Fitness Industry Award 2020 (MA000094)

The article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Fitness Industry award package. For further information about this industry award, refer to Fitness Industry Award.

Key updates

  Select the current financial year tab to see award updates for the 2022/23 financial year, while all previous updates before this time you can find in the historical financial years tab.

Current financial year Historical financial years
 
April 2024

15th

We have deleted the Public Holiday Minimum Engagement rule from the Fitness Industry Award Casual rule set as clause 26.3 refers only to part time and full time employees. 
February 2024

26th

We have updated the penalty loadings for Casual - Less than 10 hour break and Casual - Less than 10 hour break Overtime to align with the rates specified in the Fair Work pay guide. 
December 2023

1st

We have updated the rule of the 6th day overtime under Fitness Industry Award Casual to ensure the correct interpretation would be applied. 
November 2023

20th

We have created a new pay category called "Less than 10 hour break Overtime" for both Casual and Permanent employees to comply with the minimum break between shifts as per clause 19.3(a). We have also updated the TIL of Overtime rule to align with clause 19.4 Time off instead of payment for overtime.
 
For casual employees, there is now a new rule called 6th day overtime. This rule applies when a casual employee works more than 5 shifts in a week. Please note that the system will count the number of shifts, not days. This ensures that casual employees are eligible for overtime as per clause 13.1.
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 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 of 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 this Pre-built Award Template, please review the following article. Before relying on the award information, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness, and relevance for their purposes. You should also obtain appropriate professional advice.

Work types

The following lists out and explains the work types an employee can select on their timesheet.

A - F
Annual leave type. Choose this work type when annual leave is taken as per clause 27 of the award.
Community service leave. Choose this work type when community service leave is taken as per clause 29 of the award.
Compassionate leave. Choose this work type when compassionate leave is taken as per clause 28 of the award.
First aid. Choose this work type for each day that you require an employee to be on first aid duty. The employee will be paid a daily allowance under clause 18.5 of the award..
G - L
Leading hand A. Choose this work type when an employee, classified as Level 4A or below, is in charge of 1 to 5 employees. The employee will be paid a weekly allowance under clause 18.1 of the award.
Leading hand B. Choose this work type when an employee, classified as Level 4A or below, is in charge of 6 to 10 employees. The employee will be paid a weekly allowance under clause 18.1 of the award.
Leading hand C. Choose this work type when an employee, classified as Level 4A or below, is in charge of more than ten employees. The employee will be paid a weekly allowance under clause 18.1 of the award.
Long service leave. Choose this work type when long service leave is taken.
M - R
Meal allowance. Choose this work type when an employee is required to work more than 1.5 hours of overtime immediately after their ordinary hours of work and is not supplied a meal. Refer to clause 18.2 of the award.
Motor vehicle allowance. Use this work type to record the number of kilometres an employee has travelled using their own motor vehicle in the performance of their duties under clause 18.3 (a) of the award.
Motorcycle allowance. Use this work type to record the number of kilometres an employee has travelled using their own motorcycle in the performance of their duties under clause 18.3 (b) of the award.
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. You will pay the employee at the rate of double time if they do not take a meal break under clause 25.1 of the award.
Personal/ carer's leave. Choose this work type when personal or carer's leave is taken as per clause 28 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, had it not been a public holiday.
S - Z
Sleepover. Choose this work type where an employee is required to sleep at the workplace for a continuous period of eight hours and be available to deal with any urgent situation which cannot be dealt with by another employee or be dealt with after the end of the sleepover period. You will pay the employee a sleepover allowance to compensate for the sleepover and for all necessary work of up to two hours duration under clause 18.8 (d) of the award.
TIL of overtime. Choose this work type if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu rather than you paying overtime penalties for a shift under clause 26.4 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.
Work during sleepover. Choose this work type where an employee is required to work more than two hours during the sleepover period. You will pay the employee  at overtime rates under clause 18.8 (d) of the award.

Tags

The following tags are available to employees under the award.

A - F
3hr minimum engagement. Assign this tag to a casual employee who is not classified as either a Level 2, 3, 3A, 4 or 4A instructor or trainer or as a student undertaking practical work involvement. You must roster casual employees classified outside those levels or alternatively pay for a minimum 3-hour engagement.
First aid. Assign this tag to an employee who you ‌require to by the employer to be on first aid duty. You will then not be required to use the associated work type.
G - L
Leading hand A. Assign this tag to an employee, classified as Level 4A or below, who is permanently in charge of 1 to 5 employees. You will then not be required to use the associated work type.
Leading hand B. Assign this tag to an employee, classified as Level 4A or below, who is permanently in charge of 6 to 10 employees. You will then not be required to use the associated work type.
Leading hand C. Assign this tag to an employee, classified as Level 4A or below, who is permanently in charge of more than 10 employees. You will then not be required to use the associated work type.
S - Z
TIL of overtime. Assign this tag to an employee who has permanently elected to accrue time instead of payin overtime penalties. You will then not be required to use the associated work type.

System limitations

Please note that rules will not be able to interpret or calculate the below clauses due to platform limitations and will require manual intervention. 

Clause 13.1 Ordinary hours of work

Manual intervention required if casual employee works multiple shifts on the 6th day, as the rule "6th day overtime" would only apply to the first shift of the day as overtime.

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 has an entitlement 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

It also applies when you terminate an employee and you have to pay out the time. To pay it out correctly, you will need to record the overtime rate 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. It 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 you made.

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