

    II
    III

    Automotive Industry Retail,Service and Repair

    I
    II
    III

    Beauty

    II

    Caravan Industry

    II
    III

    Civil Construction

    I

    Community Recreation Industry

    III

    Entertainment

    I
    II
    III

    Extractive Industries

    II
    III

    Fitness Industry

    III

    Floristry

    II

    Food Processing Industry

    I
    II

    Forest and Forest Products Industry

    I
    II
    III

    Furnishing

    I
    II
    III

    Gas Industry

    I
    II

    Health

    II
    III

    Local Government (Operational Works)

    I
    II

    Manufactured Mineral Products

    I
    II

    Metal and Engineering (Production)

    II
    III

    Outdoor Recreation Industry

    I
    II
    III

    Plastics,Rubber and Cablemaking

    II

    Printing and Graphic Arts

    II
    III

    Property Services

    I
    II
    III

    Public Safety

    I
    II

    Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industries

    I
    II

    Retail Services

    I
    II

    Screen and Media

    I
    II
    III

    Sport Industry

    II
    III

    Sugar Milling

    I
    II
    III

    Textiles,Clothing and Footwear

    I
    II

    Transport and Logistics

    I
    II

    Visual Arts,Craft and Design

    I
    II
    III

    Water Industry

    I
    II

   

Schedule E—Definitions

In this award,unless the contrary intention appears:

      Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth),as amended from time to time

      adult apprentice means an employee who is 21 years of age or older at the commencement of the employee's apprenticeship

      Agency has the meaning given by the Public Service Act 1999 (Cth)

      Agency Head has the meaning given by the Public Service Act 1999. Except where the context otherwise requires,an Agency Head includes a person authorised to exercise the relevant powers of an Agency Head for the purpose concerned

      APS means the Australian Public Service

      dependant,in relation to an employee,means:

      ●the spouse of the employee;or

      ●a child or parent of the employee,or of the spouse of the employee,being a child or parent who ordinarily resides with the employee and who is wholly or substantially dependent upon the employee

      employee means an APS employee as defined in the Public Service Act 1999

      immediate family has the meaning given by the Act

      meal period will mean the following periods,or substituted meal periods,as agreed between the Agency Head and the majority of affected employees,or the Agency Head and an individual employee. Such an agreement will provide for four meal allowance periods in each 24 hour cycle:

      ●7.00 am to 9.00 am;

      ●12 noon to 2.00 pm;

      ●6.00 pm to 7.00 pm;and

      ●midnight to 1.00 am

      NES means the National Employment Standards as contained in sections 59 to 131 of the Act

      ordinary hourly rate means an employee's hourly rate for their classification plus any allowances specified in this Award as being included in the employees' ordinary hourly rate

      partner means,in relation to a person who is a member of a couple,the other member of the couple

      salary barrier means the minimum hourly pay rate payable to an employee at the Executive Level 1 classification. A classification is “below”the salary barrier where the pay rate for the classification is less than the minimum pay rate payable to an Executive Level 1. A classification is “above”the salary barrier where the minimum pay rate is not less than the minimum pay rate payable to an Executive Level 1

      shiftworker means an employee who is rostered to perform ordinary hours of work outside the period 6.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday,and/or on Saturdays,Sundays or Public Holidays for an ongoing or fixed period

      standard rate means the minimum hourly pay rate for an APS Level 2 in clause 10

      union means a union which can represent the industrial interests of the employee(s) concerned and has one or more members employed in the Agency in which the employee(s) are employed and,where appropriate,includes the relevant national union official or nominated delegate

Schedule F—Agency Specific Conditions

[Varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561]

F.1 Employment conditions specific to employees of the Department of Defence

F.1.1 Duty at sea

      (a) Clause F.1.1 covers Department of Defence (the Department) employees who perform work at sea except:

      (i) where the work is carried out whilst the vessel is moored to a buoy;or

      (ii) when undertaking familiarisation trips.

      (b) Any work done at sea by an employee during an employee's ordinary hours of duty will be paid for at the rate of one and one quarter times the ordinary rate;

      (c) Any work done at sea by an employee outside the ordinary hours of duty will,if the employee is entitled to payment for overtime,be paid for at the rate of double the ordinary rate payable to the employee;

      (d) In addition to the rates prescribed by clauses F.1.1(b) and F.1.1(c),an employee will be paid the following appropriate allowance:

[F.1.1(d)(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) if employed on a surface vessel at the rate of $3.50 per hour;and

[F.1.1(d)(ii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (ii) if employed on a submarine at the rate of $5.15 per hour.

      (e) The allowances at clause F.1.1(d) will be calculated in multiples of an hour,periods of less than 30 minutes being taken to the lower multiple and 30 minutes or more being taken to the higher multiple.

      (f) The minimum amount of time payable for any one period of duty at sea will be 10 hours.

      (g) In addition to the allowance in clause 11.8 an employee is entitled to the following:

      (i) If an employee is required to board a vessel before 7.00 a.m on the day of joining the vessel or to remain on board after 5.30 p.m. on the day of leaving the vessel the employee will where practicable be provided by the Department with breakfast and/or dinner as the case may be,without cost to the employee.

      (ii) An employee not provided with meals will be paid a meal allowance for each such meal not provided.

      (h) Where a period of duty at sea is completed after 6.00 p.m. the Department will transport the employee from the place where the vessel berths to the employee's home without cost to the employee.

      (i) Definitions:

      (i) At sea means:

        ●all time on board a vessel from the time the vessel leaves the wharf until it returns;and

        ●if a launch or other type of vessel is used to transport an employee to or from a vessel on which work at sea is to be performed the time from which the launch or similar vessel leaves the wharf until it returns.

      (ii) Leaving the wharf means when the access gangway between the wharf and the vessel or the launch as the case may be has been withdrawn from the vessel or launch

      (iii) Return to the wharf means when the access gangway between the wharf and the vessel or the launch as the case may be has been placed against the vessel or launch and shore communication established.

      (iv) Vessel means a steam driven or motor driven sea going vessel of 120 horsepower or more.

F.1.2 Tropic treating plant allowance

[F.1.2 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      An employee employed in a preservation plant or in any tropic treating plant on the work of cleaning,preserving,wrapping and packing of metal parts will,whilst so engaged,be paid a daily or part daily allowance of $3.21.

F.1.3 Special allowances—defence stores and naval establishments

[F.1.3(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) An employee performing stores functions will be paid an hourly allowance of $0.67 whilst employed on any of the following duties:

      (i) stripping and assembling machine guns and guns up to 7.62mm bore;

      (ii) stripping and assembling breech mechanisms of the heavier type of guns except when the work is carried out under the direct supervision of a senior officer or employee;

      (iii) fitting tackles and running gear;

      (iv) making and repairing rope grummets for driving bands of shell;

      (v) repairing rope fenders and lighters,etc;

      (vi) canvas work such as the making and repairing of hatch covers for lighters,covers for trucks and machinery,etc.;

      (vii) repairing cartridges,drill,B.L.;

      (viii) wire splicing;

      (ix) mixing and issuing oils and paints;or

      (x) stripping,testing and assembling depth charge pistols.

[F.1.3(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (b) An employee working at a trichlorethylene de-greasing plant will,whilst so engaged,be paid a daily or part daily allowance of $3.21.

F.1.4 Welding allowances

[F.1.4(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) An employee welding on aluminium or aluminium alloys by the MIG process or the TIG process and who wears:

      (i) Welder's helmet;

      (ii) Apron;

      (iii) Gloves;

      (iv) Arm length leather gloves;

      (v) Double breasted leather coat;

      (vi) Leggings or spats;

      (vii) Knee leather spats;

      (viii) Anti-flash spectacles;

      (ix) Respirator (air fed);or

      (x) Beret,

      will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $1.32.

[F.1.4(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (b) An employee cutting by the plasma arc process who wears ear plugs in addition to the protective clothing and equipment listed in clauses F.1.4(a) will,whilst so engaged,be paid an hourly allowance of $1.32.

[F.1.4(c) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (c) An employee welding on metals other than aluminium or aluminium alloys by either the MIG or TIG processes who wears the protective clothing and equipment listed in clause F.1.4(a) will,whilst so employed,be paid an hourly allowance of $0.91.

      (d) An employee working with or assisting an employee covered by this clause and who,through close proximity,is required to wear the same protective clothing and equipment,will be paid the same allowance as the employee performing the welding.

F.1.5 Explosives areas special rates

      (a) An employee working in an explosives area will,whilst so employed,be paid for each day or part day the allowance specified below:

      (b) Manufacture:

[F.1.5(b)(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) propellants containing nitroglycerine prior to operations of blending,packing or bundling—$5.22;

[F.1.5(b)(ii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (ii) explosive containing R.D.X.—$5.22;

[F.1.5(b)(iii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (iii) operations in which ammonium perchlorate is used—$2.53.

      (c) Filling or breaking down:

[F.1.5(c)(i) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (i) handling loose bulk tetryl (C.E.),trinitro-toluene (T.N.T.),di-nitro toluene (D.N.T.) or explosive compositions containing T.N.T. or D.N.T.—$5.22;

[F.1.5(c)(ii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (ii) handling,mixing and pressing of chromates for pyrotechnic stores—$4.54;

[F.1.5(c)(iii) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (iii) casting charges involving double base propellants containing nitroglycerine—$4.54.

F.1.6 Certification of dangerous air cargo allowance

[F.1.6(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) An employee who is appropriately qualified by certification and is required by the Department to certify that dangerous air cargo has been consigned in accordance with internal Departmental process and the applicable IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations,will be paid a weekly allowance of $24.85.

[F.1.6(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (b) Where such an employee is employed within the dangerous goods packing area and is also responsible for the proper packing and dispatch of dangerous goods by road,rail or sea transport the weekly allowance will be $38.95 in lieu of the allowance at clause F.1.6(a).

F.2 Employment conditions specific to employees of COMCAR

F.2.1 The provisions of clause F.2 only cover COMCAR employees employed as drivers.

F.2.2 Home garaging

      Ongoing full-time employees will have access to home garaging arrangements.

F.2.3 Irregular or intermittent drivers

      (a) If an irregular or intermittent employee is instructed to report for duty,the employee will be paid for a minimum of four hours at the hourly rate assigned to the classification of APS Level 1. The minimum payment does not include casual loading unless the employee actually commences work on a day.

      (b) The minimum payment in F.2.3(a) will be made even if the employee is instructed to report for duty but is not required.

F.3 Employment conditions specific to employees of the Australian Electoral Commission

F.3.1 The provisions of clause F.3 only cover employees of the Australian Electoral Commission.

F.3.2 Election/referendum allowance:

[F.3.2(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) Employees performing the functions of Divisional Returning Officer or Clerk to Divisional Returning Officer or employees performing the function of APS Level 2 or APS Level 1 to Divisional Returning Officers in Divisional Electoral Offices of the Australian Electoral Commission,at the time of and during the course of an Australian Government referendum or an election for the Australian Government Parliament will be entitled to be paid an allowance as follows in respect of each occasion on which such an election or referendum is held:

     

    $ per occasion

    Divisional Returning Officer

    2783.37

    Clerk to Divisional Returning Officer

    1113.01

    APS Level 2

    692.08

    APS Level 1

    515.76

      (b) provided that a single payment only will be made where a referendum is held simultaneously with an election,with payment being made on pro rata basis where an employee is involved in part only of the period in question.

F.4 Employment conditions specific to employees of the Department of the Environment

F.4.1 The provisions of clause F.4 only cover employees employed in the Department of the Environment.

F.4.2 Allowances for employees classified as APS Level 1 and APS Level 2 performing gardening duties or general hand duties:

      (a) Aquatic ponds allowance

[F.4.2(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees working in water in aquatic ponds will be paid $3.21 per day extra.

      (b) Work in rain allowance

[F.4.2(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees who are required to work in the rain on emergency work will be paid an allowance of $9.18 per day or part thereof.

      (c) Height (trees) allowance

[F.4.2(c) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees who are required to climb trees to a height greater than six metres from the ground will be paid an allowance of $4.14 per day.

      (d) Pest control allowance

[F.4.2(d) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Employees engaged in weed and insect control will be paid $12.17 per week for all purposes of the award,having regard to particular and specific conditions and requirements of their work.

      (e) Wet pay allowance

[F.4.2(e) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      Where,on sewerage or sub-surface works,in the opinion of the supervisor the conditions are exceptionally wet,payment of an additional $3.11 per day will be made.

F.4.3 Overseers allowance:

[F.4.3(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) Gardening Overseers in charge of a spray gang engaged in the destruction of weeds and/or vermin will be paid an additional $1.58 per day or part thereof whilst so employed.

[F.4.3(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (b) When in charge of a gang operating high pressure spray equipment the additional amount will be $2.02 per day or part thereof.

F.5 Employment conditions specific to employees of the Bureau of Meteorology

F.5.1 The provisions of clause F.5 only cover employees employed in the Bureau of Meteorology.

F.5.2 Employees whose stretch of shift,broken or unbroken,exceeds twelve hours will,be paid at double the ordinary rate of pay for all time actually worked beyond the said period of 12 hours.

F.6 Employment conditions specific to employees of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

F.6.1 The provisions of clause F.6 only cover employees employed in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

F.6.2 Flying disability allowance

[F.6.2(a) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (a) An employee,other than an employee referred to in F.6.2(b),who is required to perform duties in an aircraft during a flight and who for all or any part of that flight:

      (i) is required to operate equipment for the purpose of conducting aerial photography,aerial geophysical survey or map verification operations;or

      (ii) is engaged in aerial surveillance authorised under the Coastwatch Branch of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

      will be entitled to be paid an allowance at the rate of $15.33 per hour for each hour or part of an hour for the whole of the time of the flight.

[F.6.2(b) varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

      (b) An employee who is required to perform duties as on the job training or work experience during a flight referred to in F.6.2(a)(i) or F.6.2(a)(ii)will be entitled to be paid an allowance at the rate of $11.50 per hour for each hour or part of an hour for the whole time of the flight.

      (c) In respect of any given flight,an employee is not entitled to be paid more than one allowance under this subclause.

F.6.3 Shoe and stocking allowance

      Employees required to wear a uniform will be paid a shoe allowance at the rate of $111.00 per year if they do not receive the uniform issue of shoes and,in the case of female employees,who do not receive the uniform issue of socks,a stocking allowance at the rate of $104.00 per year.

F.6.4 Drug detector dog unit footwear allowance

      An allowance of $61.00 per year will be paid to Senior Instructors and Instructors of the Drug Detector Dog Unit each year to compensate for expenses incurred in the purchase of suitable running shoes. The provisions of this clause do not apply where the employer provides running shoes to the employee.

F.6.5 Investigation Officer clothing allowance

      All Customs level 2–6 employee employed in the Investigations Operations Component who perform the duties of an Investigation Officer will be paid an allowance of $408.00 per year. The provisions of this clause do not apply where the employer provides clothing to the employee.

F.6.6 Breakfast allowance

      Where an Assistant Customs Officer,Customs Level 1 or Customs Level 2 in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service is required to perform overtime duty before commencing normal duty,and is required to:

      (a) attend duty for a ship or aircraft;and

      (b) leave home for that purpose not later than 6.30 am;but

      (c) is not provided with an unpaid meal break before commencing normal duty,

      the employee is to be paid an allowance equal to the breakfast meal allowance for the other country centres as determined by the Australian Taxation Office from time to time.

F.6.7 Protective clothing

      Where the employer requires an employee to wear any special or protective clothing,such as uniforms,rubber gloves,safety hats or shoes,ear muffs,wet weather gear,the employer will reimburse the employee for the cost of purchasing such special or protective clothing. The provisions of this clause do not apply where the special or protective clothing is paid for by the employer.

F.7 Employment conditions specific to Meat Inspectors of the Department of Agriculture

F.7.1 The provisions of clause F.7 only cover employees employed as Meat Inspectors in the Department of Agriculture.

F.7.2 Rate between 10.00 pm and 7.00 am

      Non-shiftworker employees will be paid at the rate of double time for all duty (other than travelling time) performed between 10.00 pm on one day and 7.00 am on the next day,notwithstanding other provisions of this award.

F.7.3 Issue of a knife and steel

      For each employee required to use a knife and steel of a standard stipulated by a relevant law governing the function to be performed,the employer must reimburse the employee for the cost of purchasing such equipment. The provisions of this clause do not apply where the equipment is paid for by the employer.

F.7.4 Headquartering arrangements

      Meat inspectors who are relocated from a closed or overheadquartered establishment will be reimbursed the cost of such relocation. The provisions of this clause will not apply when the Department of Agriculture provides for the necessary relocation arrangements.

F.8 Adjustment of wage related allowances

F.8.1 Wage related allowances in this Schedule F are adjusted in accordance with increases to wages and are based on a percentage of the standard rate as specified.

F.9 Adjustment of expense related allowances

F.9.1 At the time of any adjustment to the standard rate,each expense related allowance in clause F.6.3,F.6.4 and F.6.5 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.

F.9.2 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

    Shoe allowance

    Clothing and footwear sub-group

    Stocking allowance

    Clothing and footwear sub-group

    Drug Detector Dog Unit Footwear allowance

    Clothing and footwear sub-group

    Investigation Officer Clothing allowance

    Clothing and footwear sub-group

   

F.10 Summary of wage-related allowances

[F.10 varied by PR566805,PR579920,PR592227,PR606450,PR707561 ppc 01Jul19]

Allowance

Clause

Payable

% of standard rate

$

Duty at sea

F.1.1

   

Surface vessel

F.1.1(d)(i)

hourly

14.55

3.50

Submarine

F.1.1(d)(ii)

hourly

21.41

5.15

Tropic treating plant

F.1.2

daily or part daily

13.35

3.21

Stores functions

    

Stores

F.1.3(a)

hourly

2.78

0.67

Trichlorethylene de-greasing plant

F.1.3(b)

daily or part daily

13.35

3.21

Welding

    

Welding

F.1.4(a)

hourly

5.47

1.32

Plasma arc process

F.1.4(b)

hourly

5.47

1.32

MIG or TIG processes

F.1.4(c)

hourly

3.79

0.91

Explosives

    

Manufacture - nitroglycerine

F.1.5(b)(i)

daily or part daily

21.70

5.22

Manufacture - RDX

F.1.5(b)(ii)

daily or part daily

21.70

5.22

Manufacture - ammonium perchlorate

F.1.5(b)(iii)

daily or part daily

10.51

2.53

Filling - CE,TNT and DNT

F.1.5(c)(i)

daily or part daily

21.70

5.22

Filling - Chromates

F.1.5(c)(ii)

daily or part daily

18.87

4.54

Filling - nitroglycerine

F.1.5(c)(iii)

daily or part daily

18.87

4.54

Dangerous air cargo

    

Certification

F.1.6(a)

weekly

103.26

24.85

Packing and dispatching

F.1.6(b)

weekly

161.83

38.95

Referendum

    

Divisional Returning Officer

F.3.2(a)

per occasion

11,563.66

2783.37

Clerk to Divisional Returning Officer

F.3.2(a)

per occasion

4,624.05

1113.01

APS Level 2

F.3.2(a)

per occasion

2,875.28

692.08

APS Level 1

F.3.2(a)

per occasion

2,142.77

515.76

Gardening or general hand

    

Aquatic ponds

F.4.2(a)

daily

13.35

3.21

Work in rain

F.4.2(b)

daily or part daily

38.12

9.18

Height

F.4.2(c)

daily

17.19

4.14

Pest control

F.4.2(d)

weekly

50.55

12.17

Wet pay

F.4.2(e)

daily

12.91

3.11

Overseers

    

Gardening

F.4.3(a)

daily or part daily

6.58

1.58

Spray equipment

F.4.3(b)

daily or part daily

8.40

2.02

Flying

    

Aerial surveillance

F.6.2(a)

hourly or part hourly

63.71

15.33

Aerial surveillance—work experience

F.6.2(b)

hourly or part hourly

47.77

11.50

   

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