Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 (MA000118)

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This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 [MA000014] package. For further information about the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, refer to: Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 

Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: October 2018
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Installing and Configuring the Pre-Built Award Package

For details on how to install and configure this Pre-built Award Template, please review the detailed help article here.

Coverage

This award covers employers throughout Australia in the veterinary surgery industry and the animal care industry and their employees. The award does not cover employers under the following awards:

(a) Amusement, Events and Recreation Award 2010 (MA000080)

(b) Food,Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award 2010 (MA000073)

(c) Horse and Greyhound Training Award 2010;

(d) Pastoral Award 2010 (MA000035) - Shearing OperationsPoultry FarmingPig Breeding and RaisingBroadacre Farming and Livestock Operations

For further information about coverage, please refer to section 4 of the Award.

Work Types

Work types are a description of the kind of shift you are working, and are selected when you record a timesheet. The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Work Type Name Description
Annual Leave taken Use this work type to represent any annual leave to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
Called to work while on call Use this work type if you are on call and are required to come in to work.
Compassionate Leave taken Use this work type to represent any compassionate leave to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
Hours worked Use this work type for hours spent at work unless another work type is more specific
Kilometres travelled in car Use this work type to enter the number of business kilometres travelled using your car. 1 unit equates to 1 kilometre
Kilometres travelled on motorcycle Use this work type to enter the number of business kilometres travelled using your motorcycle. 1 unit equates to 1 kilometre
Leave Without Pay Use this work type to represent any leave without pay to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
Long Service Leave taken Use this work type to represent any long service leave to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
On-call duty Use this work type to represent shifts where you are on-call
On-call duty on unrostered day Use this work type to represent shifts where you are on-call specifically on a day you were not rostered to be
Paid Community Service Leave taken Use this work type to represent any paid community service leave to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
Personal/Carer's Leave taken Use this work type to represent any personal or carer's leave to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
Public holiday - additional day of annual leave Use this work type if you are working on a public holiday and will receive an additional day of annual leave in lieu of the penalty rate
Public holiday - alternative day off Use this work type if you are working on a public holiday and will receive an alternate day off in lieu of the penalty rate
Public holiday not worked Use this work type if you've had time off on a public holiday (only applicable to permanent empoyees)
Recalled to work Use this work type if you are called back to work after you have left on your normal finish time
Study leave taken Use this work type to represent any paid study leave to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
TIL for extra day worked (veterinary surgeons only) Use this work type to receive TIL for an extra day worked on a week
Time In Lieu leave taken Use this work type to represent any accumulated time in lieu to be taken. This will also be automatically applied when turning a leave request into a timesheet.
Travel time (veterinary surgeons only) Use this work type to represent the travel time involved in completing work related travel

Shift Conditions

Shift Conditions are further detail you can add to a shift where perhaps more than one condition applies to your shift. These are selected when you edit a timesheet record. The following is a list of Shift Conditions employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Shift Condition Name Description
Meal provided / notice of OT given 24 hours prior Select this shift condition when an employee has worked overtime and either received a meal from the employer or was provided at least 24 hours notice that overtime was required.

Employee Tags

Employee Tags are specific conditions typically related to the employees agreement. These are often conditions negotiated and agreed between the employer and the employee, or unique characteristics of the employees role.

Tag Name Description
First aid Choose this tag if an employee other than a Veterinary Surgeon has an appropriate first aid qualification and is required to perform first aid duties.
Required to wear a uniform Choose this tag if the employee is required to wear a uniform
Annual allowance instead of OT Choose this tag if the employee is a Veterinary Surgeon and will be paid an annual allowance instead of being paid for working overtime
Annual allowance instead of on-call allowance Choose this tag if the employee is a Veterinary Surgeon and will be paid an annual allowance instead of being paid for working on-call shifts
Agreed TIL instead of payment for active on-call Choose this tag if the employee is a Veterinary Surgeon and will receive TIL instead of payment for working while on-call
Shiftworker Choose this tag if the employee is a shiftworker
TIL of OT Choose this tag if the employee is working time in lieu instead of working overtime

Key Updates

October 2018

Rule set update to clause 25.1(a) and reordering of clause 25.1(c) of the "non-veterinary surgeons" pay condition rule set to ensure shifts ending after midnight for shiftworkers are paid 15% penalty loading and 30% penalty loading if the majority of the shift falls between midnight and 8:00am, in line with clause 25.1 of the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award. 

1 August 2018

The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. The determination for the new clause in the modern award allowing employees to take unpaid leave to deal with family and domestic violence can be found here. Family and Domestic Violence leave applies from the first full pay period on or after 1 August 2018. Further information can be found at Fair Work.

Employees, including part-time and casual employees are entitled to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year of their employment. The 5 days renews each 12 months of their employment but does not accumulate if the leave is not used.

A new leave category has been created - “Family and Domestic Violence Leave” and a new Work Type - “Family and Domestic Violence Leave taken”.  The Leave Allowance Templates and any impacted rule conditions have also been updated.

July 2018

Update of Shiftworker rule for work between midnight and 8.00am, in relation to clause 25.1(b).

28 June 2018

The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s national minimum wage increase of 3.5% from its Annual Wage Review 2017-18 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018. Please install these updates AFTER you have finalised your last pay run prior to the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2018.

Additionally, the following changes have been made as part of this update:

  1. New laundry allowance pay categories and rule conditions were created to reflect the ATO threshold maximum limits for claiming of laundry (not dry cleaning) for deductible clothing under the Award. Further information can be found in the “Cleaning of Work Clothing” section of this ATO article.


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