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 2020 [MA000019] package. For further information about the Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2020, refer to: Gardening and Landscaping Services Award
Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: February 2021
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.
TIL of Overtime
Choose this work type if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than be paid for any overtime
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
TIL of Overtime
Choose this tag if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than be paid for any overtime
A correction has been made to the linked pay categories for Casuals; they have now been enabled.
1 November 2020
The Award, as part of Group 2 Awards, has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 1.75% detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2019-20 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here.
These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 November 2020. Please install these updates AFTER you have finalised your last pay run prior to the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 November 2020.
The Employment Agreements for Apprentices have been updated to reflect correct corresponding pay rates based on year of apprenticeship. PLEASE be advised, that if you currently have apprentices employed, check they are employed under the correct year of service once you have installed this update, as this update may change the apprenticeship year for the related employees.
The award has been updated to reflect the High Court's decision on the accrual of personal/carer's leave which overturns the decision made by the Full Federal Court of Australia, with personal/carer's leave being calculated on working days not hours. Information on the decision can be found here. As such, we have removed the Personal/Carer's (10 days) Leave Allowance Templates and updated associated Employment Agreements. Please note, this update will not remove any of the above from a business where the award was already installed prior to 25 August 2020. However, any new award installs from 25 August 2020 will not display personal/carer's (10 days) leave details.
For further information on migrating from daily personal/carers leave accruals to hourly please refer here
30 June 2020
The award pay rate templates have been updated to reflect the Australian Taxation Office's decision to increase the cents per kilometre rate for work-related car expense deductions to 72 cents per kilometre. The new rate applies from the first paid date in the 2020-21 financial year.
The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision around flexibility during coronavirus. The new schedule allows employees to take up to two (2) weeks unpaid pandemic leave. A new pay category (Unpaid Pandemic Leave Taken), leave category and work type (Unpaid Pandemic Leave) have been created. Also, the rule sets have been updated, where necessary, to include/exclude the work type and leave category to some pay conditions. Further, the Leave Allowance Templates have been updated to ensure this new leave category is enabled and is now accessible for employees to take this leave when required.
Further, under this new schedule employees can take up to twice as much annual leave at a proportionally reduced rate if their employer agrees. The employee's pay rate and leave balance will need to be manually adjusted to half in each pay run for the period of leave.
The MA000101 Introductory, Level 1,2 & 3 and MA000101 Level 4 & 5 pay condition rule sets have been updated for clause 14 - no meal break. A new rule has been created for when a meal break is delay or not taken which will then pay at the rate of time and a half until a meal break is taken or the shift ends.
Rules have also been added for clause 19 - time in lieu of overtime so an employee can elect to accrue time in lieu instead of any payments of overtime. We have created a new work type and tag ‘Time in Lieu of Overtime’ to be applied to these working conditions
Due to recent changes to the interpretation of personal/carer's leave accrual under the National Employment Standards, updates have been made to the setup of the Award. Further information can be found here.
A new Leave Category called Personal/Carer's (10 days) Leave has been created. Also, new Leave Allowance Templates (LATs) have been created specific to 10 days accrual per year for each state and the LATs have been attached to the current Employment Agreements for selection options for an employee's LAT in their Employee Default Pay Run screen. Any rules impacted by Personal/Carer's Leave have also been updated with the new leave category.
Instructions on converting the accruals to the 10 day method can be found here.
30 June 2019
The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 3% from its Annual Wage Review 2018-19 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be found here and here.
These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019. 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 2019.
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 Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per STP requirements.
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