Pastoral Award 2010 (MA000035): Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations

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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 Pastoral Award: Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations package. For further information about the Pastoral Award: Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations, refer to:

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000035

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.

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 - 10.3(g) Apply Overtime - Over Advanced Standard Hours - Part-Time. This rule reflects the following provisions of clause 10.3(g):
    • 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.

16 February 2018

Updated all casual employment agreements to use casual pay rate templates. This ensures the primary pay category has been set to "Casual - Ordinary Hours" which is correct for reporting purposes.

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 changes add the requirement in paragraph 10(f) to provide a part time employee who is a full time secondary school student and is a dairy operator and is under 18 to receive a minimum 2 hour shift rather than a 3 hour shift which was previously the case for all part time workers.

These changes are reflected in the "Permanent - Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations" rule set and also gives rise to two new employee tags:

  • Full time secondary student
  • Dairy operator

You will need to apply these tags to any employees who meet the above criteria. These tags have been added to this help guide below.

Please note that the changes come into effect on the first full pay period on or after 1 January 2018. This means that you should only install these updates once you've completed the last pay period that pays shifts worked during December 2017.

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 is one part of the Pastoral Award 2010 (MA000035) and is used for Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations. This means the growing of the following broadacre crops:

  • canola
  • wheat
  • hay
  • barley
  • oats
  • rice
  • triticale
  • maize
  • millet
  • chickpeas
  • cotton
  • faba beans
  • lucerne
  • lupins
  • pigeon peas
  • sorghum
  • soybean
  • sunflower
  • other crops grown as part of a broadacre mixed farming enterprise

This award package will also cover the management, breeding, rearing or grazing of livestock, dairy and hatchery work with the exception of:

  • Poultry: see Pastoral Award (MA000035): Poultry Farming
  • Piggeries: see Pastoral Award (MA000035): Pig breeding and Raising
  • Shearing and crutching of sheep and classing and pressing of wool: see Pastoral Award (MA000035): Shearing Operations

Work Types

Annual Leave taken

Choose this work type when annual leave was taken.

Personal/Carer's Leave taken

Choose this work type when personal/carer's leave was taken.

Long Service Leave taken

Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.

TIL Leave taken

Choose this work type when accumulated time in lieu was taken.

RDO Leave taken

Choose this work type when a roster day off was taken.

Compassionate Leave taken

Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.

Community Service Leave taken

Choose this work type when community service leave was taken.

Leave without pay

Choose this work type when the employee took leave without pay.

Hours worked

Use this work type to represent ordinary hours, unless another work type is more specific.

Public holiday not worked

Choose this work type when the day was a public holiday but the employee has a day off (permanent employees only).

Work during a meal break

Choose this work type if work has been performed during a recognised meal break. This should be from the start of when the break was scheduled to when the break finally commences.

Kilometres travelled

Use this work type for any business kilometres travelled as part of the operations. This does not include from home to the principle place of work or vice versa.

Jetting or spraying sheep

Use this work type for time spend spraying or jetting sheep, or any work in connection with this.

Swabbing sheep

Use this work type for time spend swabbing sheep, or any work in connection with this.

Feeding and watering stock

Use this work type for any time spent feeding or watering stock.

Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Pastoral Award: Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations.

In charge of 2-6 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of 2-6 employees

In charge of 7-10 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of 7-10 employees

In charge of 11-20 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of 11-20 employees

In charge of more than 20 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of more than 20 employees

Required to find their own horse

Choose this tag if the employee is required to find and provide their own horse in performing farm duties.

Required to find their own saddle

Choose this tag if the employee is required to find and provide their own saddle in performing farm duties.

TIL

Choose this tag if the employee has agreed to receive time in lieu instead of overtime.

Performs first aid duties

Choose this tag if the employee holds a first aid qualification and is engaged to perform first aid duties.

With keep

Use this tag if the employee is working with keep. ‘Keep’ will mean good and sufficient living accommodation and good and sufficient rations of sufficient quantity; sound, well-cooked and properly served by the cook or the cook’s offsider. It will not include accommodation under a roof or cooking when circumstances render such accommodation or cooking impracticable.

Full time secondary school student

Use this tag if the employee is a full time secondary school student

Dairy Operator

Use this tag if the employee is principally engaged to perform the work of a dairy operator

If you have any feedback or questions please contact us via support@yourpayroll.com.au

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