Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (MA000100)

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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 Social, Community, Home Care and Disabled Services Industry (abbreviated to SACS) award packages. For further information about the SACS award, refer to http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000100/default.htm

**NOTE - Pay rates for social and community service employees and crisis accommodation employees are gradually increasing under the Equal Remuneration Order made by the Fair Work Commission. The increase will apply in full by 2020. This Award contains pay rates for these employees who would otherwise not have have been covered or subject to the following pre-reform Awards:

  • Charitable Sector, Aged and Disability Care Services (State) Award 2003 [AN120117]
  • Charitable, Aged and Disability Care Services (State) Award [AN120118]
  • Social and Community Services Employees (State) Award [AN120505]
  • Disability Support Workers Award - State [AN140093]
  • Disabilities Services Award [AN150046]
  • Social and Community Services Award [AN150140]
  • Aged and Disabled Persons Hostels Award [AN160007]
  • Community Services Award [AN170020]
  • Crisis Assistance Supported Housing (Queensland) Award 1999 [AP777903]
  • Residential and Support Services (Victoria) Award 1999 [AP795711]
  • Social and Community Services - Victoria - Award 2000 [AP796561]
  • Social and Community Services (ACT) Award 2001 [AP808334]
  • Social and Community Services (Queensland) Award 2001 [AP808848]
  • Social and Community Services - Western Australia Award 2002 [AP815319]
  • Community and Aged Care Services (ACT) Award 2002 [AP817098]
  • Social and Community Services Industry - Community Services Workers - Northern Territory Award 2002 [AP817216]


If you were or would have been subject to any of the above awards, the pay rates for social and community service employees and crisis accommodation employees may be different. Please check with Fair Work to determine the correct rates of pay for these employees.

Key Updates

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

First aid allowance rule set multiplier was updated to reflect maximum weekly allowance of $16.03. Allowance effective from 1 July 2018.

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 change have been made as part of this update:

  1. The Payment Summary Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per Single Touch Payroll (STP) requirements.

March 2018

  1. Fix any auto meal break rules so that they don't apply to leave requests
  2. Updated allowance pay categories configuration.  e.g. changed payment summary classifications.
  3. Created Kilometre allowance pay categories - above and below ATO limits

1 January 2018

The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. The following is a summary of the changes to the award made:

  • Part-time rosters no longer need to have the same amount of hours in each week. Employees and employers may agree to have a different amount of hours in each week over a roster cycle.

  • Roster variations can be for short term or permanent changes to the roster.

Upon review, our existing rule sets do not provide overtime to part time employees where they work in excess of their standard hours. As a result, there was no requirement to change the existing rule set. We consider the results of the award review to mainly impact rostering but not result in any changes to the application of overtime.

30 November 2017

Pay rates have been updated and take effect on the first full pay period on or after 1 December 2017. This is in accordance with clause 5.5(f) of the Equal Remuneration Order.

 

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.

Work Types

10 hr shift by agreement

Choose this work type when, by agreement between an employer and a full time employee, the employee is rostered for up to 10 hours (rather than the usual 8 hours). Refer section 25.1(b) of the SACS Award.

24 hour care shift

Choose this work type when the employee is working a 24 hour care shift as specified in section 25.8 of the SACS Award.

Kilometre Allowance

Where an employee is required an authorised by an employer to use their own motor vehicle in the performance of their duties, this work type should be used. The number of kilometres should be entered in the units field. Refer section 20.5 of the SACS Award.

No Meal Break

Normally, meal breaks are automatically added for shifts over 5h30m. Use this work type to indicate that no meal break was taken during the shift.

On Call

Choose this work type where an employee is required to be on call (i.e. available for recall to duty) during any 24 hour period or part thereof. Refer section 20.9 of the SACS Award.

Overtime Meal Allowance (1+ OT hrs worked)

Choose this worktype where an employee is required to work more than one hour after their usual finishing time or, in the case of shiftworkers, when the overtime work on any shift exceeds one hour. If an employee has been supplied a meal then this worktype does not need to be selected. Refer section 20.3 of the SACS Award.

Overtime Meal Allowance (4+ OT hrs worked)

Where an employee is required to work more than 4 hours of overtime, choose this work type instead of the "Overtime Meal Allowance (1+ OT hrs worked)" work type. Refer section 20.3 of the SACS Award.

Paid Meal Break

Use this work type when an employee is required by the employer to have a meal with a client or clients as part of the normal work routine or client program. Refer section 27.1(c) of the SACS Award.

Public Holiday not Worked

An employee should choose this work type if their rostered day off falls on a public holiday. Refer section 29 of the SACS Award.

Sleepover

Use this work type when an employer requires an employee to sleep overnight at premises where the client for whom the employee is responsible is located. Refer section 25.7 of the SACS Award.

Time off in Lieu of Overtime

Use this work type when the employee elects to receive time off in lieu rather than be paid for any overtime they are entitled to for this shift.

Work during Sleepover

Choose this worktype where an employee is required to undertake work during a sleepover shift. All time worked during a sleepover shift is paid at overtime rates within a minimum 1 hour of payment. Refer to clause 25.7 of the SACS Award.

Annual Leave

Choose this work type when annual leave was taken.

Ceremonial Leave

Choose this work type when ceremonial leave was taken.

Compassionate Leave

Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.

Long Service Leave

Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.

Personal/Carer's Leave

Choose this work type when sick leave was taken.

Time in Lieu Taken

Choose this work type when time in lieu was taken.

Unpaid Leave

Choose this work type when unpaid leave was taken.

Tags

7 day shiftworker

Assign this tag if the employee is employed as a shift worker who is regularly rostered to work on Sundays and public holidays for the purpose of annual leave. Refer section 29 of the SACS Award for the definition of a shift worker.

Crisis Accommodation Services

Assign this tag if the employee is to be treated as a Crisis Accommodation Services employee for the purposes of overtime calculation. Refer section 28 of the SACS Award.

Day Care Services

Assign this tag if the employee is to be treated as a Family Day Care Services employee for the purposes of overtime calculation. Refer section 28 of the SACS Award.

Disability Services

Assign this tag if the employee is to be treated as a Disability Services employee for the purposes of overtime calculation. Refer section 28 of the SACS Award.

First Aid

Assign this tag if the employee is allocated as a first aid officer for all shifts worked. Refer section 20.4 of the SACS Award.

Home Care Services

Assign this tag if the employee is to be treated as a Home Care Services employee for the purposes of overtime calculation. Refer section 28 of the SACS Award.

Laundry Allowance

Assign this tag if the employee is required to launder any special clothing or articles of clothing. Refer section 20.2(b) of the SACS Award

Social & Community Services

Assign this tag if the employee is to be treated as a Social and Community Services employee for the purposes of overtime calculation. Refer section 28 of the SACS Award.

TIL of OT

Assign this tag if the employee elects to always accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime.

Uniform Allowance

Assign this tag if the employee is to be paid a uniform allowance rather than be provided with uniforms. Refer section 20.2(b) of the SACS Award.

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