MA000027 - Variation - 22 Nov 2013

MA000027  PR544798

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Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

Item 6,Sch. 5—Modern awards review

Modern Awards Review 2012—Apprentices,Trainees and Juniors
(AM2012/58)

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND SUPPORT SERVICES AWARD 2010
[MA000027]

Health and welfare services

JUSTICE BOULTON,SENIOR DEPUTY PRESIDENT
SENIOR DEPUTY PRESIDENT HARRISON
COMMISSIONER ROE

SYDNEY,22 NOVEMBER 2013

Transitional review of modern awards - apprentices,trainees and junior rates - non-common matters - insertion of apprentice provisions - group training coverage.

A. Further to the decision of 22 November 2013 1 and pursuant to Item 6,Schedule 5 of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009,the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 20102 is varied as follows:

1. By inserting the following definitions in clause 3.1 in alphabetical order:

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

apprentice means an employee who is bound by a contract of training registered with the appropriate State or Territory training authority

2. By deleting clause 4.7 and inserting the following:

4.7 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 clause operates subject to the exclusions from coverage in this award.

3. By inserting a new clause 14.4 as follows:

14.4 Cooking Apprentices

An employee apprenticed in the cooking trade will be paid the percentage of Level 4 set out in the following table:

Year of apprenticeship

% of Level 4 rate for

apprentices who have not completed year 12

% of Level 4 rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

1st year

55

55

2nd year

65

65

3rd year

80

80

4th year

95

95

4. By inserting a new clause 14.5 as follows:

14.5 Dental Technician Apprentices

(a) An employee apprenticed in the dental technician trade will be paid the percentage of Level 4 set out in the following table:

Year of apprenticeship

% of Level 4 rate for

apprentices who have not completed year 12

% of Level 4 rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

1st year

50

51

2nd year

60

61

3rd year

67

67

4th year

80

80

(b) An employee apprenticed in the dental technician trade on or after 1 January 2015 will be paid the percentage of Level 4 set out in the following table:

    From 1 January 2015

    Year of apprenticeship

    % of Level 4 rate for

    apprentices who have not completed year 12

    % of Level 4 rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

    1st year

    50

    55

    2nd year

    60

    65

    3rd year

    67

    67

    4th year

    80

    80

5. By inserting a new clause 14.6 as follows:

14.6 Gardening and Landscaping Apprentices

(a) An employee apprenticed in the gardening and landscaping trade will be paid the percentage of Level 4 set out in the following table:

Year of apprenticeship

% of Level 4 rate for

apprentices who have not completed year 12

% of Level 4 rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

1st year

50

52.5

2nd year

60

65

3rd year

75

75

4th year

95

95

(b) An employee apprenticed in the gardening and landscaping trade on or after 1 January 2015 will be paid the percentage of Level 4 set out in the following table:

    From 1 January 2015

    Year of apprenticeship

    % of Level 4 rate for

    apprentices who have not completed year 12

    % of Level 4 rate for apprentices who have completed year 12

    1st year

    50

    55

    2nd year

    60

    65

    3rd year

    75

    75

    4th year

    95

    95

6. By inserting a new clause 14.7 as follows:

14.7 Adult Apprentices

(a) The minimum rate for 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 minimum wage for Level 4 in clause 14.3,or the rate prescribed by clause 14.4,14.5 or 14.6 for the relevant year of the apprenticeship,whichever is the greater.

(b) The minimum rate for 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 in clause 14.3 or the rate prescribed by the relevant apprenticeship clause 14.4,14.5 or 14.6 for the relevant year of the apprenticeship,whichever is the greater.

(c) 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 14.3 in which the adult apprentice was engaged immediately prior to entering into the training agreement.

7. By inserting a new Schedule G as follows:

Schedule G School-based Apprentices

G.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.

G.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.

G.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.

G.4 For the purposes of clause G.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.

G.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.

G.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.

G.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.

G.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.

G.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.

G.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.

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

B. This determination comes into operation on the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 January 2014.

SENIOR DEPUTY PRESIDENT

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 1  [2013] FWCFB 9092.

 2  Fair Work Commission Print Number MA000027.

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MA000027 - Variation - 22 Nov 2013
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