Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2020 (MA000010)

This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations award 2020 [MA000010] package. For further information about the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations award, refer to Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award.

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We have updated the award to reflect the Fair Work Commission's National Minimum Wage increase detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2023-24 decision and also includes updates to expense-related allowances. You can find more information on the Determinations here and here.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2024. 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 2024.

We have also updated the "Community Service Leave Taken" pay category, where it does not accrue super.

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Coverage

This award covers employers throughout Australia of employees in the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations. For a full list of those occupations and any exclusions, please see clause 4 of the award.

General manufacturing

The following work types, shift conditions and tags are available under the Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations award 2020, for general manufacturing employees.

Work types

Work types are a description of the kind of shift employees are working and can be selected when an employee records a time sheet. The following is a list of work types employees can select on their time sheet and a reference guide for each item.

Annual leave taken

Select this work type when annual leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.

Change of residence for a transfer
Select this work type to represent travel time you've under is taken as a result of changing residence for a transfer of location.
Compassionate leave taken
Select this work type when compassionate leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Continuous unrostered shift

Select this worktype if you have worked a shift which is continuous but for which was not rostered.

Day worker filling in for a shift worker
Select this work type if you work day work but have been required to fill a shift for someone on afternoon or night shift
Dispute resolution procedure training leave taken
Select this work type when Dispute resolution procedure training leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Distant work travelling time

Select this work type if you have to work long distance. Reflect the travel time in excess of that which you'd normally do between home and work.

Fertiliser production work - acid
Select this work type if you produce fertilizers and are working with acid.
Fertiliser production work - general duties
Select this work type if you produce fertilizers and perform general duties (not working with acids).
Fertiliser production work - production and despatch

Select this work type if you produce fertilizers and are involved in production and despatch.

Getting the plant in a state of readiness for production work
Select this work type if you've started early to get the plant in a stage of readiness for production.
Hours worked
Select this work type for all hours worked, unless another work type is more specific.
Kilometres travelled

Select this work type to enter the mileage travelled in your car for work purposes. 1 unit is equivalent to 1 kilometre.

Leave without pay taken
Select this work type when leave without pay is taken . This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Long service leave taken
Select this work type when Long service leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Make up time - hours being worked

Record the hours being worked if you have deferred hours and are now working make up time.

Make up time - hours being deferred
Record the hours being deferred to a later time.
Number of overtime meals brought but not need (overtime later cancelled)
Enter a number of units reflecting the overtime meals you've brought but later not used because the overtime was cancelled.
Other unrostered shift work (not continuous)

Select this work type if you have worked a shift which is not continuous and for which was not rostered.

Paid community service leave taken
Select this work type when paid community service leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Personal/carer's leave taken
Select this work type when Personal / carer's leave is taken. This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Public holiday not worked
Use this work type if you're a permanent employee who has had a day or part of a day off because it is a public holiday.
RDO

Select this work type when RDO. This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.

Recalled to work
Use this work type if you have been recalled to work after having left for the day.
Shift work that was arranged between employees
Use this work type for shifts you've worked as arranged between you and another employee.
Ship trial at sea/harbour - technical field

Select this work type if you are on a ship trial at sea or in the harbour and work in a technical field.

Stand by after hours
Select this work type if you are in stand by for work after hours.
Start and/or finish work at a job away from the usual workplace - excess travelling time
Select this work type if you're travelling away from the normal job site to reflect the excess trave hours.
Time in lieu taken

Select this work type when time in lieu is taken. This will also be used when turning an approve leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.

Unrostered shift
Select this work type if the shift you are working was not originally rostered.

Shift conditions

Shift Conditions are further detail you can add to a shift where perhaps more than one condition applies to your shift. In this award, many of these shift conditions are used to trigger allowances. For special rates, the rules will work out the highest award to be paid, so the employee will need to select all that are relevant.

Create a new shift each time a shift condition changes. Shift conditions are selected when you edit a timesheet record, or when clocking on using the Clock-Me-In Time and Attendance app. The following is a list of Shift Conditions employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Adjusting the tensioner of jack bolts while a furnace is under heat

Select this shift condition if you have spent time adjusting the tensioner of jack bolts while a furnace is under heat.

Attending a pug mill
Select this condition if you're manually engaged in attending a pug mill.
Attending to a switchboard where the generating capacity is 350kw or over
Select this shift condition if you are attending to a switchboard where the generating capacity is 350 kw or over as an engine driver or fire person.
Attending to an electric generator or dynamo exceeding 10kw capacity

Select this shift condition when an employee is a boiler attendant or fire person to an electric generator or dynamo exceeding 10 kilowatt capacity.

Attending to refrigeration compressors

Select this condition if you are refrigeration compressor as an engine driver or fireperson.

Boiler house - vehicle repair
Select this shift condition when an employee is working in a boiler house inside the gas or water space or any boiler, flue or economiser in cleaning or scraping work and overalls have not been supplied.
Bridge construction or repair

Select this condition if you're engaged in the construction,erection,repair and/or maintenance of bridges.

Carrying and stacking bagged raw materials (other than soda ash)
Select this condition if you're manually engaged in carrying and stacking bagged raw materials (other than soda ash).
Carrying and stacking bagged soda ash
Select this condition if you're manually engaged in carrying and stacking bagged raw materials (which has soda ash).
Cleaner, greaser or oiler - stopping or starting an engine

Select this condition if you are a cleaner, greaser or oiler and are involved in stopping and starting the engine.

Cold places - temperature is reduced by artificial means below 0°C celsius
Select this condition if you are working in cold places by artificial means below 0°C celsius.
Crushing cullet

Select this condition if you're manually engaged in crushing cullet.

Dirty conditions other than ship repairing

Select this condition if you work in dirty conditions, other than ship repairs.

Electrical underground mine work

Select this condition if you work in electrical underground mine work.

Engine driver cleaning or scraping boilers

Select this condition if you are an engine driver and are cleaning or scraping boilers.

Excavating bins, and the manufacture or excavating of superphosphate until it is dumped on the heap for curing

Select this condition if you are working with excavating bins, and the manufacture or excavating of superphosphate until it is dumped on the heap for curing.

Feeding a bag cleaning machine

Select this condition if you're manually engaged in feeding a bag cleaning machine.

Float glass furnace repair
Select this condition if engaged in the removal of molten tin from the float glass bath while the float glass furnace is undergoing repair.
Forklift or cranes 2+

Select this shift condition when an employee is using two or more forklifts or cranes are engaged in any one lift.

Foundry works

Select this shift condition when an employee is working to conditions of a foundry.

Gasometers or other structures building or repairs
Select this condition if you're engaged in the construction,erection,repair and/or maintenance of gasometers or other structures, building or repairs.
Glass furnace regenerators

Select this condition if engaged on the work of building, rebuilding, or packing glass furnace regenerators.

Handle manganese dioxide and other pigments

Select this condition if you're required to handle manganese dioxide and other pigments.

Handling carbon black
Select this condition if you are a storeperson and packer handling carbon black in a bulk store, a forklift driver handling or transporting carbon black (except when it is packed in sealed metal containers), an employee handling carbon black elsewhere before processing, an employee engaged in processing free carbon black, a cleaner employed in sweeping free carbon black or engaged in baling used carbon black bags.
Handling garbage
Select this shift condition when an employee employed as a driver on a vehicle handling garbage or the assistant to such a driver.
Handling glass or slag wool
Select this shift condition when an employee is handling loose slag wool, loose insulwool or other loose material of a like nature used for providing insulation against heat, cold or noise. 
Handling insulation materials
Select this condition if handling loose slag wool, loose insulwool or other loose material of a like nature used for providing insulation against heat, cold or noise, when employed on ship construction or ship repairing or on the construction, repair or demolition of furnaces, walls, floors and/or ceilings.
Handling rock phosphate to crushers and others

Select this condition if you both perform work in respect of artificial fertilizers, chemicals, alkalis and all processes involving chemical synthesis and is a chemical/fertilizer production worker and who also handles phosphate rock other than that from Nauru, Ocean, Makatea or Christmas Island and handle rock phosphate to crushers and all other employees in the rock phosphate section.

Hot places - in excess of 54°C
Select this shift condition when an employee is working for more than one hour in the shade In places where the temperature exceeds 54 degrees celsius. 
Hot places - between 46°C and 54°C
Select this shift condition when an employee is working for more than one hour in the shade In places where the temperature is raised by artificial means to between 46 and 54 degrees celsius.
In charge of 3-10 employees

Select this shift condition when employee is in charge of 3-10 people for this shift.

In charge of more than 20 employees

Select this shift condition when employee is in charge of 11-20 people for this shift.

In charge of a plant

Select this condition if you are in charge of plant.

In process of buying a place or residence

Select this condition if you're in process of buying a residence and are travelling as a result of excess travel requirements.

Install or repair belting underground in mines

Select this condition if you are installing or repairing belting in underground mines.

Loading/unloading at wharves or railway yards not on employer’s premises
Select this condition when you are loading or unloading at wharves or railway yards not on the employers premises.
Loading double-handling into railway or other trucks, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags

Select this condition when you are loading double-handling into railway or other trucks, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags.

Loading single-handling into railway or other trucks, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags
Select this condition when you are loading single-handling into railway or other trucks, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags.
Mixing superphosphate
Select this condition if you both perform work in respect of artificial fertilizers, chemicals, alkalis and all processes involving chemical synthesis and is a chemical/fertilizer production worker and who also handles phosphate rock other than that from Nauru, Ocean, Makatea or Christmas Island and mixing superphosphate.
Operating explosive powered tools

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Processing free coal dust

Select this condition if engaged in processing free coal dust.

Required to work in wet clothing or boots
Select this shift condition when an employee who is not supplied with protective clothing who is required to work in any place where the employee’s boots or clothing become saturated, whether by water, oil or otherwise.
Repairs to meat digesters

Select this condition if you are engaged to repair meat digesters.

Repairs to oil tanks

Select this condition if you are engaged to repair oil tanks.

Rock phosphate, superphosphate and mixed manure sections receiving ex ship or railway truck
Select this condition if you both perform work in respect of artificial fertilizers, chemicals, alkalis and all processes involving chemical synthesis and is a chemical/fertilizer production worker and who also handles phosphate rock other than that from Nauru, Ocean, Makatea or Christmas Island and handles rock phosphate, superphosphate and mixed manure sections receiving ex ship or railway truck.
Second hand work

Select this condition if working on second-hand upholstering, bedding, floor covering and/or soft furnishings.

Ship building

Select this condition if working in ship building.

Ship repairing

Select this condition if working in ship repairing.

Ship repairing - dirty conditions

Select this condition if you work in dirty conditions on ship repairs.

Skimming and floater setting - flat glass tank
Select this condition if engaged in skimming the drawing pit when a machine is not actually in operation or in the actual operation of floater setting on the tank.
Sleeping berth provided
Select this shift condition when an employee is provided with a sleeping berth for any overnight travel.
Sorting, branding, bagging, dumping, sewing or trucking, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags

Select this condition if engaged in sorting, branding, bagging, dumping, sewing or trucking, fertilizing materials in farmers’ own bags.

Steel frame buildings construction or repair

Select this condition if repairing or constructing steel frame buildings.

Supervisor/trainer/coordinator - technical
Select this condition if you are a supervisor, trainer or coordinator of an employee in a technical field.
The handling of superphosphate from the heap until loading in wagons or trucks for despatch, including the manufacture and despatch of mixed fertilisers

Select this condition if engaged in the handling of superphosphate from the heap until loading in wagons or trucks for despatch, including the manufacture and despatch of mixed fertilisers.

Working 15 metres or more directly above the nearest horizontal plane
Select this shift condition when an employee is engaged in the erection, repair and/or maintenance of steel frame buildings and similar structures at a height of 15 metres or more directly above the nearest horizontal plane.
Working in a confined space
Select this shift condition when an employee is working in a confined space, i.e. a compartment, space or place, the dimensions of which necessitate the employee working in a stooped or otherwise cramped position or without proper ventilation.
Working in a sanitary works

Select this condition if working in sanitary works.

Working in boiling down works

Select this condition if working in boiling down works.

Working in lead works

Select this condition if working in lead works.

Working inside a boiler to repair oil fired boilers

Select this condition if required to work inside a boiler to repair oil fired boilers.

Working in slaughtering yard

Select this condition if working in a slaughtering yard.

Working on repairs to smoke-boxes, fire-boxes, furnaces or flues of boilers

Select this condition if working on repairs to smoke boxes, fire boxes, furnaces or flues of boilers.

Working under a ship in a dock or slipway

Select this condition if working under a ship in a dock or spillway.

Working with artificial fertilisers and chemicals (acid)

Select this condition if working with acidic artificial fertilisers and chemicals.

Working with artificial fertilisers and chemicals (not acids)

Select this condition if working with non-acidic artificial fertilisers and chemicals.

Tags

Employee Tags are specific conditions typically related to the employee’s agreement. These are often conditions negotiated and agreed between the employer and the employee, or unique characteristics of the employee’s role which are recurring and ongoing.

6 in 6 day enterprise

Apply tag when employee is employed in a six day workshop.

8 hour shift arrangement

Apply tag when the ordinary hours for employees will not exceed 8 per day.

10 hour shift arrangement
Apply tag when majority of employees and employer agree to extend shift maximum length to 10 hours.
Afternoon shift worker

Apply tag when employee works on afternoon shifts only.

Agreed weekends are ordinary hours

Apply tag if weekends are worked as ordinary hours (not overtime) by agreement.

Alternating afternoon/night shift worker

Apply tag when employee works afternoon and night shifts.

Alternating day/afternoon/night shift worker

Apply tag when employee works alternating day/night shifts, day/afternoon/night shifts, or day/afternoon shift combinations.

Application of technical computing equipment
Apply tag when employee is required to use technical computing equipment to perform work of a complex nature.
Apprentice level 1 or first year

Apply tag when the apprentice is employed as level/stage 1.

Apprentice level 2 or second year

Apply tag when the apprentice is employed as level/stage 2.

Apprentice level 3 or third year

Apply tag when the apprentice is employed as level/stage 3.

Apprentice level 4 or fourth year

Apply tag when the apprentice is employed as level/stage 4.

Carpenter working on large structural alterations

Apply tag when a carpenter is engaged on large structural alterations to buildings, whether external or internal.

Casual in a technical field receiving annual leave
Apply tag when the casual employee is working in a technical field and has agreed to receive a casual loading of 17.5% plus pro-rata annual leave and annual leave loading.
Chemical/fertiliser production worker

Apply tag if the employee is a chemical or fertilizer production worker.

Continuous shiftworker

Apply tag when employee works on consecutive shifts throughout the 24 hours of each of at least five consecutive days without interruption.

Engine driver and fireperson

Apply tag if the employee is principally employed to be an engine driver or fireperson.

First aid officer
Apply tag if the employee is a first aid offer and principally employed to perform first aid duties.
in charge of 3-10 employees

Apply tag when employee is in charge of between 3 and 10 employees.

In charge of 11-20 employees

Apply tag when employee is in charge of between 11 and 20 employees.

in charge of more than 20 employees

Apply tag when employee is in charge of 21+ employees.

Inspector

Apply tag when employee is required to inspect other employee's work.

Linesperson

Apply tag if the employee is a linesperson.

Linesperson's assistant

Apply tag if the employee is a linesperson's assistant.

Night shift worker

Apply tag when employee works on night shifts only.

Not provided with 2 sets of overalls per year

Apply tag if the employee is not provided with at least 2 sets of overalls per year.

Provide own tools

Apply tag when a tradesperson or apprentice is to provide their own tools.

Rigger

Apply tag if the employee is a rigger.

Splicer

Apply tag if the employee is a splicer.

Time in lieu of overtime

Apply tag when employee elects to receive time off instead of payment for overtime.

Tradesperson

Apply tag if the employee is a tradesperson.

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