Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2010 (MA000115)

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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 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services award package. For further information about this industry award, refer to http://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000003/default.htm

Key Updates

1st 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.

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. The Payment Summary Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per STP requirements.
  2. We have created a new rule - 24.2 Apply Overtime - Over Advanced Standard Hours - Part-Time. This rule reflects the following provisions of clause 10.3(b):
    • the hours worked each day;
    • which days of the week the employee will work;
    • the actual starting and finishing times of each day.

Previously we could only assess the number of hours worked per week for overtime purposes using the existing Apply Overtime - Over Standard Hours - Part Time rule. Now, however, we can assess the Advanced Standard Work Hours as set up within the employee's Pay Run Defaults screen.

For example, if an employee's Advanced Standard Work Hours were as follows:

The rule will assess hours as follows:

    1. Any time worked on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will be deemed overtime;
    2. Any time worked before the start times on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday will be deemed overtime; and
    3. Any time worked after the end times on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday will be deemed overtime.

N.B:

(a) This rule only works where Advanced Standard Work Hours have been set up using start and finish times, NOT hours only;

(b) If no Advanced Standard Work Hours have been set up for a part time employee, then all hours will be deemed overtime.

 

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

 

 

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

Annual Leave
Choose this work type when annual leave is taken as per clause 26 of the Award

Ceremonial Leave
Choose this work type when ceremonial leave is taken as per clause 30 of the Award

Community Service Leave
Choose this work type when community service leave is taken as per clause 28 of the Award

Compassionate Leave
Choose this work type when compassionate leave is taken as per clause 27 of the Award

Long Service Leave
Choose this work type when long service leave is taken

Meal Allowance
An employee required to work more than 1 hour after their usual finishing time or, in the case of shiftworkers, more than 1 hour of overtime and who has not been supplied with a meal should add 1 unit of this allowance to their shift. Refer to clause 15.6 (a)(i) of the Award.

Meal Allowance (Over 4 OT hours)
An employee required to work more than 4 hours after their usual finishing time or, in the case of shiftworkers, more than 4 hours of overtime and who has not been supplied with a meal should add 1 unit of this allowance to their shift. Refer to clause 15.6 (a)(ii) of the Award.

No Meal Break
Half hour unpaid meal breaks are automatically added for shifts over 5 hours. Use this work type to indicate that no meal break was taken during the shift so that a meal break is not deducted from hours worked.

On Call Allowance
Select this work type where an employee is required, and rostered by the employer to remain on call and in readiness to be recalled to work after ordinary working hours. This allowance is payable in respect of any 24 hour period or part thereof during which the employee is on call during an off duty period. Refer to clause 15.4 (a) of the Award.

On Call Allowance - Public Holiday
Select this work type where an employee is required, and rostered by the employer to remain on call and in readiness to be recalled to work after ordinary working hours on a public holiday. This allowance is payable in respect of any 24 hour period or part thereof during which the employee is on call during an off duty period. Refer to clause 15.4 (b) of the Award.

Personal/Carer's Leave
Choose this work type when personal or carer's leave is taken as per clause 27 of the Award

Public Holiday not Worked
Choose this work type where an employee is not required to work on a shift falling on a gazetted public holiday that the employee would have otherwise worked had it not been a public holiday.

Recalled to Work
Choose this work type when an employee, who is on call, is recalled for duty for any period during an off duty period. Refer to clause 15.4 (c) of the Award.

Time in Lieu of Overtime
Choose this work type if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than be paid for any overtime for a shift. Refer to clause 24.6 of the Award.

Time in Lieu Taken
Choose this work type when time in lieu is taken

Unpaid Leave
Choose this work type when unpaid leave is taken

Vehicle Allowance
Where an employee is required and authorised to use their own motor vehicle in the course of their duties, this work type should be used. The kilometres travelled should be entered into the 'units' field. Refer to clause 15.5 (a) of the Award.

Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award.

Uniform Allowance
Assign this tag to an employee who is required by the employer to wear any special clothing that is not provided by the employer. The employee will be paid a daily allowance to compensate the employee for providing their own uniforms. Refer to clause 15.3 (c) of the Award.

Laundry Allowance
Assign this tag to an employee where their uniform is not laundered at the expense of the employer. The employee will be paid a daily allowance to compensate the employee for having to launder the uniform at their own expense. Refer to clause 15.3 (d) of the Award.

Bilingual Level 1
Assign this tag to an employee who is competently bilingual and who is regularly required throughout the performance of their duties to use one or more languages. Such employee will be paid a weekly allowance in recognition of having to use this skill. A Level 1 qualification is an elementary level. This level of accreditation is appropriate for employees who are capable of using a minimal knowledge of language for the purpose of simple communication. Refer to clause 15.1 of the Award.

Bilingual Level 2
Assign this tag to an employee who is competently bilingual and who is regularly required throughout the performance of their duties to use one or more languages. Such employee will be paid a weekly allowance in recognition of having to use this skill. A Level 2 qualification represents a level of ability for the ordinary purposes of general business, conversation, reading and writing. Refer to clause 15.1 of the Award.

Permanent Night Shift
Assign this tag to a shiftworker who is required to work ordinary hours continuously for a period exceeding four weeks on a shift wholly within the hours of 7pm and 7am. Refer to clause 25.2 of the Award.

TIL of OT
Assign this tag to an employee where they elect to permanently accrue time in lieu rather than be paid at overtime rates. Refer to clause 24.6 of the Award.

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