This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Labour Market Assistance Industry award packages. For further information about this award, refer to Labour Market Assistance Industry Award.
Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: May 2022
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.
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This industry award covers employers in the labour market assistance industry throughout Australia and their employees in the classifications listed in Schedule A—Classification Definitions to the exclusion of any other modern award. For further details and any exclusions, please see clause 4 of the award.
Work types are a description of the kind of shift you are working, and are selected when you record a timesheet. 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 was taken.
Ceremonial Leave Taken
Choose this work type when ceremonial leave was taken.
Compassionate Leave Taken
Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.
Family and Domestic Violence Leave Taken
Choose this work type when family and domestic violence leave was taken.
Leave Without Pay Taken
Choose this work type when unpaid leave was taken.
Long Service Leave Taken
Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.
Choose this work type where an employee is required to work overtime in excess of 2 hours on any of the days upon which ordinary hours are worked or 5 hours or more on a day which is not an ordinary working day.
Paid Community Service Leave Taken
Choose this work type when community services leave was taken.
Personal/Carer's Leave Taken
Choose this work type when personal or carer's leave was taken.
Public Holiday not Worked
Choose this work type when an employee is not required to work on a gazetted public holiday but otherwise would have worked on this day.
Recall to Work Overtime
Choose this work type where an employee is recalled to work overtime after leaving the employer’s premises.
Time off in Lieu of Overtime
Choose this work type when the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than an overtime payment.
Time in Lieu Taken
Choose this work type when time in lieu was taken.
Unpaid Pandemic Leave Taken
Choose this work type when unpaid pandemic leave was taken.
Choose this work type where an employer requests an employee to use their own motor vehicle to perform work duties. The kilometres travelled should be entered into the ‘units’ field ie 1 (one) unit is equivalent to 1 (one) kilometre.
Shift Conditions are further detail you can add to a shift where perhaps more than one condition applies to your shift. Shift conditions are selected when you edit a timesheet record, or when clocking on using the ClockMeIn Time and Attendance or WorkZone apps. The following is a list of Shift Conditions employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.
Agreed Sunday – accrue TIL
Select this shift condition if an employee works on a Sunday and elects to take equivalent time off instead of payment of the penalty rate.
Agreed varied working hours
Select this shift condition if a part-time employee’s hours of work may be temporarily varied up to a maximum of 38 hours per week by agreement between the employer and an individual employee.
Excursions Allowance – Overnight Stay
Select this shift condition if an employee is required to supervise clients in excursion activities involving an overnight stay away from home.
First Aid Allowance
Select this shift condition if the employee holds an appropriate first aid qualification and is required to perform first aid duties.
Employee Tags are specific conditions typically related to the employees agreement. These are often conditions negotiated and agreed between the employer and the employee, or unique characteristics of the employees role. Payment of these provisions is usually of a recurring and ongoing nature.
Evening/Late Night/ Weekend Worker – ordinary hours
Assign this tag if an employee is rostered to work ordinary hours between 8:00pm and midnight Monday to Friday or midnight and 6:00am Sunday to Friday or on weekends.
First Aid Allowance
Assign this tag if an employee holds an appropriate first aid qualification and is required to perform first aid duties for all shifts worked.
Assign this tag if an employee agrees to accept to work flexible working hours in being allowed to set their own pattern of attendance at work subject to the provisions of this award and the requirements of the workplace.
Mutual Agreement – Sunday Ordinary Hours as TIL
Assign this tag if an employee works on a Sunday and elects to take equivalent time off instead of payment of the penalty rate.
Assign this tag if a sessional employee is to be paid for preparation and associated non-teaching/training tasks.
TIL of Overtime
Assign this tag when employee elects to receive time off instead of payment for overtime.
The award has been updated in line with a recent change by the Fair Work Commission. The loading on Permanent - Overtime - Public Holiday has been reduced from 350% to 250% and the loading on Casual - Overtime - Public Holiday has been reduced from 437.5% to 312.5%. More information can be found here.
These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 23 May 2022. Please install these updates AFTER you have finalised your last pay run prior to the first full pay period commencing on or after 23 May 2022.
The Unpaid Pandemic Leave pay category has been updated and counts as service for entitlements under awards and the National Employment Standards.
If any staff have used this category previously, please adjust their Annual, Personal and Long Service Leave balances for any period of unpaid pandemic leave previously taken.
To identify affected employees and enter the leave accrual see: Calculating Missing Leave Accrual for Unpaid Pandemic Leave Taken
The Award has been updated in line with the ATO's requirements for STP Phase 2 reporting. The reporting of gross earnings are now being disaggregated into distinguishable categories. The Pay Category payment classifications have been updated in line with the ATO specification categories found here. For further information please see our STP support article.
1 July 2021
The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of 2.5% detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2020-21 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 2021. 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 2021.
Once the update is installed, all employee’s FDV leave balances will be displayed in days not hours. This will mean that an employee’s balance may now show as 38 days. In order to correct the balance please see How to Fix Family & Domestic Violence Leave Balance Data.
This update is to ensure that any new installs of this award conducted since 1 July are now captured with the SG increase from 9.5% to 10% for all pay categories. If you have installed this award between 1 July 2021 to 8 July 2021 for the first time, please ensure you select "NO" to preserve custom pay categories. If you were using this award prior to 1 July 2021, then you do not need to select "NO." Further information can be found in Incorrect SG rate used in pay runs article here.
The naming conventions for the Pay Rate Templates and Employment Agreements have been updated. Training and Placement Officers and Co-ordinators have been replaced with Employment Services. This is inline with the new classification naming conventions found within the award.
The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of a Fair Work Decision. The overtime and public holiday rates for casuals have been up updated in line with the Determination. These new rate are effective from the first full pay period on or after 20 November 2020.