Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 (MA000027)

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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 Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010 package. For further information about the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010, refer to: Health Professionals and Support Services Award

Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: January 2019
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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

The following list is an example of typical health professional roles which fall under this award:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Aromatherapist
  • Art Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Biomedical Technologist
  • Cardiac Technologist
  • Child Psychotherapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Client Advisor/Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Clinical Perfusionist
  • Community Development Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dietician
  • Diversional Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Genetics Counsellor
  • Health Information Manager
  • Homeopathist
  • Masseur,Remedial
  • Medical Imaging Technologist (MIT) (Including:Medical Radiographer;Ultrasonographer;Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist;Nuclear Medicine Technologist;and Radiation Therapist)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Librarian
  • Medical Photographer/Illustrator
  • Medical Record Administrator
  • Medical Technician/Renal Dialysis Technician
  • Musculoskeletal Therapist
  • Music Therapist
  • Myotherapist
  • Naturopathist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT)
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthoptist
  • Osteopath
  • Pastoral Carer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Play Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Prosthetist/Orthotist
  • Psychologist
  • Radiation Therapy Technologist (RTT)
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Reflexologist
  • Research Technologist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Social Worker
  • Sonographer
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Welfare Worker
  • Youth Worker

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 / carers 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 time in lieu leave was taken. Note that any accrued TIL is worked automatically in the rule set with the use of an employee tag (see 'TIL' under tags).

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 has taken 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).

Heated artificially between 40 and 46 degrees

Use this work type where the employer has determined that the employee has had to work in temperatures of between 40 and 46 degrees celcius by artificial means. Note to be paid a heat allowance, the employee must have a tag selected named 'Employed by business prior to 8 August 1991'.

Heated artificially over 46 degrees

Use this work type where the employer has determined that the employee has had to work in temperatures of over 46 degrees celcius by artificial means. Note to be paid a heat allowance, the employee must have a tag selected named 'Employed by business prior to 8 August 1991'.

Nauseous work

Choose this work type if the employee is engaged in handling linen of a nauseous nature other than linen sealed in airtight containers and/or for work which is of an unusually dirty or offensive nature.

Performs interpreting duties

Choose this work type if the employee is not a full-time interpreter and has performed interpretation duties. Note that the allowance will be paid once per occasion so the employee will need to input a new timesheet entry for each occasion that interpretation duties are performed.

On-call

Choose this work type when the employee is required to be on-call for a 24 hour period.

Kilometres travelled

Use this work type when the employee is required and authorised to use their own motor vehicle for work purposes. 1 unit recorded is equivalent to 1 kilometre.

Recall to work overtime

Use this work type where an employee is recalled to work overtime after leaving the employer’s premises.

Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Health Professionals and Support Services Award 2010.

Provides own tools

Choose this tag where the employee is a chef or cook and is required to provide their own tools.

TIL

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

Cleaner in private medical practice

Choose this tag if the employee is primarily engaged to perform cleaning duties in a private medical practice.

Employed by business prior to 8 August 1991

Choose this tag if the employee was employed by the employer prior to 8 August 1991. This tag works in conjunction with the work types dealing with hot conditions.

Works at private medical practice

Choose this tag if the employee works for a private medical practice. This will affect the span of hours which forms part of the employees ordinary hours.

Works at a dental practice

Choose this tag if the employee works for a dental practice. This will affect the span of hours which forms part of the employees ordinary hours.

Works at a pathology practice

Choose this tag if the employee works for a pathology practice. This will affect the span of hours which forms part of the employees ordinary hours.

Works at a 5.5 day medical imaging practice

Choose this tag if the employee works for a medical imaging practice which trades for 5 and a half days. This will affect the span of hours which forms part of the employees ordinary hours.

Works at a 7 day medical imaging practice

Choose this tag if the employee works for a medical imaging practice which trades for 7 days. This will affect the span of hours which forms part of the employees ordinary hours.

Works at a physiotherapy practice

Choose this tag if the employee works for a physiotherapy practice. This will affect the span of hours which forms part of the employees ordinary hours.

Shiftworker

Choose this tag if the employee is regularly rostered to work their hours outside the ordinary hours of work of a day worker. Shiftwork penalties will apply in these cases.

Laundry allowance

Apply this tag if the employees are required to launder their own uniform

Uniform allowance

Choose this tag if the employees need to purchase their own uniforms rather than being supplied free of cost by the employer.

Key Updates

 

 

9 January 2019

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 clauses in the modern award can be found here.

The following clauses have been changed/updated in the Award:

26.1 For all ordinary hours worked between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday a full-time or part-time employee will be paid their ordinary hourly rate and an additional 50% loading.

Updates have been made to pay categories to reflect this new clause.

Permanent - Shiftwork - Saturday and Sunday is no longer in use
Permanent - Saturday - not shiftwork renamed to Permanent - Saturday
Permanent - Sunday - not shiftwork 
renamed to Permanent - Sunday

The Permanent rule set has also been updated with the removal of the shiftwork Saturday and Sunday rules and combined with the non-shiftwork Saturday and Sunday rule.

29.1 Where the ordinary rostered hours of work of a shiftworker finish between 6.00 pm and 8.00 am or commence between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am, the employee will be paid an additional loading of 15% of their ordinary rate of pay.

29.2 A casual employee who works shift work as defined in clause 29.1 will be paid an additional loading of 40% of their ordinary rate of pay but will not be paid the casual loading of 25%.

29.3 The shift penalties prescribed in this clause will not apply to shift work performed by any employee on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holidays where the extra payment prescribed in clause 26 – Saturday and Sunday work and clause 32 – public holidays, apply.

Updates have been made to pay categories to reflect these new clauses.

Casual - Shiftwork - Saturday and Sunday is no longer in use
Casual - Saturday - not shiftwork
renamed to Casual - Saturday
Casual - Sunday - not shiftwork 
renamed to Casual - Sunday

The Permanent rule set has been updated to reflect the 15% loading of their ordinary rate of pay, adjusted to only include the hours worked from Monday to Friday.

The Casual rule set have been updated with the removal of the shiftwork Saturday and Sunday rules and combined with the non-shiftwork Saturday and Sunday rule.

These changes apply from the first full pay period on or after 9 January 2019. 

 December 2018

The setup of the Payroll Tax Exempt field in Payroll Settings>Pay Categories was replicating the PAYG Exempt field rather than creating a unique identity; when installed into the business settings. An audit has been carried out across the system and the issue has now been resolved with this update.

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

Pay Rate Template - update rounding $0.01 of casual ordinary hours

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.
  2. The Payment Summary Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per STP requirements.

 

We have created a new rule - 28.1(d) Apply Overtime - Over Advanced Standard Hours - Part-Time.  This rule reflects the following provisions of clause 28.1(d):

  • 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 purposesNow 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:

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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.

 

Please note it is paramount that the employee tags are set for each employee. Many of these tags will apply to all employees depending on the type of health practice they are employed by and subsequently affect the interpretation of what is considered to be overtime by the pay condition rule sets.

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