Table of Contents - MA000107 Salt Industry Award 2010

Part 1—Application and Operation

1. Title

2. Commencement and transitional

3. Definitions and interpretation

4. Coverage

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

7. Award flexibility

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8. Consultation

9. Dispute resolution

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10. Types of employment

11. Termination of employment

12. Redundancy

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13. Classifications

14. Minimum wages

15. Allowances

16. District allowances

17. Payment of wages

18. Annualised salaries

19. Superannuation

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

20. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

21. Maximum weekly hours

22. Breaks

23. Overtime and penalty rates

24. Rostering

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

25. Annual leave

26. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

27. Community service leave

28. Public holidays

SCHEDULE A—TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
SCHEDULE B—CLASSIFICATION AND STRUCTURE
SCHEDULE C—SUPPORTED WAGE SYSTEM
SCHEDULE D—NATIONAL TRAINING WAGE
APPENDIX D1:ALLOCATION OF TRAINEESHIPS TO WAGE LEVELS
SCHEDULE E—SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICES
SCHEDULE F—2014 PART-DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Salt Industry Award 2010

Salt Industry Award 2010

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 5 March 2015 (PR561478).

Clauses affected by the most recent variation:

12 —Redundancy

16—District allowances (deleted)

Current review matter(s):AM2014/47;AM2014/88;AM2014/190;AM2014/196;AM2014/197;AM2014/300;AM2014/301;AM2014/306;AM2015/1;AM2015/2

Table of Contents

[Varied by PR532630,PR544519,PR546288,PR557581]

Part 1—Application and Operation

1. Title

2. Commencement and transitional

3. Definitions and interpretation

4. Coverage

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

7. Award flexibility

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8. Consultation

9. Dispute resolution

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10. Types of employment

11. Termination of employment

12. Redundancy

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13. Classifications

14. Minimum wages

15. Allowances

16. District allowances

17. Payment of wages

18. Annualised salaries

19. Superannuation

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

20. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

21. Maximum weekly hours

22. Breaks

23. Overtime and penalty rates

24. Rostering

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

25. Annual leave

26. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

27. Community service leave

28. Public holidays

Schedule A—Transitional Provisions

Schedule B—Classification and Structure

Schedule C—Supported Wage System

Schedule D—National Training Wage

Appendix D1:Allocation of Traineeships to Wage Levels

Schedule E—School-based Apprentices

Schedule F—2014 Part-day Public Holidays

Part 1—Application and Operation

1. Title

2. Commencement and transitional

3. Definitions and interpretation

4. Coverage

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

7. Award flexibility

1. Title

This award is the Salt Industry Award 2010.

2. Commencement and transitional

[Varied by PR542227]

2.1 This award commences on 1 January 2010.

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

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

    ●minimum wages and piecework rates

    ●casual or part-time loadings

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

    ●shift allowances/penalties.

[2.4 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[2.5 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[2.6 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

2.6 The Fair Work Commission may review the transitional arrangements:

    (a) on its own initiative;or

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

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

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

3. Definitions and interpretation

[Varied by PR997772,PR503685,PR544301,PR546102]

3.1 In this award,unless the contrary intention appears:

    Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of adult apprentice inserted by PR544301 ppc 01Jan14]

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

    afternoon shift means any shift finishing after 6.00 pm and at or before midnight

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

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

    base rate of pay has the meaning in the NES

    continuous shiftworker means an employee engaged in a continuous process who is rostered to work regularly on Sundays and public holidays

[Definition of default fund employee inserted by PR546102 ppc 01Jan14]

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

[Definition of defined benefit member inserted by PR546102 ppc 01Jan14]

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

[Definition of Division 2B State award inserted by PR503685 ppc 01Jan11]

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

[Definition of Division 2B State employment agreement inserted by PR503685 ppc 01Jan11]

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

[Definition of employee substituted by PR997772 from 01Jan10]

    employee means national system employee within the meaning of the Act

[Definition of employer substituted by PR997772 from 01Jan10]

    employer means national system employer within the meaning of the Act

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

[Definition of exempt public sector superannuation scheme inserted by PR546102 ppc 01Jan14]

    exempt public sector superannuation scheme has the meaning given by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth)

    full rate of pay has the meaning in the NES

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

[Definition of MySuper product inserted by PR546102 ppc 01Jan14]

    MySuper product has the meaning given by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth)

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

    night shift means any shift finishing after midnight and at or before 8.00 am

    ordinary hourly base rate of pay means the ordinary base rate of pay contained in the appropriate classification in clause 14.1 divided by 38

    shiftworker means an employee for the time being engaged to work in a system of shifts,being afternoon shifts,night shifts or both,or a continuous shiftworker

    standard rate means the minimum weekly rate for a Level 4 employee in clause 14.1

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

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

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

4. Coverage

4.1 This industry award covers employers throughout Australia who are engaged in the salt industry in respect of work by their employees engaged in the classifications listed in Schedule B—Classification and Structure,to the exclusion of any other modern award.

4.2 Definition of salt industry

    For the purposes of this clause salt industry means:

    (a) the producing,gathering,extracting,harvesting,storing,distributing,packaging,manufacturing,treating,refining,brine handling,processing and transporting,shipping and conveying of salt and incidental related work by employees of the employer;

    (b) the servicing,maintaining (including mechanical,electrical,fabricating or engineering) or repairing of plant and equipment or camp facilities used in the activities set out in clause 4.2(a) by employees employed by employers principally engaged in the salt industry;and

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

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

4.4 Exclusions

    This award does not cover:

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

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

4.5 The award does not cover employees who are covered by a modern enterprise award,or an enterprise instrument (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)),or employers in relation to those employees.

4.6 The award does not cover employees who are covered by a State reference public sector modern award,or a State reference public sector transitional award (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)),or employers in relation to those employees.

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

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

5. Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

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

6. The National Employment Standards and this award

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

7. Award flexibility

[Varied by PR542227]

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

    (a) arrangements for when work is performed;

    (b) overtime rates;

    (c) penalty rates;

    (d) allowances;and

    (e) leave loading.

[7.2 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

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

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

[7.3(b) varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7.8 The agreement may be terminated:

[7.8(a) varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

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

[Note inserted by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[New 7.9 inserted by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[7.9 renumbered as 7.10 by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8. Consultation

9. Dispute resolution

8. Consultation

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

8.1 Consultation regarding major workplace change

    (a) Employer to notify

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

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

    (b) Employer to discuss change

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

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

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

8.2 Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

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

    (b) The employer must:

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

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

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

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

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

9. Dispute resolution

[Varied by PR542227]

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

[9.2 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[9.3 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[9.4 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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

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

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

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10. Types of employment

11. Termination of employment

12. Redundancy

10. Types of employment

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

10.1 Full-time employment

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

10.2 Part-time employment

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

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

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

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

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

10.3 Casual employment

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

    (b) For each hour worked,a casual employee will be paid no less than 1/38th of the minimum weekly rate of pay for their classification in clause 14Minimum wages,plus a casual loading of 25%. The loading constitutes part of the casual employee’s all-purpose rate.

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

11. Termination of employment

11.1 Notice of termination is provided for in the NES.

11.2 Notice of termination by an employee

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

11.3 Job search entitlement

    Where an employer has given notice of termination to an employee,an employee must be allowed up to one day’s time off without loss of pay for the purpose of seeking other employment. The time off is to be taken at times that are convenient to the employee after consultation with the employer.

12. Redundancy

[Varied by PR503685,PR561478]

12.1 Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES.

12.2 Transfer to lower paid duties

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

12.3 Employee leaving during notice period

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

12.4 Job search entitlement

    (a) An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy must be allowed up to one day’s time off without loss of pay during each week of notice for the purpose of seeking other employment.

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

12.5 Transitional provisions –NAPSA employees

[12.5 renamed by PR503685;deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

12.6 Transitional provisions –Division 2B State employees

[12.6 inserted by PR503685 deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13. Classifications

14. Minimum wages

15. Allowances

16. District allowances

17. Payment of wages

18. Annualised salaries

19. Superannuation

13. Classifications

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

14. Minimum wages

[Varied by PR998007,PR509138,PR522969,PR536772,PR544301,PR549885,PR551695,PR559301]

14.1 Adult employees

[14.1 varied by PR998007,PR509138,PR522969,PR536772,PR551695 ppc 01Jul14]

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

    Level

    Minimum weekly rate

     

    $

    Level 1—Introductory

    670.80

    Level 2—Basic

    690.90

    Level 3—Intermediate

    718.90

    Level 4—Competent

    746.20

    Level 5—Advanced

    776.30

14.2 Junior employees

    Junior employees will be entitled to the percentage of the applicable adult weekly wage (in the case of part-time or casual employees the hourly rate) for the Level 2 classification as set out in the table below:

    Age

    % adult rate

    16 years or less

    65

    At 17 years

    80

    At 18 years

    90

    At 19 years

    100

14.3 School-based apprentices

14.4 Apprentices

[14.4 substituted by PR544301 ppc 01Jan14]

    (a) The terms of this award apply to apprentices,subject to the provisions of an applicable contract of apprenticeship agreement operating under Federal,State or Territory apprenticeship legislation.

[14.4(b) substituted by PR549885 ppc 01Jan14]

    (b) Apprentices who commenced before 1 January 2014 will be entitled to the percentage of the applicable adult weekly wage (in the case of part-time employees the hourly rate) for their classification as set out in the table below:

    Year of apprenticeship

    % of adult rate

    1st year

    45

    2nd year

    55

    3rd year

    75

    4th year

    88

    (c) Apprentices who commenced on or after 1 January 2014 will be entitled to the percentage of the standard rate (in the case of part-time employees the hourly rate) as set out in the table below:

      (i) From 1 January 2014:

      Year of apprenticeship

      % standard rate for apprentices who have not completed year 12

      % standard rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

      1st year

      50

      50

      2nd year

      60

      60

      3rd year

      75

      75

      4th year

      88

      88

      (ii) From the first pay period commencing on or after 1 January 2015:

      Year of apprenticeship

      % standard rate for apprentices who have not completed year 12

      % standard rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

      1st year

      50

      55

      2nd year

      60

      65

      3rd year

      75

      75

      4th year

      88

      88

    (d) The minimum wage of an adult apprentice who commenced on or after 1 January 2014 and is in the first year of their apprenticeship must be 80% of the standard rate,or the rate prescribed by clause 14.4(c) for the relevant year of the apprenticeship,whichever is the greater.

    (e) The minimum wage of an adult apprentice who commenced on or after 1 January 2014 and is in the second and subsequent years of their apprenticeship must be the rate for the lowest adult classification clause 14.1Adult employees,or the rate prescribed by clause 14.4(c) for the relevant year of the apprenticeship,whichever is the greater.

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

[14.4(g) to (m) inserted by PR559301 ppc 01Jan15]

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

    (h) For the purposes of clause 14.4(g) above,excess reasonable travel costs include the total costs of reasonable transportation (including transportation of tools where required),accommodation costs incurred while travelling (where necessary) and reasonable expenses incurred while travelling,including meals,which exceed those incurred in travelling to and from work. For the purposes of this subclause,excess travel costs do not include payment for travelling time or expenses incurred while not travelling to and from block release training.

    (i) The amount payable by an employer under clause 14.4(g) may be reduced by an amount the apprentice is eligible to receive for travel costs to attend block release training under a Government apprentice assistance scheme. This will only apply if an apprentice has either received such assistance or their employer has advised them in writing of the availability of such assistance.

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

    (k) An employer may meet its obligations under clause 14.4(j) by paying any fees and/or cost of textbooks directly to the RTO.

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

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

14.5 Supported wage system

14.6 National training wage

15. Allowances

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

[Varied by PR998132,PR509259,PR523089,PR536892,PR551815]

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

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

    (a) Leading hand

      A leading hand must be paid a weekly allowance of:

    In charge of

    % of the standard rate per week

    3–10 employees

    2.35

    11–20 employees

    3.92

    More than 20 employees

    4.71

    (b) Higher duties

      (i) An employee required to work at a higher level for more than two hours on any day will be paid at the higher rate for all time worked on the day.

      (ii) An employee required to work for two hours or less on any day will be paid at the higher rate for the time worked at the higher level.

    (c) First aid allowance

      An employee who holds first aid qualifications from St John Ambulance or an equivalent body,and who is appointed by the employer to participate in the emergency response team or otherwise to perform first aid duty,will be paid a first aid allowance of 2% of the standard rate per week.

15.3 Industry allowance

    (a) Employees will be paid weekly an all-purpose industry allowance of 2.5% of the standard rate.

    (b) The industry allowance is in payment for all aspects of work in the industry including the location and nature of salt industry operations,salt and chemical particles in the air,dust,glare from bulk salt and heat.

15.4 Reimbursement and expense related allowances

    (a) Motor vehicle allowance

[15.4(a) varied by PR523089,PR536892,PR551815 ppc 01Jul14]

      An employee who uses their own motor vehicle by agreement with the employer will be paid an allowance of $0.78 per kilometre.

    (b) Meal allowance for overtime work

[15.4(b) varied by PR998132,PR509259,PR523089,PR536892, PR551815 ppc 01Jul14]

      An employee required to work more than two hours overtime will be paid a meal allowance of $13.23. The allowance is not required to be paid if the employer provides a meal or meal-making facilities or if the employee was notified no later than the previous day or shift that the employee would be required to work the overtime.

15.5 Adjustment of expense related allowances

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

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

    Allowance

    Applicable Consumer Price Index figure

    Meal allowance

    Take away and fast foods sub-group

    Motor vehicle allowance

    Private motoring sub-group

   

16. District allowances

[16 deleted by PR561478 ppc 05Mar15]

17. Payment of wages

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

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

18. Annualised salaries

18.1 Annual salary instead of award provisions

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

    (b) Where an annual salary is paid the employer must advise the employee in writing of the annual salary that is payable and which of the provisions of this award will be satisfied by payment of the annual salary.

18.2 Annual salary not to disadvantage employees

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

    (b) The annual salary of the employee must be reviewed by the employer at least annually to ensure that the compensation is appropriate having regard to the award provisions which are satisfied by the payment of the annual salary.

18.3 Base rate of pay for employees on annual salary arrangements

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

19. Superannuation

[Varied by PR546102]

19.1 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) and the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993 (Cth),deals with the superannuation rights and obligations of employers and employees. Under superannuation legislation individual employees generally have the opportunity to choose their own superannuation fund. If an employee does not choose a superannuation fund,any superannuation fund nominated in the award covering the employee applies.

    (b) The rights and obligations in these clauses supplement those in superannuation legislation.

19.2 Employer contributions

    An employer must make such superannuation contributions to a superannuation fund for the benefit of an employee as will avoid the employer being required to pay the superannuation guarantee charge under superannuation legislation with respect to that employee.

19.3 Voluntary employee contributions

    (a) Subject to the governing rules of the relevant superannuation fund,an employee may,in writing,authorise their employer to pay on behalf of the employee a specified amount from the post-taxation wages of the employee into the same superannuation fund as the employer makes the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 19.2.

    (b) An employee may adjust the amount the employee has authorised their employer to pay from the wages of the employee from the first of the month following the giving of three months’written notice to their employer.

    (c) The employer must pay the amount authorised under clauses 19.3(a) or (b) no later than 28 days after the end of the month in which the deduction authorised under clauses 19.3(a) or (b) was made.

19.4 Superannuation fund

    Unless,to comply with superannuation legislation,the employer is required to make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 19.2 to another superannuation fund that is chosen by the employee,the employer must make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 19.2 and pay the amount authorised under clauses 19.3(a) or (b) to one of the following superannuation funds or its successor:

    (a) Sunsuper;

    (b) AustralianSuper;

[19.4(c) varied by PR546102 ppc 01Jan14]

    (c) any superannuation fund to which the employer was making superannuation contributions for the benefit of its employees before 12 September 2008,provided the superannuation fund is an eligible choice fund and is a fund that offers a MySuper product or is an exempt public sector scheme;or

[19.4(d) inserted by PR546102 ppc 01Jan14]

    (d) a superannuation fund or scheme which the employee is a defined benefit member of.

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

20. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

21. Maximum weekly hours

22. Breaks

23. Overtime and penalty rates

24. Rostering

20. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

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

20.2 Employees other than shiftworkers

    (a) Subject to clause 20.2(c) employees,other than shiftworkers,may be required to work up to 10 ordinary hours per day,between the hours of 6.00 am and 6.00 pm,Monday to Friday.

    (b) An employer may agree with a majority of affected employees to alter the spread of hours in clause 20.2(a) and/or to increase the ordinary hours per day to a maximum of 12.

    (c) Where employees were required to work 12 hour shifts under roster and working hours arrangements which were in place before 1 January 2010 those arrangements may continue to operate in respect to both existing employees and new employees.

20.3 Shiftworkers

    (a) Subject to clause 20.3(c) shiftworkers may be required to work a shift of up to 10 consecutive ordinary hours (including meal breaks). Shiftwork may be worked on any or all days of the week.

    (b) An employer may agree with a majority of affected employees to alter the spread of hours in clause 20.3(a) and/or to increase the ordinary hours per day to a maximum of 12.

    (c) Where employees were required to work 12 hour shifts under roster and working hours arrangements which were in place before 1 January 2010 those arrangements may continue to operate in respect to both existing employees and new employees.

20.4 Cycle work

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

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

20.5 Summer time

    Where,by reason of legislation,summer time is prescribed as being in advance of the standard time,the length of any shift:

    (a) commencing before the time prescribed by the relevant legislation for the commencement of a summer time period;and

    (b) commencing on or before the time prescribed by such legislation for the termination of the summer time period,

    will be deemed to be the number of hours represented by the differences between the time recorded by the clock at the beginning of the shift and the time so recorded at the end of the shift,the time of the clock in each case to be set to the time fixed pursuant to the relevant legislation.

21. Maximum weekly hours

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

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

22. Breaks

[Varied by PR529172]

22.1 Meal breaks and rest breaks

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

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

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

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

    (e) Employees required to attend or repair a breakdown may be required to work during a regular meal break at ordinary rates of pay for the purposes of repairing a breakdown,or conducting routine maintenance that can only be done while the plant is idle.

22.2 Rest breaks during overtime

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

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

22.3 Minimum break between work on successive days or shifts

    (a) Employees other than shiftworkers

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

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

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

    (b) Shiftworkers

[22.3(b) varied by PR529172 ppc 27Sept12]

      For shiftworkers,the required period of consecutive hours off work is eight hours. Other arrangements are as per clause 22.3(a).

23. Overtime and penalty rates

23.1 Overtime payments—employees other than continuous shiftworkers

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

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

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

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

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

23.2 Overtime payments—continuous shiftworkers

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

23.3 Method of calculation

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

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

23.4 Time off instead of overtime payment

    (a) An employee may elect,with the consent of the employer,to take time off instead of payment for overtime at a time or times agreed with the employer.

    (b) The employee may take one hour of time off for each hour of overtime,paid at the employee’s ordinary hourly base rate of pay.

23.5 Shiftwork penalties

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

    (b) A shiftworker on permanent night shift must be paid a loading of 30% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay.

23.6 Weekend work

    A shiftworker must be paid the following loadings for ordinary hours worked on a Saturday or Sunday:

    (a) 50% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay for ordinary hours worked on a Saturday;and

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

23.7 Public holidays

    A shiftworker must be paid a loading of 100% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay for any ordinary hours worked on a public holiday.

24. Rostering

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

24.2 Where an employee is performing shiftwork,the employer may change shift rosters or require an employee to work a different shift roster upon 48 hours’notice. These time periods may be reduced where agreed by the employer and the employee or at the direction of the employer where operational circumstances require.

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

24.4 Emergency arrangements

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

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

25. Annual leave

26. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

27. Community service leave

28. Public holidays

25. Annual leave

25.1 This clause of the award supplements the provisions of Division 6 of the NES which deal with annual leave. Annual leave does not apply to casual employees.

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

25.3 Payment for annual leave

    The amount to be paid to an employee prior to going on leave must be worked out on the basis of what the employee would have been paid for working ordinary hours during the period of annual leave,including loadings,penalties and allowances paid for all purposes. The employee is not entitled to payments in respect of overtime,or any other payment which might have been payable to the employee as a reimbursement for expenses incurred.

25.4 Annual leave loading

    When an employee takes a period of paid annual leave,the employee will be paid an annual leave loading of 17.5% in addition to the payment required to be made under clause 25.3.

25.5 Taking of annual leave during shut-downs

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

25.6 Taking of annual leave on excessive accrual

    An employer may direct an employee to take paid annual leave if the employee has accrued more than eight weeks or,in the case of continuous shiftworkers 10 weeks,paid annual leave,and the employer and employee are unable to reach agreement on the taking of the leave. An employer must give an employee at least 28 days’notice prior to the date the employee is required to commence the leave.

25.7 Taking of annual leave over an extended period

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

25.8 Leave in advance

    (a) An employee may agree with their employer to take annual leave in advance of an entitlement accruing under the NES. Where this occurs,the employee’s leave balance will be reduced by an amount equivalent to the leave taken in advance as the employee’s entitlement to paid annual leave accrues.

    (b) The employer may deduct from the employee’s termination payments,leave taken in advance where the entitlement to that leave has not accrued as at the date of termination.

26. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

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

27. Community service leave

Community service leave is provided for in the NES.

28. Public holidays

28.1 Public holidays are provided for in the NES.

28.2 Substitution of public holidays

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

Schedule A—Transitional Provisions

[Varied by PR503685]

A.1 General

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

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

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

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

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

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

A.2 Minimum wages –existing minimum wage lower

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

    (a) was obliged,

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

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

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

A.2.2 In this clause minimum wage includes:

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

    (b) a piecework rate;and

    (c) any applicable industry allowance.

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

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

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

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

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

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

A.3 Minimum wages –existing minimum wage higher

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

    (a) was obliged,

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

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

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

A.3.2 In this clause minimum wage includes:

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

    (b) a piecework rate;and

    (c) any applicable industry allowance.

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

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

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

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

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

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

A.4 Loadings and penalty rates

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

    ●casual or part-time loading;

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

    ●shift allowance/penalty.

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

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

    (a) was obliged,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

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

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

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

    (a) was obliged,

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

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

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

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

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

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

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    80%

    1 July 2011

    60%

    1 July 2012

    40%

    1 July 2013

    20%

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

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

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

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

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

    First full pay period on or after

     

    1 July 2010

    20%

    1 July 2011

    40%

    1 July 2012

    60%

    1 July 2013

    80%

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

A.8 Former Division 2B employers

[A.8 inserted by PR503685 ppc 01Jan11]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Schedule B—Classification and Structure

[Varied by PR529172]

B.1 Classification and progression principles

B.1.1 Classification

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

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

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

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

[B.1.2 varied by PR529172 ppc 27Sep12]

B.1.2 Progression

    An employee will progress through the classification levels subject to:

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

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

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

B.2 Classification groups

B.2.1 Salt industry services employees

    A Salt industry services employee is designated as such by their employer and performs all tasks as directed by their employer which include but are not limited to labouring,assisting work crews and tradespersons,operation of plant and equipment (including mobile plant),maintenance work on plant,equipment,buildings or camps,performance of general plant,stores,workshop,warehouse,packaging,and marine interface tasks,resource assessment,preparing and cleaning equipment and materials and on-site catering cleaning and security. This classification group also encompasses work performed by laboratory personnel,who do not hold tertiary qualifications.

B.2.2 Salt industry production and haulage employees

    A Salt industry production and haulage employee is designated as such by their employer and performs all tasks as directed by their employer which include but are not limited to production activities (including labouring,sampling,spotting),operating all forms of plant and equipment (including mobile plant) and operating equipment used in the transportation,handling,loading (or discharge) and shipping of salt.

B.2.3 Salt industry processing employees

    A Salt industry processing employee is designated as such by their employer and performs all tasks as directed by their employer which include but are not limited to operating and adjusting all plant equipment (and associated control panels) utilised in salt processing and refining operations and issuing clearances and permits as required.

B.2.4 Salt industry maintenance trades employees

    A Salt industry maintenance trades employee is designated as such by their employer,performs all tasks as directed by their employer and is trade qualified.

B.3 Classification structure

B.3.1 Level 1—Introductory

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

    (b) Employees at this level perform routine duties under direct supervision.

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

      (i) Salt industry services employees;

      (ii) Salt industry production and haulage employees;and

      (iii) Salt industry processing employees.

B.3.2 Level 2—Basic

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

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

      (i) Salt industry services employees;

      (ii) Salt industry production and haulage employees;and

      (iii) Salt industry processing employees.

    (c) Indicative duties at this level include:lumping,sewing,cleaning,general labouring,attendance at a machine like washplant attendants and conveyor attendant,basic records in stores and dispatch,operation of mobile equipment and vehicles not requiring specialised licences,laboratory assistants.

B.3.3 Level 3—Intermediate

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

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

      (i) Salt industry services employees;

      (ii) Salt industry production and haulage employees;and

      (iii) Salt industry processing employees.

    (c) Indicative duties at this level include:control of brine flows and irrigation under supervision including maintenance of concentration ponds and crystallisers,knowledge of designation of flow paths,chemical additives and higher quality food grades,automatic and/or manual control bypassing equipment,operation of vehicles and or mobile plant requiring a specialised licence,laboratory assistant,washplant or conveyor operator,shiploader,brine operator.

B.3.4 Level 4—Competent

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

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

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

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

      (i) Salt industry services employees;

      (ii) Salt industry production and haulage employees;

      (iii) Salt industry processing employees;and

      (iv) Salt industry maintenance trades employees.

    (e) Indicative duties at this level include:diagnostic fault detection and ratification relating to salt flow and granule size,supervision and control of all brine flow,brine movements and irrigation,supervision of employees at Levels 1 to 3,operation of all mobile equipment in all conditions,stock control and responsibility for receipt,storage,security and dispatch of orders,certified laboratory work which may include developing sampling techniques and procedures.

B.3.5 Level 5—Advanced

    (a) An employee at this level will have met the requirements for Level 4 and been assessed as being competent to perform tasks which require in depth skill or knowledge,or the employee is assessed as having the integration of a broad range of skills. The work may be of a non-routine nature requiring the application of the relevant skills and knowledge to new but predictable situations.

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

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

      (i) Salt industry production and haulage employees;

      (ii) Salt industry processing employees;and

      (iii) Salt industry maintenance trades employees.

Schedule C—Supported Wage System

[Varied by PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR542227,PR551831]

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 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 Education,Employment and Workplace Relations 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 PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR551831 ppc 01Jul14]

C.4.2 Provided that the minimum amount payable must be not less than $80 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 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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 varied by PR542227 ppc 04Dec13]

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 PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR551831 ppc 01Jul14]

C.10.3 The minimum amount payable to the employee during the trial period must be no less than $80 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 PR998007,PR509138,PR522969,PR536772,PR545787,PR551695]

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,B or C 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.3.6 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 Appendix D1 to this schedule 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 Appendix D1 to this schedule.

D.3.3 This schedule does not apply to the apprenticeship system or to any training program which applies to the same occupation and achieves essentially the same training outcome as an existing apprenticeship in an award as at 25 June 1997.

D.3.4 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.3.5 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.3.6 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 PR998007,PR509138,PR522969,PR536772,PR551695 ppc 01Jul14]

D.5.1 Minimum wages for full-time traineeships

    (a) Wage Level A

      Subject to clause D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a full-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level A by Appendix D1 are:

     

    Highest year of schooling completed

     

    Year 10

    Year 11

    Year 12

     

    per week

    per week

    per week

     

    $

    $

    $

    School leaver

    287.90

    317.10

    377.80

    Plus 1 year out of school

    317.10

    377.80

    439.60

    Plus 2 years out of school

    377.80

    439.60

    511.60

    Plus 3 years out of school

    439.60

    511.60

    585.80

    Plus 4 years out of school

    511.60

    585.80

     

    Plus 5 or more years out of school

    585.80

      

    (b) Wage Level B

      Subject to clause D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a full-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level B by Appendix D1 are:

     

    Highest year of schooling completed

     

    Year 10

    Year 11

    Year 12

     

    per week

    Per week

    per week

     

    $

    $

    $

    School leaver

    287.90

    317.10

    367.60

    Plus 1 year out of school

    317.10

    367.60

    422.80

    Plus 2 years out of school

    367.60

    422.80

    495.80

    Plus 3 years out of school

    422.80

    495.80

    565.60

    Plus 4 years out of school

    495.80

    565.60

     

    Plus 5 or more years out of school

    565.60

      

    (c) Wage Level C

      Subject to clause D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a full-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level C by Appendix D1 are:

     

    Highest year of schooling completed

     

    Year 10

    Year 11

    Year 12

     

    per week

    per week

    per week

     

    $

    $

    $

    School leaver

    287.90

    317.10

    367.60

    Plus 1 year out of school

    317.10

    367.60

    413.80

    Plus 2 years out of school

    367.60

    413.80

    462.20

    Plus 3 years out of school

    413.80

    462.20

    515.00

    Plus 4 years out of school

    462.20

    515.00

     

    Plus 5 or more years out of school

    515.00

      

    (d) AQF Certificate Level IV traineeships

      (i) Subject to clause D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a full-time AQF Certificate Level IV traineeship are the minimum wages for the relevant full-time AQF Certificate Level III traineeship with the addition of 3.8% to those minimum wages.

      (ii) Subject to clause D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for an adult trainee undertaking a full-time 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

       

      per week

      per week

       

      $

      $

      Wage Level A

      608.30

      631.90

      Wage Level B

      586.90

      609.50

      Wage Level C

      534.10

      554.30

D.5.2 Minimum wages for part-time traineeships

    (a) Wage Level A

      Subject to clauses D.5.2(f) and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a part-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level A by Appendix D1 are:

     

    Highest year of schooling completed

     

    Year 10

    Year 11

    Year 12

     

    per hour

    per hour

    per hour

     

    $

    $

    $

    School leaver

    9.47

    10.44

    12.43

    Plus 1 year out of school

    10.44

    12.43

    14.47

    Plus 2 years out of school

    12.43

    14.47

    16.83

    Plus 3 years out of school

    14.47

    16.83

    19.26

    Plus 4 years out of school

    16.83

    19.26

     

    Plus 5 or more years out of school

    19.26

      

    (b) Wage Level B

      Subject to clauses D.5.2(f) and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a part-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level B by Appendix D1 are:

     

    Highest year of schooling completed

     

    Year 10

    Year 11

    Year 12

     

    per hour

    per hour

    per hour

     

    $

    $

    $

    School leaver

    9.47

    10.44

    12.10

    Plus 1 year out of school

    10.44

    12.10

    13.91

    Plus 2 years out of school

    12.10

    13.91

    16.32

    Plus 3 years out of school

    13.91

    16.32

    18.61

    Plus 4 years out of school

    16.32

    18.61

     

    Plus 5 or more years out of school

    18.61

      

    (c) Wage Level C

      Subject to clauses D.5.2(f) and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a part-time AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Level C by Appendix D1 are:

     

    Highest year of schooling completed

     

    Year 10

    Year 11

    Year 12

     

    per hour

    per hour

    per hour

     

    $

    $

    $

    School leaver

    9.47

    10.44

    12.10

    Plus 1 year out of school

    10.44

    12.10

    13.61

    Plus 2 years out of school

    12.10

    13.61

    15.20

    Plus 3 years out of school

    13.61

    15.20

    16.94

    Plus 4 years out of school

    15.20

    16.94

     

    Plus 5 or more years out of school

    16.94

      

    (d) School-based traineeships

      Subject to clauses D.5.2(f) and D.5.3 of this schedule, the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a school-based AQF Certificate Level I–III traineeship whose training package and AQF certificate levels are allocated to Wage Levels A,B or C by Appendix D1 are as follows when the trainee works ordinary hours:

    Year of schooling

    Year 11 or lower

    Year 12

    per hour

    per hour

    $

    $

    9.47

    10.44

    (e) AQF Certificate Level IV traineeships

      (i) Subject to clauses D.5.2(f) and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for a trainee undertaking a part-time AQF Certificate Level IV traineeship are the minimum wages for the relevant part-time AQF Certificate Level III traineeship with the addition of 3.8% to those minimum wages.

      (ii) Subject to clauses D.5.2(f) and D.5.3 of this schedule,the minimum wages for an adult trainee undertaking a part-time 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

       

      per hour

      per hour

       

      $

      $

      Wage Level A

      20.01

      20.79

      Wage Level B

      19.29

      20.04

      Wage Level C

      17.57

      18.24

    (f) Calculating the actual minimum wage

      (i) Where the full-time ordinary hours of work are not 38 or an average of 38 per week,the appropriate hourly minimum wage is obtained by multiplying the relevant minimum wage in clauses D.5.2(a)(e) of this schedule by 38 and then dividing the figure obtained by the full-time ordinary hours of work per week.

      (ii) 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.5.2(a)(e) of this schedule applies to each ordinary hour worked by the trainee.

      (iii) 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.5.2(a)(e) 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 AQF Certificate Level II to an AQF Certificate Level III traineeship,or from an AQF Certificate Level III to an AQF Certificate 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 AQF 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 by Appendix D1 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 inserted by PR545787 ppc 01Jan14]

    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(f)(ii) and not by this clause.

D.6.4 Subject to clause D.3.5 of this schedule, all other terms and conditions of this award apply to a trainee unless specifically varied by this schedule.

Appendix D1:Allocation of Traineeships to Wage Levels

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

D1.1 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

D1.2 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

D1.3 Wage Level C

    Training package

    AQF certificate level

    Agri-Food

      I

    Amenity Horticulture

      I
      II
      III

    Conservation and Land Management

      I
      II
      III

    Funeral Services

      I
      II
      III

    Music

      I
      II
      III

    Racing Industry

      I
      II
      III

    Rural Production

      I
      II
      III

    Seafood Industry

      I
      II
      III

Schedule E—School-based Apprentices

[Varied by PR544301]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[E.8 substituted by PR544301 ppc 01Jan14]

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

[E.9 substituted by PR544301 ppc 01Jan14]

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

[E.10 substituted by PR544301 ppc 01Jan14]

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

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

Schedule F—2014 Part-day Public Holidays

[Sched F inserted by PR532630 ppc 23Nov12;renamed and varied by PR544519 ppc 21Nov13;renamed and varied by PR557581 ppc 12Nov14]

This schedule operates where this award otherwise contains provisions dealing with public holidays that supplement the NES.

F.1 Where a part-day public holiday is declared or prescribed between 7.00pm and midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December 2014) or New Year’s Eve (31 December 2014) the following will apply on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will override any provision in this award relating to public holidays to the extent of the inconsistency:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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