This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2010 [MA000019] package. For further information about the Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2010, refer to: Gardening and Landscaping Services Award
Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: December 2018
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 industry award covers employers throughout Australia in the gardening and landscaping services industry. This includes tasks as an example
- Lawn mowing
- Design,preparation and installation of pavements,landscape features,and/or associated lawns and gardens in parklands,public domain and recreation areas;
- Maintenance or horticultural establishment work following practical completion of work;
- Laying-out, construction, cultivation or keeping in order of gardens in connection with private houses;
- Landscape and environmental rehabilitation and restoration works on private or public lands;or
- Preparation and maintenance of gardens and grounds including related turf and renovation works in sports fields.
See Section 4 of the Award for more information and exclusions.
The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.
Annual leave taken
Choose this work type when annual leave
Choose this work type where you've gone home for the day and had to be called back to work
Compassionate leave taken
Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.
Use this work type to represent ordinary hours, unless another work type is more specific.
Hours worked under water restrictions
Use this work type where any Local or State legislation prescribes rationing or reducing the usage or water
Enter the number of units travelled for business purposes. One unit is equivalent to 1 kilometre.
Leave without pay
Choose this work type when a permanent employee takes leave without pay
Long service leave taken
Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.
Paid community service leave taken
Choose this work type when community service leave was taken.
Personal / carer’s leave taken
Choose this work type when personal/carers leave was taken.
Public holiday not worked
Use this work type if you are a permanent employee who had a day off work on a public holiday.
Choose this work type when an accumulated RDO day was taken.
Time in lieu leave taken
Choose this work type when an accumulated time in lieu was taken.
Travel time (using own vehicle)
Use this work type to reflect time spent travelling in excess of your normal travel requirements.
The following tags are available for application to employees under the Professional Employees Award 2010.
Choose this tag if the employee holds and appropriate first aid qualification and is required to perform first aid duties
In charge of 1-2 employees
Choose this tag if the employee is in charge of 1-2 employees
In charge of 3-6 employees
Choose this tag if the employee is in charge of 3-6 employees
In charge of 7-9 employees
Choose this tag if the employee is in charge of 7-9 employees
In charge of 10 or more employees
Choose this tag if the employee is in charge of 10 or more employees
Drives special vehicle or plant
Choose this tag when the employee is required to drive a work vehicle (which requires a licence for a truck or tractor) or operate plant in the course of their work (but not when the employee merely assists a fitter or engineer to do such)
Choose this tag if the employee should accumulate a daily RDO accrual, based on one day off every 4 weeks.
Provides own tools
Choose this tag if the employee is a tradesperson and are required to provide their own tools as part of their job
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.
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:
- 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.
- The Payment Summary Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per STP requirements.
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