Table of Contents - MA000021 MA000021 - Business Equipment 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

8. Facilitative provisions

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

9. Consultation

10. Dispute resolution

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

11. Full-time employment

12. Part-time employment

13. Casual employment

14. School-based apprentices

15. Trainees

16. Absence from duty

17. Abandonment of employment

18. Termination of employment

19. Redundancy

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

20. Classifications and adult rates

21. Exemptions

22. Allowances

23. District allowances

24. Accident pay

25. Payment of wages

26. Superannuation

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

27. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

28. Special provisions for shiftworkers

29. Meal breaks

30. Overtime

31. Annual leave

32. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

33. Community service leave

34. Public holidays

SCHEDULE A—TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
SCHEDULE B—CLASSIFICATIONS,SKILL LEVELS AND DEFINITIONS
SCHEDULE C—SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICES
SCHEDULE D—SUPPORTED WAGE SYSTEM
SCHEDULE E—NATIONAL TRAINING WAGE
APPENDIX E1:ALLOCATION OF TRAINEESHIPS TO WAGE LEVELS
SCHEDULE F—2013 PART-DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Business Equipment Award 2010

MA000021 - Business Equipment Award 2010

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 27 June 2014 (variation PR551831).

There is a current application to vary this award:8 January 2014 [AM2014/2]

Clauses affected by the most recent variation:

      Business Equipment Award 2010

NOTE:

Transitional provisions may apply to certain clauses –see clause 2 and Schedule A

To determine the transitional amount or loading,go to the version of this modern award in operation prior to 1 July 2010 which does not include:

(a) variations to minimum wages resulting from the Annual Wage Review 2009-10;or

(b) variations in expense related allowances operative from 1 July 2010.

Table of Contents

[Varied by PR988401,PR994507,PR532630,PR544519,PR546288]

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

8. Facilitative provisions

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

9. Consultation

10. Dispute resolution

Part 3—Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

11. Full-time employment

12. Part-time employment

13. Casual employment

14. School-based apprentices

15. Trainees

16. Absence from duty

17. Abandonment of employment

18. Termination of employment

19. Redundancy

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

20. Classifications and adult rates

21. Exemptions

22. Allowances

23. District allowances

24. Accident pay

25. Payment of wages

26. Superannuation

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

27. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

28. Special provisions for shiftworkers

29. Meal breaks

30. Overtime

31. Annual leave

32. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

33. Community service leave

34. Public holidays

Schedule A—Transitional Provisions

Schedule B—Classifications,Skill Levels and Definitions

Schedule C—School-based Apprentices

Schedule D—Supported Wage System

Schedule E—National Training Wage

Appendix E1:Allocation of Traineeships to Wage Levels

Schedule F—2013 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

8. Facilitative provisions

1. Title

This award is the Business Equipment Award 2010.

2. Commencement and transitional

[Varied by PR988401,PR542141]

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 PR542141 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 PR542141 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 PR542141 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 PR994507,PR997772,PR503625,PR545988]

3.1 In this award,unless the contrary intention appears:

[Definition of Act substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

[Definition of agreement-based transitional instrument inserted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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

[Definition of award-based transitional instrument inserted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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

[Definition of Commission deleted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

[Definition of default fund employee inserted by PR545988 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 PR545988 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 PR503625 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 PR503625 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 PR994507,PR997772 from 01Jan10]

      employee means national system employee within the meaning of the Act

[Definition of employer substituted by PR994507,PR997772 from 01Jan10]

      employer means national system employer within the meaning of the Act

[Definition of enterprise award deleted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

[Definition of enterprise award-based instrument inserted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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

[Definition of enterprise NAPSA deleted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

[Definition of exempt public sector superannuation scheme inserted by PR545988 ppc 01Jan14]

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

[Definition of MySuper product inserted by PR545988 ppc 01Jan14]

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

[Definition of NAPSA deleted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

[Definition of NES substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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

[Definition of on-hire inserted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      on-hire means the on-hire of an employee by their employer to a client,where such employee works under the general guidance and instruction of the client or a representative of the client

      standard rate means the minimum weekly wage for a Level 4 Technician in clause 20

[Definition of transitional minimum wage instrument inserted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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

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

4. Coverage

[Varied by PR994507]

4.1 This industry award covers employers throughout Australia in the business equipment industry and their employees in the classifications listed in this award to the exclusion of any other modern award.

4.2 Business equipment industry means the sale or lease and associated installation and servicing of business equipment such as computers,data processing equipment,photocopiers,facsimile machines,cash registers,accounting and adding machines,calculators and peripheral equipment associated with such equipment including keyboards,display screens,printers,routers and multifunction devices.

[4.3 varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

4.3 The award does not cover:

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

      (b) persons wholly or mainly engaged in managerial positions;

      (c) employees whilst undertaking formal training courses or schools in connection with their employment;or

[4.3(d) deleted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

[4.3(e) renumbered as 4.3(d) by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (d) employees of electrical contractors or manufacturers of business equipment.

[New 4.4,4.5,4.6,4.7 and 4.8 inserted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

4.4 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.

4.5 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.

4.6 This award covers any employer which supplies labour on an on-hire basis in the industry set out in clause 4.1 in respect of on-hire employees in classifications covered by this award,and those on-hire employees,while engaged in the performance of work for a business in that industry. This subclause operates subject to the exclusions from coverage in this award.

4.7 This award covers employers which provide group training services for apprentices and/or trainees engaged in the industry and/or parts of industry set out at clause 4.1 and those apprentices and/or 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.

4.8 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 PR542141]

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 PR542141 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 PR542141 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 PR542141 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 PR542141 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 PR542141 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 PR542141 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.

8. Facilitative provisions

8.1 A facilitative provision provides that the standard approach in an award provision may be departed from by agreement between an individual employer and an employee,or the majority of employees in the enterprise or part of the enterprise concerned. Facilitative provisions are not to be used as a device to avoid award obligations nor should they result in unfairness to an employee or employees covered by this award.

8.2 Facilitative provisions in this award are contained in the following clauses:

Part 2—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

9. Consultation

10. Dispute resolution

9. Consultation

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

9.1 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 9.1(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 9.1(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.

9.2 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.

10. Dispute resolution

[Varied by PR994507,PR542141]

10.1 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.

[10.2 varied by PR994507;PR542141 ppc 04Dec13]

10.2 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 10.1 have been taken,a party to the dispute may refer the dispute to the Fair Work Commission.

[10.3 varied by PR994507;PR542141 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[10.4 varied by PR994507;PR542141 ppc 04Dec13]

10.4 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.

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

10.6 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

11. Full-time employment

12. Part-time employment

13. Casual employment

14. School-based apprentices

15. Trainees

16. Absence from duty

17. Abandonment of employment

18. Termination of employment

19. Redundancy

11. Full-time employment

Any employee not specifically engaged as being a part-time or casual employee is for all purposes of this award a full-time employee,unless otherwise specified in this award.

12. Part-time employment

An employee may be engaged to work on a part-time basis involving a regular pattern of hours which average less than 38 hours per week. An employee so engaged will be paid,per hour,1/38th of the weekly rate prescribed by clause 20 of this award for the work performed.

13. Casual employment

13.1 An employer may engage employees on a casual basis in which case employment may be terminated by an hour’s notice given either by the employer or the employee,or by the payment or forfeiture of an hour’s wage as the case may be.

13.2 A casual employee is one engaged and paid as such,and for working ordinary time will be paid,per hour,1/38th of the weekly wage prescribed by this award for the work which the employee performs,plus 20%.

14. School-based apprentices

[Varied by PR988401]

See Schedule C

15. Trainees

[15 varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

The terms of this award apply to trainees covered by Schedule E—National Training Wage,except where otherwise stated in this award.

16. Absence from duty

[16 varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

Unless a provision of this award states otherwise,an employee not attending for duty will lose pay for the actual time of such non-attendance.

17. Abandonment of employment

17.1 The absence of an employee from work for a continuous period exceeding two working days without the consent of the employer and without notification to the employer will be prima facie evidence that the employee has abandoned the employment.

17.2 Provided that if within a period of seven days from the employee’s last attendance at work or the date of the employee’s last absence in respect of which notification has been given or consent has been granted,an employee has not established to the satisfaction of the employer that the employee is absent for reasonable cause,the employee will be deemed to have abandoned the employment.

17.3 Termination of employment by abandonment in accordance with this clause will operate as from the date of the last attendance at work or the last day’s absence in respect of which consent was granted,or the date of the last absence in respect of which notification was given to the employer,whichever is the later.

18. Termination of employment

18.1 Notice of termination is provided for in the NES.

18.2 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 money 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.

18.3 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.

19. Redundancy

[Varied by PR994507,PR503625]

19.1 Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES.

19.2 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.

19.3 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.

19.4 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.

      (c) This entitlement applies instead of clause 18.3.

19.5 Transitional provisions –NAPSA employees

[19.5 renamed by PR503625 ppc 01Jan11]

[19.5(a) substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (a) Subject to clause 19.5(b),an employee whose employment is terminated by an employer is entitled to redundancy pay in accordance with the terms of a notional agreement preserving a State award:

        (i) that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2010,if the employee had at that time been in their current circumstances of employment and no agreement-based transitional instrument or enterprise agreement had applied to the employee;and

        (ii) that would have entitled the employee to redundancy pay in excess of the employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay,if any,under the NES.

[19.5(b) substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (b) The employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay under the notional agreement preserving a State award is limited to the amount of redundancy pay which exceeds the employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay,if any,under the NES.

      (c) This clause does not operate to diminish an employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay under any other instrument.

      (d) Clause 19.5 ceases to operate on 31 December 2014.

19.6 Transitional provisions –Division 2B State employees

[19.6 inserted by PR503625 ppc 01Jan11]

      (a) Subject to clause 19.6(b),an employee whose employment is terminated by an employer is entitled to redundancy pay in accordance with the terms of a Division 2B State award:

        (i) that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2011,if the employee had at that time been in their current circumstances of employment and no Division 2B State employment agreement or enterprise agreement had applied to the employee;and

        (ii) that would have entitled the employee to redundancy pay in excess of the employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay,if any,under the NES.

      (b) The employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay under the Division 2B State award is limited to the amount of redundancy pay which exceeds the employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay,if any,under the NES.

      (c) This clause does not operate to diminish an employee’s entitlement to redundancy pay under any other instrument.

      (d) Clause 19.6 ceases to operate on 31 December 2014.

Part 4—Minimum Wages and Related Matters

20. Classifications and adult rates

21. Exemptions

22. Allowances

23. District allowances

24. Accident pay

25. Payment of wages

26. Superannuation

20. Classifications and adult rates

[Varied by PR988401,PR997901,PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR551609]

20.1 The definitions of the classifications referred to in this clause are set out in Schedule B—Classifications,Skill Levels and Definitions.

20.2 Adult employees

      (a) The classifications and minimum rates for an adult employee other than trainees in clause 15 and employees receiving a supported wage clause 20.3 are set out in the following tables.

        (i) Technical stream

[20.2(a)(i) varied by PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR551609 ppc 01Jul14]

        Classification

        Rate per week

        Annual salary

         

        $

        $

        Technical employee

          

        Level 1

        658.50

        34,244

        Level 2

        684.20

        35,578

        Technician

          

        Level 3

        707.70

        36,800

        Level 4

        746.20

        38,802

        Level 5

        792.40

        41,205

        Level 6

        836.30

        43,490

        (ii) Clerical and Administration stream

[20.2(a)(ii) varied by PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR551609 ppc 01Jul14]

        Classification

        Rate per week

        Annual salary

         

        $

        $

        Clerical and Administration Employee Level 1

        684.60

        35,601

        Clerical and Administration Employee Level 2

        708.10

        36,823

        Clerical and Administration Employee Level 3

        746.20

        38,802

        Clerical and Administration Employee Level 4

        814.00

        42,330

        Clerical and Administration Employee Level 5

        873.00

        45,396

        (iii) Commercial Travellers stream

[20.2(a)(iii) varied by PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR551609 ppc 01Jul14]

        Classification

        Rate per week

        Annual salary

         

        $

        $

        Salesperson Level 1

        726.90

        37,801

        Salesperson Level 2

        797.40

        41,466

        Salesperson Level 3

        922.70

        47,979

      (b) Junior employees

        Junior employees must be paid the following percentage of the appropriate adult wage rate:

        (i) Technical steam

        Age

        Percentage of adult salary

         

        %

        16 years and under

        60

        17 years

        75

        18 years and over

        100

        (ii) Clerical stream

        Age

        Percentage of adult salary

         

        %

        16 years and under

        55

        17 years

        65

        18 years

        75

        19 years

        87.5

      (c) For the purposes of ascertaining weekly wage rates for each classification (as referred to in various clauses of this award,e.g. casual employment,part-time employment) the salaries in clause 20 must be divided by 52.

      (d) Higher duties

        An employee who is directed by the employer to perform work of a higher grade than that in which the employee is normally engaged must,provided the employee is capable of performing the higher grade work,be paid at the rate which would be applicable if such work was performed on a permanent basis. This clause will not apply where the employee being relieved is absent on annual leave or personal/carer’s leave until the absence has exceeded one week at which time the employee must be paid for that week and any additional days.

20.3 Supported wage system

20.4 National training wage

21. Exemptions

[Varied by PR997901,PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR551609]

21.1 Exemptions for employees in the technical stream

[21.1 varied by PR997901,PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR551609 ppc 01Jul14]

      The following award provisions will not apply to an employee in the technical stream in receipt of a salary of $53,632 or higher:

      (a) clause 20.2(d)—Higher duties;

      (b) clause 22.1(c)—First aid allowance;

      (c) clause 22.1(e)—Representation allowance;

      (d) clause 22.1(g)—Area allowance;

      (e) clause 22.1(h)—Living away from home allowance;

      (f) clause 27—Ordinary hours of work and rostering;

      (g) clause 28—Special provisions for shiftworkers;

      (h) clause 29—Meal breaks;

      (i) clause 30—Overtime;and

      (j) clause 34.3—Payment for time worked on a public holiday.

21.2 Exemptions for employees in the clerical stream

      Except as to:

      (a) clause 31—Annual leave

      (b) clause 32—Personal/ carers leave and compassionate leave

      (c) clause 33—Community service leave,and

      (d) clause 34—Public holidays.

      the terms of this award will not apply to any employee in the Clerical stream who is in receipt of a salary which exceeds the appropriate rate prescribed in clause 20 in which they are employed by 10%.

21.3 Exemptions for employees in the commercial travellers stream

      The following award provisions will not apply to employees in the commercial travellers stream:

      (a) clause 20.2(d)—Higher duties;and

      (b) Part 5—Hours of work and related matters.

22. Allowances

[Varied by PR994507,PR998133,PR509174,PR523004,PR536807,PR551730]

22.1 Technical stream and Clerical stream

      (a) Leading hands

        The following allowance applies for all purposes of the award:

      In charge of

      Percentage of the standard rate per week extra

       

      %

      2 to 5 employees

      3.21

      6 to 10 employees

      4.75

      More than 10 employees

      6.20

      (b) Motor vehicle allowances

        (i) All means of locomotion required by an employer must be provided and maintained by the employer. Provided that any existing arrangements as to the payment of an allowance for kilometres travelled other than for business purposes may continue or be at the discretion of the employer. Provided that an employee will be required to ensure that a vehicle supplied by the employer is kept in a reasonably clean and tidy condition where such vehicle is used by the employee for the employee’s own private purposes.

        (ii) Where an employee,by arrangement with the employer,provides a motor vehicle for use in connection with the employer’s business the employee must be paid for the use of such vehicle on the following basis:

[22.1(b)(ii)(A) varied by PR523004,PR536807,PR551730 ppc 01Jul14]

          (A) If it is necessary for an employee to provide and/or use their own motor vehicle for each day to carry out assigned duties,the employee must be paid an allowance of $621.14 per month. Provided however that in the case of an employee who is assigned duties in a country territory,the employee must be paid an allowance of $719.22 per month.

[22.1(b)(ii)(B) varied by PR536807, PR551730 ppc 01Jul14]

          (B) In addition an allowance of $0.34 must be paid per kilometre travelled during the course of business. This allowance will not apply to an employee in respect of distance travelled to the employee’s normal place of employment or to the place at which work is to commence as the case may be,whichever the lesser unless the employee is required to transport tools or equipment or parts or reference materials to perform the work.

          (C) The allowance must be paid each month and will cover the periods the employee is taking annual or sick leave entitlement in accordance with this award or is undertaking a training course or school of no more than three months duration,but will not include any period of long service leave.

          (D) An employer must give one month’s notice to an employee that the employee will not be required to use the employee’s motor vehicle to carry out assigned duties. Provided that notice is not given by the employer to avoid payment of the motor vehicle allowance while the employee is on annual or personal/carer’s leave or attending a training school.

[22.1(b)(ii)(E) varied by PR523004,PR536807,PR551730 ppc 01Jul14]

          (E) An employee who is required to use their own motor vehicle to carry out the employer’s business on a casual basis must be paid an allowance of $0.78 per kilometre.

      (c) First aid allowance

        An employee holding a current first aid qualification from St John Ambulance or a similar body and appointed by the employer to perform first aid duties must be paid a weekly allowance of 2.35% of the standard weekly rate for any week the employee is so appointed.

      (d) Meal allowance

[22.1(d)(i) varied by PR998133,PR509174,PR523004,PR536807,PR551730 ppc 01Jul14]

        (i) An employee must receive a meal allowance of $13.22 for each rest break prescribed in clause 30.3(d).

        (ii) The meal allowance will not apply where the employer provides a meal to an employee on overtime or the employee lives in the same locality in which the employee is working and can reasonably return home for a meal.

      (e) Representation allowance

        Employees regularly expected to be engaged in technical service or technical support in the field on behalf of their employer must,in addition to the salary and any other allowance prescribed by this award,be paid a representation allowance of 2.18% of the standard weekly rate per week.

      (f) Service centre allowance

        (i) An employee who is required by the employer to accept responsibility for the company’s premises together with equipment and other materials in the employer’s depot or satellite service centre must be paid an allowance of 6.08% of the standard weekly rate per week.

        (ii) A depot or satellite service centre means an establishment which falls within the definition of a registered shop under the terms of the appropriate State factories and shops legislation.

      (g) Area allowance

        (i) Where an employee is located or required to perform work in any of the areas specified below for a period exceeding five working days,such employee must be paid the appropriate allowance prescribed for each continuous week of service in that area:

[22.1(g)(i) varied by PR998133,PR523004,PR536807,PR551730 ppc 01Jul14]

        Area

        Per week extra

         

        $

        Northern Territory

        31.10

        Mt Isa,Queensland

        65.53

        Broken Hill,New South Wales

        32.87

        That area of Western Australia,North of a line running East from Carrot Bay to the Northern Territory border

        23.11

        That area of Western Australia situated between latitude 24 degrees and a line running East from Carrot Bay to the Northern Territory border

        19.86

        That area within a line commencing on the coast at latitude 24 degrees,then East to the Northern Territory border,then South to the coast,then along the coast to a longitude 123 degrees,North to the intersection of latitude 26 degrees,then West along latitude 26 degrees

        8.95

        (ii) The above allowances are not payable when an employer provides an employee with accommodation or other similar benefit of at least an equivalent amount to that prescribed above for the relevant area and such will be in full satisfaction of the employer’s obligation under this clause.

        (iii) Northern Territory area allowance ceases to operate on 31 December 2014.

      (h) Living away from home allowance

[22.1(h)(i) varied by PR998133,PR523004,PR536807, PR551730 ppc 01Jul14]

        (i) A living away from home allowance of $63.63 per day must be paid when an employee is required to spend a night away from their usual place of residence. Provided that when calculating the living away from home allowance the first and last days will count as one day.

[22.1(h)(ii) varied by PR998133,PR509174,PR523004,PR536807,PR551730 ppc 01Jul14]

        (ii) If it is necessary for an employee to travel for more than two and a half hours after their normal finishing time the employee will be entitled to a further meal allowance of $11.55 for the evening meal.

        (iii) The allowances in clauses 22.1(h)(i) and (ii) are not payable in circumstances where they are provided by the employer.

22.2 Commercial Travellers stream

      (a) Motor vehicle allowance

        (i) Where an employee,by arrangement with the employer,provides a motor vehicle in connection with the employer’s business,the employee must:

          ●be paid a motor vehicle allowance which will be determined in accordance with this clause;and

          ●be given at least one month’s written notice of the employer’s intention to terminate or alter such arrangement or instead must be paid the motor vehicle allowance referred to in this clause for one month.

        (ii) The motor vehicle allowance referred to in this clause will be determined by agreement between the employer and the employee,subject to the following:

          ●such agreement will specify the amount of the allowance,the conditions under which it is payable or not payable and the frequency and method of payment.

        (iii) where the employer provides the salesperson with a motor vehicle for use in the employer’s business without cost to the employee,the employer will not be required to pay the motor vehicle allowance referred to in this clause. Provided that where a motor vehicle has been provided by the employer it will be fully maintained by the employer.

      (b) New employee required to purchase vehicle

        An employee who:

        (i) at the time of their application for employment neither owned nor was in the process of acquiring the ownership of a motor vehicle by hire,purchase or otherwise;

        (ii) informed the employer of the fact prior to their engagement;

        (iii) was thereafter engaged on terms requiring them to provide a vehicle for use in their employment;and

        (iv) did provide such vehicle and if the employer dismisses the employee within the first three months of employment,otherwise than for misconduct justifying summary dismissal,the employer must pay the employee the rate of remuneration prescribed by clause 20 for the unexpired portion of the period of three months and also pay them the motor vehicle allowance prescribed by this clause for a maximum of six months from the date of commencement of employment.

      (c) Expenses and accommodation reimbursement

        (i) All reasonable expenses actually incurred by an employee in connection with the employer’s business,authorised by the employer and properly paid by the employee,must be reimbursed by the employer. Such expenses as can be reasonably anticipated must be advanced to the employee.

        (ii) Without limiting the generality of clause 22.2(c)(i) the following will be deemed to be reasonable expenses and must be reimbursed by the employer:

          (A) Approved entertainment expenses;

          (B) Bridge,road and ferry tolls;

          (C) The cost of reasonable hotel/motel accommodation when the employee is required to remain away from the employee’s usual place of residence on any night and the cost of breakfast,a midday meal and an evening meal when the employee is,and is required to be,away from the employee’s usual place of residence at the employee’s usual time for taking such meal in pursuance of the performance of the employee’s duties. Provided that when an employee is specifically directed to work after 6.00 pm on any one day,the employee must be reimbursed the reasonable expense actually incurred in obtaining an evening meal.

          (D) In the event that an employee suffers injury or incapacity,necessitating the employee’s return to the employee’s usual place of residence,or to a hospital,the expenses actually incurred in returning thereto.

          (E) Where air or rail travel is necessarily involved,the expenses for economy class air tickets or for first class rail tickets and for sleeping accommodation where available.

          (F) Reasonable laundry expenses incurred by an employee after the employee has been away from his or her place of residence for more than one weekend in the course of his or her employment.

          (G) Such expenses as the employer and the employee agree,either by the terms of the contract of employment or otherwise,to be reasonable expenses or to be expenses for which the employee should be reimbursed or paid.

        (iii) Employees whilst travelling on their employer’s business will be regarded as being “on duty”for all purposes of this award and for the purposes of all relevant State workers compensation legislation.

      (d) Relocation allowance

        (i) Where an employee is transferred to another location or another state,the cost of removal expenses reasonably incurred must be borne and paid for by the employer,provided that an employee who is transferred at their own request may be required to pay their own expenses.

        (ii) Where such employee is directed by the employer to another locality for employment which can be reasonably regarded as permanent and involving a change of residence,and where the employee is in the process of buying a place of residence in that new location,the employee must be reimbursed for the cost of accommodation for a period not exceeding six weeks. Where the employee has difficulty in obtaining a place of residence,the abovementioned period may be extended to a period not exceeding three months. Provided that the employer is not required to reimburse the employee where the employer provides accommodation at no cost to the employee.

        (iii) Where an employee is not in the process of buying a place of residence,the employer must reimburse the employee for the cost of accommodation for a period not exceeding four weeks. Provided that the employer is not required to reimburse the employee where the employer provides accommodation for the employee at no cost to the employee.

        (iv) The provision of the above will cease to apply immediately after the employee assumes their new place of residence or when the purchase has been completed,whichever is the sooner.

        (v) For the purpose of this clause,accommodation will be limited to the provision of housing.

22.3 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.

[22.3(b) varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (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

      Living away from home and Area allowances

      Domestic holiday travel and accommodation sub-group

      Motor vehicle allowance

      Private motoring sub-group

   

23. District allowances

[Varied by PR994507]

23.1 Northern Territory

      An employee in the Northern Territory is entitled to payment of a district allowance in accordance with the terms of an award made under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth):

[23.1(a) substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (a) that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2010,if the employee had at that time been in their current circumstances of employment and no agreement-based transitional instrument or enterprise agreement had applied to the employee;and

      (b) that would have entitled the employee to payment of a district allowance.

23.2 Western Australia

[23.2 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      An employee in Western Australia is entitled to payment of a district allowance in accordance with the terms of a notional agreement preserving a State award or an award made under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth):

      (a) that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2010,if the employee had at that time been in their current circumstances of employment and no agreement-based transitional instrument or enterprise agreement had applied to the employee;and

      (b) that would have entitled the employee to payment of a district allowance.

23.3 This clause ceases to operate on 31 December 2014.

24. Accident pay

[Varied by PR994507,PR503625]

[24.1 varied by PR994507;substituted by PR503625 ppc 01Jan11]

24.1 Subject to clause 24.2,an employee is entitled to accident pay in accordance with the terms of an award made under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 27 March 2006,a notional agreement preserving a State award that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2010 or a Division 2B State award that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2011:

      (a) if the employee had at that time been in their current circumstances of employment and no agreement-based transitional instrument,enterprise agreement or Division 2B State employment agreement had applied to the employee;and

      (b) that would have entitled the employee to accident pay in excess of the employee’s entitlement to accident pay,if any,under any other instrument.

[24.2 substituted by PR994507,PR503625 ppc 01Jan11]

24.2 The employee’s entitlement to accident pay under the award,the notional agreement preserving a State award or the Division 2B State award is limited to the amount of accident pay which exceeds the employee’s entitlement to accident pay,if any,under any other instrument.

24.3 This clause does not operate to diminish an employee’s entitlement to accident pay under any other instrument.

24.4 This clause ceases to operate on 31 December 2014.

25. Payment of wages

25.1 Wages must be paid weekly,fortnightly,four-weekly,half-monthly,monthly or in accordance with existing practices,by cash or by cheque or to the credit of the employee’s account in a bank or other recognised financial institution,or in any agreed combination of the foregoing.

25.2 Wages must be paid,either:

      (a) according to the average number of ordinary hours worked per pay period;or

      (b) by agreement with either the majority of employees or with an individual employee according to the actual ordinary hours worked each pay period.

25.3 Where wages are paid in cash,such payment must be made during normal working hours.

25.4 Upon termination of employment,the wages due to an employee must be paid on the day of such termination or forwarded by post on the next working day.

26. Superannuation

[Varied by PR994507,PR545988]

26.1 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.

26.2 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.

26.3 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 26.2.

      (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 26.3(a) or (b) no later than 28 days after the end of the month in which the deduction authorised under clauses 26.3(a) or (b) was made.

26.4 Superannuation fund

[26.4 varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      Unless,to comply with superannuation legislation,the employer is required to make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 26.2 to another superannuation fund that is chosen by the employee,the employer must make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 26.2 and pay the amount authorised under clauses 26.3(a) or (b) to one of the following superannuation funds or its successor:

      (a) AustralianSuper;

      (b) CareSuper;

[26.4(c) varied by PR545988 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

[26.4(d) inserted by PR545988 ppc 01Jan14]

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

26.5 Absence from work

      Subject to the governing rules of the relevant superannuation fund,the employer must also make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 26.2 and pay the amount authorised under clauses 26.3(a) or (b):

      (a) Paid leave—while the employee is on any paid leave;

      (b) Work-related injury or illness—for the period of absence from work (subject to a maximum of 52 weeks) of the employee due to work-related injury or work-related illness provided that:

        (i) the employee is receiving workers compensation payments or is receiving regular payments directly from the employer in accordance with the statutory requirements;and

        (ii) the employee remains employed by the employer.

Part 5—Hours of Work and Related Matters

27. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

28. Special provisions for shiftworkers

29. Meal breaks

30. Overtime

31. Annual leave

32. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

33. Community service leave

34. Public holidays

27. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

[Varied by PR529161]

27.1 Ordinary hours of work—day workers

      (a) Subject to this award,the ordinary hours of work for day workers are to be an average of 38 per week,of no more than eight hours per day,between the hours of 6.30 am to 6.30 pm at the discretion of the employer on any day or all of the days of the week,Monday to Friday.

27.2 Flexibility in relation to day work hours

      (a) The following forms of flexibility may be implemented in respect of all employees in a workplace or section/s thereof,subject to agreement between the employer and the majority of the employees concerned in the workplace or relevant section/s. Agreement in this respect may also be reached between the employer and an individual employee:

        (i) the spread of hours (i.e. 6.30 am to 6.30 pm) may be altered by up to one hour at either end of the spread;

        (ii) the days on which ordinary hours are worked may include Saturday and/or Sunday,subject to the penalties in clause 27.4 and 27.5;

        (iii) in excess of eight hours and up to 12 hours of ordinary time may be worked per day,exclusive of meal breaks. The implementation of 12 hour days is subject to the provisions of clause 28.4 of this award.

      (b) Where an agreement is reached by the majority of employees it will apply to all the employees in the workplace or section/s to which the agreement applies. This does not in any way restrict the application of an individual agreement.

      (c) Where agreement is reached in accordance with this paragraph,the agreement must be recorded in the time and wages records.

27.3 Day work outside the spread of hours

      Where a day worker works part of the ordinary hours outside:

      (a) the spread of hours referred to in clause 27.1;or

[27.3(b) varied by PR529161 ppc 27Sep12]

      (b) the spread of hours as varied in accordance with clause 27.2;

      the employee is entitled to an allowance of 24.7% of the standard hourly rate for each ordinary hour worked outside the spread of hours. Where such ordinary hours are worked after the spread of hours prescribed in clause 27.1,such hours will be limited to a maximum of four days per week.

27.4 Working ordinary hours on Saturday

[27.4 varied by PR529161 ppc 27Sep12]

      Day workers are entitled to an allowance of 59.2% of the standard hourly rate per hour for ordinary time worked on Saturday.

27.5 Working ordinary hours on Sunday

[27.5 varied by PR529161 ppc 27Sep12]

      Day workers are entitled to an allowance of 82.95% of the standard hourly rate per hour for ordinary time worked on Sunday.

27.6 General conditions relating to hours of work for day workers and shiftworkers

      (a) The arrangement of hours under clause 27 and shifts under clause 28,once determined may be altered as follows:

        (i) by the employer giving one week’s notice of the requirement to change the arrangement of hours or shifts;

        (ii) by mutual agreement between the employees concerned and their employer;

        (iii) by the employer giving 24 hours’notice to the employee in the case of an emergency;or

        (iv) at the discretion of the employer,employees may be permitted to exchange shifts or days off to perform duty for another employee. In such circumstances the employer is not required to make any additional payment.

27.7 Rosters

      Rosters will specify the commencement and finishing times of ordinary working hours for employees.

27.8 Casual and part-time employees

27.9 Special provisions for country employees

28. Special provisions for shiftworkers

[Varied by PR529161]

28.1 For the purposes of this award:

      (a) Standard shiftwork means shiftwork performed:

        ●on shifts of not more than eight hours;or

        ●on shifts of more than eight hours but not more than 10 hours in accordance with clause 28.2(b)(i).

      (b) Non-standard shiftwork means any arrangement of shiftwork of up to 12 hours per day worked over a seven day period Monday to Sunday,other than standard shiftwork.

      (c) Afternoon shift means any shift finishing after 6.30 pm and at or before midnight.

      (d) Night shift means any shift finishing after midnight and at or before 8.00 am.

28.2 Standard shiftwork

      (a) Ordinary hours of work

        (i) The ordinary hours of work for standard shiftworkers are to be an average of 38 hours per week.

        (ii) The ordinary hours of work are to be worked continuously. Such hours will be worked at the discretion of the employer. Standard shiftworkers are entitled to a 20 minute meal break on each shift which will be counted as time worked.

      (b) Flexibility in relation to standard shiftwork

        (i) The following forms of flexibility may be implemented in respect of all employees engaged on standard shiftwork in a workplace or section/s thereof,subject to agreement between the employer and the majority of the employees concerned in the workplace or relevant section/s. Agreement in this respect may also be reached between the employer and an individual employee:

          ●the shift definitions in clause 28.1(a) may be altered by up to one hour at either end of the span of hours referred to in the definition;

          ●in excess of eight hours and up to 10 hours of ordinary time may be worked per shift.

        (ii) Where an agreement is reached by the majority of employees it will apply to all the employees in the workplace or section/s to which the agreement applies. This does not in any way restrict the application of an individual agreement.

        (iii) Where agreement is reached in accordance with this clause,the agreement will be recorded in the time and wages records.

      (c) Afternoon and night shift allowances

[28.2(c) varied by PR529161 ppc 27Sep12]

        The following allowances apply to standard shiftworkers (as defined).

        (i) Employees are entitled to an allowance of 14.68% of the standard hourly rate per hour for time worked on an afternoon shift.

        (ii) Except as provided for in clause 28.2(c)(iii),employees are entitled to an allowance of 17.59% of the standard hourly rate per hour for time worked on a night shift.

        (iii) An employee who:

          ●during a period of engagement on shift,works night shift only;

          ●remains on night shift for a longer period than four consecutive weeks; or

          ●works on a night shift which does not rotate or alternate with afternoon shift or with day work so as to give the employee at least one third of the working time off night shift in each shift cycle;

          is entitled to an allowance of 21% of the standard hourly rate,per hour for time worked on such night shift,instead of the allowance prescribed in clause 28.2(c)(ii).

      (d) Rate for Saturday shifts

        The minimum rate to be paid to a standard shiftworker for work performed between midnight on Friday and midnight on Saturday will be time and a half for the first four hours and double time thereafter. This extra rate is in substitution for and not cumulative upon the shift allowances prescribed in clauses 28.2(c)(i),(ii) and (iii).

      (e) Rate for Sunday shifts

        The minimum rate to be paid to a standard shiftworker for work performed between midnight on Saturday and midnight on Sunday will be double time. This extra rate is in substitution for and not cumulative upon the shift allowances prescribed in clauses 28.2(c)(i),(ii) and (iii).

28.3 Non-standard shiftwork

      (a) Ordinary hours of work

        (i) The ordinary hours of work for non-standard shiftworkers (as defined) are to be an average of 38 hours per week to be worked over a shift cycle which does not exceed 13 weeks in duration.

        (ii) The ordinary hours of work are to be worked continuously at the discretion of the employer. Non-standard shiftworkers are entitled to a 20 minute meal break on each shift which will be counted as time worked.

      (b) Allowance for non-standard shiftworkers

[28.3(b) varied by PR529161 ppc 27Sep12]

        Employees are entitled to an allowance of 30% of the standard hourly rate,for each ordinary hour worked on a non-standard shift (as defined). The extra rate in this clause is in substitution for and not cumulative upon the shift premiums prescribed in clauses 28.2(c),(d) and (e) and clause 27.

28.4 Twelve hour days or shifts

      Implementation of 12 hour days or shifts is subject to the following:

      (a) suitable roster arrangements being made,including a review process relating to such rosters;and

      (b) adequate breaks being provided.

28.5 Daylight saving

      For work performed on any shift which spans the time of introduction or cessation of a system of daylight saving as prescribed by relevant State legislation,an employee must be paid according to adjusted time (i.e. the time on the clock at the beginning of the shift and the time on the clock at the end of the shift).

28.6 Make-up time

      A day worker or a shiftworker may elect,with the consent of the employer,to work make-up time under which the employee takes time off during ordinary hours,and works those hours at a later time,during the spread of ordinary hours provided in the award.

29. Meal breaks

29.1 Except as provided for in clause 29.2,where practicable,an employee will not be required to work for more than five hours without a break for a meal which must be for a period of not less than 30 minutes and not more than 60 minutes.

29.2 Flexibility in relation to breaks

      (a) The following forms of flexibility may be implemented in respect of all employees in a workplace or section/s thereof,subject to agreement between the employer and the majority of the employees concerned in the workplace or relevant section/s. Agreement in this respect may also be reached between the employer and an individual employee:

        (i) employees may work in excess of five hours but not more than six hours without a meal break (except in the case of 12 hour days or shifts);

        (ii) meal breaks may be for a period of less than 30 minutes,but not less than 20 minutes.

      (b) Where an agreement is reached by the majority of employees it will apply to all the employees in the workplace or section/s to which the agreement applies. This does not in any way restrict the application of an individual agreement.

      (c) An employee directed by the employer to work in excess of five hours without a meal,or such period as extended in accordance with clause 29.2,will be paid at the rate of time and one half for the meal period and the employee will be permitted to have the employee’s usual meal period without deduction from the employee’s wage as soon as possible after the prescribed meal period.

      (d) This clause will not operate outside an employee's ordinary working hours. Meal breaks during overtime are prescribed in clause 30—Overtime of this award.

30. Overtime

[Varied by PR994507]

30.1 Overtime rates

      (a) An employee who works in excess of or outside the employee’s ordinary hours established in accordance with clause 27Ordinary hours of work and rostering or clause 28Special provisions for shiftworkers,of this award will be paid at the rate of time and a half for the first three hours and double time thereafter,until the completion of work.

      (b) Provided that employees who are late starting or are absent for part of their ordinary hours on unpaid leave will complete their ordinary hours for that day prior to the entitlement to overtime.

30.2 Scheduling of overtime

      The assignment of overtime by an employer will be based on the specific work requirements and the practice of one in,all in overtime will not apply.

30.3 Work on a day off

      (a) Days other than Sunday

        An employee required to work overtime on any day off that is not a Sunday will be paid in accordance with clause 30.1.

      (b) Sunday

        An employee required to work on a Sunday that is a day off will be paid double time for all work.

      (c) Minimum payment

        (i) An employee required to work overtime on a Saturday or Sunday will be paid for a minimum of four hours at the appropriate rate except where such overtime is worked prior to or at the conclusion of ordinary hours of work.

        (ii) In such circumstances,the employee will receive payment at the rate prescribed in clause 30.1 for the actual time worked.

      (d) Rest break during overtime

        (i) An employee working overtime will be allowed a rest break of 20 minutes without deduction of pay after each four hours of overtime if the employee continues to work after such rest break.

        (ii) An employee working overtime for two or more hours after the completion of ordinary working hours will receive a paid rest break of 20 minutes. This rest break is to be taken at the commencement of overtime and is to be paid at the employee’s ordinary time rate.

        (iii) An employer and employee may agree to a variation of this provision to meet the circumstances of the work at hand provided that the employer will not be required to make any payment in respect of any time allowed in excess of 20 minutes.

30.4 Call-back

      (a) An employee recalled to work overtime after leaving work will be paid a minimum of four hours or where the employee has been paid for standing by in accordance with clause 30.5,the employee will be paid for a minimum of three hours at the appropriate overtime rate for each time recalled,except where the overtime is continuous (subject to a meal break) with the commencement or completion of ordinary hours.

      (b) Provided that the employee will not be required to work the full four or three hours as the case may be if the job(s) recalled to perform are completed within a shorter period.

      (c) Notwithstanding the above,where an employee is recalled within the four or three hour guarantee period,the four or three hours’minimum for the first recall will be cancelled and the employee will be paid up to the commencement of the second or subsequent recalls.

      (d) The provisions of this clause will not apply in circumstances where an employee provides technical service or technical support over the telephone or via remote access arrangements.

      (e) Overtime worked in circumstances specified in this clause will not be regarded as overtime for the purposes of clause 30.6.

30.5 Stand-by

[30.5(a) varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (a) An allowance of 59.42% of the standard hourly rate per hour will be paid to an employee for the period the employer requires the employee to remain in readiness for a return to work outside the employee's ordinary hours.

      (b) While receiving the appropriate overtime rate in accordance with clause 30.1 the stand-by allowance will not be paid.

30.6 Rest period after overtime

      (a) When overtime work is necessary,it will wherever reasonably practicable be so arranged that employees have at least 10 consecutive hours off duty between the work of successive days.

      (b) An employee (other than a casual or part-time employee) who works so much overtime between the termination of the ordinary work on one day and the commencement of the ordinary work on the next day that the employee has not had at least 10 consecutive hours off duty between those times will,subject to this clause,be released after completion of such overtime until the employee has had 10 consecutive hours’off duty without loss of pay for ordinary working time occurring during such absence.

      (c) If on the instructions of the employer an employee resumes or continues work without having 10 consecutive hours off duty,the employee will be paid at double time until released from duty for such period and then is entitled to be absent until the employee has had 10 consecutive hours off duty without loss of pay.

      (d) The provisions of this clause will not apply to call-backs or in circumstances where an employee provides technical service or technical support over the telephone or via remote access arrangements.

30.7 Technical service/support

      (a) An employee required to work overtime providing technical service or technical support over the telephone or via remote access arrangements will be paid for each occasion that such work is carried out:

        (i) for a minimum of half an hour at the appropriate overtime rate where such work commences between 5.00 am and 10.00 pm;or

        (ii) for a minimum of one hour at the appropriate overtime rate where such work commences after 10.00 pm and before 5.00 am except where the overtime is continuous (subject to a meal break) with the commencement or completion of ordinary hours.

      (b) Provided that,the employee will not be required to work the full half an hour or one hour as the case may be if the work which the employer requires to be performed is completed within a shorter period.

      (c) Notwithstanding the above,where an employee is required to carry out further overtime work within the half an hour or one hour guarantee period,the half an hour or one hour minimum for the first work period will be cancelled and the employee will be paid up to the commencement of the second or subsequent work period.

      (d) Overtime worked in circumstances specified in this subclause will not be regarded as overtime for the purposes of clauses 30.4 and 30.5.

30.8 Rates not cumulative

31. Annual leave

[Varied by PR994507]

31.1 Annual leave is provided for in the NES.

31.2 Annual leave loading

[31.2(a) varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (a) During a period of annual leave an employee will receive a loading calculated on the rate of wage prescribed in clause 20Classifications and adult rates. Annual leave loading payment is payable on leave accrued.

      (b) The loading is as follows:

        (i) Day work

        Employees who would have worked on day work only had they not been on leave—17.5% or the relevant weekend penalty rates,whichever is the greater but not both.

        (ii) Shiftwork

        Employees who would have worked on shiftwork had they not been on leave—a loading of 17.5% or the shift loading (including relevant weekend penalty rates) whichever is the greater but not both.

31.3 Paid leave in advance of accrued entitlement

      An employer may allow an employee to take annual leave either wholly or partly in advance before the leave has accrued. Where paid leave has been granted to an employee in excess of the employee’s accrued entitlement and the employee subsequently leaves or is discharged from the service of the employer before completing the required amount of service to account for the leave provided in advance,the employer is entitled to deduct the amount of leave in advance still owing from any remuneration payable to the employee upon termination of employment.

31.4 Requirement to take leave

      An employer may require an employee to take annual leave by giving at least four weeks’notice in the following circumstances:

      (a) as part of a close-down of its operations;or

      (b) where more than eight weeks’leave is accrued.

31.5 Definition of shiftworker

[31.5(a) varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (a) For the purpose of the additional week of annual leave provided for in s.87(1)(b) of the Act,a shiftworker is a seven day continuous shiftworker who is regularly rostered to work on Sundays and public holidays.

      (b) Where an employee with 12 months’continuous service is engaged for part of the 12 monthly period as a seven day shiftworker,that employee must have their annual leave increased by half a day for each month the employee is continuously engaged as a seven day shiftworker.

31.6 Country employees

[31.6(a) varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (a) Employees who are required by their employer to remain away from their usual place of residence on more than two nights in any week,Monday to Sunday inclusive,for each week of the working year,will in addition to the annual leave prescribed in s.87(1)(a) of the Act receive a further seven consecutive days’leave including nonworking days

      (b) Where an employee operates in country areas as prescribed in clause 31.6(a) for only part of the time the employee will receive an additional leave entitlement on the basis of an extra half day’s annual leave for each five weeks in any one year during which the employee is required to be away from the usual place of residence.

      (c) This clause will not apply to employees undertaking training courses.

31.7 Excessive leave

[31.7(a) varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (a) Notwithstanding s.88 of the Act,if an employer has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employee as to the timing of taking annual leave,the employer can require the employee to take annual leave by giving not less than four weeks’notice of the time when such leave is to be taken if:

        (i) at the time the direction is given,the employee has eight weeks or more of annual leave accrued;and

        (ii) the amount of annual leave the employee is directed to take is less than or equal to a quarter of the amount of leave accrued.

31.8 Termination

      (a) Where a full-time or part-time employee with one or more weeks’continuous service leaves the service of their employer for any reason other than serious and wilful misconduct,the employee will be entitled to payment for pro rata annual leave at the rate of 2.923 ordinary hours’pay for each 38 ordinary hours worked.

      (b) The terms of clause 31.3 will apply in circumstances where an employee has been granted annual leave in advance of the due date.

32. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

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

32.2 Personal/carer’s leave for casual employees

      (a) Casual employees are entitled to be not available for work or to leave work to care for a person who is sick and requires care and support or who requires care due to an emergency.

      (b) Such leave is unpaid. A maximum of 48 hours’absence is allowed by right with additional absence by agreement.

33. Community service leave

Community service leave is provided for in the NES.

34. Public holidays

34.1 Public holidays are provided for in the NES.

34.2 An employer and the employees may by agreement substitute another day for a public holiday.

34.3 Work on a public holiday or a substituted day must be paid at double time and a half. Where both a public holiday and substitute day are worked,public holiday penalties are payable on the holiday and the employee is entitled to not less than four hours’pay at penalty rates provided the employee is available to work for four hours.

Schedule A—Transitional Provisions

[New Sched A inserted by PR988401 from 01Jan10;varied by PR994507,PR503625]

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.1.2 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (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,

[A.2.1(b) substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (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,

[A.3.1(b) substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

      (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 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 varied by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 inserted by PR994507 from 01Jan10]

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 PR503625 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—Classifications,Skill Levels and Definitions

[Sched A renumbered as Sched B by PR988401 from 01Jan10]

B.1 Technical services stream

B.1.1 Level 1 Technical Employee

      (a) Classification requirements

        An employee at this level must be capable of performing:

        ●routine mechanical/electro-mechanical/electronic assembly;

        ●is responsible for the quality assurance of the employee’s own work;

        ●works under direct supervision either individually or in a team environment;

        ●exercises discretion within the employee’s level and training;

        ●able to follow specific verbal/written instructions relating to assembly assignments;

        ●able to measure accurately;

        ●able to inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established operational standards;and

        ●operates all lifting equipment incidental to the employee’s work.

      (b) Duties

        ●repetition work on automatic,semi-automatic or single purpose machines or equipment;

        ●assembles components using basic written,spoken and/or diagrammatic instructions in an assembly environment;

        ●basic soldering or butt and spot welding;and

        ●may be directed to perform other duties consistent with training and skill levels required for this position.

B.1.2 Level 2 Technical Employee

      (a) Classification requirements

        An employee at this level must be capable of performing work above,beyond and including the requirements of a Level 1 Technical Employee:

        ●is responsible for the quality assurance of the employee’s own work;

        ●works under routine supervision either individually or in a team environment;

        ●exercises discretion within the employee’s level of skills and training;

        ●follows specific verbal/written instructions relating to repair assignments;and

        ●able to maintain records or reports in accordance with company procedures.

      (b) Duties

        ●receiving,dispatching,distributing,sorting,checking,packing,documenting and recording of goods,materials and components other than repetitive packing in a standard container or containers in which goods are ordinarily packed;

        ●basic inventory control in the context of a production process;

        ●operation of mobile equipment including forklifts,hand trolleys,pallet trucks,overhead cranes and winches;

        ●routine maintenance of mechanical,electro-mechanical,or electronic business equipment;and

        ●may be directed to perform other duties consistent with training and skill levels required for this position.

B.1.3 Level 3 Technician

      (a) Classification requirements

        An employee at this level must be capable of performing work above,beyond and including the requirements of a Level 2 Technical Employee:

        ●able to perform basic technical duties in accordance with company procedures;

        ●is responsible for the quality assurance of the employee’s own work;

        ●works under routine supervision either individually or in a team environment;

        ●understands and applies quality control techniques;

        ●exercises good interpersonal and communication skills;

        ●exercises limited discretion within the scope of this grade;

        ●performs non-technical tasks incidental to the employee’s work;

        ●able to inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established operational standards;

        ●able to apply a logical approach to solving technical problems;

        ●able to maintain reports or records in accordance with company procedures;

        ●able to effectively communicate and to work with other technicians,technical employees and customers in technical service situations;

        ●able to work independently at a customer site as assigned;and

        ●able to perform technical duties in accordance with company procedures on basic equipment.

      (b) Duties

        ●applies routine diagnostic procedures;

        ●performs option checkout to ensure proper equipment performance to meet company standards and customer expectations;

        ●resolves routine malfunctions where cause and correction are readily identifiable;

        ●performs preventative maintenance and repair service on demand and/or to agreed schedules;

        ●renders technical support in conformity with the manufacturer's/company procedures and specifications;

        ●assists other employees by skill sharing and the provision of advice and assistance;

        ●reviews the performance of equipment being serviced;

        ●runs routine diagnostics on printed circuit boards;and

        ●may be directed to perform other duties consistent with the training and skill levels required for this position.

B.1.4 Level 4 Technician

      (a) Classification requirements

        An employee at this level must be capable of performing work above,beyond and including the requirements of a Level 3 Technician:

        ●performs technical service,support and installation of equipment;

        ●services and installs networks and maintains communication facilities;

        ●performs non technical tasks incidental to the employee’s work;

        ●able to work under routine supervision either individually or in a team environment;

        ●able to work independently at customer site as assigned;

        ●demonstrates and applies greater knowledge of the company's product;

        ●sufficient for diagnosis of complicated hardware production faults;

        ●able to exercise limited discretion in deviating from standard practice to solve problems within area of experience;

        ●able to apply logical,methodical,analytical approach to isolate and solve complicated hardware problems;and

        ●able to effectively communicate and to work with other technicians,technical employees,managers and customers in technical support situations.

      (b) Duties

        ●installation or relocation of hardware;

        ●assists in the provision of on-the-job training;

        ●assists in the analysis and preparation of component failure impact plans;and

        ●may be directed to perform other duties consistent with training and skills levels required for this position.

B.1.5 Level 5 Technician

      (a) Classification requirements

        An employee at this level must be capable of performing work above,beyond and including the requirements of a Level 4 Technician:

        ●applies specialised technical knowledge to problem solve difficult or complex situations;

        ●able to exercise broad discretion in defining and solving technical problems where alternative choices may be applicable within standard practice;

        ●able to perform varied technical duties involving the use of a wide range of alternative procedures;

        ●capable of providing technical guidance and assistance as part of a work team;

        ●capable of assistance in the provision of training,in conjunction with other support staff;

        ●able to work under general supervision either individually or in a team environment;

        ●able to use system level diagnostics to isolate and correct problems;and

        ●able to apply verbal and written communication skills.

      (b) Duties

        ●handles more complex/critical equipment;

        ●operates diagnostic systems to debug and isolate problems;and

        ●may be directed to perform other duties consistent with training and skills levels required for this position.

B.1.6 Level 6 Technician

      (a) Classification requirements

        An employee at this level must be capable of performing work above,beyond and including the requirements of a Level 5 Technician and consistent with this award:

        ●demonstrates an ability to respond to issues such as complex,unusual,intermittent or undefined malfunctions;

        ●researches problems and recommends solutions;

        ●maintains contact with problem situations and assists until a satisfactory resolution is achieved;

        ●summarises problem resolution and follow-up requirements for management. communicates final status to local management prior to leaving site;

        ●demonstrates an ability to review background of problems and performs on-site technical activities;

        ●conducts technical product performance improvement projects;

        ●identifies procedures to improve service support delivery;

        ●exercises broad discretion in defining and solving technical problems which may require the development of new alternative approaches;

        ●applies logical,methodical,analytical approaches to isolate and solve complex problems;

        ●able to lead a small team;

        ●works under limited supervision;and

        ●able to handle the technical functions of all aspects of computer systems,networks and communications.

      (b) Duties

        ●provides assistance with installation planning;

        ●provides guidance to customers on component failure impact and problem determination procedures;

        ●provides guidance to employees engaged at lower levels;

        ●responsible for customer satisfaction and quality of service provided;

        ●provides technical direction and guidance to customers;

        ●handles more complicated projects;and

        ●may be directed to perform other duties consistent with training and skills levels required for this position.

B.2 Clerical and Administration Stream

B.2.1 Clerical and Administration Employee Level 1

      (a) Role definition

        An employee at this level:

        ●works under direct supervision with regular checking of progress;

        ●applies knowledge and skills to a limited range of tasks;and

        ●performs work within established routines,methods and procedures that are predictable and which require the exercise of limited discretion.

      (b) Indicative tasks

        The following tasks are indicative of those performed by an employee at this level:

        ●prepare for work;

        ●complete daily work activities;

        ●apply basic communication skills;

        ●plan skills development;

        ●use business equipment;

        ●follow workplace safety procedures;

        ●operate a personal computer;

        ●develop keyboard skills;and

        ●follow environmental work practices.

      (c) Qualifications

        An employee who holds a Certificate I in Business or equivalent would be classified at this level when employed to perform the functions in the Role definition and taking into account the Indicative tasks.

B.2.2 Clerical and Administration Employee Level 2

      (a) Role definition

        An employee at this level:

        ●works under routine supervision with intermittent checking;

        ●applies knowledge and skills to a range of tasks;and

        ●usually performs work within established routines,methods and procedures,which involve the exercise of some discretion and minor decision making.

      (b) Indicative tasks

        The following tasks are indicative of those performed by an employee at this level:

        ●work effectively in a business environment;

        ●organise and complete daily work activities;

        ●communicate in the workplace;

        ●work effectively with others;

        ●use business technology;

        ●process and maintain workplace information;

        ●prepare and process financial/business documents;

        ●deliver a service to customers;

        ●provide information to clients;

        ●implement improved work practices;

        ●participate in workplace safety procedures;

        ●handle mail;

        ●produce simple word-processed documents;

        ●create and use simple spreadsheets;and

        ●participate in environmental work practices.

      (c) Qualifications

        An employee who holds a Certificate II in Business or equivalent would be classified at this level when employed to perform the functions in the Role definition and taking into account the Indicative tasks.

B.2.3 Clerical and Administration Employee Level 3

      (a) Role definition

        An employee at this level:

        ●works under limited supervision with checking related to overall progress;

        ●may be responsible for the work of others and may be required to co-ordinate such work;

        ●applies knowledge with depth in some areas and a broad range of skills;and

        ●performs work within routines,methods and procedures where some discretion and judgment is required.

      (b) Indicative tasks

        The following tasks are indicative of those performed by an employee at this level:

        ●exercise initiative in a business environment;

        ●organise personal work priorities and development;

        ●contribute to effective workplace relationships;

        ●contribute to personal skill development and learning;

        ●organise workplace information;

        ●produce business documents;

        ●maintain business resources;

        ●maintain financial records;

        ●recommend products and services;

        ●deliver and monitor a service to customers;

        ●maintain workplace safety;

        ●support innovation and change;

        ●maintain environmental procedures;

        ●produce texts from shorthand notes;

        ●produce texts from notes;

        ●produce texts from audio transcription;

        ●design and develop text documents;

        ●create and use databases;

        ●create electronic presentations;

        ●organise schedules;

        ●process payroll;

        ●process accounts payable and receivable;

        ●maintain a general ledger;

        ●support leadership in the workplace;

        ●participate in work teams;

        ●support operational plans;

        ●provide workplace information and resourcing plans;

        ●support continuous improvement systems and processes;

        ●deliver and monitor a service to customers;and

        ●support a workplace learning environment.

      (c) Qualifications

        An employee who holds a Certificate III in Business or equivalent would be classified at this level when employed to perform the functions in the Role definition and taking into account the Indicative tasks.

B.2.4 Clerical and Administration Employee Level 4

      (a) Role definition

        An employee at this level:

        ●works without supervision,with general guidance on progress and outcomes sought;

        ●may be responsible for the organisation of the work of others;

        ●applies knowledge with depth in some areas and a broad range of skills;

        ●performs a wide range of tasks,and the range and choice of actions required will usually be complex;and

        ●performs work within routines,methods and procedures where discretion and judgment is required for both self and others.

      (b) Indicative tasks

        The following tasks are indicative of those performed by an employee at this level:

        ●develop work priorities;

        ●establish business networks;

        ●develop teams and individuals;

        ●analyse and present research information;

        ●maintain business technology;

        ●co-ordinate business resources;

        ●report on financial activity;

        ●promote products and services;

        ●co-ordinate implementation of customer service strategies;

        ●monitor a safe workplace;

        ●promote innovation and change;

        ●implement and monitor environmental policies;

        ●show leadership in the workplace;

        ●manage effective workplace relationships;

        ●lead work teams;

        ●implement operational plan;

        ●implement workplace information system;

        ●implement continuous improvement;

        ●develop teams and individuals;

        ●produce complex texts from shorthand notes;

        ●produce complex business documents;

        ●develop and use complex databases;

        ●develop and use complex spreadsheets;

        ●organise meetings;

        ●organise business travel;

        ●administer projects;and

        ●prepare financial reports.

      (c) Qualifications

        An employee who holds a Certificate IV in Business or equivalent would be classified at this level when employed to perform the functions in the Role definition and taking into account the Indicative tasks.

B.2.5 Clerical and Administration Employee Level 5

      (a) Role definition

        An employee at this level:

        ●may be responsible for the planning and management of the work of others;

        ●applies knowledge with substantial depth in some areas and a range of skills which may be varied or highly specific;

        ●applies knowledge and skills independently and non-routinely;and

        ●exercises considerable judgment and initiative.

      (b) Indicative tasks

        The following tasks are indicative of those performed by an employee at this level:

        ●manage personal work priorities and professional development;

        ●provide leadership in the workplace;

        ●establish effective workplace relationships;

        ●facilitate work teams;

        ●manage operational plan;

        ●manage workplace information systems;

        ●manage quality customer service;

        ●ensure a safe workplace;

        ●promote continuous improvement;

        ●facilitate and capitalise on change and innovation;

        ●develop a workplace learning environment;

        ●manage the establishment and maintenance of a workgroup network;

        ●manage meetings;

        ●plan or review administration systems;

        ●manage payroll;and

        ●manage business document design and development.

      (c) Qualifications

        An employee who holds a Diploma which is recognised within the Business Services Training Package or equivalent would be classified at this level when employed to perform the functions in the Role definition and taking into account the Indicative tasks.

B.2.6 Interpretation

      The indicative tasks set out in Schedule B.2 are aligned to the units of competency in Business Services Training Australia’s endorsed competency standards in the Business Services Training Package (BSB2001). In the event of a dispute over the meaning of the indicative tasks the relevant standards will be used to assist interpretation.

B.3 Commercial Travellers Stream

B.3.1 Trainee Salesperson means an employee engaged in accordance with the provisions of clause 15 of this award and who has not been assigned a sales quota and who is undertaking training as a Salesperson.

B.3.2 Salesperson means an employee who has undertaken an appropriate course of training and who has been assigned a sales quota for the sale of,and/or the soliciting of orders for business equipment and operating supplies therefore within one of the undermentioned levels:

      (a) Salesperson Level 1 means a salesperson who has been assigned a quota for the sale of all other forms of business equipment and operating supplies therefore which have not been referred to elsewhere in this clause.

      (b) Salesperson Level 2 means a salesperson who,without limiting the generality of the undermentioned types of business equipment has been assigned a quota and is engaged predominantly in the sale of the following electronic business equipment:

        ●accounting machines;

        ●billing (and/or invoicing) machines;

        ●data transceiving equipment;

        ●magnetic tape encoders and storage equipment;

        ●units of peripheral equipment and/or terminal equipment capable of on-line connection to,but excluding,the central processing unit (CPU);and

        ●visible record computers.

      (c) Salesperson Level 3 means a salesperson who has been assigned a quota predominantly for the sale of business equipment specifically designated as a digital computer and not referred to elsewhere in this clause.

Schedule C—School-based Apprentices

[Sched B renumbered as Sched C by PR988401 from 01Jan10]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C.8 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.

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

C.10 If an apprentice converts from school-based to full-time,all time spent as a full-time apprentice will count for the purposes of progression through the relevant wage scale in addition to the progression achieved as a school-based apprentice.

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

Schedule D—Supported Wage System

[Sched C renumbered as Sched D by PR988401 from 01Jan10;varied by PR994507,PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR542141,PR551831]

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

D.2 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,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 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

D.3 Eligibility criteria

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

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

D.4 Supported wage rates

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

    Assessed capacity (clause D.5)

    %

    Relevant minimum wage

    %

    10

    10

    20

    20

    30

    30

    40

    40

    50

    50

    60

    60

    70

    70

    80

    80

    90

    90

[D.4.2 varied by PR994507,PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR551831 ppc 01Jul14]

D.4.2 Provided that the minimum amount payable must be not less than $80 per week.

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

D.5 Assessment of capacity

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

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

D.6 Lodgement of SWS wage assessment agreement

[D.6.1 varied by PR994507;PR542141 ppc 04Dec13]

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

[D.6.2 varied by PR994507;PR542141 ppc 04Dec13]

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

D.7 Review of assessment

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

D.8 Other terms and conditions of employment

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

D.9 Workplace adjustment

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

D.10 Trial period

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

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

[D.10.3 varied by PR994507,PR998748,PR510670,PR525068,PR537893,PR551831 ppc 01Jul14]

D.10.3 The minimum amount payable to the employee during the trial period must be no less than $80 per week.

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

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

Schedule E—National Training Wage

[Sched D renumbered as Sched E by PR988401;substituted by PR994507 from 01Jan10;varied by PR997901,PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR545787,PR551609]

E.1 Title

This is the National Training Wage Schedule.

E.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

E.3 Coverage

E.3.1 Subject to clauses E.3.2 to E.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 E1 to this schedule or by clause E.5.4 of this schedule.

E.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 E1 to this schedule.

E.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.

E.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.

E.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.

E.3.6 At the conclusion of the traineeship,this schedule ceases to apply to the employee.

E.4 Types of Traineeship

The following types of traineeship are available under this schedule:

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

E.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.

E.5 Minimum Wages

[E.5 substituted by PR997901,PR509052,PR522883,PR536686,PR551609 ppc 01Jul14]

E.5.1 Minimum wages for full-time traineeships

      (a) Wage Level A

        Subject to clause E.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 E1 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 E.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 E1 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 E.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 E1 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 E.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 E.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

E.5.2 Minimum wages for part-time traineeships

      (a) Wage Level A

        Subject to clauses E.5.2(f) and E.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 E1 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 E.5.2(f) and E.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 E1 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 E.5.2(f) and E.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 E1 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 E.5.2(f) and E.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 E1 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 E.5.2(f) and E.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 E.5.2(f) and E.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 E.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 E.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 E.5.2(a)(e) of this schedule minus 20% applies to each ordinary hour worked by the trainee.

E.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.

E.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 E1 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.

E.6 Employment conditions

E.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.

E.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.

E.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 E.5.2(f)(ii) and not by this clause.

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

Appendix E1:Allocation of Traineeships to Wage Levels

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

E1.1 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

E1.2 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

E1.3 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 F—2013 Part-day public holidays

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

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 2013) or New Year’s Eve (31 December 2013) 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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