Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2020 (MA000115)

The article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags included as part of the pre-built Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2020 award package. To read further information about this industry award, refer to the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award

Key updates

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March 2024

6th

We have updated the Rest period after overtime rule in line with clause 20.5 across all the rulesets of the award. Consequently, a new work type named "No Rest Period After Overtime" has been introduced. Please utilise this work type in cases where the employee has not met the required 10 consecutive hours of rest break due to excessive overtime.

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 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. We have also updated the Community Service Leave category to make sure it pays at base rate.

Installing the pre-built award package

To read details on how to install and configure the pre-built award template, please review the detailed help article. While every effort is made to provide a high-quality service, we do not accept responsibility for, guarantee, or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or up-to-date nature of the service. Before relying on the information, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Work types

Annual Leave

Choose this work type when annual leave is taken as per clause 26 of the Award.

Ceremonial Leave

Choose this work type when ceremonial leave is taken as per clause 30 of the Award.

Community Service Leave

Choose this work type when community service leave is taken as per clause 28 of the Award.

Compassionate Leave
Choose this work type when compassionate leave is taken as per clause 27 of the Award.
Long Service Leave
Choose this work type when long service leave is taken.
Meal Allowance
An employee required to work more than one hour after their usual finishing time or, in the case of shiftworkers, more than one hour of overtime and who has not been supplied with a meal, should add one unit of this allowance to their shift. Refer to clause 15.6 (a)(i) of the Award.
Meal Allowance (Over four OT hours)
An employee required to work more than four hours after their usual finishing time or, in the case of shiftworkers, more than four hours of overtime and who has not been supplied with a meal, should add 1 unit of this allowance to their shift. Refer to clause 15.6 (a)(ii) of the Award.
Nauseous Work Allowance
Select this work type when an employee is engaged in handling linen of a nauseous nature other than linen sealed in airtight containers and/or for work which is of an unusually dirty or offensive nature.
No Meal Break
Half hour unpaid meal breaks are automatically added for shifts over 5 hours. Use this work type to indicate that no meal break was taken during the shift so that a meal break is not deducted from hours worked.
No Rest Period After Overtime
Select this work type if the employee has not met the required 10 consecutive hours of rest break due to excessive overtime as per clause 20.5
On Call Allowance
Select this work type where an employee is required, and rostered by the employer to remain on call and in readiness to be recalled to work after ordinary working hours. This allowance is payable in respect of any 24 hour period or part thereof during which the employee is on call during an off duty period. Refer to clause 15.4 (a) of the Award.
On Call Allowance - Public Holiday
Select this work type where an employee is required, and rostered by the employer to remain on call and in readiness to be recalled to work after ordinary working hours on a public holiday. This allowance is payable in respect of any 24 hour period or part thereof during which the employee is on call during an off duty period. Refer to clause 15.4 (b) of the Award.
Personal/Carer's Leave
Choose this work type when personal or carer's leave is taken as per clause 27 of the Award.
Public Holiday Not Worked
Choose this work type where an employee is not required to work on a shift falling on a gazetted public holiday that the employee would have otherwise worked on had it not been a public holiday.
Recalled to Work (When on Call)
Choose this work type when an employee, who is on call, is recalled for duty for any period during an off duty period. Refer to clause 20.7 (b) of the Award.
Recalled to Work OT (Off Duty)
Choose this work type when an employee is recalled to work overtime during an off duty period, which is not continuous with the next succeeding rostered period of duty. Refer to clause 20.7 (d) of the Award.
Time in Lieu of Overtime
Choose this work type if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu of being paid for any overtime for a shift. Refer to clause 24.6 of the Award.
Time in Lieu Taken
Choose this work type when time in lieu is taken.
Unpaid Leave
Choose this work type when unpaid leave is taken.
Vehicle Allowance
Where an employee is required and authorised to use their own motor vehicle in the course of their duties, this work type should be used. The kilometres travelled should be entered into the 'units' field. Refer to clause 15.5 (a) of the Award.

Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award.

Uniform Allowance

Assign this tag to an employee who is required by the employer to wear any special clothing that is not provided by the employer. The employee will be paid a daily allowance to compensate the employee for providing their own uniforms. Refer to clause 15.3 (c) of the Award.

Laundry Allowance
Assign this tag to an employee where their uniform is not laundered at the expense of the employer. The employee will be paid a daily allowance to compensate the employee for having to launder the uniform at their own expense. Refer to clause 15.3 (d) of the Award.
Bilingual Level 1
Assign this tag to an employee who is competently bilingual and who is regularly required throughout the performance of their duties to use one or more languages. Such employees will be paid a weekly allowance in recognition of having to use this skill. A Level one qualification is an elementary level. This level of accreditation is appropriate for employees who are capable of using minimal knowledge of language for simple communication. Refer to clause 15.1 of the Award.
Bilingual Level 2
Assign this tag to an employee who is competently bilingual and who is regularly required throughout the performance of their duties to use one or more languages. Such employees will be paid a weekly allowance in recognition of having to use this skill. A Level two qualification represents a level of ability for the ordinary purposes of general business, conversation, reading, and writing. Refer to clause 15.1 of the Award.
Medical Administration Allowance
Assign this tag to employees who are qualified and permitted under law to administer medications in the performance of their duties.
Permanent Night Shift
Assign this tag to a shiftworker who is required to work ordinary hours continuously for a period exceeding four weeks on a shift wholly within the hours of 7:00pm and 7:00am. Refer to clause 25.2 of the Award.
TIL of OT
Assign this tag to an employee where they elect to permanently accrue time-in-lieu rather than be paid at overtime rates. Refer to clause 24.6 of the Award. 

Further information

Time in Lieu Explanation

Time off instead of payment for overtime leave accrues at the same rate as the number of overtime hours worked. For example, an employee who worked two overtime hours is entitled to two hours’ time off. If you do take time off for overtime and the time off you intend, pay it out, you must pay at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked

This also applies when you terminate an employee and you have to pay out the time. To pay it out correctly, the overtime rate will need to be recorded manually while you are processing the time in lieu accrual. We suggest that you record the overtime details in the Notes section of the leave accrual line in the pay run.

If you are required to pay out the time off for overtime either before termination or during termination, you can run a Pay Run Audit Report. This will show the pay runs for the employee where they accrued Time in Lieu, enabling yout to determine the applicable rates. Next, you can run an Employee Payment History Report to determine if they took any of the time off for overtime. You can then determine the correct balance based on the number of hours by taking the equivalent to the overtime payment that would have been made.

 
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