This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Professional Employees Award 2010 package. For further information about the Professional Employees Award 2010, refer to: Professional Employees Award
Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: February 2019
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.
This award generally covers employers throughout Australia with respect to their employees performing professional engineering and professional scientific duties. Please see section 4 of the Award for more details on the scope of coverage of this award.
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
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 a permanent employee takes leave without pay.
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).
Enter the number of units travelled for business purposes. One unit is equivalent to 1 kilometre.
The following tags are available for application to employees under the Professional Employees Award 2010.
Choose this tag if the employee has agreed to receive time in lieu instead of pay for additional hours.
1 February 2019
The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. Professional research employees employed by medical research institutes (as defined) are now covered by this award. The Fair Work Determination can be found here.
A new schedule of classifications has been included for these employees. The Pay Rate Templates and Employment Agreements have been updated inline with this change.
The changes apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 February 2019.
1 October 2018
The Award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. The change is a newly created clause 11.4(c) - casual minimum engagement. This now provides for casual employees to be paid for at least 2 consecutive hours of work on each occasion they are required to attend work.
This change is reflected in the "Professional Award Rule Set."
Please note that the change comes into effect on the first full pay period on or after 1 October 2018. This means that you should only install this update once you've completed the last pay period for hours worked during September 2018. The Fair Work Determination can be found here.
31 July 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 day entitlement renews each 12 months of 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.
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:
- The Payment Summary Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per Single Touch Payroll (STP) requirements.
- Created Kilometre allowance pay categories - above and below ATO limits
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