Table of Contents - MA000072 Part 1 - Application and OperationPart 2 - Consultation and Dispute ResolutionPart 3 - Types of Employment and Termination of EmploymentPart 4 - Minimum Wages and Related MattersPart 5 - Hours of Work and Related MattersPart 6 - Leave and Public HolidaysSchedule A - Transitional Provisions
Schedule B - Classification and Structure
Schedule C - Supported Wage System
Schedule D - School - based Apprentices
Schedule E - National Training Wage
Appendix E1: Allocation of Traineeships to Wage Levels
Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010

Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010

 

The above award was first made on 4 September 2009 [PR988931]

This consolidated version of the award includes variations made on 16 December 2009 [PR991580]; 4 March 2010 [PR994620]; 19 March [PR994532]

NOTE: Transitional provisions may apply to certain clauses - see clause 2 and Schedule A

 

Table of Contents

[Varied by PR994620, PR994532]

Part 1 - Application and Operation

1.              Title

2.              Commencement and transitional

3.              Definitions and interpretation

4.              Coverage

5.              Access to the award and the National Employment Standards

6.              The National Employment Standards and this award

7.              Award flexibility

Part 2 - Consultation and Dispute Resolution

8.              Consultation regarding major workplace change

9.              Dispute resolution

Part 3 - Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

10.              Types of employment

11.              Termination of employment

12.              Redundancy

Part 4 - Minimum Wages and Related Matters

13.              Classifications

14.              Minimum wages

15.              Allowances

16.              District allowances

17.              Accident pay

18.              Higher duties

19.              Payment of wages

20.              Annualised or aggregated wages or salary

21.              Superannuation

Part 5 - Hours of Work and Related Matters

22.              Ordinary hours of work and rostering

23.              Breaks

24.              Overtime and penalty rates

25.              Rostering

Part 6 - Leave and Public Holidays

26.              Annual leave

27.              Personal/carer's leave and compassionate leave

28.              Community service leave

29.              Public holidays

Schedule A - Transitional Provisions

Schedule B - Classification and Structure

Schedule C - Supported Wage System

Schedule D - School - based Apprentices

Schedule E - National Training Wage

Appendix E1: Allocation of Traineeships to Wage Levels

 


Part 1 - Application and Operation

 

1.              Title

This award is the Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2010.

2.              Commencement and transitional

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              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, Fair Work Australia may make any order it considers appropriate to remedy the situation.

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

2.6              Fair Work Australia 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 PR994532]

3.1              In this award, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

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

[Definition of agreement - based transitional instrument inserted by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

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

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

base rate of pay has the meaning in the NES

bulk liquid means the liquid or gaseous form of petroleum, oil, hydrocarbons or incidental products

bulk liquid terminal means a terminal or storage facility where employees are engaged in the reception, handling, storage, preparation, distribution, bottling and packing of bulk liquids

continuous shiftwork means work carried on with consecutive shifts of employees throughout the 24 hours of each of at least six consecutive days without interruption except for breakdowns or meal breaks or due to unavoidable causes beyond the control of the employer

continuous shiftworker means an employee engaged in continuous shiftwork

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

employee means a national system employee as defined in sections 13 and 30C of the Act

employer means a national system employer as defined in sections 14 and 30D of the Act

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

full rate of pay has the meaning in the NES

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

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

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

[Definition of on - hire inserted by PR994532 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

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

standard rate means the minimum weekly rate for a Maintenance tradesperson in clause 14 - Minimum wages

[Definition of transitional minimum wage instrument inserted by PR994532 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 PR994532]

4.1              This industry award covers employers throughout Australia in the oil refining and manufacturing industry in respect of work by their employees in a classification in this award, to the exclusion of any other modern award.

4.2              Definition of oil refining and manufacturing industry

For the purposes of this clause, oil refining and manufacturing means:

(a)              refining crude oil;

(b)              manufacturing and blending petroleum products including:

(i)              aviation fuels;

(ii)              bitumen;

(iii)              diesel;

(iv)              ethylene;

(v)              gasoline;

(vi)              liquefied petroleum gas;

(vii)              lubricant base oils, greases and other related product lines; or

(viii)              solvents; and

(c)              pipeline distribution of oil or petroleum products included in clause 4.2 to or from a terminal or storage facility owned and operated by a refinery employer or a related company, which is itself connected by pipeline to an oil refinery, and the operation of such a terminal or storage facility; and

(d)              storage of bulk liquid at a bulk liquid terminal, provided that immediately prior to 1 January 2010, the employer of any employees at such terminal was bound by the Oil and Gas Industry Bulk Liquid Terminals Award 2002 (AP822096CRV).

4.3              The award does not cover:

(a)              employees engaged in exploration and/or drilling for hydrocarbons, preparatory work or development of an oil or gas field, extraction, separation, or production of hydrocarbons, or associated work covered by the Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2010;

(b)              employees engaged as deck officers, marine engineer officers, ratings or catering staff on any vessel or as professional divers;

(c)              employees engaged in commissioning, servicing, maintaining (including mechanical, electrical, fabricating or engineering and preparatory work), modifying, upgrading, or repairing facilities, plant and equipment other than when performed by employees of a refinery operator;

(d)              employees engaged in transportation, storage, distribution, marketing and sale of products, other than where specifically included in clause 4.2 above;

(e)              managerial employees;

(f)              information technology professionals, professional engineers and scientists working as such;

(g)              security, catering and cleaning employees; and

(h)              employees engaged in the aviation industry.

4.4              The award does not cover an employee excluded from award coverage by the Act.

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

[New 4.6, 4.7 and 4.8 inserted by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

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

4.7              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.

4.8              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.

[4.6 renumbered as 4.9 by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

4.9              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

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              The employer and the individual employee must have genuinely made the agreement without coercion or duress.

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

(b)              result in the employee being better off overall 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:

(a)              by the employer or the individual employee giving four 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.

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

Part 2 - Consultation and Dispute Resolution

 

8.              Consultation regarding major workplace change

8.1              Employer to notify

(a)              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.

(b)              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.

8.2              Employer to discuss change

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

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

(c)              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.              Dispute resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 3 - Types of Employment and Termination of Employment

 

10.              Types of employment

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

10.1              Full - time employment

A full - time employee is an employee who is engaged to work an average of 35 ordinary hours per week.

10.2              Part - time employment

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

(i)              is engaged to work on specified days of the week for an average of fewer than 35 ordinary hours per week; and

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

(b)              For each ordinary hour worked, a part - time employee will be paid no less than 1/35th of the minimum weekly rate of pay for the relevant classification in clause 14 - Minimum wages.

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

10.3              Casual employment

(a)              A casual employee is one engaged and paid as such. A casual employee's ordinary hours of work are the lesser of an average of 35 hours per week or the average hours required to be worked by the employer per week over the work cycle.

(b)              For each hour worked, a casual employee will be paid no less than 1/35th of the minimum weekly rate of pay for their classification in clause 14 - Minimum wages, plus a casual loading of 25%.

(c)              The minimum engagement for a casual employee is four hours.

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

11.              Termination of employment

11.1              Notice of termination is provided for in the NES.

11.2              Notice of termination by an employee

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

11.3              Job search entitlement

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

12.              Redundancy

12.1              Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES.

12.2              Transfer to lower paid duties

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

12.3              Employee leaving during notice period

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

12.4              Job search entitlement

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

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

(c)              This entitlement applies instead of clause 11.3.

Part 4 - Minimum Wages and Related Matters

 

13.              Classifications

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

14.              Minimum wages

[Varied by PR994532]

14.1              Adult employees

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

 

Minimum weekly rate
$

Refinery operations

 

Trainee operator (level 1)

556.75

Outside operator (level 2)

607.65

Advanced outside operator (level 3)

662.15

Console operator (level 4)

739.40

Head operator (level 5)

800.00

 

 

Lubricants/bitumen plants and terminals

 

Trainee (level 1)

543.90

Operator (competent) (level 2)

578.20

Operator (advanced) (level 3)

606.00

Specialist blender (level 4)

633.75

Head operator (level 5)

661.50

 

 

Maintenance

 

Tradesperson

637.60

Advanced tradesperson

682.00

Dual trade tradesperson

733.24

Maintenance co - ordinator

765.12

 

 

Clerical

 

Level 1 - Year 1

580.00

Level 1 - Year 2

610.00

Level 1 - Year 3

630.00

Level 2 - Year 1

637.60

Level 2 - Year 2

650.00

Level 3

675.00

Level 4

710.00

Level 5

740.00

14.2              Junior employees

Where the law permits junior employees to perform work in the oil refining and manufacturing industry, the junior employee will be entitled to the percentage of the applicable adult weekly rate (in the case of part - time or casual employees the hourly rate) for their classification as set out in the table below:

Age

% of adult rate

16 years or less

75

17 years

85

18 years or over

100

14.3              Apprentices

[14.3 varied by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

Apprentices will be entitled to the percentage of the applicable adult weekly rate for their classification as set out in the following table:

Year of apprenticeship

% of adult rate

1st year

45

2nd year

55

3rd year

75

4th year

88

14.4              Supported wage system

See Schedule C

14.5              School - based apprentices

See Schedule D

14.6              National training wage

See Schedule E

15.              Allowances

[Varied by PR994532]

15.1              Allowances are all - purpose allowances only if expressly stated in this clause. Where an employee is paid by the hour, the allowance will be 1/35th of the weekly allowance.

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

(a)              Leading hand

A leading hand must be paid a weekly allowance of:

Leading hands in charge of:

% of the standard rate per week

3-10 employees

4.40

11-20 employees

5.60

More than 20 employees

7.53

(b)              First aid allowance

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

15.3              Industry allowance for disabilities associated with the performance of particular tasks or work in particular conditions

(a)              Employees (other than clerical employees) will be paid an all - purpose industry allowance of 4% of the standard rate per week.

(b)              The industry allowance recognises and is in payment for all aspects of work in the industry, including but not limited to the location and nature of oil, refining and manufacturing operations, boiler repairs, dirt, wet, height, confined spaces, call - in by phone, and all other disabilities not expressly dealt with under this clause.

15.4              Expenses incurred in the course of employment

(a)              Meal allowance for overtime work

An employee will be paid a meal allowance of $11.07 on each occasion that the employee is entitled to a rest break during overtime work, provided that an allowance is not required to be paid if the employer provides a meal or meal - making facilities or if the employee was notified by the employer no later than the previous day or shift that the employee would be required to work overtime.

(b)              Tool allowance

An employee who is required by the employer to supply and maintain tools ordinarily required in the performance of work will be paid an allowance of $13.68 per week.

(c)              Protective clothing and equipment allowance

[Numbered as 15.4(c)(i) by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

(i)              The employer will supply all protective clothing, footwear and equipment and replace it on a fair wear and tear basis.

[Numbered as 15.4(c)(ii) by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

(ii)              Where additional purchases have received the prior approval of the employer, such as prescription safety glasses or hardened lenses, the employee will be reimbursed the cost upon proof of purchase.

(d)              Vehicle allowance

An employee who, with the prior approval of their employer, uses the employee's own motor vehicle on the employer's business, must be paid $0.74 per kilometre travelled.

(e)              Travelling, accommodation, living away from home and incidentals allowance

If not otherwise paid for by the employer, the employer will reimburse the employee for reasonable expenses actually incurred (with prior approval of the employer) in relation to transport or travel costs required by the employer to be incurred.

15.5              Adjustment of expense related allowances

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

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

Allowance

Applicable Consumer Price Index figure

Meal allowance

Take away and fast foods sub - group

Tool allowance

Tools component of the household appliances, utensils and tools sub - group

Vehicle allowance

Private motoring sub - group

16.              District allowances

[Varied by PR994532]

16.1              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):

[16.1(a) substituted by PR994532 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.

16.2              Western Australia

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):

[16.2(a) substituted by PR994532 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.

16.3              This clause ceases to operate on 31 December 2014.

17.              Accident pay

[Varied by PR994532]

17.1              Subject to clause 17.2, an employee is entitled to accident pay in accordance with the terms of:

[17.1(a) substituted by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

(a)              a notional agreement preserving a State award that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2010 or an award made under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 27 March 2006, 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 accident pay in excess of the employee's entitlement to accident pay, if any, under any other instrument.

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

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

17.4              This clause ceases to operate on 31 December 2014.

18.              Higher duties

An employee engaged for more than two hours during one day or shift on duties carrying a higher minimum rate than their ordinary classification must be paid the higher minimum rate for such day or shift. If engaged for two hours or less during one day or shift, the employee must be paid the higher minimum rate for the time so worked.

19.              Payment of wages

19.1              The employer will pay the employee's wages, penalties and allowances at a frequency which may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly by electronic funds transfer into the employee's bank (or other recognised financial institution) nominated by the employee.

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

20.              Annualised or aggregated wages or salary

[20 substituted and renamed by PR994620 ppc 04Mar10]

20.1              Application

(a)              Clause 20.2 applies to all employees other than those engaged in a clerical classification.

(b)              Clause 20.3 applies to all employees engaged in a clerical classification

20.2              Annualises salaries - non - clerical

(a)              An employer and an employee may agree to enter into an annualised salary arrangement instead of any or all of the following provisions of this award:

(i)              clause 14 - Minimum wages;

(ii)              clause 15 - Allowances;

(iii)              clause 24 - Overtime and penalty rates; and

(iv)              clause 26.5(b) - Annual leave loading.

(b)              Where an annualised salary is paid, the employer must specify in writing the annual salary that is payable and which of the provisions of this award will not apply as a result of the annualised salary arrangement.

(c)              The annual salary must be no less than the amount the employee would have been entitled to receive under the rates and allowances prescribed by this award for the same hours worked. The annual salary is paid in full satisfaction of any obligation to otherwise make payments to the employee under this award and may be relied upon to set off any such obligation, whether of a different character or not.

(d)              In addition to the requirements of clause 20.2(c), any written agreement under this clause must specify each separate component of the annualised wage or salary arrangement and any overtime or penalty assumptions and calculations commuted into the annualised arrangement.

(e)              The employer must give the employee a copy of the agreement and keep the agreement as a time and wages record.

(f)              The agreement may be terminated:

(i)              by the employer or the employee giving 12 months' notice of termination, in writing, to the other party and the agreement ceasing to operate at the end of the notice period; or

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

20.3              Annualised Salaries - Clerical

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

(i)              clause 14 - Minimum wages;

(ii)              clause 15 - Allowances;

(iii)              clause 24 - Overtime and penalty rates; and

(iv)              clause 26.5(b) - Annual leave loading.

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

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

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

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

21.              Superannuation

[Varied by PR994532]

21.1              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.

21.2              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.

21.3              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 21.2.

(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 21.3(a) or (b) no later than 28 days after the end of the month in which the deduction authorised under clauses 21.3(a) or (b) was made.

21.4              Superannuation fund

[21.4 varied by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

Unless, to comply with superannuation legislation, the employer is required to make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 21.2 to another superannuation fund that is chosen by the employee, the employer must make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 21.2 and pay the amount authorised under clauses 21.3(a) or (b) to one of the following superannuation funds or its successor:

(a)              AustralianSuper;

(b)              LUCRF Super;

(c)              Tasplan;

(d)              Sunsuper; or

(e)              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.

21.5              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 21.2 and pay the amount authorised under clauses 21.3(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

 

22.              Ordinary hours of work and rostering

22.1              This clause supplements Division 3 of the NES which deals with maximum weekly hours.

22.2              The ordinary hours of a full - time, part - time or casual employee will be in accordance with clause 10 - Types of employment.

22.3              Employees other than shiftworkers

(a)              Employees, other than shiftworkers, may be required to work up to 10 ordinary hours per day, between the hours of 6.00 am and 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday. If the employer and an employee, or a majority of affected employees agree, up to 12 ordinary hours per day may be worked.

(b)              An employer may agree with an individual employee or a majority of affected employees to alter the spread of hours in clause 22.3(a).

22.4              Shiftworkers

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

(b)              A shift system may be implemented or altered by the employer to meet the needs of the business. The employer may carry out operations up to 24 hours per day, and seven days of the week, having regard to the health and safety of employees.

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

23.              Breaks

23.1              Meal breaks and rest breaks

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

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

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

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

23.2              Rest breaks during overtime

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

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

23.3              Minimum break between work on successive day or shifts

(a)              Employees other than shiftworkers

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

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

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

(b)              Shiftworkers

The required period of consecutive hours off work is eight hours. Other arrangements are as per clauses 23.3(a)(i) to (iii) above.

24.              Overtime and penalty rates

24.1              Overtime payments - employees other than continuous shiftworkers

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

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

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

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

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

24.2              Overtime - continuous shiftworkers

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

24.3              Method of calculation

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

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

24.4              Time off instead of payment for overtime

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

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

24.5              Shiftwork penalties

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

(b)              A shiftworker on permanent afternoon shift must be paid a loading of 20% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay, in respect of ordinary hours.

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

24.6              Weekend work

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

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

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

24.7              Public holidays

An employee will be paid a loading of 200% of the ordinary hourly base rate of pay for any ordinary hours worked on a public holiday.

25.              Rostering

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

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

25.3              Employees may be required to perform reasonable handover work to ensure continuity of operations. An employee who is not relieved as scheduled at the end of a shift must continue working until relieved or authorised by the employer to finish work, such authorisation must not be unreasonably withheld.

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

25.5              Emergency arrangements

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

Part 6 - Leave and Public Holidays

 

26.              Annual leave

26.1              Annual leave is provided for in the NES.

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

26.3              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 shiftworker who is regularly rostered to work on Sundays and public holidays.

26.4              Where an employee with 12 months continuous service is engaged for part of the 12 month 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.

26.5              Payment for annual leave

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

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

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

26.6              Taking of annual leave during shut - downs

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

26.7              Taking of annual leave on excessive accrual

An employer may direct an employee to take paid annual leave if the employee has accrued more than eight weeks or, in the case of continuous shiftworkers 10 weeks, paid annual leave, and the employer and employee are unable to reach agreement on the taking of the leave. An employer must give an employee at least 28 days' notice prior to the date the employee is required to commence the leave. An employer will not direct an employee to take excess leave where that direction would result in the employee having less than one years' accrued entitlement.

26.8              Taking of annual leave over an extended period

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

26.9              Leave in advance

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

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

27.              Personal/carer's leave and compassionate leave

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

28.              Community service leave

Community service leave is provided for in the NES.

29.              Public holidays

29.1              Public holidays are provided for in the NES.

29.2              Substitution of public holidays

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

Schedule A
- Transitional Provisions

A.1              General

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

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

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

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

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

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

A.2              Minimum wages - existing minimum wage lower

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

(a)              was obliged,

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

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

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

A.2.2              In this clause minimum wage includes:

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

(b)              a piecework rate; and

(c)              any applicable industry allowance.

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

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

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

First full pay period on or after

 

1 July 2010

80%

1 July 2011

60%

1 July 2012

40%

1 July 2013

20%

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

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

A.3              Minimum wages - existing minimum wage higher

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

(a)              was obliged,

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

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

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

A.3.2              In this clause minimum wage includes:

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

(b)              a piecework rate; and

(c)              any applicable industry allowance.

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

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

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

First full pay period on or after

 

1 July 2010

80%

1 July 2011

60%

1 July 2012

40%

1 July 2013

20%

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

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

A.4              Loadings and penalty rates

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

·              casual or part - time loading;

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

·              shift allowance/penalty.

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

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

(a)              was obliged,

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

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

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

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

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

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

First full pay period on or after

 

1 July 2010

80%

1 July 2011

60%

1 July 2012

40%

1 July 2013

20%

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

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

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

(a)              was obliged,

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

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

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

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

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

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

First full pay period on or after

 

1 July 2010

80%

1 July 2011

60%

1 July 2012

40%

1 July 2013

20%

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

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

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

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

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

First full pay period on or after

 

1 July 2010

20%

1 July 2011

40%

1 July 2012

60%

1 July 2013

80%

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

 

Schedule B
- Classification and Structure

[Sched B varied by PR994532]

B.1              Classification and progression principles

B.1.1              Classification

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

(a)              perform work in a fully flexible manner as reasonably required by the employer and in accordance with the employee's ability and competence, including when required undertake lower level duties as well as performing tasks incidental to work at their level;

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

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

B.1.2              Progression

[B.1.2(d) and (e) renumbered as B.1.2(a) and (b) by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

An employee will progress through the classification levels subject to:

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

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

Progression to level 3 and above will be subject to the employee being appointed by the employer.

B.1.3              Refinery operations

Level

Task and functions

Trainee operator (level 1)

A trainee operator is a refinery employee undergoing the necessary orientation and training to enable safe and efficient performance as an operator.

Outside operator (level 2)

The basic functions and accountabilities of a refinery operator include:

·              all tasks essential to ensuring that the process operates efficiently and safely;

·              carrying out basic maintenance tasks; and

·              identifying and prioritising services required from other personnel, both from inside and outside the production area, to ensure that the plant runs in an optimal manner.

The Outside operator level 2 is a refinery employee who carries out such duties as are required by the employer to operate, in a safe and efficient manner, all outside plant and equipment to which the employee is assigned.

These duties include:

·              general housekeeping; and

·              isolation and preparation of equipment for maintenance and the use of such tools and appliances as may be necessary to conduct maintenance on equipment to ensure the continuity of the process.

The Outside operator will hold the relevant certificates of competency required for the area.

This classification also includes an employee engaged as a non - graduate laboratory technician.

Advanced outside operator (level 3)

Qualifies in all respects for Advanced operator (level 2) and is competent to perform three or more jobs in the outside area.

Console operator (level 4)

The Console operator:

·              is a refinery employee designated as such;

·              will have met the skill level requirements for level 2;

·              will hold the relevant certificates of competency required for the area;

·              is assigned to an area, panel or workstation as required; and

·              controls/co - ordinates unit operations and field operators, performing such duties independently without direct supervision when necessary.

The Console operator's duties and responsibilities include:

·              the operation of the control system of an operating area;

·              implementation of all operating programmes;

·              optimisation of unit performance using panel instruments, advanced controls and optimisers;

·              liaison with head operator or staff supervisor to ensure efficient and safe operation of the area;

·              liaison with other areas and departments to assist in the co - ordination of refinery activities;
 

·              identification of system faults and the use of loop tuning software;

·              responsibility for the activation of shutdown devices and procedures;

·              assistance in the training of others; and

·              relieving the head operator and rotation in all positions to maintain skills when qualified.

Head operator (level 5)

The Head operator, who may also be styled as a facilitator or co - ordinator, is a refinery employee designated as such. An employee at this level will have met the skill level requirements for level 3.

The Head operator's duties and responsibilities include:

·              taking charge of the safe, clean and effective operations of one unit or unit group of petroleum refining, treating or blending equipment;

·              control and supervision of the operators allocated to the unit or unit group. This will entail responsibility and accountability for the standards of work produced, monitoring the quality of work, goal setting, resolving operational problems, providing feedback in respect of performance and other work related matters, and responsibility for training of the operators allocated to the unit or unit group;

·              manipulation of the equipment to produce petroleum products within laid down specifications;

·              watching equipment to see that it is operating safely and without damage to itself;

·              keeping a log or record of operations as may be required; and

·              preparing a unit or unit group for mechanical inspection and maintenance as required.

B.1.4              Lubricants/bitumen plants and terminals

Level

Task and functions

Trainee
(level 1)

A trainee plant and terminal operator is an employee undergoing the necessary orientation and training to enable safe and efficient performance as an operator.

Operator (competent) (level 2)

The duties of a plant and terminal operator include the following:

·              pack filling of all products into containers;
 

·              drum filling including unloading, inspection, washing, painting, filling, capping and stencilling;

·              order assembly including correct handling, documentation, picking procedures and packaging;

·              stores procedures covering all aspects of stores operation; basic quality control knowledge and testing;

·              rail tank car loading; road vehicle loading; and

·              minor maintenance within scope of training; and general housekeeping.

In addition, a plant and terminal operator may perform the following duties:

·              store operations (ordering, pick - up receipt, checking, storing, stocktaking and purchase liaison);

·              loading and discharge of bulk product using fixed or mobile pumping equipment;

·              forklift driving and operation and minor maintenance of other mechanical handling equipment;

·              cleaning, maintaining and reporting on the serviceability of hand and power tools;

·              crane chasing and dogging;

·              immediate mechanical and site maintenance function, including minor mechanical tasks;

·              tank farm operation including dipping and cleaning;

·              bunker attendance and tanker loading/discharging; and

·              assistance to tradespersons in any maintenance or project task.

Operator (advanced) (level 3)

A plant and terminal advanced operator is an employee who holds the appropriate specialist production competencies where required and is an experienced operator. An employee at this level will have met the skill level requirements for level 2.

In addition to level 2 duties, the advanced plant and terminal operator may perform the following duties:

·              co - ordination of the activities in any one of the lube oil, sundries, bitumen, grease and warehousing facilities;

·              diagnosis of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic problems with any fixed equipment within the plant or
terminal to enable the optimum maintenance solution to be carried out;

·              in conjunction with engineers, modification of existing plant and machinery;

·              capacity to carry out advanced project work, when appropriate, which could involve upgrading or additions to any fixed assets;

·              capability to interpret and work from detailed drawings which will also entail compiling a material listing for the relevant task; and

·              organisation and supervision of the workforce, equipment and materials.

Specialist blender (level 4)

May perform specialist roles including:

·              grease and special product blender; and

·              operation of all blending equipment.

Head operator (level 5)

A plant and terminal head operator, who may also be styled as a facilitator or co - ordinator, is designated as such and will be able to perform all duties at level 3. This employee is involved in the day to day running and organising of the plant. The head operator can perform all the duties of an Advanced operator but has a broader responsibility including control and supervision of the operators allocated to the unit such as responsibility and accountability for the standards of work, monitoring the quality of work, goal setting, resolving operations problems, providing feedback in respect of performance, the issue of work permits and other work related matters.

This position requires superior communication and organisational skills. Typical duties include:

·              production scheduling;

·              administering leave;

·              hiring casual employees; and

·              providing guidance and training to others.

B.1.5              Maintenance

Level

Task and functions

Maintenance tradesperson (level 1)

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

Advanced tradesperson (single trade) (level 2)

An employee at this level will have met the requirements for level 1 and been assessed as competent to perform tasks which require in depth skill or knowledge, or the employee is assessed as having the integration of a broad range of skills. The work may be of a non - routine nature requiring the application of the relevant skills and knowledge to new but predictable situations.

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

Dual trade tradesperson (level 3)

An employee at this level will have met the requirements for level 2 and holds a dual trade qualification or equivalent prescribed post trade course used in the operation and has acquired additional knowledge enabling the employee to apply dual trade skills or an equivalent level of high precision specialised trade skills in one area.

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

Maintenance co - ordinator (level 4)

A Maintenance co - ordinator is an employee designated as such.

An employee at this level may be required to hold qualifications necessary for level 3 and must have a good knowledge of all equipment, procedures and skills used with maintenance activity under their control. The employee will keep up to date with new technology as applied in the control of refinery or other plant operations.

The Maintenance co - ordinator is responsible for ensuring an efficient and cost - effective maintenance service including co - ordination and planning of daily and long term maintenance requirements. This position also has control and supervision responsibilities in respect of tradespersons. This entails responsibility and accountability for the standards of work produced, monitoring the quality of work, goal setting, resolving maintenance problems, providing feedback in respect of performance and other work related matters and responsibility for training and guidance.

B.2              Clerical

The classification criteria in this schedule provides guidelines to determine the appropriate classification level of persons employed pursuant to this award. In determining the appropriate level, consideration must be given to both the characteristics and typical duties/skills. The characteristics are the primary guide to classification as they indicate the level of basic knowledge, comprehension of issues, problems and procedures required and the level of supervision or accountability of the position. The totality of the characteristics must be read as a whole to obtain a clear understanding of the essential features of any particular level and the competency required. The typical duties/skills are a non - exhaustive list of duties/skills that may be comprehended within the particular level. They are an indicative guide only and at any particular level employees may be expected to undertake duties of any level lower than their own. Employees at any particular level may perform/utilise one such duty/skill, or many of them, depending on the particular work allocated.

The key issue to be looked at in properly classifying an employee is the level of competency and skill that the employee is required to exercise in the work they perform, not the duties they perform per se. It will be noted that some typical duties/skills appear in more than one level, however when assigning a classification to an employee this needs to be done by reference to the specific characteristics of the level. For example, whilst word processing and copy typing are first specifically mentioned at Level 2 in terms of typical duty/skill, it does not mean that as soon as an employee operates a word processor or typewriter they automatically become Level 2. They would achieve a Level 2 classification when they have achieved the level of skill and competency envisaged by the characteristics and the relevant indicative duty(ies)/skill(s) of a Level 2. Level 1 in this structure is to be viewed as the level at which employees learn and gain competence in the basic clerical skills required by the employer, which in most cases would lead to progression through the classification structure as their competency and skills increase and are utilised.

B.2.1              Level 1

(a)              Characteristics

(i)              Employees at this level may include the initial recruit who may have limited relevant experience. Initially work is performed under close direction using established practices, procedures and instructions.

(ii)              Such employees perform routine clerical and office functions requiring an understanding of clear, straightforward rules or procedures and may be required to operate certain office equipment. Problems can usually be solved by reference to established practices, procedures and instructions.

(iii)              Employees at this level are responsible and accountable for their own work within established routines, methods and procedures and the less experienced employees' work may be subject to checking at all stages. The more experienced employee may be required to give assistance to less experienced employees in the same classification.

(b)              Typical duties/skills

Indicative typical duties and skills at this level may include:

(i)              reception/switchboard, e.g. directing telephone callers to appropriate staff, issuing and receiving standard forms, relaying internal information and initial greeting of visitors;

(ii)              maintenance of basic records;

(iii)              filing, collating, photocopying etc;

(iv)              handling or distributing mail including messenger service;

(v)              recording, matching, checking and batching of accounts, invoices, orders, store requisitions etc.; and

(vi)              the operation of keyboard and other allied equipment in order to achieve competency as prescribed in Level 2.

B.2.2              Level 2

(a)              Characteristics

(i)              This level caters for the employees who have had sufficient experience and/or training to enable them to carry out their assigned duties under general direction.

(ii)              Employees at this level are responsible and accountable for their own work which is performed within established guidelines. In some situations detailed instructions may be necessary. This may require the employee to exercise limited judgment and initiative within the range of their skills and knowledge.

(iii)              The work of these employees may be subject to final checking and as required progress checking. Such employees may be required to check the work and/or provide guidance to other employees at a lower level and/or provide assistance to less experienced employees at the same level.

(b)              Typical duties/skills

Indicative typical duties and skills at this level may include:

(i)              reception/switchboard duties as in Level 1 and in addition responding to enquiries as appropriate, consistent with the acquired knowledge of the organisation's operations and services, and/or where presentation and use of interpersonal skills are a key aspect of the position;

(ii)              operation of computerised radio/telephone equipment, micro personal computer, printing devices attached to personal computer, dictaphone equipment, typewriter;

(iii)              word processing, e.g. the use of a word processing software package to create, format, edit, correct, print and save text documents, e.g. standard correspondence and business documents;

(iv)              stenographer/person solely employed to take shorthand and to transcribe by means of appropriate keyboard equipment;

(v)              copy typing and audio typing;

(vi)              maintenance of records and/or journals including initial processing and recording relating to the following:

·              reconciliation of accounts to balance;

·              incoming/outgoing cheques;

·              invoices;

·              debit/credit items;

·              payroll data;

·              petty cash imprest system; and

·              letters etc.;

(vii)              computer application involving use of a software package which may include one or more of the following functions:

·              create new files and records;

·              spreadsheet/worksheet;

·              graphics;

·              accounting/payroll file; and

·              following standard procedures and using existing models/fields of information,

(viii)              arrange routine travel bookings and itineraries, make appointments; and

(ix)              provide general advice and information on the organisation's products and services, e.g. front counter/telephone.

B.2.3              Level 3

(a)              Characteristics

(i)              Employees at this level have achieved a standard to be able to perform specialised or non - routine tasks or features of the work. Employees require only general guidance or direction and there is scope for the exercise of limited initiative, discretion and judgment in carrying out their assigned duties.

(ii)              Such employees may be required to give assistance and/or guidance (including guidance in relation to quality of work and which may require some allocation of duties) to employees in Levels 1 and 2 and would be able to train such employees by means of personal instruction and demonstration.

(b)              Typical duties/skills

Indicative typical duties and skills at this level may include:

(i)              prepare cash payment summaries, banking reports and bank statements; calculate and maintain wage and salary records; follow credit referral procedures; apply purchasing and inventory control requirements; post journals to ledger;

(ii)              provide specialised advice and information on the organisation's products and services; respond to client/public/supplier problems within own functional area utilising a high degree of interpersonal skills;

(iii)              * apply one or more computer software packages developed for a micro personal computer or a central computer resource to either/or:

·              create new files and records;

·              maintain computer based records management systems;

·              identify and extract information from internal and external sources; and/or

·              use advanced word processing/keyboard functions,

(iv)              arrange travel bookings and itineraries; make appointments; screen telephone calls; respond to invitations; organise internal meetings on behalf of executive(s); establish and maintain reference lists/personal contact systems for executive(s); and

(v)              application of specialist terminology/processes in professional offices.

*NOTE: These typical duties/skills may be either at Level 3 or Level 4 dependent upon the characteristics of that particular level.

B.2.4              Level 4

(a)              Characteristics

(i)              Employees at this level will have achieved a level of organisation or industry specific knowledge sufficient for them to give advice and/or information to the organisation and clients in relation to specific areas of their responsibility. They would require only limited guidance or direction and would normally report to more senior staff as required. Whilst not a prerequisite a principal feature of this level is supervision of employees in lower levels in terms of responsibility for the allocation of duties, co - ordinating work flow, checking progress, quality of work and resolving problems.

(ii)              They exercise initiative, discretion and judgment at times in the performance of their duties.

(iii)              They are able to train employees in Levels 1-3 by personal instruction and demonstration.

(b)              Typical duties/skills

Indicative typical duties and skills at this level may include:

(i)              secretarial/executive support services which may include the following: maintaining executive diary; attending executive/organisational meetings and taking minutes; establishing and/or maintaining current working and personal filing systems for executive; answering executive correspondence from verbal or handwritten instructions;

(ii)              able to prepare financial/tax schedules, calculating costings and/or wage and salary requirements; completing personnel/payroll data for authorisation; reconciliation of accounts to balance;

(iii)              advising on/provide information on one or more of the following:

·              employment conditions;

·              workers compensation procedures and regulations;

·              superannuation entitlements, procedures and regulations;

(iv)              * applying one or more computer software packages, developed for a micro personal computer or a central computer resource to either/or:

·              creating new files and records;

·              maintaining computer based management systems;

·              identifying and extract information from internal and external sources; and/or

·              using of advanced word processing/keyboard functions.

*NOTE: These typical duties/skills may be either at Level 3 or Level 4 dependent upon the characteristics of that particular level.

B.2.5              Level 5

(a)              Characteristics

(i)              Employees at this level are subject to broad guidance or direction and would report to more senior staff as required.

(ii)              Such employees will typically have worked or studied in a relevant field and will have achieved a standard of relevant and/or specialist knowledge and experience sufficient to enable them to advise on a range of activities and features and contribute, as required, to the determination of objectives, within the relevant field(s) of their expertise.

(iii)              They are responsible and accountable for their own work and may have delegated responsibility for the work under their control or supervision, including, scheduling workloads, resolving operations problems, monitoring the quality of work produced and counselling staff for performance and work related matters.

(iv)              They would also be able to train and to supervise employees in lower levels by means of personal instruction and demonstration. They would also be able to assist in the delivery of training courses. They would often exercise initiative, discretion and judgment in the performance of their duties.

(v)              The possession of relevant post secondary qualifications may be appropriate but are not essential.

(b)              Typical duties/skills

Indicative typical duties and skills at this level may include:

(i)              apply knowledge of organisation's objectives, performance, projected areas of growth, product trends and general industry conditions;

(ii)              application of computer software packages within either a micropersonal computer or a central computer resource including the integration of complex word processing/desktop publishing, text and data documents;

(iii)              provide reports for management in any or all of the following areas:

·              account/financial;

·              staffing;

·              legislative requirements;

·              other company activities, and

(iv)              administer individual executive salary packages, travel expenses, allowances and company transport; administer salary and payroll requirements of the organisation.

Schedule C
- Supported Wage System

[Sched C varied by PR994532]

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

C.2              In this schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

SWS wage assessment agreement means the document in the form required by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations that records the employee's productive capacity and agreed wage rate

C.3              Eligibility criteria

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

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

C.4              Supported wage rates

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

Assessed capacity (clause C.5)

%

Relevant minimum wage

%

10

10

20

20

30

30

40

40

50

50

60

60

70

70

80

80

90

90

[C.4.2 varied by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

C.4.2              Provided that the minimum amount payable must be not less than $71 per week.

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

C.5              Assessment of capacity

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

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

C.6              Lodgement of SWS wage assessment agreement

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

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

C.7              Review of assessment

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

C.8              Other terms and conditions of employment

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

C.9              Workplace adjustment

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

C.10              Trial period

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

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

[C.10.3 varied by PR994532 from 01Jan10]

C.10.3              The minimum amount payable to the employee during the trial period must be no less than $71 per week.

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

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

Schedule D
- School - based Apprentices

D.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.

D.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.

D.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.

D.4              For the purposes of clause D.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.

D.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.

D.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.

D.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.

D.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.

D.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.

D.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.

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

Schedule E
- National Training Wage

[Sched E inserted by PR994532]

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.5.1              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

245.00

270.00

323.00

Plus 1 year out of school

270.00

323.00

375.00

Plus 2 years out of school

323.00

375.00

437.00

Plus 3 years out of school

375.00

437.00

500.00

Plus 4 years out of school

437.00

500.00

 

Plus 5 or more years out of school

500.00

 

 

(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

245.00

270.00

313.00

Plus 1 year out of school

270.00

313.00

360.00

Plus 2 years out of school

313.00

360.00

423.00

Plus 3 years out of school

360.00

423.00

482.00

Plus 4 years out of school

423.00

482.00

 

Plus 5 or more years out of school

482.00

 

 

(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

245.00

270.00

312.00

Plus 1 year out of school

270.00

312.00

351.00

Plus 2 years out of school

312.00

351.00

392.00

Plus 3 years out of school

351.00

392.00

437.00

Plus 4 years out of school

392.00

437.00

 

Plus 5 or more years out of school

437.00

 

 

(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

519.00

539.00

Wage Level B

500.00

519.00

Wage Level C

454.00

471.00

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

8.06

8.88

10.63

Plus 1 year out of school

8.88

10.63

12.34

Plus 2 years out of school

10.63

12.34

14.38

Plus 3 years out of school

12.34

14.38

16.45

Plus 4 years out of school

14.38

16.45

 

Plus 5 or more years out of school

16.45

 

 

(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

8.06

8.88

10.30

Plus 1 year out of school

8.88

10.30

11.84

Plus 2 years out of school

10.30

11.84

13.91

Plus 3 years out of school

11.84

13.91

15.86

Plus 4 years out of school

13.91

15.86

 

Plus 5 or more years out of school

15.86

 

 

(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

8.06

8.88

10.26

Plus 1 year out of school

8.88

10.26

11.55

Plus 2 years out of school

10.26

11.55

12.89

Plus 3 years out of school

11.55

12.89

14.38

Plus 4 years out of school

12.89

14.38

 

Plus 5 or more years out of school

14.38

 

 

(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

$

$

8.06

8.88

(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

17.07

17.73

Wage Level B

16.45

17.07

Wage Level C

14.93

15.49

(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.

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

 

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