Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020 (MA000038) and Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020 (MA000039)

This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020 (MA000038) package. For further information about the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020, refer to:Road Transport and Distribution Award.

The template also combines this award with the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020 (MA000039). For further information about the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award, refer to: Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award.

Key Updates to Award
Last Updated: January 2024
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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.

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Coverage

This industry award covers employers throughout Australia in the road transport and distribution industry, defined as follows: 

  1. the transport by road of goods whether in its raw state or natural state, wholly or partly manufactured state or of a solid or liquid or gaseous nature or otherwise, and/or livestock, including where the work performed is ancillary to the principal business, undertaking or industry of the employer;
  2. the receiving, handling or storing of goods whether in its raw state or natural state, wholly or partly manufactured state or of a solid or liquid or gaseous nature or otherwise in a distribution facility;
  3. the storage and distribution of goods whether in its raw state or natural state, wholly or partly manufactured state or of a solid or liquid or gaseous nature or otherwise, and/or livestock where the storage and distribution activities are carried out in connection with air freight forwarding and customs clearance;
  4. the wholesale transport and delivery by road of meat from abattoirs, slaughterhouses and wholesale meat depots;
  5. mobile food vending;
  6. the cartage and/or distribution, in tankers, of petrol or bulk petroleum products (in the raw or manufactured state) from refineries, terminals or depots of oil companies and/or distributors;
  7. the cartage and/or distribution on road vehicles of packaged petroleum products (in the raw or manufactured state) from refineries, terminals or depots of oil companies and/or distributors and the transport and/or distribution of petrol and petroleum products (in the raw or manufactured state) for distributors of oil companies or for contractors or subcontractors to such distributors;
  8. the road transport of crude oil or gas condensate;
  9. the transport on public roads of milk and cream in bulk and the transport, vending and distribution of milk, cream, butter, cheese and their derivatives (including fruit juices, yoghurt and custard); and/or
  10. the cartage by road of quarried materials.

See Section 4 of the Award for more information and exclusions.

The award template also combines the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 (MA000039) so can also be used for long distance operations. The award defines a long distance operation as follows:

"long distance operation means any interstate operation, or any return journey where the distance travelled exceeds 500 kilometres and the operation involves a vehicle moving livestock or materials whether in a raw or manufactured state from a principal point of commencement to a principal point of destination. An area within a radius of 32 kilometres from the GPO of a capital city will be deemed to be the capital city."

Accessing the Long Distance Operations Pay Conditions

We have created a shift condition called 'Long Distance Job'. This can either be selected when completing a timesheet by clicking on 'edit' when completing the timesheet, or it can be assigned to a location. If your locations are organised into routes, this is a simple method of ensuring the correct award is applied to that shift.

Paying drivers using the rate per kilometre method for long distance operations

The Long Distance Operations Award allows a driver to be paid on a rate per kilometre method or an hourly method. To use the kilometre method, use the tag "Long distances paid on a cents per km basis". Then when entering the timesheet, select the "Long distance trips" and enter the number of kilometres. Alternatively, if the trip is done between two capital cities, there are specific work types which can be selected.

The following work types can be selected, and a number of 1 (one way trip) or 2 (return trip) can be entered to represent the distance travelled:

Adelaide/Brisbane (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Adelaide (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Darwin (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Brisbane (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Melbourne (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Darwin (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Perth (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Perth (number of agreed distances)
Adelaide/Sydney (number of agreed distances) Melbourne/Sydney (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Adelaide (number of agreed distances) Perth/Adelaide (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Darwin (number of agreed distances) Perth/Brisbane (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Melbourne (number of agreed distances) Perth/Darwin (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Perth (number of agreed distances) Perth/Melbourne (number of agreed distances)
Brisbane/Sydney (number of agreed distances) Perth/Sydney (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Adelaide (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Adelaide (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Brisbane (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Brisbane (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Melbourne (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Darwin (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Perth (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Melbourne (number of agreed distances)
Darwin/Sydney (number of agreed distances) Sydney/Perth (number of agreed distances)

Paying drivers using the hourly method for long distance operations

Alternatively to the method shown above, if you would like to use the hourly method to pay your drivers, ensure that the tag "Long distances paid on a cents per km basis" is not selected. When the employee completes their timesheet, they need to use the "long distance driving" work type and enter the start and finish time of their drive. 

We have built a series of shift conditions to represent trips between capital cities. These can be selected when entering the timesheet screen when entering a timesheet, or they can be assigned to a location. When selected, a minimum number of hours will apply. The following is a list of these shift conditions:

Adelaide/Brisbane Melbourne/Adelaide
Adelaide/Darwin Melbourne/Brisbane
Adelaide/Melbourne Melbourne/Darwin
Adelaide/Perth Melbourne/Perth
Adelaide/Sydney Melbourne/Sydney
Brisbane/Adelaide Perth/Adelaide
Brisbane/Darwin Perth/Brisbane
Brisbane/Melbourne Perth/Darwin
Brisbane/Perth Perth/Melbourne
Brisbane/Sydney Perth/Sydney
Darwin/Adelaide Sydney/Adelaide
Darwin/Brisbane Sydney/Brisbane
Darwin/Melbourne Sydney/Darwin
Darwin/Perth Sydney/Melbourne
Darwin/Sydney Sydney/Perth

Other Long Distance Operation Work Types

The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet:

Work type Description
Loading / unloading on a long distance trip Use this to record time spend loading or unloading the truck, regardless of whether hours or kilometres are used
Long distance trips beyond 2,850km - kilometres travelled
Use this to record trips beyond 2,850km travelled
Delayed due to Breakdown or Highway impassable Use this to record down time due to breakdowns or impassable highways
RDO taken (long distance) Use this where the employee is having an RDO
Travelling Allowance(Long Distance) Use this to record a travel allowance where required for an overnight stay
Travelling by sea or rail Use this when travelling by sea or rail to a job

Other Long Distance Operation Shift Conditions

Shift condition Description
Driving vehicle - length exceeds the limit Apply this shift condition when the vehicle exceeds the length permitted by law and you pay the employee under the kilometre method.
Driving vehicle - width exceeds 3.5 metres Apply this shift condition when the vehicle exceeds the width of 3.5 metres and you pay the employee under the kilometre method.

Other Long Distance Operation Employee Tags

There is a tag called "Driver usually works under the long distance award". Apply this where most trips are long distances. If they are short distances primarily, do not apply the tag. If the employee normally works short distances (and the tag is not selected), they will receive an allowance when performing a long distance trip (see 'Accessing the Long Distance Pay Conditions' above).


Road Transport Award Work Types

The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet:

Annual Leave taken 

Choose this work type when annual leave was taken.

Call back to work

Choose this work type when you have been called back to work after having left the workplace.

Carting bulky dangerous goods

Choose this work type when engaged in transporting bulk dangerous goods or carting explosives in conformity with the Australian explosives code by public road. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Transport bulky dangerous goods"). 

Carting carbon black

Choose this work type when engaged in carting loading and/or unloading carbon black except when packed in sealed metal containers. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting carbon black"). 

Carting dirty material

Choose this work type when engaged in carting loading and/or unloading dirty material as defined in clause 3 of the Award. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting dirty material"). 

Carting livestock

Choose this work type if you are a recognised livestock carter carting livestock. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Livestock carter"). 

Carting offensive material

Choose this work type when engaged in carting loading and/or unloading offensive material, as defined in clause 3 of the Award. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting offensive material"). 

Carting packaged dangerous goods

Choose this work type when engaged in transporting packaged dangerous goods, as defined in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, that require placarding by public road. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Transport packaged dangerous goods"). 

Carting tar

Choose this work type when engaged in carting tar (other than in sealed containers) for immediate spreading upon streets, tar in unsealed containers, or tarred material for spreading upon streets and/or spreading either of them upon streets. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Carting tar"). 

Change of shiftwork without notice

Choose this work type if you are a shift worker and have not been provided with 48 hours notice of any shift change or if you have transferred from day work to shift work (and vice versa) with less than 48 hours notice. 

Community Service Leave taken

Choose this work type when community service leave was taken.

Compassionate Leave taken

Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.

Driver-salesperson

Choose this work type when engaged to sell goods or articles without receipt of commission when such goods are sold. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Driver-salesperson"). 

Driving garbage collection vehicle

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a vehicle collecting garbage. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Garbage collection"). 

Driving sanitary vehicle

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a sanitary vehicle. (N.B. you do not have to select this work type if you are tagged with "Sanitary driver"). 

Driving vehicle - length exceeds the limit

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle in excess of the limit in length, as prescribed by or under any State or Commonwealth Act.

Driving vehicle - mounted with side lifting crane

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle with a side-lifter crane mounted on the vehicle.

Driving vehicle - mounted with truck loading crane

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle with a truck loading crane mounted on the vehicle.

Driving vehicle - width exceeds 3.5 metres

Choose this work type when engaged to drive a motor vehicle in excess of 3.5 metres in width or transport a load in excess of that width.

Hours worked

Use this work type to represent ordinary hours, unless another work type is more specific.

Leave without pay

Choose this work type when any unpaid leave was taken.

Long Service Leave taken

Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.

No Meal Break

Choose this work type when an employee is directed by an employer to work in excess of 5 hours and 30 minutes without a meal break.

No. coffins handled

Choose this work type to enter the number of coffins containing human remains were handled.

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 if you are a permanent employee not required to work on a gazetted public holiday but would have otherwise worked had it not been a public holiday.

RDO Leave taken 

Choose this work type when an accumulated RDO day was taken.

TIL Leave taken

Choose this work type when time in lieu leave was taken.

Travelling Allowance (Short Distance)

Choose this work type for payment of incurred travelling expenses

Road Transport Award Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010:

3 day roster - rural oil distribution operations

Assign this tag to an employee engaged in rural distribution operations where agreement has been reached to work ordinary working hours over any three consecutive days, Monday to Saturday.

Carting carbon black

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting loading and/or unloading carbon black except when packed in sealed metal containers.

Carting dirty material

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting loading and/or unloading dirty material.

Carting offensive material

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting loading and/or unloading offensive material.

Carting tar

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting tar (other than in sealed containers) for immediate spreading upon streets, tar in unsealed containers, or tarred material for spreading upon streets and/or spreading either of them upon streets.

Delivers live poultry 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in loading, transporting and delivery of live poultry from poultry farms to poultry processing plants where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.  

Delivers meat 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in loading, transporting and delivery of butcher’s meat from abattoirs or meat works and where such meat is to be used for human consumption where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.  

Delivers newspapers 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in transporting and delivery of daily newspapers where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.  

Driver-salesperson

Assign this tag to a driver permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in selling goods or articles without receipt of commission when such goods are sold.

Employed at a fish fruit or vegetable store

Assign this tag to a driver permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in a fish, fruit or vegetable store where the commencement of ordinary hours are between 12.01am and 6am Monday to Friday.

Furniture carter 

Assign this tag to an employee who is a recognised furniture carter permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in removing and/or delivering furniture. 

Garbage collection

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to drive a vehicle collecting garbage. 

Handling money up to $20

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $20 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $20 and $200 

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $200 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $200 and $600

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $600 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $600 and $1000

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $1,000 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $1000 and $1200

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $1,200 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $1200 and $1600

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $1,600 collected to be paid out.

Handling money between $1600 and $2000

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of up to $2,000 collected to be paid out.

Handling money over $2000

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) to collect or pay out money, excluding non-negotiable cheques, and who is responsible for the safe custody of over $2,000 collected to be paid out.

In charge of 3-10 employees

Assign this tag to an employee permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) as a leading hand in charge of not less than 3 and not more than 10 employees.

In charge of 11-20 employees

Assign this tag to an employee permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) as a leading hand in charge of more than 10 but not more than 20 employees.

In charge of more than 20 employees

Assign this tag to an employee permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) as a leading hand in charge of more than 20 employees.

Livestock carter

Assign this tag to a recognised livestock carter permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in carting livestock.

Ordinary hours include weekends 

Assign this tag to an employee where agreement has been reached to include Saturday and Sunday as days on which ordinary hours are worked.

Performs first aid duties

Assign this tag to an employee holding a current first aid qualification permanently appointed (or permanently appointed for a period of time) to perform first aid duties.

RDO

Assign this tag to an employee who will accumulate RDO time, being 24 minutes for every 8 hour shift worked during ordinary hours.

Sanitary driver

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in driving a sanitary vehicle.

Shiftworker

Assign this tag to an employee primarily engaged as a shift worker in accordance with clause 24 of the Award.

TIL

Assign this tag to an employee who elects to permanently accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime penalties. Refer to clause 27.7 of the Award.

Transport bulky dangerous goods

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in transporting bulk dangerous goods or carting explosives in conformity with the Australian explosives code by public road.

Transport packaged dangerous goods

Assign this tag to an employee permanently engaged (or permanently engaged for a period of time) in transporting packaged dangerous goods, as defined in the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, that require placarding by public road.

Key Updates

January 2024

2nd

We have made some updates to the award to ensure that the rules for Afternoon and Night shifts are applied correctly, as per clause 22.1.

Additionally, we have updated the rules for Short and Long Distance Operations, as well as the Pay rate templates to align with the Fair Work cents-per-kilometre method. As part of these changes, we have introduced the following:

  • New Work Type: Long distance trips beyond 2,850km - kilometres travelled
  • New Pay Categories:
    • Per km driving rate beyond 2,850km
    • Per km driving rate beyond 2,850km - Good Friday & Christmas Day
    • Per km driving rate beyond 2,850km - Public Holiday

The pay rate templates for Grade 4 and Grade 9 permanent employees under Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020 for Grade 4 and 9 has been updated to reflect the correct rate for "per km driving rate". 

August 2023

1st

From 1 August, all employees are entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave each year. The (Unpaid) Family and Domestic Violence Leave configuration settings under awards have been updated - the leave category is disabled from award leave allowance templates, and the work type is not enabled automatically for all employees. Please ensure that employees no longer use the unpaid leave category or work type.

July 2023

1st

We have updated the award to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2022-23 decision and also includes updates to expense-related allowances. You can find information on the Determinations for MA000038 here and here, for MA000039 here and here. These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2023. Please install these updates after you have finalised your last pay run before the first full pay period beginning on or after the 1st July 2023.

May 2023

3rd

We have updated the pay conditions rule sets for Casual Employees, Casual Oil Distribution Employees, and Casual Short and Long Distance Operations to make sure that the Public Holiday Overtime pay categories will apply with the correct penalty rates.

April 2023

5th

The pay condition rule sets Permanent Employees - Short Distance Operations, Permanent Oil Distribution Employees and Permanent Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations have been updated to reflect a new enhancement which will calculate the higher of annual leave loading or penalties based on the entire leave period, aligning with Fair Works calculation.

January 2023

31st

We have updated the award to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision regarding Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave. Further information on what changes have been applied to the platform and what you should be aware of can be found within this article.

We have created the following new categories:

  • New Leave Category: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave.
  • New Pay Category: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave.
  • New Work Type: Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave taken.

We have updated the Leave Allowance Templates to disable the existing unpaid Family and Domestic Violence and we have enabled the new Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave. We also updated any impacted rule conditions.

As part of Fair Work's ruling, an employee must be paid their full pay rate; this includes their base rate plus any incentive-based payments and bonuses, loadings, monetary allowances, overtime or penalty rates, and any other separately identifiable amount.

August 2022

The pay condition rule set for Permanent Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations has been updated to ensure that the corresponding overtime rate for shift workers is applied when majority of the shift falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday as per clause 22.8 of the award.  

1 July 2022

The Award has been updated to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase of detailed in theAnnual Wage Review 2021-22 decision. This also includes updates to expense-related allowances. Information on the Determinations can be foundhere andhere. These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022. 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 2022.

 

December 2021

The pay condition rule sets for Casual and Permanent Employees, Casual and Permanent Oil Distribution Employees, and Casual and Permanent Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations have been updated to ensure that the automatic meal break will not apply when the work type No Meal Break is selected. The work type No Meal Break should be chosen when an employee is required to work through a meal break and is required to be paid the penalty rate until a meal break is taken. 

November 2021

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.

September 2021

The pay condition rule sets Permanent Employees - Short Distance Operations, Permanent Oil Distribution Employees, Casual Employees, Casual Oil Distribution Employees, Permanent Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations, and Casual Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations have been updated in line with Clauses 13.1, 13.3 and 14.2(a) of the Road Transport and Distribution Award. New rules have been created for ordinary hours of work for full-time (weekly, fortnightly, three-weekly rule set periods) and casual (weekly rule set period) employees. Overtime will apply if the employee works outside ordinary hours based on the rule set period selected for each corresponding rule set.

July 2021

The Pay Rates have been updated for Casual and Permanent - Transport worker grade 7B (49 tonnes) to reflect the current rates of an employee working as a Transport worker grade 7 with a low loader driver of 49 tonnes. 

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, here, 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.

Updates have also been made to the Leave Category Family & Domestic Violence Leave, so that the balance is displayed in days instead of hours in line with the National Employment Standards.

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. For further instruction on how 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.

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1 November

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 for MA000038 can be found here and here. Information on the Determinations for MA000039 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.

August 2020

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

July 2020

The award has been updated to include travelling expenses for short distance employees. A new work type Travelling Allowance (Short Distance Employees) has been added to the award for payment of incurred travelling expenses

June 2020

The pay condition rule sets for Permanent Employees - Short Distance Operations, Permanent Oil Distribution Employees, and Permanent Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations have been updated for Clause 29 Public Holidays to ensure the public holiday for shiftworker permanent pay rates are applied. 

The Award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. The corresponding pay rate templates and employment agreements and their naming conventions for Long Distance employees has been updated to align with Road Transport workers.  

April 2020

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.

February 2020

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. 

November 2019

The Pay Rates have been updated for Casual and Permanent - Transport worker grade 7B to reflect the current rates of an employee working as a Transport worker grade 7 with a low loader driver of 49 tonnes. 

August 2019

Update to the rule set pay conditions for Casual Employees to the Pay Overtime rules for employees who work on the weekends as ordinary time. The Saturday and Sunday rate for employees when they work overtime on the weekends will remain at the ordinary time higher rate for Saturday and Sunday work as detailed in Clause 28.1 of the Award. 

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.

June 2019 

Update to the rule set pay conditions for Casual and Permanent Employees, Casual and Permanent Oil Distribution Employees, and Casual and Permanent Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations to the automatic unpaid meal break rule. One unpaid meal break will automatically be applied after five hours and 30 minutes of work, if no break has been taken prior to this during the shift

May 2019

Update to the Employment Agreements for Long Distance Transport Workers (combined), all grades, to include the combined Pay Rate Templates allocating the correct pay rates to each worker for Long Distance and Road Transport pay conditions. 

Update to the rule set pay conditions for Casual Employees, Casual Oil Distribution Employees and Casual Employees - Short and Long Distance Operations to the Apply Overtime rules for Overtime worked on a Public Holiday. The Current rule 27. Pay Overtime - Public Holiday the rules the casual public holiday rate for the whole shift, no overtime rate applies.

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.

September 2018

The award had been updated to include Leave Allowance Templates for leave accrual against the Full time cents per Kilometre and Full time cents per Kilometre Shift work and Casual cents per Kilometre for all states.

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 and 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.

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. The Payment Classification settings for Allowance based pay categories have been updated as per Single Touch Payroll (STP) requirements.
  2. We have created a new rule - 12.4(h) Apply Overtime - Over Advanced Standard Hours - Part-Time. This rule reflects the following provisions of clause 12.4(h):
  • 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 purposes using the existing Apply Overtime - Over Standard Hours - Part Time rule. Now, 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:

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.

 

March 2018

Update was applied to correct overtime meal allowance only being applied once across a shift period instead of being applied per shift. 

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