Table of Contents - MA000121 State Government Agencies Award 2020

Part 1—Application and Operation of this Award

1. Title and commencement

2. Definitions

3. The National Employment Standards and this award

4. Coverage

5. Individual flexibility arrangements

6. Requests for flexible working arrangements

7. Facilitative provisions

Part 2—Types of Employment and Classifications

8. Types of employment

9. Full-time employees

10. Part-time employees

11. Casual employees

12. Classifications

Part 3—Hours of Work

13. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

14. Breaks

Part 4—Wages and Allowances

15. Minimum rates

16. Payment of wages

17. Annualised salary arrangements

18. Allowances

19. Superannuation

Part 5—Overtime and Penalty Rates

20. Overtime

21. Shiftwork rates

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

22. Annual leave

23. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

24. Parental leave

25. Community service leave

26. Unpaid family and domestic violence leave

27. Public holidays

Part 7—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

28. Consultation about major workplace change

29. Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

30. Dispute resolution

Part 8—Termination of Employment and Redundancy

31. Termination of employment

32. Redundancy

SCHEDULE A—POSITION STATEMENTS
SCHEDULE B—SUMMARY OF HOURLY RATES OF PAY
SCHEDULE C—SUMMARY OF MONETARY ALLOWANCES
SCHEDULE D—SUPPORTED WAGE SYSTEM
SCHEDULE E—AGREEMENT TO TAKE ANNUAL LEAVE IN ADVANCE
SCHEDULE F—AGREEMENT TO CASH OUT ANNUAL LEAVE
SCHEDULE G—AGREEMENT FOR TIME OFF INSTEAD OF PAYMENT FOR OVERTIME
SCHEDULE H—PART-DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
SCHEDULE X—ADDITIONAL MEASURES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
State Government Agencies Award 2020

State Government Agencies Award 2020

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 26 June 2020 (PR718939,PR719091,PR719661).

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

15Minimum rates

18Allowances

Schedule B—Summary of Hourly Rates of Pay

Schedule C—Summary of Monetary Allowances

Schedule D—Supported Wage System

Table of Contents

[Varied by PR718141]

Part 1—Application and Operation of this Award

1. Title and commencement

2. Definitions

3. The National Employment Standards and this award

4. Coverage

5. Individual flexibility arrangements

6. Requests for flexible working arrangements

7. Facilitative provisions

Part 2—Types of Employment and Classifications

8. Types of employment

9. Full-time employees

10. Part-time employees

11. Casual employees

12. Classifications

Part 3—Hours of Work

13. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

14. Breaks

Part 4—Wages and Allowances

15. Minimum rates

16. Payment of wages

17. Annualised salary arrangements

18. Allowances

19. Superannuation

Part 5—Overtime and Penalty Rates

20. Overtime

21. Shiftwork rates

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

22. Annual leave

23. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

24. Parental leave

25. Community service leave

26. Unpaid family and domestic violence leave

27. Public holidays

Part 7—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

28. Consultation about major workplace change

29. Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

30. Dispute resolution

Part 8—Termination of Employment and Redundancy

31. Termination of employment

32. Redundancy

Schedule A—Position Statements

Schedule B—Summary of Hourly Rates of Pay

Schedule C—Summary of Monetary Allowances

Schedule D—Supported Wage System

Schedule E—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance

Schedule F—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave

Schedule G—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime

Schedule H—Part-day Public Holidays

Schedule X—Additional Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Part 1—Application and Operation of this Award

1. Title and commencement

2. Definitions

3. The National Employment Standards and this award

4. Coverage

5. Individual flexibility arrangements

6. Requests for flexible working arrangements

7. Facilitative provisions

1. Title and commencement

1.1 This award is the State Government Agencies Award 2020.

1.2 This modern award commenced operation on 1 January 2010. The terms of the award have been varied since that date.

1.3 A variation to this award does not affect any right,privilege,obligation or liability that a person acquired,accrued or incurred under the award as it existed prior to that variation.

2. Definitions

In this award,unless the contrary intention appears:

    Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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

    employee means national system employee within the meaning of the Act.

    employer means national system employer within the meaning of the Act.

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

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

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

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

    standard rate means the minimum annual rate for an Administrative Officer Grade 2 work value level A in clause 15.1.

    state public service bodies means State Government departments and administrative offices.

3. The National Employment Standards and this award

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

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

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

4. Coverage

4.1 This award covers State public sector employers that are incorporated bodies established for a public purpose by or under a law of a State,by the Governor of a State or by a Minister of the State or a body corporate in which the State has an equal or controlling interest,and their employees in the classifications listed in clause 15Minimum rates,to the exclusion of any other modern award.

4.2 This award does not cover State public service bodies.

4.3 The award does not apply to employers covered by the following awards:

    (a) Aged Care Award 2010;

    (b) Ambulance and Patient Transport Industry Award 2020;

    (c) Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010;

    (d) Children’s Services Award 2010;

    (e) Coal Export Terminals Award 2020;

    (f) Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2010;

    (g) Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010;

    (h) Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010;

    (i) Electrical Power Industry Award 2020;

    (j) Fire Fighting Industry Award 2020;

    (k) Fitness Industry Award 2010;

    (l) Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010;

    (m) Higher Education Industry—Academic Staff—Award 2010;

    (n) Higher Education Industry—General Staff—Award 2010;

    (o) Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010;

    (p) Labour Market Assistance Industry Award 2010;

    (q) Local Government Industry Award 2010;

    (r) Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010;

    (s) Marine Towage Award 2010;

    (t) Medical Practitioners Award 2020;

    (u) Nurses Award 2010;

    (v) Port Authorities Award 2020;

    (w) Ports,Harbours and Enclosed Water Vessels Award 2010;

    (x) Rail Industry Award 2010;

    (y) Social,Community,Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010;

    (z) Stevedoring Industry Award 2010;

    (aa) Supported Employment Services Award 2010; and

    (bb) Water Industry Award 2020.

4.4 This award covers any employer which supplies labour on an on-hire basis to State public sector employers 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. Clause 4.4 operates subject to the exclusions from coverage in this award.

4.5 This award covers employers which provide group training services for trainees to State public sector employers and those 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. Clause 4.5 operates subject to the exclusions from coverage in this award.

4.6 This award does not cover:

    (a) employees excluded from award coverage by the Act;

    (b) 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;or

    (c) employees who are covered by a State reference public sector modern award or a State reference public sector transitional award (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)),or employers in relation to those employees.

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

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

5. Individual flexibility arrangements

5.1 Despite anything else in this award,an employer and an individual employee may agree to vary the application of the terms of this award relating to any of the following in order to meet the genuine needs of both the employee and the employer:

    (a) arrangements for when work is performed;or

    (b) overtime rates;or

    (c) penalty rates;or

    (d) allowances;or

    (e) annual leave loading.

5.2 An agreement must be one that is genuinely made by the employer and the individual employee without coercion or duress.

5.3 An agreement may only be made after the individual employee has commenced employment with the employer.

5.4 An employer who wishes to initiate the making of an agreement must:

    (a) give the employee a written proposal;and

    (b) if the employer is aware that the employee has,or reasonably should be aware that the employee may have,limited understanding of written English,take reasonable steps (including providing a translation in an appropriate language) to ensure that the employee understands the proposal.

5.5 An agreement must result in the employee being better off overall at the time the agreement is made than if the agreement had not been made.

5.6 An agreement must do all of the following:

    (a) state the names of the employer and the employee;and

    (b) identify the award term,or award terms,the application of which is to be varied;and

    (c) set out how the application of the award term,or each award term,is varied;and

    (d) set out how the agreement results in the employee being better off overall at the time the agreement is made than if the agreement had not been made;and

    (e) state the date the agreement is to start.

5.7 An agreement must be:

    (a) in writing;and

    (b) signed by the employer and the employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,by the employee’s parent or guardian.

5.8 Except as provided in clause 5.7(b),an agreement must not require the approval or consent of a person other than the employer and the employee.

5.9 The employer must keep the agreement as a time and wages record and give a copy to the employee.

5.10 The employer and the employee must genuinely agree,without duress or coercion to any variation of an award provided for by an agreement.

5.11 An agreement may be terminated:

    (a) at any time,by written agreement between the employer and the employee;or

    (b) by the employer or employee giving 13 weeks’written notice to the other party (reduced to 4 weeks if the agreement was entered into before the first full pay period starting on or after 4 December 2013).

    NOTE: If an employer and employee agree to an arrangement that purports to be an individual flexibility arrangement under this award term and the arrangement does not meet a requirement set out in section 144 then the employee or the employer may terminate the arrangement by giving written notice of not more than 28 days (see section 145 of the Act).

5.12 An agreement terminated as mentioned in clause 5.11(b) ceases to have effect at the end of the period of notice required under that clause.

5.13 The right to make an agreement under clause 5 is additional to,and does not affect,any other term of this award that provides for an agreement between an employer and an individual employee.

6. Requests for flexible working arrangements

6.1 Employee may request change in working arrangements

    Clause 6 applies where an employee has made a request for a change in working arrangements under section 65 of the Act.

    NOTE 1: Section 65 of the Act provides for certain employees to request a change in their working arrangements because of their circumstances,as set out in section 65(1A). Clause 6 supplements or deals with matters incidental to the NES provisions.

    NOTE 2: An employer may only refuse a section 65 request for a change in working arrangements on ‘reasonable business grounds’(see section 65(5) and (5A)).

    NOTE 3: Clause 6 is an addition to section 65.

6.2 Responding to the request

    Before responding to a request made under section 65,the employer must discuss the request with the employee and genuinely try to reach agreement on a change in working arrangements that will reasonably accommodate the employee’s circumstances having regard to:

    (a) the needs of the employee arising from their circumstances;

    (b) the consequences for the employee if changes in working arrangements are not made;and

    (c) any reasonable business grounds for refusing the request.

    NOTE 1: The employer must give the employee a written response to an employee’s section 65 request within 21 days,stating whether the employer grants or refuses the request (section 65(4)).

    NOTE 2: If the employer refuses the request,then the written response must include details of the reasons for the refusal (section 65(6)).

6.3 What the written response must include if the employer refuses the request

    (a) Clause 6.3 applies if the employer refuses the request and has not reached an agreement with the employee under clause 6.2.

    (b) The written response under section 65(4) must include details of the reasons for the refusal,including the business ground or grounds for the refusal and how the ground or grounds apply.

    (c) If the employer and employee could not agree on a change in working arrangements under clause 6.2,then the written response under section 65(4) must:

      (i) state whether or not there are any changes in working arrangements that the employer can offer the employee so as to better accommodate the employee’s circumstances;and

      (ii) if the employer can offer the employee such changes in working arrangements,set out those changes in working arrangements.

6.4 What the written response must include if a different change in working arrangements is agreed

    If the employer and the employee reached an agreement under clause 6.2 on a change in working arrangements that differs from that initially requested by the employee,then the employer must provide the employee with a written response to their request setting out the agreed change(s) in working arrangements.

6.5 Dispute resolution

    Disputes about whether the employer has discussed the request with the employee and responded to the request in the way required by clause 6,can be dealt with under clause 30Dispute resolution.

7. Facilitative provisions

7.1 A facilitative provision provides that the standard approach in an award provision may be departed from by agreement between an employer and an individual employee,or an employer and the majority of employees in the enterprise or part of the enterprise concerned.

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

    Clause

    Provision

    Agreement between an employer and:

    10.2(a)

    Working from home—part-time employee

    An individual

    11.4(a)

    Working from home—casual employee

    An individual

    20.4

    Time off instead of payment for overtime

    An individual

    22.3

    Annual leave in advance

    An individual

    22.4

    Cashing out of annual leave

    An individual

   

Part 2—Types of Employment and Classifications

8. Types of employment

9. Full-time employees

10. Part-time employees

11. Casual employees

12. Classifications

8. Types of employment

8.1 Employees under this award will be employed in one of the following categories:

    (a) full-time;

    (b) part-time;or

    (c) casual.

8.2 Employees may be engaged on a probationary basis.

8.3 Notice of engagement

    At the time of engagement the employer will advise the employee in writing of the conditions of engagement,including:

    (a) the category of employment;

    (b) whether a probationary period applies and,if so,the duration of the probationary period;

    (c) if engaged as a fixed term employee,the specific term of the engagement;and

    (d) the instruments governing the employee’s terms and conditions of employment.

9. Full-time employees

A full-time employee is engaged to work 38 hours per week.

10. Part-time employees

10.1 Provisions relating to salary,leave and all other entitlements contained within this award,will apply to part-time employees on a pro rata basis.

10.2 Minimum engagement

    Payment for part-time employment must be for not less than 3 consecutive hours in any day worked except:

    (a) where the employee works from home by agreement with the employer;or

    (b) in exceptional circumstances.

10.3 Part-time employment must be worked only by agreement between the employee and the employer,where that agreement includes:

    (a) an agreed roster specifying the days in each fortnight on which the employee will work,the hours of those days upon which the employee will work,and the number of hours the employee will work on each day worked;and

    (b) agreed processes for the variation of hours of work.

10.4 The agreed rostered hours will be considered the employee’s ordinary hours.

11. Casual employees

11.1 A casual employee is an employee who is engaged and paid as a casual employee.

11.2 Casual loading

    For each ordinary hour worked,a casual employee must be paid:

    (a) the minimum hourly rate;and

    (b) a loading of 25% of the minimum hourly rate,

    for the classification in which they are employed.

11.3 The casual loading is paid as compensation for all paid leave other than long service leave,public holidays not worked and to compensate for the nature of casual work.

11.4 Minimum engagement

    Payment for work performed by a casual employee will be for not less than 3 consecutive hours in any day worked except:

    (a) where the employee works from home by agreement with the employer;or

    (b) in exceptional circumstances.

11.5 Except as expressly provided for,all other provisions of this award apply to casual employees.

11.6 Right to request casual conversion

    (a) A person engaged by a particular employer as a regular casual employee may request that their employment be converted to full-time or part-time employment.

    (b) A regular casual employee is a casual employee who has in the preceding period of 12 months worked a pattern of hours on an ongoing basis which,without significant adjustment,the employee could continue to perform as a full-time employee or part-time employee under the provisions of this award.

    (c) A regular casual employee who has worked equivalent full-time hours over the preceding period of 12 months’casual employment may request to have their employment converted to full-time employment.

    (d) A regular casual employee who has worked less than equivalent full-time hours over the preceding period of 12 months’casual employment may request to have their employment converted to part-time employment consistent with the pattern of hours previously worked.

    (e) Any request under clause 11.6 must be in writing and provided to the employer.

    (f) Where a regular casual employee seeks to convert to full-time or part-time employment,the employer may agree to or refuse the request,but the request may only be refused on reasonable grounds and after there has been consultation with the employee.

    (g) Reasonable grounds for refusal include that:

      (i) it would require a significant adjustment to the casual employee’s hours of work in order for the employee to be engaged as a full-time or part-time employee in accordance with the provisions of this award—that is,the casual employee is not truly a regular casual employee as defined in clause 11.6(b);

      (ii) it is known or reasonably foreseeable that the regular casual employee’s position will cease to exist within the next 12 months;

      (iii) it is known or reasonably foreseeable that the hours of work which the regular casual employee is required to perform will be significantly reduced in the next 12 months;or

      (iv) it is known or reasonably foreseeable that there will be a significant change in the days and/or times at which the employee’s hours of work are required to be performed in the next 12 months which cannot be accommodated within the days and/or hours during which the employee is available to work.

    (h) For any ground of refusal to be reasonable,it must be based on facts which are known or reasonably foreseeable.

    (i) Where the employer refuses a regular casual employee’s request to convert,the employer must provide the casual employee with the employer’s reasons for refusal in writing within 21 days of the request being made.

    (j) If the employee does not accept the employer’s refusal,this will constitute a dispute that will be dealt with under the dispute resolution procedure in clause 30Dispute resolution. Under that procedure,the employee or the employer may refer the matter to the Fair Work Commission if the dispute cannot be resolved at the workplace level.

    (k) Where it is agreed that a casual employee will have their employment converted to full-time or part-time employment as provided for in clause 11.6,the employer and employee must discuss and record in writing:

      (i) the form of employment to which the employee will convert—that is,full-time or part-time employment;and

      (ii) if it is agreed that the employee will become a part-time employee,the matters referred to in clause 10.3.

    (l) The conversion will take effect from the start of the next pay cycle following such agreement being reached unless otherwise agreed.

    (m) Once a casual employee has converted to full-time or part-time employment,the employee may only revert to casual employment with the written agreement of the employer.

    (n) A casual employee must not be engaged and re-engaged (which includes a refusal to re-engage),or have their hours reduced or varied,in order to avoid any right or obligation under clause 11.6.

    (o) Nothing in clause 11.6 obliges a regular casual employee to convert to full-time or part-time employment,nor permits an employer to require a regular casual employee to so convert.

    (p) Nothing in clause 11.6 requires an employer to increase the hours of a regular casual employee seeking conversion to full-time or part-time employment.

    (q) An employer must provide a casual employee,whether a regular casual employee or not,with a copy of the provisions of clause 11.6 within the first 12 months of the employee’s first engagement to perform work. In respect of casual employees already employed as at 1 October 2018,an employer must provide such employees with a copy of the provisions of clause 11.6 by 1 January 2019.

    (r) A casual employee’s right to request to convert is not affected if the employer fails to comply with the notice requirements in clause 11.6(q).

12. Classifications

12.1 Classifications under this award are:

    (a) Administrative Stream

    (b) Technical Stream

    (c) Professional Stream

    (d) General/Field work stream

12.2 A description of the classifications under this award are set out at Schedule A—Position Statements.

12.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 12,the employer may determine that an employee may commence employment at any level in a grade if suitably qualified and/or experienced.

12.4 Salaries must be paid according to the rates in clause 15Minimum rates or reclassifications of positions will be conducted in accordance with agreed objective criteria as outlined in clause 12.

12.5 Classification method

    Classification decisions must be based upon a documented position description and classifications will be determined using whole of job evaluation,i.e. by comparison of the position description for the position in question with the position standards as defined in Schedule A—Position Statements.

12.6 Progression within a classification salary range

    An employee may be eligible for progression to a higher salary level within the salary range for their current classification on the following basis:

    (a) progressing from one step to the next within each level is not automatic and is dependent on demonstrated acquisition and utilisation of new and enhanced skills;and

    (b) provided that an employee will be eligible to progress to the next step after 12 months’satisfactory occupancy of the current step on the basis of acquiring and utilising skills.

12.7 Progression between classification salary ranges

    Advancement to a higher classification must be based on promotion and the availability of a suitable vacancy.

12.8 Staff appraisal

    Annual assessment of employees must be on the basis of an agreed employee appraisal system.

12.9 Job specification

    The employer must provide all employees with a job specification for the position held,which will contain all information relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Part 3—Hours of Work

13. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

14. Breaks

13. Ordinary hours of work and rostering

13.1 Ordinary hours—employees other than shiftworkers

    (a) The ordinary hours of work,for employees other than shiftworkers,must be 38 hours per week.

    (b) Ordinary hours are to be worked over 5 days,Monday to Friday,between 7.00 am and 6.30 pm.

13.2 Ordinary hours—shiftworkers

    The ordinary hours of work for a shiftworker must be an average of 38 hours per week over 4 weeks (a total of 152 hours).

13.3 Actual starting and finishing times are to be arranged by work rules at the workplace.

14. Breaks

14.1 A meal period of at least 20 minutes must be taken not more than 5 hours after the start of work.

14.2 Where work on any day continues beyond the period of normal working hours,a second meal break of at least 20 minutes must be taken if work continues for 2 hours or more after the normal finishing time.

14.3 An employer may stagger the time of taking a meal break to meet operational requirements.

Part 4—Wages and Allowances

15. Minimum rates

16. Payment of wages

17. Annualised salary arrangements

18. Allowances

19. Superannuation

15. Minimum rates

[Varied by PR718939,PR720159]

[15.1 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

15.1 An employer must pay employees the following minimum rates for ordinary hours worked by the employee:

    Employee classification

    Work value level

    Minimum annual rate

    (full-time employee)

    Minimum weekly rate

    (full-time employee)

    Minimum hourly rate

      

    $

    $

    $

    Administrative Stream

        

    Administrative Officer

        

    Grade 1

    A

    41,099

    787.66

    20.73

    Grade 1

    B

    42,163

    808.05

    21.26

    Grade 1

    C

    43,228

    828.46

    21.80

    Grade 1

    D

    44,297

    848.95

    22.34

    Grade 2

    A

    45,789

    877.54

    23.09

    Grade 2

    B

    46,664

    894.31

    23.53

    Grade 2

    C

    47,529

    910.89

    23.97

    Grade 2

    D

    48,413

    927.83

    24.42

    Grade 3

    A

    50,349

    964.94

    25.39

    Grade 3

    B

    51,290

    982.97

    25.87

    Grade 3

    C

    52,230

    1000.99

    26.34

    Grade 3

    D

    52,810

    1012.10

    26.63

    Grade 4

    A

    54,620

    1046.79

    27.55

    Grade 4

    B

    55,564

    1064.88

    28.02

    Grade 4

    C

    56,485

    1082.53

    28.49

    Grade 5

    A

    58,642

    1123.87

    29.58

    Grade 5

    B

    59,453

    1139.41

    29.98

    Grade 5

    C

    60,401

    1157.58

    30.46

    Grade 6

    A

    62,834

    1204.21

    31.69

    Grade 6

    B

    64,029

    1227.11

    32.29

    Grade 6

    C

    65,236

    1250.25

    32.90

    Grade 7

    A

    68,220

    1307.43

    34.41

    Grade 7

    B

    69,401

    1330.07

    35.00

    Grade 7

    C

    70,595

    1352.95

    35.60

    Grade 8

    A

    75,591

    1448.70

    38.12

    Grade 8

    B

    77,669

    1488.52

    39.17

    Grade 8

    C

    79,745

    1528.31

    40.22

    Technical Stream

        

    Technical Assistant (TA)

        

    TA 1

    A

    42,692

    818.19

    21.53

    TA 1

    B

    43,455

    832.81

    21.92

    TA 1

    C

    44,193

    846.96

    22.29

    TA 1

    D

    44,423

    851.36

    22.40

    Technical Officer (TO)

        

    TO 1

    A

    46,394

    889.14

    23.40

    TO 1

    B

    47,193

    904.45

    23.80

    TO 1

    C

    47,858

    917.20

    24.14

    TO 1

    D

    48,812

    935.48

    24.62

    TO 1

    E

    49,073

    940.48

    24.75

    TO 1

    F

    49,883

    956.01

    25.16

    TO 1

    G

    50,726

    972.16

    25.58

    TO 1

    H

    51,445

    985.94

    25.95

    TO 1

    I

    52,015

    996.87

    26.23

    TO 2

    A

    52,388

    1004.01

    26.42

    TO 2

    B

    53,415

    1023.70

    26.94

    TO 2

    C

    53,821

    1031.48

    27.14

    TO 3

    A

    54,760

    1049.47

    27.62

    TO 3

    B

    55,538

    1064.38

    28.01

    TO 3

    C

    56,787

    1088.32

    28.64

    TO 4

    A

    57,757

    1106.91

    29.13

    TO 4

    B

    58,446

    1120.11

    29.48

    TO 4

    C

    59,702

    1144.19

    30.11

    TO 5

    A

    60,738

    1164.04

    30.63

    TO 5

    B

    61,871

    1185.75

    31.20

    TO 6

    A

    63,078

    1208.89

    31.81

    TO 6

    B

    64,280

    1231.92

    32.42

    TO 7

    A

    65,706

    1259.25

    33.14

    TO 7

    B

    66,909

    1282.31

    33.75

    Professional Stream

        

    Information Technology Officer (ITO)

        

    ITO 1

    A

    48,906

    937.28

    24.67

    ITO 1

    B

    50,257

    963.17

    25.35

    ITO 1

    C

    51,627

    989.43

    26.04

    ITO 1

    D

    52,673

    1009.48

    26.57

    ITO 1

    E

    53,693

    1029.02

    27.08

    ITO 1

    F

    55,088

    1055.76

    27.78

    ITO 1

    G

    57,122

    1094.74

    28.81

    ITO 2

    A

    58,642

    1123.87

    29.58

    ITO 2

    B

    59,995

    1149.80

    30.26

    ITO 2

    C

    61,484

    1178.34

    31.01

    ITO 2

    D

    62,834

    1204.21

    31.69

    ITO 3

    A

    65,826

    1261.55

    33.20

    ITO 3

    B

    67,611

    1295.76

    34.10

    ITO 3

    C

    69,401

    1330.07

    35.00

    ITO 4

    A

    73,300

    1404.79

    36.97

    ITO 4

    B

    75,591

    1448.70

    38.12

    ITO 5

    A

    79,745

    1528.31

    40.22

    Legal Officer (LO)

        

    LO 1

    A

    49,511

    948.88

    24.97

    LO 1

    B

    51,215

    981.53

    25.83

    LO 1

    C

    52,650

    1009.03

    26.55

    LO 1

    D

    54,056

    1035.98

    27.26

    LO 1

    E

    55,837

    1070.11

    28.16

    LO 1

    F

    57,613

    1104.15

    29.06

    LO 1

    G

    59,259

    1135.70

    29.89

    LO 1

    H

    61,037

    1169.77

    30.78

    LO 1

    I

    62,678

    1201.22

    31.61

    LO 2

    A

    65,758

    1260.25

    33.16

    LO 2

    B

    66,655

    1277.44

    33.62

    LO 2

    C

    67,557

    1294.73

    34.07

    LO 2

    D

    68,457

    1311.98

    34.53

    LO 3

    A

    72,546

    1390.34

    36.59

    LO 3

    B

    73,593

    1410.41

    37.12

    LO 3

    C

    74,638

    1430.43

    37.64

    LO 4

    A

    79,124

    1516.41

    39.91

    LO 4

    B

    80,830

    1549.10

    40.77

    LO 5

    A

    83,917

    1608.27

    42.32

    Engineer/Scientist (ES)

        

    ES 1

    A

    46,356

    888.41

    23.38

    ES 1

    B

    47,038

    901.48

    23.72

    ES 1

    C

    48,807

    935.38

    24.62

    ES 1

    D

    50,002

    958.29

    25.22

    ES 1

    E

    51,978

    996.16

    26.21

    ES 1

    F

    53,996

    1034.83

    27.23

    ES 1

    G

    55,205

    1058.00

    27.84

    ES 2

    A

    57,052

    1093.40

    28.77

    ES 2

    B

    58,377

    1118.79

    29.44

    ES 2

    C

    59,453

    1139.41

    29.98

    ES 2

    D

    60,531

    1160.07

    30.53

    ES 3

    A

    62,489

    1197.60

    31.52

    ES 3

    B

    64,029

    1227.11

    32.29

    ES 3

    C

    65,080

    1247.26

    32.82

    ES 3

    D

    67,116

    1286.28

    33.85

    ES 4

    A

    69,404

    1330.12

    35.00

    ES 4

    B

    70,595

    1352.95

    35.60

    ES 4

    C

    72,546

    1390.34

    36.59

    ES 5

    A

    76,027

    1457.05

    38.34

    ES 5

    B

    77,954

    1493.98

    39.32

    ES 5

    C

    79,876

    1530.82

    40.28

15.2 General/Field work stream

[15.2 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

    Minimum rates of pay for the General stream are as follows:

    Name

    Work value level

    Minimum weekly rate

    (full-time employee)

    Minimum hourly rate

    Minimum casual hourly rate

      

    $

    $

    $

    FW 1

    1

    835.40

    21.98

    27.48

    FW 2

    2

    852.70

    22.44

    28.05

    FW 3

    3

    877.60

    23.09

    28.86

15.3 Higher duties

    (a) Where an employee is required to perform all or part of the duties of a position for which a higher rate of a salary is fixed by the award,for at least 5 consecutive working days,the employee must be paid an allowance from the date of assignment calculated in the following manner:

      (i) where the employee performs the full duties of the higher position the employee must be paid the minimum rate applicable to that higher position for the period they are so employed;or

      (ii) where the employee performs a portion of the duties of the higher position the employee must be paid an allowance,if required,that will increase the rate of pay of the employee to the maximum salary rate applicable to their classification plus an allowance calculated in accordance with the following table:

      Proportion of duties performed in higher office or position

      Rate of allowance

      At least 25% but less than 50%

      25% of the difference between the maximum salary rate applicable to the assignee’s classification and the rate of total wage payable had the assignee been promoted to the higher office or position

      At least 50% but less than 75%

      50% of such difference

      At least 75% but less than 100%

      75% of such difference

    (b) If an employee is promoted whilst performing higher duties,the date from which increments within the next position will apply will be the date the employee started the period of higher duties,whether or not the promotion is to the position in which higher duties were being performed or a position at an equivalent classification to the higher position.

    (c) When the number of consecutive working days in terms of clause 15.3(a),is 5 or more,any public holiday(s) or authorised absence within the period or immediately following the period of higher duties will be included for payment when calculating the allowance to be paid.

    (d) Where an employee,whilst working in a higher position for which they are entitled to an allowance under clause 15.3,takes annual leave,the higher duties allowance must be paid for the period of leave as follows:

      (i) the employee has,prior to proceeding on such leave,performed in that higher position for 5–19 consecutive working days and on return from leave,the employee will not be continuing to perform in the higher position—the allowance will be paid for up to 5 days’leave;

      (ii) the employee has,prior to proceeding on such leave,performed in that higher position for 5–19 consecutive working days and on return from leave,continues to perform in the higher position—the allowance will be paid for all leave;or

      (ii) the employee has,prior to proceeding on such leave,performed in that higher position for 20 or more consecutive days—the allowance will be paid for all leave.

    (e) A higher duties allowance will not be paid to:

      (i) employees on long service leave,unless the assignment has continued for a period exceeding 12 months;

      (ii) employees on parental leave;or

      (iii) employees who proceed on full-time study leave immediately following a higher duties assignment.

    (f) For the purposes of clause 15.3,the duties of a position means the duties which would usually be performed in the position during the period applicable. The proportion of duties must be detailed by the employer,having due regard to the duty statement of the higher position.

15.4 Supported wage system

15.5 National training wage

[15.5(a) varied by PR720159 ppc 18Jun20]

    (a) Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 sets out minimum wage rates and conditions for employees undertaking traineeships.

[15.5(b) varied by PR720159 ppc 18Jun20]

    (b) This award incorporates the terms of Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 as at 1 July 2019. Provided that any reference to “this award”in Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 is to be read as referring to the State Government Agencies Award 2020 and not the Miscellaneous Award 2020.

[15.5(c) inserted by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

    (c) For employees covered by this award undertaking traineeships,the minimum rates in Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 as at 1 July 2019,are increased by 1.75% from 1 July 2020.

      NOTE:The minimum rates from 1 July 2020 for employees covered by this award undertaking traineeships are published on the Commission’s website.

16. Payment of wages

NOTE: Regulations 3.33(3) and 3.46(1)(g) of Fair Work Regulations 2009 set out the requirements for pay records and the content of payslips including the requirement to separately identify any allowance paid.

16.1 All salaries must be paid fortnightly and must be paid by direct credit to a bank account,credit union or building society.

16.2 For the purpose of calculating the amount payable fortnightly,the amount will be calculated as follows:

    Annual salary

    x

    14

    365.25

    1

16.3 In the case of part-time employees,the amount will be calculated as follows:

    Fixed hours of duty

    x

    Annual salary

    x

    14

    Ordinary hours of duty

    365.25

    1

16.4 Payment on termination of employment

    (a) The employer must pay an employee no later than 7 days after the day on which the employee’s employment terminates:

      (i) the employee’s wages under this award for any complete or incomplete pay period up to the end of the day of termination;and

      (ii) all other amounts that are due to the employee under this award and the NES.

    (b) The requirement to pay wages and other amounts under clause 16.4(a) is subject to further order of the Commission and the employer making deductions authorised by this award or the Act.

    NOTE 1: Section 117(2) of the Act provides that an employer must not terminate an employee’s employment unless the employer has given the employee the required minimum period of notice or “has paid”to the employee payment instead of giving notice.

    NOTE 2: Clause 16.4(b) allows the Commission to make an order delaying the requirement to make a payment under clause 16.4. For example,the Commission could make an order delaying the requirement to pay redundancy pay if an employer makes an application under section 120 of the Act for the Commission to reduce the amount of redundancy pay an employee is entitled to under the NES.

    NOTE 3: State and Territory long service leave laws or long service leave entitlements under section 113 of the Act,may require an employer to pay an employee for accrued long service leave on the day on which the employee’s employment terminates or shortly after.

17. Annualised salary arrangements

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

18. Allowances

[Varied by PR718939,PR719091]

NOTE:Regulations 3.33(3) and 3.46(1)(g) of Fair Work Regulations 2009 set out the requirements for pay records and the content of payslips including the requirement to separately identify any allowance paid.

18.1 Employers must pay to an employee the allowances the employee is entitled to under clause 18.

18.2 Wage-related allowances

    (a) First aid allowance

      (i) The employer may nominate an employee as a first aid officer for a given workplace.

[18.2(a)(ii) varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

      (ii) An allowance of $645.62 per annum must be paid by the employer to a nominated employee who holds a first aid certificate issued by the St John Ambulance Association or equivalent.

18.3 Expense-related allowances

    (a) Equipment allowance

      (i) An employee who is required to provide necessary instruments,equipment,tools,stationery and furniture for carrying out their work must be reimbursed by the employer for any expenses incurred.

      (ii) Clause 18.3(a) does not apply if the employer provides such instruments,equipment,tools,stationery and furniture.

    (b) Overtime meal allowance

[18.3(b)(i) varied by PR719091 ppc 01Jul20]

      (i) An employee will be eligible to receive a meal allowance of $18.52 if required to work a period of overtime which:

      ●immediately follows or immediately precedes a scheduled period of ordinary duty and is not less than 2 hours;or

      ●does not immediately follow or immediately precede a scheduled period of ordinary duty;and

      ●either:

      ●includes a meal break of not less than 20 minutes taken prior to the completion and not less than 4 hours after the commencement of the overtime;or

      ●where the taking of a meal break is precluded by reason of safety requirements,is not less than 4 hours.

      (ii) An employee eligible for a meal allowance provided for under clause 18.3(b) who purchases a meal of 2 or more courses at a canteen,cafeteria,mess room or dining room conducted by the employer which is less than the allowance,must be reimbursed the actual cost of such a meal instead of the allowance.

    (c) Use of private motor vehicle

[18.3(c)(i) varied by PR719091 ppc 01Jul20]

      (i) An allowance of $0.80 cents per kilometre must be paid to an employee who,by agreement with the employer,uses their own private motor vehicle in the course of their duties.

      (ii) An allowance will not be payable in respect of travelling in excess of 16,000 km in any financial year unless the prior approval of the employer has been obtained for the travelling.

    (d) Travel,accommodation and other incidental expenses

      (i) An employee required in the course of their duties to be absent overnight or for part of the day must be reimbursed by the employer for reasonable travelling,accommodation and other incidental expenses.

      (ii) This provision does not apply if the expenses are paid for by the employer.

    (e) Excess travelling time

      (i) An employee who is directed to work temporarily at a location other than their normal place of employment may,subject to the following provisions,be granted time off during normal hours of duty in respect of any period of excess travelling time so incurred,or must be reimbursed at the ordinary rate of pay (calculated to the nearest quarter hour) for time reasonably spent in travelling to and from the place of residence and the designated place of work outside normal working hours (in excess of the time normally spent in travelling from the place of residence to the usual place of work and return).

      (ii) Provided that a journey involving excess travelling time of less than 30 minutes daily must not be taken into account and it will be granted only to employees whose salary does not exceed that prescribed for the highest subdivision of Administrative Officer Grade 6—Level C.

19. Superannuation

19.1 Superannuation legislation

    (a) Superannuation legislation,including the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth),the Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 (Cth),the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) and the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993 (Cth),deals with the superannuation rights and obligations of employers and employees. Under superannuation legislation individual employees generally have the opportunity to choose their own superannuation fund. If an employee does not choose a superannuation fund,any superannuation fund nominated in the award covering the employee applies.

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

19.2 Employer contributions

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

19.3 Voluntary employee contributions

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

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

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

19.4 Superannuation fund

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

    (a) First State Super;

    (b) Sunsuper;

    (c) VicSuper;

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

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

Part 5—Overtime and Penalty Rates

20. Overtime

21. Shiftwork rates

20. Overtime

20.1 An employee required to work outside the ordinary hours of work will be entitled to receive an overtime rate or shiftwork rate (or time off) as prescribed.

20.2 An employee in receipt of a salary in excess of that prescribed for an Administrative Officer Grade 6—Level C will not be eligible to receive payment for overtime worked.

20.3 The hourly rate for overtime must not exceed that calculated on an annual salary appropriate to the salary prescribed for an Administrative Officer Grade 4—Level C.

20.4 Time off instead of payment for overtime

    (a) An employee and employer may agree in writing to the employee taking time off instead of being paid for a particular amount of overtime that has been worked by the employee.

    (b) Any amount of overtime that has been worked by an employee in a particular pay period and that is to be taken as time off instead of the employee being paid for it must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 20.4.

    (c) An agreement must state each of the following:

      (i) the number of overtime hours to which it applies and when those hours were worked;

      (ii) that the employer and employee agree that the employee may take time off instead of being paid for the overtime;

      (iii) that,if the employee requests at any time,the employer must pay the employee,for overtime covered by the agreement but not taken as time off,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked;

      (iv) that any payment mentioned in clause 20.4(c)(iii) must be made in the next pay period following the request.

      NOTE: An example of the type of agreement required by clause 20.4 is set out at Schedule G—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule G—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime. An agreement under clause 20.4 can also be made by an exchange of emails between the employee and employer,or by other electronic means.

    (d) The period of time off that an employee is entitled to take is the same as the number of overtime hours worked.

      EXAMPLE: By making an agreement under clause 20.4 an employee who worked 2 overtime hours is entitled to 2 hours’time off.

    (e) Time off must be taken:

      (i) within the period of 6 months after the overtime is worked;and

      (ii) at a time or times within that period of 6 months agreed by the employee and employer.

    (f) If the employee requests at any time,to be paid for overtime covered by an agreement under clause 20.4 but not taken as time off,the employer must pay the employee for the overtime,in the next pay period following the request,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

    (g) If time off for overtime that has been worked is not taken within the period of 6 months mentioned in clause 20.4(e),the employer must pay the employee for the overtime,in the next pay period following those 6 months,at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

    (h) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 20.4 as an employee record.

    (i) An employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee in relation to a decision by the employee to make,or not make,an agreement to take time off instead of payment for overtime.

    (j) An employee may,under section 65 of the Act,request to take time off,at a time or times specified in the request or to be subsequently agreed by the employer and the employee,instead of being paid for overtime worked by the employee. If the employer agrees to the request then clause 20.4 will apply,including the requirement for separate written agreements under clause 20.4(b) for overtime that has been worked.

      NOTE: If an employee makes a request under section 65 of the Act for a change in working arrangements,the employer may only refuse that request on reasonable business grounds (see section 65(5) of the Act).

    (k) If,on the termination of the employee’s employment,time off for overtime worked by the employee to which clause 20.4 applies has not been taken,the employer must pay the employee for the overtime at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

      NOTE: Under section 345(1) of the Act,a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 20.4.

20.5 Shift and overtime rates not cumulative

The shift and overtime rates within clauses 20 and 0   

    Shiftwork rates are not cumulative. If an employee is entitled to more than one overtime or shift rate,they will be paid the highest single rate applicable to the period of time worked.

20.6 Payment for overtime—employees other than shiftworkers

    An employee other than a shiftworker will be paid the following overtime rates for overtime worked during the following periods:

    For overtime worked

    Overtime rate
    % of minimum hourly rate

    Monday to Saturday outside ordinary hours—first 3 hours

    150

    Monday to Saturday outside ordinary hours—after 3 hours

    200

    Sunday

    200

    Gazetted public holiday—during ordinary hours

    150

    Gazetted public holiday—in excess of ordinary hours

    250

20.7 Payment for overtime—shiftworkers

    A shiftworker will be paid the following overtime rates for overtime worked during the following periods:

    For overtime worked on

    Overtime rate
    % of minimum hourly rate

    Other than Sunday and public holiday—first 3 hours

    150

    Other than Sunday and public holiday—after 3 hours

    200

    Sunday

    200

    Public holiday

    250

   

21. Shiftwork rates

21.1 Definitions

    (a) Afternoon shift,an unbroken period of work finishing after 6.30 pm and at or before midnight

    (b) Night shift,an unbroken period of work finishing after midnight and at or before 8.00 am

21.2 Payment for shiftwork,Saturdays,Sundays and public holidays

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

    Shift

    Penalty rate
    % of minimum hourly rate

    Afternoon or rotating night

    115

    Non-rotating night

    130

    Saturday (except public holiday)

    150

    Sunday (except public holiday)

    200

    Gazetted public holiday

    250

   

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

22. Annual leave

23. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

24. Parental leave

25. Community service leave

26. Unpaid family and domestic violence leave

27. Public holidays

22. Annual leave

22.1 Annual leave is provided for in the NES.

22.2 Payment for annual leave

    (a) In addition to ordinary rates as prescribed in clause 15Minimum rates,a loading of 17.5% of the ordinary rate (excluding overtime and allowances) must be paid for the period of annual leave.

    (b) The maximum loading payable must not exceed an amount calculated in respect of an Administrative Officer Grade 7—Level B,at the first day of January of the year in which annual leave is taken.

22.3 Annual leave in advance

    (a) An employer and employee may agree in writing to the employee taking a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave.

    (b) An agreement must:

    (c) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 22.3 as an employee record.

    (d) If,on the termination of the employee’s employment,the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken in accordance with an agreement under clause 22.3,the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

22.4 Cashing out of annual leave

    (a) Paid annual leave must not be cashed out except in accordance with an agreement under clause 22.4.

    (b) Each cashing out of a particular amount of paid annual leave must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 22.4.

    (c) An employer and an employee may agree in writing to the cashing out of a particular amount of accrued paid annual leave by the employee.

    (d) An agreement under clause 22.4 must state:

      (i) the amount of leave to be cashed out and the payment to be made to the employee for it;and

      (ii) the date on which the payment is to be made.

    (e) An agreement under clause 22.4 must be signed by the employer and employee and,if the employee is under 18 years of age,by the employee’s parent or guardian.

    (f) The payment must not be less than the amount that would have been payable had the employee taken the leave at the time the payment is made.

    (g) An agreement must not result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 4 weeks.

    (h) The maximum amount of accrued paid annual leave that may be cashed out in any period of 12 months is 2 weeks.

    (i) The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 22.4 as an employee record.

    NOTE 1: Under section 344 of the Act,an employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee to make,or not make,an agreement under clause 22.4.

    NOTE 2: Under section 345(1) of the Act,a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 22.4.

    NOTE 3: An example of the type of agreement required by clause 22.4 is set out at Schedule F—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule F—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave.

22.5 Excessive leave accruals:general provision

    NOTE: Clauses 22.5 to 22.7 contain provisions,additional to the NES,about the taking of paid annual leave as a way of dealing with the accrual of excessive paid annual leave. See Part 2.2,Division 6 of the Act.

    (a) An employee has an excessive leave accrual if the employee has accrued more than 8 weeks’paid annual leave.

    (b) If an employee has an excessive leave accrual,the employer or the employee may seek to confer with the other and genuinely try to reach agreement on how to reduce or eliminate the excessive leave accrual.

    (c) Clause 22.6 sets out how an employer may direct an employee who has an excessive leave accrual to take paid annual leave.

    (d) Clause 22.7 sets out how an employee who has an excessive leave accrual may require an employer to grant paid annual leave requested by the employee.

22.6 Excessive leave accruals:direction by employer that leave be taken

    (a) If an employer has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employee under clause 22.5(b) but agreement is not reached (including because the employee refuses to confer),the employer may direct the employee in writing to take one or more periods of paid annual leave.

    (b) However,a direction by the employer under clause 22.6(a):

      (i) is of no effect if it would result at any time in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 22.5,22.6 or 22.7 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account;and

      (ii) must not require the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week;and

      (iii) must not require the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks,or more than 12 months,after the direction is given;and

      (iv) must not be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

    (c) The employee must take paid annual leave in accordance with a direction under clause 22.6(a) that is in effect.

    (d) An employee to whom a direction has been given under clause 22.6(a) may request to take a period of paid annual leave as if the direction had not been given.

    NOTE 1: Paid annual leave arising from a request mentioned in clause 22.6(d) may result in the direction ceasing to have effect. See clause 22.6(b)(i).

    NOTE 2: Under section 88(2) of the Act,the employer must not unreasonably refuse to agree to a request by the employee to take paid annual leave.

22.7 Excessive leave accruals:request by employee for leave

    (a) If an employee has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employer under clause 22.5(b) but agreement is not reached (including because the employer refuses to confer),the employee may give a written notice to the employer requesting to take one or more periods of paid annual leave.

    (b) However,an employee may only give a notice to the employer under clause 22.7(a) if:

      (i) the employee has had an excessive leave accrual for more than 6 months at the time of giving the notice;and

      (ii) the employee has not been given a direction under clause 22.6(a) that,when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 22.5,22.6 or 22.7 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account,would eliminate the employee’s excessive leave accrual.

    (c) A notice given by an employee under clause 22.7(a) must not:

      (i) if granted,result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being at any time less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 22.5,22.6 or 22.7 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account;or

      (ii) provide for the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week;or

      (iii) provide for the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks,or more than 12 months,after the notice is given;or

      (iv) be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

    (d) An employee is not entitled to request by a notice under clause 22.7(a) more than 4 weeks’paid annual leave in any period of 12 months.

    (e) The employer must grant paid annual leave requested by a notice under clause 22.7(a).

23. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

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

24. Parental leave

24.1 Parental leave is provided for in the NES.

24.2 The NES is supplemented by maintaining an entitlement to payment,in relation to maternity leave,adoption leave or paternity leave for employees in the classifications under this award of employees who were entitled to payment for maternity leave,paternity leave or adoption leave in accordance with the terms of an award made under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth):

    (a) that would have applied to the employee immediately prior to 1 January 2010,if the employee had at that time been in their current circumstances of employment and no agreement made under the Act had applied to the employee;and

    (b) that would have entitled the employee to paid maternity leave,paternity leave or adoption leave.

25. Community service leave

Community service leave is provided for in the NES.

26. Unpaid family and domestic violence leave

Unpaid family and domestic violence leave is provided for in the NES.

NOTE 1: Information concerning an employee’s experience of family and domestic violence is sensitive and if mishandled can have adverse consequences for the employee. Employers should consult with such employees regarding the handling of this information.

NOTE 2: Depending upon the circumstances,evidence that would satisfy a reasonable person of the employee’s need to take family and domestic violence leave may include a document issued by the police service,a court or family violence support service,or a statutory declaration.

27. Public holidays

27.1 Public holiday entitlements are provided for in the NES.

27.2 Part-day public holiday

Part 7—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

28. Consultation about major workplace change

29. Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

30. Dispute resolution

28. Consultation about major workplace change

28.1 If an employer makes a definite decision to make major changes in production,program,organisation,structure or technology that are likely to have significant effects on employees,the employer must:

    (a) give notice of the changes to all employees who may be affected by them and their representatives (if any);and

    (b) discuss with affected employees and their representatives (if any):

      (i) the introduction of the changes;and

      (ii) their likely effect on employees;and

      (iii) measures to avoid or reduce the adverse effects of the changes on employees;and

    (c) commence discussions as soon as practicable after a definite decision has been made.

28.2 For the purposes of the discussion under clause 28.1(b),the employer must give in writing to the affected employees and their representatives (if any) all relevant information about the changes including:

    (a) their nature;and

    (b) their expected effect on employees;and

    (c) any other matters likely to affect employees.

28.3 Clause 28.2 does not require an employer to disclose any confidential information if its disclosure would be contrary to the employer’s interests.

28.4 The employer must promptly consider any matters raised by the employees or their representatives about the changes in the course of the discussion under clause 28.1(b).

28.5 In clause 28 significant effects,on employees,includes any of the following:

    (a) termination of employment;or

    (b) major changes in the composition,operation or size of the employer’s workforce or in the skills required;or

    (c) loss of,or reduction in,job or promotion opportunities;or

    (d) loss of,or reduction in,job tenure;or

    (e) alteration of hours of work;or

    (f) the need for employees to be retrained or transferred to other work or locations;or

    (g) job restructuring.

28.6 Where this award makes provision for alteration of any of the matters defined at clause 28.5,such alteration is taken not to have significant effect.

29. Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

29.1 Clause 29 applies if an employer proposes to change the regular roster or ordinary hours of work of an employee,other than an employee whose working hours are irregular,sporadic or unpredictable.

29.2 The employer must consult with any employees affected by the proposed change and their representatives (if any).

29.3 For the purpose of the consultation,the employer must:

    (a) provide to the employees and representatives mentioned in clause 29.2 information about the proposed change (for example,information about the nature of the change and when it is to begin);and

    (b) invite the employees to give their views about the impact of the proposed change on them (including any impact on their family or caring responsibilities) and also invite their representative (if any) to give their views about that impact.

29.4 The employer must consider any views given under clause 29.3(b).

29.5 Clause 29 is to be read in conjunction with any other provisions of this award concerning the scheduling of work or the giving of notice.

30. Dispute resolution

30.1 Clause 30 sets out the procedures to be followed if a dispute arises about a matter under this award or in relation to the NES.

30.2 The parties to the dispute must first try to resolve the dispute at the workplace through discussion between the employee or employees concerned and the relevant supervisor.

30.3 If the dispute is not resolved through discussion as mentioned in clause 30.2,the parties to the dispute must then try to resolve it in a timely manner at the workplace through discussion between the employee or employees concerned and more senior levels of management,as appropriate.

30.4 If the dispute is unable to be resolved at the workplace and all appropriate steps have been taken under clauses 30.2 and 30.3,a party to the dispute may refer it to the Fair Work Commission.

30.5 The parties may agree on the process to be followed by the Fair Work Commission in dealing with the dispute,including mediation,conciliation and consent arbitration.

30.6 If the dispute remains unresolved,the Fair Work Commission may use any method of dispute resolution that it is permitted by the Act to use and that it considers appropriate for resolving the dispute.

30.7 A party to the dispute may appoint a person,organisation or association to support and/or represent them in any discussion or process under clause 30.

30.8 While procedures are being followed under clause 30 in relation to a dispute:

    (a) work must continue in accordance with this award and the Act;and

    (b) an employee must not unreasonably fail to comply with any direction given by the employer about performing work,whether at the same or another workplace,that is safe and appropriate for the employee to perform.

30.9 Clause 30.8 is subject to any applicable work health and safety legislation.

30.10 Dispute resolution training leave

    (a) To assist in the resolution of disputes at a workplace,an employee appointed to represent the employees will be granted leave to attend short courses conducted by a recognised training provider which are specifically directed towards effective dispute resolution.

    (b) The grant of leave will be subject to the operating requirements of the agency.

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

    (d) An employee granted leave of absence under clause 30.10 will not suffer any loss of pay.

Part 8—Termination of Employment and Redundancy

31. Termination of employment

32. Redundancy

31. Termination of employment

NOTE: The NES sets out requirements for notice of termination by an employer. See sections 117 and 123 of the Act.

31.1 Notice of termination by an employee

    (a) Clause 31.1 applies to all employees except those identified in sections 123(1) and 123(3) of the Act.

    (b) An employee must give the employer notice of termination in accordance with Table 1—Period of notice of at least the period specified in column 2 according to the period of continuous service of the employee specified in column 1.

    Table 1—Period of notice

    Column 1

    Employee’s period of continuous service with the employer at the end of the day the notice is given

    Column 2

    Period of notice

    Not more than 1 year

    1 week

    More than 1 year but not more than 3 years

    2 weeks

    More than 3 years but not more than 5 years

    3 weeks

    More than 5 years

    4 weeks

    NOTE: The notice of termination required to be given by an employee is the same as that required of an employer except that the employee does not have to give additional notice based on the age of the employee.

    (c) In clause 31.1(b) continuous service has the same meaning as in section 117 of the Act.

    (d) If an employee who is at least 18 years old does not give the period of notice required under clause 31.1(b),then the employer may deduct from wages due to the employee under this award an amount that is no more than one week’s wages for the employee.

    (e) If the employer has agreed to a shorter period of notice than that required under clause 31.1(b),then no deduction can be made under clause 31.1(d).

    (f) Any deduction made under clause 31.1(d) must not be unreasonable in the circumstances.

31.2 Job search entitlement

    (a) Where an employer has given notice of termination to an employee,the employee must be allowed time off without loss of pay of up to one day for the purpose of seeking other employment.

    (b) The time off under clause 31.2 is to be taken at times that are convenient to the employee after consultation with the employer.

32. Redundancy

NOTE: Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES. See sections 119 to 123 of the Act.

32.1 Transfer to lower paid duties on redundancy

    (a) Clause 32.1 applies if,because of redundancy,an employee is transferred to new duties to which a lower ordinary rate of pay applies.

    (b) The employer may:

      (i) give the employee notice of the transfer of at least the same length as the employee would be entitled to under section 117 of the Act as if it were a notice of termination given by the employer;or

      (ii) transfer the employee to the new duties without giving notice of transfer or before the expiry of a notice of transfer,provided that the employer pays the employee as set out in clause 32.1(c).

    (c) If the employer acts as mentioned in clause 32.1(b)(ii),the employee is entitled to a payment of an amount equal to the difference between the ordinary rate of pay of the employee (inclusive of all-purpose allowances,shift rates and penalty rates applicable to ordinary hours) for the hours of work the employee would have worked in the first role,and the ordinary rate of pay (also inclusive of all-purpose allowances,shift rates and penalty rates applicable to ordinary hours) of the employee in the second role for the period for which notice was not given.

32.2 Employee leaving during redundancy notice period

    (a) An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy may terminate their employment during the minimum period of notice prescribed by section 117(3) of the Act.

    (b) The employee is entitled to receive the benefits and payments they would have received under clause 32 or under sections 119 to 123 of the Act had they remained in employment until the expiry of the notice.

    (c) However,the employee is not entitled to be paid for any part of the period of notice remaining after the employee ceased to be employed.

32.3 Job search entitlement

    (a) Where an employer has given notice of termination to an employee in circumstances of redundancy,the employee must be allowed time off without loss of pay of up to one day each week of the minimum period of notice prescribed by section 117(3) of the Act for the purpose of seeking other employment.

    (b) If an employee is allowed time off without loss of pay of more than one day under clause 32.3(a),the employee must,at the request of the employer,produce proof of attendance at an interview.

    (c) A statutory declaration is sufficient for the purpose of clause 32.3(b).

    (d) An employee who fails to produce proof when required under clause 32.3(b) is not entitled to be paid for the time off.

    (e) This entitlement applies instead of clause 31.2.

Schedule A—Position Statements

A.1 Administrative Officer

A.1.1 Administrative Officer Grade 1

    ●Positions at this level work under routine direction and undertake a combination of keyboard,clerical and other duties. The work initially requires the application of basic administrative procedures,office skills and routines such as receiving and dealing initially with clients and members of the public;the straight forward operation of keyboard equipment;filing;photocopying;collating;collecting and distributing;carrying out routine checks by simple comparisons;simple coding;maintaining basic records;mail procedures;obtaining or providing information about straightforward matters and;routine user maintenance of office equipment.

    ●Keyboard tasks may include the keying of data containing unusual technical terms and/or non-standard complicated tables or diagrams which demand considerable judgment about layout,and the manipulation and interpretation of data before and during entry.

    ●Initially the work is performed under close direction using established routines,methods and procedures and there is little scope for deviating from these. Tasks are mixed to provide a variety of work experience;some may be of a routine operational nature.

    ●Problems can usually be solved by reference to procedures,well documented methods and instructions. Assistance is available if required when problems arise.

    ●The work may involve giving technical and procedural advice to other staff (for example relating to the operation of office equipment used in the work area). It may require some knowledge and application of specific procedures,instruction,regulations or other requirements relating to general administration (e.g. personnel or finance operations) and/or specific departmental programs or activities.

    ●Staff undertaking work at this level would normally become competent in individual tasks after a limited period of training or experience.

    ●Staff at this level may assist more senior officers in the tasks being undertaken by them. Work may include drafting basic material for inclusion in reports and submissions,issuing form or routine letters and checking applications for benefits or grants.

    ●Positions at this level have no supervisory responsibilities although more experienced staff may assist new staff by providing guidance and advice.

A.1.2 Administrative Officer Grade 2

    ●Positions at this level usually work under general direction and the work is subject to regular checks. Detailed instruction is not always necessary and there is scope for staff to exercise initiative in applying established work practices and procedures.

    ●This level encompasses a range or combination of operational,supervisory and administrative activities which require the application of skills and experience in office work and a general knowledge of the work to be performed.

    ●This is the first level which may include positions with a supervisory role. Supervisory positions involve the exercise of basic skills in personnel management and interpersonal communication.

    ●Work is usually performed under general direction and may require the interpretation of rules,regulations,guidelines,instructions and procedures and the ability to undertake a range of duties requiring judgment,liaison and communication within an agency and with other interested parties. Tasks may include the preparation of straightforward reports and the provision of data for casework decision.

    ●The solution of problems may require the exercising of limited judgment,though guidance would be available in precedents,guidelines,procedures,regulations and instructions. The understanding of the information should allow decisions or policies relating to specific circumstances to be explained. Liaison within the agencies or with other interested parties may be necessary.

    ●Work at this level may involve the supervision of lower level positions. Occupants of positions at this level may be expected to resolve problems by minor modification to operational systems or by reference to procedures. Staff at this level may have input into,or undertake tasks associated with,improvements to office systems or operations.

A.1.3 Administrative Officer Grade 3

    ●Positions at this level usually work under general direction and require relevant experience combined with a broad knowledge of the agency’s functions and activities and a sound knowledge of the major activity performed within the work area. Positions with supervisory responsibilities may undertake some complex operational work and may assist with,or review,the work undertaken by subordinates or team members.

    ●Problems faced may be complex yet broadly similar to past problems. Solutions generally can be found in documented precedents,or in rules,regulations,guidelines,procedures and instructions,though these may require some interpretation and application of judgment. There is scope for exercising initiative in the application of established work practices and procedures.

    ●Work is usually performed under general direction and may involve preparing papers,briefing notes,correspondence or other written material and general administrative support to senior officers.

    ●Decisions made or delegations exercised at this level may have an impact on the relevant agency’s operations (e.g. on financial resources),but are normally of limited procedural or administrative importance.

    ●Positions at this level may have responsibilities for training operational and administrative staff. Functions may include organising training courses,assisting in the preparation of training material and,where courses are short and involve procedural or administrative subject matter,presenting those courses.

    ●Positions with supervisory responsibilities may be involved in working with staff to develop work performance;planning and coordinating tasks and work flow perhaps across a number of areas or activities and may involve the use of keyboard skills to perform supervisory,clerical or other operational duties.

    ●Positions requiring the use of keyboard skills may be included in this level only if the supervisory and/or other duties performed are consistent with the standard for this level.

A.1.4 Administrative Officer Grade 4

    ●Positions at this level usually work under general direction within clear guidelines and established work practices and priorities,in functions which require the application of knowledge,skills and techniques appropriate to the work area.

    ●Work at this level requires a sound knowledge of program,activity policy or service aspects of work performed within a functional element or a number of work areas. The work may cover a range of tasks associated with program,activity or service delivery to clients or other interested parties or administrative support to senior officers.

    ●Positions at this level are found in a wide variety of operating environments. With the exception of some specialist groups,this is the first level where tertiary qualifications may be required or desirable.

    ●The work is usually performed under general direction. Tasks may include providing administrative support to staff within technical or professional structures. This may include collecting and analysing data and information and preparing reports,publications,papers and submissions including findings and recommendations.

    ●Decisions taken or delegations exercised at this level may have an impact on agency operations,but they are of limited management significance.

    ●Positions at this level may have supervisory responsibilities over staff operating a wide range of office equipment or undertaking a variety of tasks in the area of responsibility which may include planning and coordinating work across a number of work areas or activities. Staff in supervisory position would be expected to facilitate a participative decision making process and participate in decision making on issues relating to their work area.

    ●In some cases the difficult aspects of the work in an area will be undertaken by a position at this level with responsibility for supervising staff at lower levels doing work of a similar but less difficult nature. The extent to which staff with supervisory duties become involved in the operational work of an area will depend on such factors as priorities,the complexity of the work and the number of staff supervised.

    ●Position providing administrative support to senior officers may be classified in this level provided the complexity of the operational or administrative tasks performed is comparable to tasks typical of this level.

A.1.5 Administrative Officer Grade 5

    ●Positions at this level work under general direction in relation to established priorities,task methodology and work practices to achieve results in line with the corporate goals of the agency.

    ●The work may include preparing preliminary papers,drafting complex correspondence for senior officers,undertaking tasks of a specialist or detailed nature,assisting in the preparation of procedural guidelines,providing or interpreting information for clients or other interested parties;exercising specific process responsibilities,and overseeing and coordinating the work of subordinate staff.

    ●Positions at this level are found in a variety of environments and may undertake the management function of a small local office within a regional office structure.

    ●Work is performed under general direction as to work priorities and may be of a professional,project,procedural or processing nature or a combination of these.

    ●Direction exercised over positions at this level may be less direct than at lower levels and is usually related to tasks methodologies and work practices. Staff would be expected to set priorities and to monitor work flow in the area of responsibility.

    ●Independent action may be exercised at this level,for example,developing local procedures,management strategies and guidelines. Operating guidelines,procedures or resource allocation will usually be determined by senior management.

    ●Any decisions taken or delegations exercised would be limited by the application of rules,regulations,guidelines or procedures. While the decisions may have a minor impact on agency resources,they are of limited management significance.

    ●The extent of supervisory responsibility would depend on the operational work of the area and factors such as work priorities,complexity of the work and the number of subordinate staff.

A.1.6 Administrative Officer Grade 6

    ●Positions at this level undertake various functions,under a wide range of conditions,to achieve a result in line with the corporate goals of the agency. Management of a program or activity in a central or regional office may be a feature of the work undertaken at this level. Immediate subordinate positions may include staff in technical or professional structures,in which case supervision relates to administrative purposes only.

    ●Positions at this level are found in a variety of operating environments and structural arrangements. The primary function may be:

      ●managing the operations of a discrete organisational element,program or activity;

      ●supervising the operations of an organisational element which is a part of a large office within a central or regional office environment;

      ●under limited direction in relation to priorities and work practices,providing administrative support to a particular program,activity or administrative function;or

      ●providing subject matter expertise or policy advice,including professional advice,across a range of programs or activities undertaken by the agency.

    ●Positions at this level may undertake the preparation of papers;investigate and present information with recommendations for decision by senior officers;draft responses to complex correspondence;undertake task of technical nature;undertake liaison and coordination within across functions including representing the agency at meetings,conferences and seminars;oversee and co-ordinate the work of other staff assisting with these tasks.

    ●Work is usually performed under limited direction as to work priorities and the detailed conduct of the task. Tasks may require professional knowledge,and may involve some coordination within or across agency functions.

    ●Direction exercised over positions at this level includes,depending on the functional role of the position,the provision of advice,guidance and/or direction in relation to a project,detailed processing,or other work practices.

    ●Independent action may be exercised within constraints set by senior management. The operating guidelines,procedures or resource allocation may be determined by senior management.

    ●Any decision taken or delegation exercised tends to be governed by the application of rules,regulations or agency operating instructions or procedures. While such decisions may impact on agency operations and resources,they are usually limited to the specific work area involved.

    ●Supervisory responsibilities would usually depend on the role of the position in the organisation. Staff at this level would be expected to set and achieve priorities,monitor work flow and/or manage staffing resources to meet objectives.

A.1.7 Administrative Officer Grade 7

    ●Positions at this level work under limited direction,usually manage the operations of an organisation element,undertake a management function or provide administrative or professional support to a particular program,activity or service to achieve a result in line with the corporate goals of the agency. In some circumstances the supervisor or subordinates may be,or include,staff in technical or professional structures,in which case supervision is generally for administrative purpose only.

    ●The work includes providing advice including policy,administrative or professional advice;undertaking tasks related to the management or administration of a program or activity;service delivery or corporate support functions,including project work,policy development;preparation or coordination of research papers,submission on policy professional or program issues,or administrative matters. Liaison with other elements of the organisation,other government agencies,State and local authorities or community organisations is usually a feature. It also includes the preparation,or overseeing the preparation of,correspondence and replies to parliamentary questions,ministerial representations and other briefing material;and representing the agency at meetings,conferences or seminars.

    ●Work is undertaken at this level with limited direction as to work priorities and the detailed conduct of the task. The tasks undertaken may be of a complex or specific nature encompassing a major area of agency operations.

    ●Direction exercises over positions at this level may,depending on the functional role of the position within the organisation,be by way of providing general guidance and advice.

    ●Positions at this level may have independence of action including the use and allocation of resources within the constraints laid down by senior management.

    ●Decisions taken or delegations exercised at this level may have major impact on the day to day operations of the work area. The impact of such decision to agency operations is likely to be limited to the work area or function in which the position is located. Delegations exercised may,depending on the role and function of the position,involve making determinations,instigating another course of action,or reviewing previous decision.

    ●Supervisory responsibilities may be an important function of a position at this level,but this can vary widely depending on factors such as work area,location,priorities,work load,operational deadlines and the availability of staff resources to assist.

    ●Guidelines,rules,instructions or procedures for use by other staff and interested parties may be developed at this level.

A.1.8 Administrative Office Grade 8

    ●Positions at this level,usually under the broad direction of a senior executive or comparable officer,control an organisational element involved in the administration or coordination of a specific program,activity or corporate support function at either the section or branch head level,to achieve a result in line with the corporate goal of the agency. Immediate subordinate positions may include staff in technical or professional structure,in which case supervision is generally related to administrative purposes only.

    ●The work may include developing policy and/or providing policy,financial,specific subject matter or administrative advice,including professional advice or undertaking high level project work;developing,implementing and reviewing policy instructions and administrative or professional procedures for the guidance of functional elements of the agency;processing representations to the minister,overseeing preparation of replies to parliamentary questions,preparing executive briefing notices,drafting submissions and correspondence;liaising with other government bodies and community organisations including the provision of public information on programs,activities or services;and representing the agency at meetings,conferences or seminars.

    ●Work is undertaken at this level with broad direction in relation to priorities and the detailed conduct of the task. The tasks undertaken would be of a complex or specific nature encompassing a significant element of total agency operations.

    ●Positions at this level may have,depending on the role and function,significant independence of action including the use or allocation of resources within the constraints or guidelines laid down by senior management.

    ●Decisions taken at this level may,depending on the degree of autonomy of function,have significant impact on the day-to-day operations of the work area in which the position is located and may also have significant effects elsewhere within the agency. Delegations exercised at this level may,depending on the role and function of the position,involve being the final authority in the process of approving the expenditure of funds,undertaking specification in line with the policy of the agency,or reviewing any previous action or decisions in the work area.

    ●Management responsibilities are usually a significant function of position at this level. The percentage of the total work taken up in management functions and the character of the direction given to subordinates would depend on the nature of the work area,location,workload factors,priorities and staff resources allocated.

    ●The development of guidelines,rules,regulations,procedures or instruction is for either staff or other interested parties may be co-ordinated at this level.

A.2 Technical Stream

A.2.1 Technical Assistants

    At this level the position is essentially that of a technical officer-in-training. Under technical supervision performs straightforward tasks of a technical nature using well established techniques and practices,the work performed is closely supervised and direction is regular. Subject to the acquisition of skills and knowledge the incumbent will progress to Technical Officer Grade 1 after 12 months on the top of the Technical Assistant salary range.

A.2.2 Technical Officer Grade 1

    ●The technical officer at this level has a combination of simple and basic tasks associated with the area of work. Routine manual or intellectual procedures or tasks will be the main feature of positions at this classification.

    ●The technical officer provides assistance to senior technical staff and undertakes duties in accordance with standard procedures but under close supervision and direction.

    ●At this level there will be no supervisory responsibilities and no formal qualifications or experience is necessary.

A.2.3 Technical Officer Grade 2

    ●At this level the technical officer applies standardised practices and procedures in the conduct of a range of interrelated technical activities.

    ●The technical officer uses expertise,experience and technical skills as a broadly based technical practitioner within a single discipline and the work will be subject to routine direction from senior technical staff.

    ●Work at this level would require 12 months relevant experience or successful completion of Year 12 secondary school level studies or equivalent.

A.2.4 Technical Officer Grade 3

    ●At this level the technical officer carries out a range of clearly defined duties requiring interpretation,judgment,liaison and communication. It would be expected that they would use knowledge in a discrete technical discipline to determine which standard practices and procedures should be used and applied in the conduct of technical operations.

    ●In some cases the technical officer may provide reports and recommendations to management on technical suitability of equipment,procedures,processes and results and/or they may have supervisory responsibility for lower level staff including training in the procedures,techniques and accounting for their work.

    ●At this level,the technical officer may specialise in a single discipline and work subject to general direction on objectives and responsibilities.

    ●The technical officer at this level may perform work which spans more than one discipline,either as an individual operator or within a team,or may lead project teams on small technical projects.

    ●Work at this level will require relevant experience which would provide a working knowledge of the employee’s functions and provide a sound knowledge of the major activities performed in the work area. At this level an advanced technical certificate (or an equivalent qualification) may be necessary.

A.2.5 Technical Officer Grade 4

    ●At this level,the technical officer is able to modify and adapt established principles/procedures. There may be a supervisory responsibility of an activity/work unit/program. In some cases the employee may occupy a supervisory or specialist position and control of work flow. Some budget administration and forward planning may also be present.

    ●The technical officer may provide policy advice to senior staff and may operate in more than one field or discipline.

    ●The incumbent will receive general direction in terms of objectives,will review implementation by subordinate staff of priorities and instructions and liaise with other work units.

    ●Prepare and develop training needs and programs for subordinate staff.

    ●At this level the possession of an associateship diploma or equivalent qualification may be required. However relevant experience providing a sound knowledge of a wide variety of aspects of the work area and other associated areas may be preferred.

A.2.6 Technical Officer Grade 5

    ●The technical officer at this level may be managerial,a specialist or a combination of both. The incumbent will provide specialist advice and liaison with other units,establish procedures,operating principles or technical standards and can operate in more than one field or discipline.

    ●The technical officer manager may be required to prepare unit/program budgets,develop mechanisms for training programs,administration of a budget and forward planning.

    ●At this level the technical officer’s decisions are not subject to regular review but may be reviewed for policy and economic effectiveness and there is a high-level of independent decision-making.

    ●The incumbent will be responsible to a manager but has some independence of action within guidelines.

    ●The technical officer at this level will be required to possess a tertiary level education at diploma level (or equivalent) and possess relevant experience.

A.2.7 Technical Officer Grade 6

    At this level,the technical officer may be a manager or a specialist or a combination of both.

    ●The incumbent may be a manager of a major work unit engaged in complex activities/programs which may involve significant policy issues,or be responsible for a highly complex,novel or critical activity in an aspect of technical work where it is necessary to select/modify established principles,technologies,procedures and methods.

    ●The technical officer at this level will provide authoritative technical guidance to others and make decisions concerning technical work not usually subject to review,provide a significant input into the policy formulation and execution of programs which may be associated with one or more work areas.

    ●Direction will only be given in terms of broad objectives including critical areas which may impinge on the work of other units.

    ●At this level the technical officer will have gained a sound theoretical knowledge,through satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study and/or gained wide experience in relevant technical activities.

    ●In addition,the incumbent would be expected to have the capacity to manage human and material resources.

A.2.8 Technical Officer Grade 7

    At this level the technical officer may be a manager,a specialist or a combination of both.

    ●The incumbent in a manager’s role will have greater resources to control,(as compensated with the grade 6 position) and will have a greater range of functions requiring being controlled.

    ●Positions at this level are responsible for ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of major technical programs. This involves the management of these programs,the initiation of new programs in collaboration with others,the supervision and training of staff,the overseeing of the more complex aspects of the work to ensure work quality and satisfactory output against program performance indicators.

    ●Guidance will be very limited and is received only in relation to policy and budget inputs.

    ●Work at this level embraces the need for the modification or adaptation of existing guidelines,practices and techniques,sometimes entailing significant intellectual challenge.

A.3 Professional Officers

A.3.1 Professional Officer Grade 1

    ●The professional officer at this level has a combination of simple and basic tasks associated with the professional discipline,involving the provision of a service or information to support the work of others.

    ●The professional officer at this level undertakes duties in accordance with standard procedure and is under close supervision and direction. The incumbent has no supervisory responsibilities and is expected to resolve minor problems.

    ●At this level no formal qualifications or experience is required.

A.3.2 Professional Officer Grade 2

    ●The professional officer at this level may be allocated assignments of a limited scope and complexity and may comprise a minor phase of a broader or complex assignment.

    ●The incumbent may be required to assist senior staff in carrying out complex tasks or procedures,select and apply established principles,procedures and methods and exercise judgment and initiative in recognising the significance of deviations from the norm where standard approaches are used.

    ●The incumbent may be required to design,co-ordinate and check work of sub-professional staff required to work on a common project.

    ●The work may be specifically directed and closely supervised by higher level professional staff and may be assigned by oral or written instruction which may include details of methods and procedures to be followed.

    ●The incumbent will possess sound theoretical knowledge gained by satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study at a recognised tertiary institution or through experience which is appropriate for the efficient discharge of the duties of the position at this level.

A.3.3 Professional Officer Grade 3

    ●At this level,the professional officer performs normal professional work where assignments may be broad in scope and involve complex technical problems.

    ●It will be expected that the incumbent will exercise a high degree of independence in the selection and application of established principles,technologies,procedures and methods,and exercise independent judgment and initiative in recognising when established approaches may require amplification,adoption or modification.

    ●The professional officer at this level may work alone and may assign,co-ordinate and check work of subordinate staff required to work on a common project and provide limited professional guidance to others. Specific direction is given as to objectives,but professional directions are limited to unusual features of assignments. Guidance may be required for the complex approaches.

    ●The professional officer at this level must have sound professional knowledge gained through satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study at a recognised tertiary institution. In some cases such knowledge may be gained through experience working at this level.

    ●The incumbent will have demonstrated skills and possess experience in professional,communicative and administrative aspects of the work.

A.3.4 Professional Officer Grade 4

    ●At this level,the professional officer may be managerial,a specialist position or a combination of both. The incumbent may be responsible for the sustained supervision of an activity or program of a work unit involving normal professional work or responsible for a highly complex,novel or critical activity in an aspect of professional work where it is necessary to select and/or modify and adapt established principles,technologies,procedures and methods.

    ●The professional officer may be required to assign,co-ordinate and verify the work of subordinate staff in a work unit engaged in professional activities or programs and/or provide authoritative professional guidance to others.

    ●General direction is given in terms of objectives and priorities,including critical areas which may impinge on work of other units. Decisions concerning normal professional work are not usually subject to review. Expert professional advice may be obtained from consultants to resolve highly complex issues.

    ●The professional officer at this level provides a significant input into the policy formulation and execution of programs which may be associated with one or more areas of an employer’s operations.

    ●May assist a more senior professional in the direction of professional activities in an institution.

    ●Sound theoretical knowledge is required,and this knowledge may be gained through the satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of study,and/or wide experience in a professional activity.

    ●The incumbent would be expected to demonstrate a capacity to manage human and material resources.

A.3.5 Professional Officer Grade 5

    ●The professional officer at this level may be either a manager or a senior specialist or have a combination of both functions.

    ●The incumbent will be responsible for the professional,economic and administrative management of a professional work unit engaged in complex activities or programs requiring the allocation of significant human and material resources and/or the provision of practical and economic solutions to highly complex professional problems in an aspect of professional work.

    ●In addition,the professional officer at this level will be responsible for developing,implementing,reviewing major policies,objectives and strategies involving high level liaison/consultation with client areas (internal and external) and/or the exercise originality and ingenuity for devising practical and economic solutions to complex problems. Authority may be exercised over other specialists engaged in complex professional applications.

    ●At this level,the professional officer may be required to possess post-graduate qualifications for some specialist positions.

    ●Extensive experience in the specialist field or management of human and material resources is necessary.

    ●The incumbent will possess a comprehensive knowledge of the relevant programs.

A.4 General/Field Work Worker

A.4.1 General/Field Work Worker level 1 (FW 1)

    (a) A FW 1 works under general supervision. An employee at FW 1 will have:

      (i) successfully completed,in accordance with RPL principles,a skills test equivalent to the required competency standards;or

      (ii) successfully completed a relevant structured training program equivalent to the required competency standards;or

      (iii) obtained skills equivalent to the above gained through work experience subject to competency testing to the prescribed standards.

    (b) An employee at the FW 1:

      (i) is responsible for the quality of their own work subject to general supervision;

      (ii) works under general supervision either individually or in a team environment;

      (iii) exercises discretion within their level of skills and training;

      (iv) works in a safe manner;

      (v) identifies basic faults in materials and equipment;

      (vi) interacts harmoniously with employees;

      (vii) adapts to a changing work environment;

      (viii) communicates essential information;and

      (ix) works from instructions and procedures articulated in written,spoken and/or diagrammatic form.

    (c) Skills and duties

      (i) An employee at this level performs work to the extent of their skills,competence and training. Employees will acquire skills both formal and informal over time and with experience and will undertake indicative tasks and duties within the scope of skills they possess.

      (ii) An employee at this level may be required to perform a range of duties across the skill streams contained within this award. An employee at this level:

      ●works from instructions and procedures;

      ●assists in the provision of on-the-job training to a limited degree;

      ●co-ordinates work in a team environment or works individually under general supervision;

      ●is responsible for assuring the quality of their own work.

A.4.2 General/Field Worker level 2 (FW 2)

    (a) FW 2 works under limited supervision. A FW 2 will:

      (i) have completed in accordance with RPL principles a Skills Test equivalent to the required competency standards;or

      (ii) have completed relevant structured training equivalent to the required competency standards;or

      (iii) successfully completed formally recognised accredited training so as to enable the employee to perform work within the scope of this level;or

      (iv) obtained skills equivalent to the above gained through work experience subject to competency testing to the prescribed standard.

    (b) Skills and duties

      (i) An employee at this level performs work to the extent of their skills,competence and training. Employees will acquire skills both formal and informal over time and with experience and will undertake indicative tasks and duties within the scope of skills they possess.

      (ii) An employee at this level may be responsible for the supervision of one or more employees working at FW 1 level.

      (iii) An employee at this level:

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

      ●assumes responsibility for allocating tasks within the area of the employee’s skill,competence and training;

      ●works from complex instructions and procedures;

      ●co-ordinates work in a team environment or works individually under general supervision;

      ●is responsible for assuring the quality of their work;

      ●works in a safe manner.

    (c) Indicative tasks which an employee at this level may perform include the following:

      (i) non-trades maintenance of relevant plant and equipment;

      (ii) anticipates and plans for constant changes to the work environment.

      (iii) materials handling;

      (iv) uses measuring and levelling instruments;

      (v) performs basic quality checks on the work of others.

A.4.3 General/Field Worker level 3 (FW 3)

    (a) A FW 3 works individually or in a team environment in one of more skill streams contained within this award. A CW/FW 3 will:

      (i) have successfully completed a relevant trade apprenticeship or its AQF equivalent;or

      (ii) have successfully completed,in accordance with RPL principles,a Skills Test for this level;or

      (iii) have successfully completed the required competency standards;or

      (iv) obtained skills equivalent to the above gained through work experience subject to competency testing to the prescribed standard,

      any one of which will qualify the employee as a FW 3.

    (b) Skills and duties

      (i) An employee at this level performs work to the extent of their skills,competence and training. Employees will acquire skills both formal and informal over time and with experience,and will undertake indicative tasks and duties within the scope of skills they possess.

      (ii) An employee at this level may be responsible for the supervision of one or more employees working at FW 1 or FW 2 level.

      (iii) An employee at this level:

      ●understands and applies quality control techniques;

      ●exercises discretion within the scope of this grade;

      ●performs work of a trades or non-trades nature which is incidental or peripheral to the employee’s main function and facilitates the completion of the whole task;

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

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

      ●performs work under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment.

Schedule B—Summary of Hourly Rates of Pay

[Sched B varied by PR718939]

B.1 Full-time and part-time employees

B.1.1 Full-time and part-time employees other than shiftworkers—ordinary and penalty rates

[B.1.1 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

Employee classification

Work value level

Ordinary hours

Public holidays

  

% of minimum hourly rate

  

100%

150%

  

$

$

Administrative Stream

   

Administrative Officer

   

Grade 1

A

20.73

31.10

Grade 1

B

21.26

31.89

Grade 1

C

21.80

32.70

Grade 1

D

22.34

33.51

Grade 2

A

23.09

34.64

Grade 2

B

23.53

35.30

Grade 2

C

23.97

35.96

Grade 2

D

24.42

36.63

Grade 3

A

25.39

38.09

Grade 3

B

25.87

38.81

Grade 3

C

26.34

39.51

Grade 3

D

26.63

39.95

Grade 4

A

27.55

41.33

Grade 4

B

28.02

42.03

Grade 4

C

28.49

42.74

Grade 5

A

29.58

44.37

Grade 5

B

29.98

44.97

Grade 5

C

30.46

45.69

Grade 6

A

31.69

47.54

Grade 6

B

32.29

48.44

Grade 6

C

32.90

49.35

Grade 7

A

34.41

51.62

Grade 7

B

35.00

52.50

Grade 7

C

35.60

53.40

Grade 8

A

38.12

57.18

Grade 8

B

39.17

58.76

Grade 8

C

40.22

60.33

Technical Stream

   

Technical Assistant (TA)

   

TA 1

A

21.53

32.30

TA 1

B

21.92

32.88

TA 1

C

22.29

33.44

TA 1

D

22.40

33.60

Technical Officer (TO)

   

TO 1

A

23.40

35.10

TO 1

B

23.80

35.70

TO 1

C

24.14

36.21

TO 1

D

24.62

36.93

TO 1

E

24.75

37.13

TO 1

F

25.16

37.74

TO 1

G

25.58

38.37

TO 1

H

25.95

38.93

TO 1

I

26.23

39.35

TO 2

A

26.42

39.63

TO 2

B

26.94

40.41

TO 2

C

27.14

40.71

TO 3

A

27.62

41.43

TO 3

B

28.01

42.02

TO 3

C

28.64

42.96

TO 4

A

29.13

43.70

TO 4

B

29.48

44.22

TO 4

C

30.11

45.17

TO 5

A

30.63

45.95

TO 5

B

31.20

46.80

TO 6

A

31.81

47.72

TO 6

B

32.42

48.63

TO 7

A

33.14

49.71

TO 7

B

33.75

50.63

Professional Stream

   

Information Technology Officer (ITO)

   

ITO 1

A

24.67

37.01

ITO 1

B

25.35

38.03

ITO 1

C

26.04

39.06

ITO 1

D

26.57

39.86

ITO 1

E

27.08

40.62

ITO 1

F

27.78

41.67

ITO 1

G

28.81

43.22

ITO 2

A

29.58

44.37

ITO 2

B

30.26

45.39

ITO 2

C

31.01

46.52

ITO 2

D

31.69

47.54

ITO 3

A

33.20

49.80

ITO 3

B

34.10

51.15

ITO 3

C

35.00

52.50

ITO 4

A

36.97

55.46

ITO 4

B

38.12

57.18

ITO 5

A

40.22

60.33

Legal Officer (LO)

   

LO 1

A

24.97

37.46

LO 1

B

25.83

38.75

LO 1

C

26.55

39.83

LO 1

D

27.26

40.89

LO 1

E

28.16

42.24

LO 1

F

29.06

43.59

LO 1

G

29.89

44.84

LO 1

H

30.78

46.17

LO 1

I

31.61

47.42

LO 2

A

33.16

49.74

LO 2

B

33.62

50.43

LO 2

C

34.07

51.11

LO 2

D

34.53

51.80

LO 3

A

36.59

54.89

LO 3

B

37.12

55.68

LO 3

C

37.64

56.46

LO 4

A

39.91

59.87

LO 4

B

40.77

61.16

LO 5

A

42.32

63.48

Engineer/Scientist (ES)

   

ES 1

A

23.38

35.07

ES 1

B

23.72

35.58

ES 1

C

24.62

36.93

ES 1

D

25.22

37.83

ES 1

E

26.21

39.32

ES 1

F

27.23

40.85

ES 1

G

27.84

41.76

ES 2

A

28.77

43.16

ES 2

B

29.44

44.16

ES 2

C

29.98

44.97

ES 2

D

30.53

45.80

ES 3

A

31.52

47.28

ES 3

B

32.29

48.44

ES 3

C

32.82

49.23

ES 3

D

33.85

50.78

ES 4

A

35.00

52.50

ES 4

B

35.60

53.40

ES 4

C

36.59

54.89

ES 5

A

38.34

57.51

ES 5

B

39.32

58.98

ES 5

C

40.28

60.42

B.1.2 Full-time and part-time shiftworkers—ordinary and penalty rates

[B.1.2 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

Employee classification

Work value level

Ordinary hours

Afternoon &rotating night

Non-rotating night

Saturday

Sunday

Public holiday

  

% of minimum hourly rate

  

100%

115%

130%

150%

200%

250%

  

$

$

$

$

$

$

Administrative Stream

       

Administrative Officer

       

Grade 1

A

20.73

23.84

26.95

31.10

41.46

51.83

Grade 1

B

21.26

24.45

27.64

31.89

42.52

53.15

Grade 1

C

21.80

25.07

28.34

32.70

43.60

54.50

Grade 1

D

22.34

25.69

29.04

33.51

44.68

55.85

Grade 2

A

23.09

26.55

30.02

34.64

46.18

57.73

Grade 2

B

23.53

27.06

30.59

35.30

47.06

58.83

Grade 2

C

23.97

27.57

31.16

35.96

47.94

59.93

Grade 2

D

24.42

28.08

31.75

36.63

48.84

61.05

Grade 3

A

25.39

29.20

33.01

38.09

50.78

63.48

Grade 3

B

25.87

29.75

33.63

38.81

51.74

64.68

Grade 3

C

26.34

30.29

34.24

39.51

52.68

65.85

Grade 3

D

26.63

30.62

34.62

39.95

53.26

66.58

Grade 4

A

27.55

31.68

35.82

41.33

55.10

68.88

Grade 4

B

28.02

32.22

36.43

42.03

56.04

70.05

Grade 4

C

28.49

32.76

37.04

42.74

56.98

71.23

Grade 5

A

29.58

34.02

38.45

44.37

59.16

73.95

Grade 5

B

29.98

34.48

38.97

44.97

59.96

74.95

Grade 5

C

30.46

35.03

39.60

45.69

60.92

76.15

Grade 6

A

31.69

36.44

41.20

47.54

63.38

79.23

Grade 6

B

32.29

37.13

41.98

48.44

64.58

80.73

Grade 6

C

32.90

37.84

42.77

49.35

65.80

82.25

Grade 7

A

34.41

39.57

44.73

51.62

68.82

86.03

Grade 7

B

35.00

40.25

45.50

52.50

70.00

87.50

Grade 7

C

35.60

40.94

46.28

53.40

71.20

89.00

Grade 8

A

38.12

43.84

49.56

57.18

76.24

95.30

Grade 8

B

39.17

45.05

50.92

58.76

78.34

97.93

Grade 8

C

40.22

46.25

52.29

60.33

80.44

100.55

Technical Stream

       

Technical Assistant (TA)

       

TA 1

A

21.53

24.76

27.99

32.30

43.06

53.83

TA 1

B

21.92

25.21

28.50

32.88

43.84

54.80

TA 1

C

22.29

25.63

28.98

33.44

44.58

55.73

TA 1

D

22.40

25.76

29.12

33.60

44.80

56.00

Technical Officer (TO)

       

TO 1

A

23.40

26.91

30.42

35.10

46.80

58.50

TO 1

B

23.80

27.37

30.94

35.70

47.60

59.50

TO 1

C

24.14

27.76

31.38

36.21

48.28

60.35

TO 1

D

24.62

28.31

32.01

36.93

49.24

61.55

TO 1

E

24.75

28.46

32.18

37.13

49.50

61.88

TO 1

F

25.16

28.93

32.71

37.74

50.32

62.90

TO 1

G

25.58

29.42

33.25

38.37

51.16

63.95

TO 1

H

25.95

29.84

33.74

38.93

51.90

64.88

TO 1

I

26.23

30.16

34.10

39.35

52.46

65.58

TO 2

A

26.42

30.38

34.35

39.63

52.84

66.05

TO 2

B

26.94

30.98

35.02

40.41

53.88

67.35

TO 2

C

27.14

31.21

35.28

40.71

54.28

67.85

TO 3

A

27.62

31.76

35.91

41.43

55.24

69.05

TO 3

B

28.01

32.21

36.41

42.02

56.02

70.03

TO 3

C

28.64

32.94

37.23

42.96

57.28

71.60

TO 4

A

29.13

33.50

37.87

43.70

58.26

72.83

TO 4

B

29.48

33.90

38.32

44.22

58.96

73.70

TO 4

C

30.11

34.63

39.14

45.17

60.22

75.28

TO 5

A

30.63

35.22

39.82

45.95

61.26

76.58

TO 5

B

31.20

35.88

40.56

46.80

62.40

78.00

TO 6

A

31.81

36.58

41.35

47.72

63.62

79.53

TO 6

B

32.42

37.28

42.15

48.63

64.84

81.05

TO 7

A

33.14

38.11

43.08

49.71

66.28

82.85

TO 7

B

33.75

38.81

43.88

50.63

67.50

84.38

Professional Stream

       

Information Technology Officer (ITO)

       

ITO 1

A

24.67

28.37

32.07

37.01

49.34

61.68

ITO 1

B

25.35

29.15

32.96

38.03

50.70

63.38

ITO 1

C

26.04

29.95

33.85

39.06

52.08

65.10

ITO 1

D

26.57

30.56

34.54

39.86

53.14

66.43

ITO 1

E

27.08

31.14

35.20

40.62

54.16

67.70

ITO 1

F

27.78

31.95

36.11

41.67

55.56

69.45

ITO 1

G

28.81

33.13

37.45

43.22

57.62

72.03

ITO 2

A

29.58

34.02

38.45

44.37

59.16

73.95

ITO 2

B

30.26

34.80

39.34

45.39

60.52

75.65

ITO 2

C

31.01

35.66

40.31

46.52

62.02

77.53

ITO 2

D

31.69

36.44

41.20

47.54

63.38

79.23

ITO 3

A

33.20

38.18

43.16

49.80

66.40

83.00

ITO 3

B

34.10

39.22

44.33

51.15

68.20

85.25

ITO 3

C

35.00

40.25

45.50

52.50

70.00

87.50

ITO 4

A

36.97

42.52

48.06

55.46

73.94

92.43

ITO 4

B

38.12

43.84

49.56

57.18

76.24

95.30

ITO 5

A

40.22

46.25

52.29

60.33

80.44

100.55

Legal Officer (LO)

       

LO 1

A

24.97

28.72

32.46

37.46

49.94

62.43

LO 1

B

25.83

29.70

33.58

38.75

51.66

64.58

LO 1

C

26.55

30.53

34.52

39.83

53.10

66.38

LO 1

D

27.26

31.35

35.44

40.89

54.52

68.15

LO 1

E

28.16

32.38

36.61

42.24

56.32

70.40

LO 1

F

29.06

33.42

37.78

43.59

58.12

72.65

LO 1

G

29.89

34.37

38.86

44.84

59.78

74.73

LO 1

H

30.78

35.40

40.01

46.17

61.56

76.95

LO 1

I

31.61

36.35

41.09

47.42

63.22

79.03

LO 2

A

33.16

38.13

43.11

49.74

66.32

82.90

LO 2

B

33.62

38.66

43.71

50.43

67.24

84.05

LO 2

C

34.07

39.18

44.29

51.11

68.14

85.18

LO 2

D

34.53

39.71

44.89

51.80

69.06

86.33

LO 3

A

36.59

42.08

47.57

54.89

73.18

91.48

LO 3

B

37.12

42.69

48.26

55.68

74.24

92.80

LO 3

C

37.64

43.29

48.93

56.46

75.28

94.10

LO 4

A

39.91

45.90

51.88

59.87

79.82

99.78

LO 4

B

40.77

46.89

53.00

61.16

81.54

101.93

LO 5

A

42.32

48.67

55.02

63.48

84.64

105.80

Engineer/
Scientist (ES)

       

ES 1

A

23.38

26.89

30.39

35.07

46.76

58.45

ES 1

B

23.72

27.28

30.84

35.58

47.44

59.30

ES 1

C

24.62

28.31

32.01

36.93

49.24

61.55

ES 1

D

25.22

29.00

32.79

37.83

50.44

63.05

ES 1

E

26.21

30.14

34.07

39.32

52.42

65.53

ES 1

F

27.23

31.31

35.40

40.85

54.46

68.08

ES 1

G

27.84

32.02

36.19

41.76

55.68

69.60

ES 2

A

28.77

33.09

37.40

43.16

57.54

71.93

ES 2

B

29.44

33.86

38.27

44.16

58.88

73.60

ES 2

C

29.98

34.48

38.97

44.97

59.96

74.95

ES 2

D

30.53

35.11

39.69

45.80

61.06

76.33

ES 3

A

31.52

36.25

40.98

47.28

63.04

78.80

ES 3

B

32.29

37.13

41.98

48.44

64.58

80.73

ES 3

C

32.82

37.74

42.67

49.23

65.64

82.05

ES 3

D

33.85

38.93

44.01

50.78

67.70

84.63

ES 4

A

35.00

40.25

45.50

52.50

70.00

87.50

ES 4

B

35.60

40.94

46.28

53.40

71.20

89.00

ES 4

C

36.59

42.08

47.57

54.89

73.18

91.48

ES 5

A

38.34

44.09

49.84

57.51

76.68

95.85

ES 5

B

39.32

45.22

51.12

58.98

78.64

98.30

ES 5

C

40.28

46.32

52.36

60.42

80.56

100.70

B.1.3 Full-time and part-time employees—overtime rates

[B.1.3 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

Employee classification

Work value level

Monday to Saturday

Sunday

Public holidays

First 3 hours

After 3 hours

In excess of ordinary hours

  

% of minimum hourly rate

  

150%

200%

200%

250%

  

$

$

$

$

Administrative Stream

     

Administrative Officer

     

Grade 1

A

31.10

41.46

41.46

51.83

Grade 1

B

31.89

42.52

42.52

53.15

Grade 1

C

32.70

43.60

43.60

54.50

Grade 1

D

33.51

44.68

44.68

55.85

Grade 2

A

34.64

46.18

46.18

57.73

Grade 2

B

35.30

47.06

47.06

58.83

Grade 2

C

35.96

47.94

47.94

59.93

Grade 2

D

36.63

48.84

48.84

61.05

Grade 3

A

38.09

50.78

50.78

63.48

Grade 3

B

38.81

51.74

51.74

64.68

Grade 3

C

39.51

52.68

52.68

65.85

Grade 3

D

39.95

53.26

53.26

66.58

Grade 4

A

41.33

55.10

55.10

68.88

Grade 4

B

42.03

56.04

56.04

70.05

Grade 4

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

Grade 51

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

Grade 51

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

Grade 51

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

Grade 61

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

Grade 61

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

Grade 61

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

Grade 72

A

Grade 72

B

Grade 72

C

Grade 82

A

Grade 82

B

Grade 82

C

Technical Stream

     

Technical Assistant (TA)

     

TA 1

A

32.30

43.06

43.06

53.83

TA 1

B

32.88

43.84

43.84

54.80

TA 1

C

33.44

44.58

44.58

55.73

TA 1

D

33.60

44.80

44.80

56.00

Technical Officer (TO)

     

TO 1

A

35.10

46.80

46.80

58.50

TO 1

B

35.70

47.60

47.60

59.50

TO 1

C

36.21

48.28

48.28

60.35

TO 1

D

36.93

49.24

49.24

61.55

TO 1

E

37.13

49.50

49.50

61.88

TO 1

F

37.74

50.32

50.32

62.90

TO 1

G

38.37

51.16

51.16

63.95

TO 1

H

38.93

51.90

51.90

64.88

TO 1

I

39.35

52.46

52.46

65.58

TO 2

A

39.63

52.84

52.84

66.05

TO 2

B

40.41

53.88

53.88

67.35

TO 2

C

40.71

54.28

54.28

67.85

TO 3

A

41.43

55.24

55.24

69.05

TO 3

B

42.02

56.02

56.02

70.03

TO 31

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 41

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 41

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 41

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 51

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 51

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 61

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 61

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

TO 72

A

TO 72

B

Professional Stream

     

Information Technology Officer (ITO)

     

ITO 1

A

37.01

49.34

49.34

61.68

ITO 1

B

38.03

50.70

50.70

63.38

ITO 1

C

39.06

52.08

52.08

65.10

ITO 1

D

39.86

53.14

53.14

66.43

ITO 1

E

40.62

54.16

54.16

67.70

ITO 1

F

41.67

55.56

55.56

69.45

ITO 11

G

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ITO 21

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ITO 21

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ITO 21

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ITO 21

D

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ITO 32

A

ITO 32

B

ITO 32

C

ITO 42

A

ITO 42

B

ITO 52

A

Legal Officer (LO)

     

LO 1

A

37.46

49.94

49.94

62.43

LO 1

B

38.75

51.66

51.66

64.58

LO 1

C

39.83

53.10

53.10

66.38

LO 1

D

40.89

54.52

54.52

68.15

LO 1

E

42.24

56.32

56.32

70.40

LO 11

F

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

LO 11

G

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

LO 11

H

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

LO 11

I

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

LO 22

A

LO 22

B

LO 22

C

LO 22

D

LO 32

A

LO 32

B

LO 32

C

LO 42

A

LO 42

B

LO 52

A

Engineer/Scientist (ES)

     

ES 1

A

35.07

46.76

46.76

58.45

ES 1

B

35.58

47.44

47.44

59.30

ES 1

C

36.93

49.24

49.24

61.55

ES 1

D

37.83

50.44

50.44

63.05

ES 1

E

39.32

52.42

52.42

65.53

ES 1

F

40.85

54.46

54.46

68.08

ES 1

G

41.76

55.68

55.68

69.60

ES 21

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ES 21

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ES 21

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ES 21

D

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ES 31

A

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ES 31

B

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ES 31

C

42.74

56.98

56.98

71.23

ES 32

D

ES 42

A

ES 42

B

ES 42

C

ES 52

A

ES 52

B

ES 52

C

1 The hourly rate for overtime must not exceed that calculated on an annual salary appropriate to the salary prescribed for an Administrative Officer Grade 4—Level C (see clause 20.3)

2 An employee in receipt of a salary in excess of that prescribed for an Administrative Officer Grade 6—Level C will not be eligible for overtime worked (see clause 20.2)

B.1.4 Full-time and part-time employees—other than shiftworkers—ordinary and penalty rates

[B.1.4 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

Employee classification

Ordinary hours

Public holidays

 

% of minimum hourly rate

 

100%

150%

 

$

$

General/Field work stream

  

FW 1

21.98

32.97

FW 2

22.44

33.66

FW 3

23.09

34.64

B.2 Casual employees

B.2.1 Casual employees other than shiftworkers—ordinary and penalty rates

[B.2.1 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

 

Work value level

Ordinary hours

Public holidays

  

% of minimum hourly rate

  

125%

175%

  

$

$

Administrative Stream

   

Administrative Officer

   

Grade 1

A

25.91

36.28

Grade 1

B

26.58

37.21

Grade 1

C

27.25

38.15

Grade 1

D

27.93

39.10

Grade 2

A

28.86

40.41

Grade 2

B

29.41

41.18

Grade 2

C

29.96

41.95

Grade 2

D

30.53

42.74

Grade 3

A

31.74

44.43

Grade 3

B

32.34

45.27

Grade 3

C

32.93

46.10

Grade 3

D

33.29

46.60

Grade 4

A

34.44

48.21

Grade 4

B

35.03

49.04

Grade 4

C

35.61

49.86

Grade 5

A

36.98

51.77

Grade 5

B

37.48

52.47

Grade 5

C

38.08

53.31

Grade 6

A

39.61

55.46

Grade 6

B

40.36

56.51

Grade 6

C

41.13

57.58

Grade 7

A

43.01

60.22

Grade 7

B

43.75

61.25

Grade 7

C

44.50

62.30

Grade 8

A

47.65

66.71

Grade 8

B

48.96

68.55

Grade 8

C

50.28

70.39

Technical Stream

   

Technical Assistant (TA)

   

TA 1

A

26.91

37.68

TA 1

B

27.40

38.36

TA 1

C

27.86

39.01

TA 1

D

28.00

39.20

Technical Officer (TO)

   

TO 1

A

29.25

40.95

TO 1

B

29.75

41.65

TO 1

C

30.18

42.25

TO 1

D

30.78

43.09

TO 1

E

30.94

43.31

TO 1

F

31.45

44.03

TO 1

G

31.98

44.77

TO 1

H

32.44

45.41

TO 1

I

32.79

45.90

TO 2

A

33.03

46.24

TO 2

B

33.68

47.15

TO 2

C

33.93

47.50

TO 3

A

34.53

48.34

TO 3

B

35.01

49.02

TO 3

C

35.80

50.12

TO 4

A

36.41

50.98

TO 4

B

36.85

51.59

TO 4

C

37.64

52.69

TO 5

A

38.29

53.60

TO 5

B

39.00

54.60

TO 6

A

39.76

55.67

TO 6

B

40.53

56.74

TO 7

A

41.43

58.00

TO 7

B

42.19

59.06

Professional Stream

   

Information Technology Officer (ITO)

   

ITO 1

A

30.84

43.17

ITO 1

B

31.69

44.36

ITO 1

C

32.55

45.57

ITO 1

D

33.21

46.50

ITO 1

E

33.85

47.39

ITO 1

F

34.73

48.62

ITO 1

G

36.01

50.42

ITO 2

A

36.98

51.77

ITO 2

B

37.83

52.96

ITO 2

C

38.76

54.27

ITO 2

D

39.61

55.46

ITO 3

A

41.50

58.10

ITO 3

B

42.63

59.68

ITO 3

C

43.75

61.25

ITO 4

A

46.21

64.70

ITO 4

B

47.65

66.71

ITO 5

A

50.28

70.39

Legal Officer (LO)

   

LO 1

A

31.21

43.70

LO 1

B

32.29

45.20

LO 1

C

33.19

46.46

LO 1

D

34.08

47.71

LO 1

E

35.20

49.28

LO 1

F

36.33

50.86

LO 1

G

37.36

52.31

LO 1

H

38.48

53.87

LO 1

I

39.51

55.32

LO 2

A

41.45

58.03

LO 2

B

42.03

58.84

LO 2

C

42.59

59.62

LO 2

D

43.16

60.43

LO 3

A

45.74

64.03

LO 3

B

46.40

64.96

LO 3

C

47.05

65.87

LO 4

A

49.89

69.84

LO 4

B

50.96

71.35

LO 5

A

52.90

74.06

Engineer/Scientist (ES)

   

ES 1

A

29.23

40.92

ES 1

B

29.65

41.51

ES 1

C

30.78

43.09

ES 1

D

31.53

44.14

ES 1

E

32.76

45.87

ES 1

F

34.04

47.65

ES 1

G

34.80

48.72

ES 2

A

35.96

50.35

ES 2

B

36.80

51.52

ES 2

C

37.48

52.47

ES 2

D

38.16

53.43

ES 3

A

39.40

55.16

ES 3

B

40.36

56.51

ES 3

C

41.03

57.44

ES 3

D

42.31

59.24

ES 4

A

43.75

61.25

ES 4

B

44.50

62.30

ES 4

C

45.74

64.03

ES 5

A

47.93

67.10

ES 5

B

49.15

68.81

ES 5

C

50.35

70.49

B.2.2 Casual shiftworkers—ordinary and penalty rates

[B.2.2 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

 

Work value level

Ordinary hours

Afternoon &rotating night

Non-rotating night

Saturday

Sunday

Public holiday

  

% of minimum hourly rate

  

125%

140%

155%

175%

225%

275%

  

$

$

$

$

$

$

Administrative Stream

       

Administrative Officer

       

Grade 1

A

25.91

29.02

32.13

36.28

46.64

57.01

Grade 1

B

26.58

29.76

32.95

37.21

47.84

58.47

Grade 1

C

27.25

30.52

33.79

38.15

49.05

59.95

Grade 1

D

27.93

31.28

34.63

39.10

50.27

61.44

Grade 2

A

28.86

32.33

35.79

40.41

51.95

63.50

Grade 2

B

29.41

32.94

36.47

41.18

52.94

64.71

Grade 2

C

29.96

33.56

37.15

41.95

53.93

65.92

Grade 2

D

30.53

34.19

37.85

42.74

54.95

67.16

Grade 3

A

31.74

35.55

39.35

44.43

57.13

69.82

Grade 3

B

32.34

36.22

40.10

45.27

58.21

71.14

Grade 3

C

32.93

36.88

40.83

46.10

59.27

72.44

Grade 3

D

33.29

37.28

41.28

46.60

59.92

73.23

Grade 4

A

34.44

38.57

42.70

48.21

61.99

75.76

Grade 4

B

35.03

39.23

43.43

49.04

63.05

77.06

Grade 4

C

35.61

39.89

44.16

49.86

64.10

78.35

Grade 5

A

36.98

41.41

45.85

51.77

66.56

81.35

Grade 5

B

37.48

41.97

46.47

52.47

67.46

82.45

Grade 5

C

38.08

42.64

47.21

53.31

68.54

83.77

Grade 6

A

39.61

44.37

49.12

55.46

71.30

87.15

Grade 6

B

40.36

45.21

50.05

56.51

72.65

88.80

Grade 6

C

41.13

46.06

51.00

57.58

74.03

90.48

Grade 7

A

43.01

48.17

53.34

60.22

77.42

94.63

Grade 7

B

43.75

49.00

54.25

61.25

78.75

96.25

Grade 7

C

44.50

49.84

55.18

62.30

80.10

97.90

Grade 8

A

47.65

53.37

59.09

66.71

85.77

104.83

Grade 8

B

48.96

54.84

60.71

68.55

88.13

107.72

Grade 8

C

50.28

56.31

62.34

70.39

90.50

110.61

Technical Stream

       

Technical Assistant (TA)

       

TA 1

A

26.91

30.14

33.37

37.68

48.44

59.21

TA 1

B

27.40

30.69

33.98

38.36

49.32

60.28

TA 1

C

27.86

31.21

34.55

39.01

50.15

61.30

TA 1

D

28.00

31.36

34.72

39.20

50.40

61.60

Technical Officer (TO)

       

TO 1

A

29.25

32.76

36.27

40.95

52.65

64.35

TO 1

B

29.75

33.32

36.89

41.65

53.55

65.45

TO 1

C

30.18

33.80

37.42

42.25

54.32

66.39

TO 1

D

30.78

34.47

38.16

43.09

55.40

67.71

TO 1

E

30.94

34.65

38.36

43.31

55.69

68.06

TO 1

F

31.45

35.22

39.00

44.03

56.61

69.19

TO 1

G

31.98

35.81

39.65

44.77

57.56

70.35

TO 1

H

32.44

36.33

40.22

45.41

58.39

71.36

TO 1

I

32.79

36.72

40.66

45.90

59.02

72.13

TO 2

A

33.03

36.99

40.95

46.24

59.45

72.66

TO 2

B

33.68

37.72

41.76

47.15

60.62

74.09

TO 2

C

33.93

38.00

42.07

47.50

61.07

74.64

TO 3

A

34.53

38.67

42.81

48.34

62.15

75.96

TO 3

B

35.01

39.21

43.42

49.02

63.02

77.03

TO 3

C

35.80

40.10

44.39

50.12

64.44

78.76

TO 4

A

36.41

40.78

45.15

50.98

65.54

80.11

TO 4

B

36.85

41.27

45.69

51.59

66.33

81.07

TO 4

C

37.64

42.15

46.67

52.69

67.75

82.80

TO 5

A

38.29

42.88

47.48

53.60

68.92

84.23

TO 5

B

39.00

43.68

48.36

54.60

70.20

85.80

TO 6

A

39.76

44.53

49.31

55.67

71.57

87.48

TO 6

B

40.53

45.39

50.25

56.74

72.95

89.16

TO 7

A

41.43

46.40

51.37

58.00

74.57

91.14

TO 7

B

42.19

47.25

52.31

59.06

75.94

92.81

Professional Stream

       

Information Technology Officer (ITO)

       

ITO 1

A

30.84

34.54

38.24

43.17

55.51

67.84

ITO 1

B

31.69

35.49

39.29

44.36

57.04

69.71

ITO 1

C

32.55

36.46

40.36

45.57

58.59

71.61

ITO 1

D

33.21

37.20

41.18

46.50

59.78

73.07

ITO 1

E

33.85

37.91

41.97

47.39

60.93

74.47

ITO 1

F

34.73

38.89

43.06

48.62

62.51

76.40

ITO 1

G

36.01

40.33

44.66

50.42

64.82

79.23

ITO 2

A

36.98

41.41

45.85

51.77

66.56

81.35

ITO 2

B

37.83

42.36

46.90

52.96

68.09

83.22

ITO 2

C

38.76

43.41

48.07

54.27

69.77

85.28

ITO 2

D

39.61

44.37

49.12

55.46

71.30

87.15

ITO 3

A

41.50

46.48

51.46

58.10

74.70

91.30

ITO 3

B

42.63

47.74

52.86

59.68

76.73

93.78

ITO 3

C

43.75

49.00

54.25

61.25

78.75

96.25

ITO 4

A

46.21

51.76

57.30

64.70

83.18

101.67

ITO 4

B

47.65

53.37

59.09

66.71

85.77

104.83

ITO 5

A

50.28

56.31

62.34

70.39

90.50

110.61

Legal Officer (LO)

       

LO 1

A

31.21

34.96

38.70

43.70

56.18

68.67

LO 1

B

32.29

36.16

40.04

45.20

58.12

71.03

LO 1

C

33.19

37.17

41.15

46.46

59.74

73.01

LO 1

D

34.08

38.16

42.25

47.71

61.34

74.97

LO 1

E

35.20

39.42

43.65

49.28

63.36

77.44

LO 1

F

36.33

40.68

45.04

50.86

65.39

79.92

LO 1

G

37.36

41.85

46.33

52.31

67.25

82.20

LO 1

H

38.48

43.09

47.71

53.87

69.26

84.65

LO 1

I

39.51

44.25

49.00

55.32

71.12

86.93

LO 2

A

41.45

46.42

51.40

58.03

74.61

91.19

LO 2

B

42.03

47.07

52.11

58.84

75.65

92.46

LO 2

C

42.59

47.70

52.81

59.62

76.66

93.69

LO 2

D

43.16

48.34

53.52

60.43

77.69

94.96

LO 3

A

45.74

51.23

56.71

64.03

82.33

100.62

LO 3

B

46.40

51.97

57.54

64.96

83.52

102.08

LO 3

C

47.05

52.70

58.34

65.87

84.69

103.51

LO 4

A

49.89

55.87

61.86

69.84

89.80

109.75

LO 4

B

50.96

57.08

63.19

71.35

91.73

112.12

LO 5

A

52.90

59.25

65.60

74.06

95.22

116.38

Engineer/Scientist (ES)

       

ES 1

A

29.23

32.73

36.24

40.92

52.61

64.30

ES 1

B

29.65

33.21

36.77

41.51

53.37

65.23

ES 1

C

30.78

34.47

38.16

43.09

55.40

67.71

ES 1

D

31.53

35.31

39.09

44.14

56.75

69.36

ES 1

E

32.76

36.69

40.63

45.87

58.97

72.08

ES 1

F

34.04

38.12

42.21

47.65

61.27

74.88

ES 1

G

34.80

38.98

43.15

48.72

62.64

76.56

ES 2

A

35.96

40.28

44.59

50.35

64.73

79.12

ES 2

B

36.80

41.22

45.63

51.52

66.24

80.96

ES 2

C

37.48

41.97

46.47

52.47

67.46

82.45

ES 2

D

38.16

42.74

47.32

53.43

68.69

83.96

ES 3

A

39.40

44.13

48.86

55.16

70.92

86.68

ES 3

B

40.36

45.21

50.05

56.51

72.65

88.80

ES 3

C

41.03

45.95

50.87

57.44

73.85

90.26

ES 3

D

42.31

47.39

52.47

59.24

76.16

93.09

ES 4

A

43.75

49.00

54.25

61.25

78.75

96.25

ES 4

B

44.50

49.84

55.18

62.30

80.10

97.90

ES 4

C

45.74

51.23

56.71

64.03

82.33

100.62

ES 5

A

47.93

53.68

59.43

67.10

86.27

105.44

ES 5

B

49.15

55.05

60.95

68.81

88.47

108.13

ES 5

C

50.35

56.39

62.43

70.49

90.63

110.77

B.2.3 Casual employees—other than shiftworkers—ordinary and penalty rates

[B.2.3 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

 

Ordinary hours

Public holidays

 

% of minimum hourly rate

 

125%

175%

General/Field work stream

$

$

FW 1

27.48

38.47

FW 2

28.05

39.27

FW 3

28.86

40.41

   

Schedule C—Summary of Monetary Allowances

[Varied by PR718939,PR719091]

See clause 18Allowances for full details of allowances payable under this award.

C.1 Wage-related allowances

[C.1.1 varied by PR718939 ppc 01Jul20]

C.1.1 The wage-related allowances in this award are based on the standard rate as defined in clause 2Definitions as the minimum annual rate for an Administrative Officer Grade 2 work value level A in clause 15Minimum rates = $45,789

Allowance

Clause

% of standard rate

$

Payable

First aid allowance

18.2(a)(ii)

1.41

645.62

per annum

C.1.2 Adjustment of wage-related allowances

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

C.2 Expense-related allowances

[C.2.1 varied by PR719091 ppc 01Jul20]

C.2.1 The following expense-related allowances will be payable to employees in accordance with clause 18.3:

Allowance

Clause

$

Payable

Overtime meal allowance

18.3(b)(i)

18.52

per occasion

Use of private motor vehicle

18.3(c)(i)

0.80

per km

C.2.2 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

    Vehicle allowance

    Private motoring sub-group

   

Schedule D—Supported Wage System

[Sched D varied by PR719661]

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

D.2 In this schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

    SWS wage assessment agreement means the document in the form required by the Department of Social Services that records the employee’s productive capacity and agreed wage rate.

D.3 Eligibility criteria

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

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

D.4 Supported wage rates

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

    Assessed capacity (clause D.5)

    %

    Relevant minimum wage

    %

    10

    10

    20

    20

    30

    30

    40

    40

    50

    50

    60

    60

    70

    70

    80

    80

    90

    90

[D.4.2 varied by PR719661 ppc 01Jul20]

D.4.2 Provided that the minimum amount payable must be not less than $89 per week.

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

D.5 Assessment of capacity

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

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

D.6 Lodgement of SWS wage assessment agreement

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

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

D.7 Review of assessment

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

D.8 Other terms and conditions of employment

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

D.9 Workplace adjustment

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

D.10 Trial period

D.10.1 In order for an adequate assessment of the employee’s capacity to be made,an employer may employ a person under the provisions of this schedule for a trial period not exceeding 12 weeks,except that in some cases additional work adjustment time (not exceeding 4 weeks) may be needed.

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

[D.10.3 varied by PR719661 ppc 01Jul20]

D.10.3 The minimum amount payable to the employee during the trial period must be no less than $89 per week.

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

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

Schedule E—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree that the employee will take a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave:

The amount of leave to be taken in advance is:____ hours/days

The leave in advance will commence on:___/___/20___

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

[If the employee is under 18 years of age - include:]

I agree that:

if,on termination of the employee’s employment,the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken under this agreement,then the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

Name of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

   

Schedule F—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree to the employee cashing out a particular amount of the employee’s accrued paid annual leave:

The amount of leave to be cashed out is:____ hours/days

The payment to be made to the employee for the leave is:$_______ subject to deduction of income tax/after deduction of income tax (strike out where not applicable)

The payment will be made to the employee on:___/___/20___

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Include if the employee is under 18 years of age:

Name of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

   

Schedule G—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime

Link to PDF copy of Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime.

Name of employee:_____________________________________________

Name of employer:_____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree that the employee may take time off instead of being paid for the following amount of overtime that has been worked by the employee:

Date and time overtime started:___/___/20___ ____ am/pm

Date and time overtime ended:___/___/20___ ____ am/pm

Amount of overtime worked:_______ hours and ______ minutes

The employer and employee further agree that,if requested by the employee at any time,the employer must pay the employee for overtime covered by this agreement but not taken as time off. Payment must be made at the overtime rate applying to the overtime when worked and must be made in the next pay period following the request.

Signature of employee:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Name of employer representative:________________________________________

Signature of employer representative:________________________________________

Date signed:___/___/20___

Schedule H—Part-day Public Holidays

H.1 This schedule operates where this award otherwise contains provisions dealing with public holidays that supplement the NES.

H.2 Where a part-day public holiday is declared or prescribed between 7.00 pm and midnight on Christmas Eve (24 December in each year) or New Year’s Eve (31 December in each year) the following will apply on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will override any provision in this award relating to public holidays to the extent of the inconsistency:

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

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

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

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

    (e) Excluding annualised salaried employees to whom clause H.2(f) applies,where an employee works any hours between 7.00 pm and midnight they will be entitled to the appropriate public holiday penalty rate (if any) in this award for those hours worked.

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

    (g) An employee not rostered to work between 7.00 pm and midnight,other than an employee who has exercised their right in accordance with clause H.2(a),will not be entitled to another day off,another day’s pay or another day of annual leave as a result of the part-day public holiday.

H.3 This schedule is not intended to detract from or supplement the NES.

Schedule X—Additional Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

[Sched X inserted by PR718141 ppc 08Apr20]

X.1 Subject to clauses X.2.1(d) and X.2.2(c),Schedule X operates from 8 April 2020 until 30 June 2020. The period of operation can be extended on application.

X.2 During the operation of Schedule X,the following provisions apply:

X.2.1 Unpaid pandemic leave

    (a) Subject to clauses X.2.1(b),(c) and (d),any employee is entitled to take up to 2 weeks’unpaid leave if the employee is required by government or medical authorities or on the advice of a medical practitioner to self-isolate and is consequently prevented from working,or is otherwise prevented from working by measures taken by government or medical authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    (b) The employee must give their employer notice of the taking of leave under clause X.2.1(a) and of the reason the employee requires the leave,as soon as practicable (which may be a time after the leave has started).

    (c) An employee who has given their employer notice of taking leave under clause X.2.1(a) must,if required by the employer,give the employer evidence that would satisfy a reasonable person that the leave is taken for a reason given in clause X.2.1(a).

    (d) A period of leave under clause X.2.1(a) must start before 30 June 2020,but may end after that date.

    (e) Leave taken under clause X.2.1(a) does not affect any other paid or unpaid leave entitlement of the employee and counts as service for the purposes of entitlements under this award and the NES.

    NOTE:The employer and employee may agree that the employee may take more than 2 weeks’unpaid pandemic leave.

X.2.2 Annual leave at half pay

    (a) Instead of an employee taking paid annual leave on full pay,the employee and their employer may agree to the employee taking twice as much leave on half pay.

    (b) Any agreement to take twice as much annual leave at half pay must be recorded in writing and retained as an employee record.

    (c) A period of leave under clause X.2.2(a) must start before 30 June 2020,but may end after that date.

    EXAMPLE:Instead of an employee taking one week’s annual leave on full pay,the employee and their employer may agree to the employee taking 2 weeks’annual leave on half pay. In this example:

    ●the employee’s pay for the 2 weeks’leave is the same as the pay the employee would have been entitled to for one week’s leave on full pay (where one week’s full pay includes leave loading under the Annual Leave clause of this award);and

    ●one week of leave is deducted from the employee’s annual leave accrual.

NOTE 1:A employee covered by this award who is entitled to the benefit of clause X.2.1 or X.2.2 has a workplace right under section 341(1)(a) of the Act.

NOTE 2:Under section 340(1) of the Act,an employer must not take adverse action against an employee because the employee has a workplace right,has or has not exercised a workplace right,or proposes or does not propose to exercise a workplace right,or to prevent the employee exercising a workplace right. Under section 342(1) of the Act,an employer takes adverse action against an employee if the employer dismisses the employee,injures the employee in his or her employment,alters the position of the employee to the employee’s prejudice,or discriminates between the employee and other employees of the employer.

NOTE 3:Under section 343(1) of the Act,a person must not organise or take,or threaten to organise or take,action against another person with intent to coerce the person to exercise or not exercise,or propose to exercise or not exercise,a workplace right,or to exercise or propose to exercise a workplace right in a particular way.

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