This guide will outline and interpret the [MA000027] Health Professionals and Support Services Award (HPSSA).

We have built these awards in line with the weekly interpretation as provided by Fair Work.

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000027

HPSSA Interpretation

There are 6 sectors for Full-Time and Part-Time;

  • Other sectors (for employees who do not fit into the below)

  • Private Medical, Dental, and Pathology

  • Private Medical Imaging - 5.5 Day Practice

  • Private Medical Imaging - 7 Day Practice

  • Physiotherapy

  • Shiftworkers

There are 9 sectors for Casuals - All casuals must be paid for a minimum of 3 hours (cleaners in a Private Medical Practice 2 hours)

  • Other sectors (for employees who do not fit into the below)

  • Private Medical, Dental and Pathology

  • Private Medical, Dental and Pathology Cleaners

  • Private Medical Imaging - 5.5 Day Practice

  • Private Medical Imaging - 5.5 Day Practice Cleaners

  • Private Medical Imaging - 7 Day Practice

  • Private Medical Imaging - 7 Day Practice Cleaners

  • Physiotherapy

  • Shiftworkers

***Important Note for Casual Employees: The 25% casual loading has not been included in this award. Employers should add the 25% casual loading to each casual employee's base hourly rate in Deputy for proper functioning of the award.***

Full Time & Part Time - Other Sectors 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.50x

  • Sun @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 6am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 6am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-F After 6pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F After 6pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • PH @ 2.50x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x  

Full Time & Part Time - Private Medical, Dental & Pathology 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.50x

  • Sun @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • PH @ 2.50x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x

Full Time & Part Time - Private Medical Imaging - 5.5 Day Practice

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.50x

  • Sun @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 7am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 7am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat After 1pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat After 1pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun @ Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • PH @ 2.50x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x  

Full Time & Part Time - Private Medical Imaging - 7 Day Practice 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.50x

  • Sun @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Before 7am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Before 7am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun - Before 7am @ 2.00x 

  • Sun - After 9pm @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH @ 2.50x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x  

Full Time & Part Time - Physiotherapy 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.50x

  • Sun @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • PH @ 2.50x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x  

Full Time & Part Time - Shiftworker

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.50x

  • Sun @ 1.50x

  • M-F Between 6pm-8am @ 1.15x 

  • M-F Between 6pm-6am @ 1.15x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH @ 2.50x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x 

Casual - Other Sectors

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Before 6am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F Before 6am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-F After 6pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F After 6pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x 

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 

  • Sat-Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x 

Casual - Private Medical, Dental & Pathology

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x 

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 

  • Sat/Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Casual - Private Medical, Dental & Pathology Cleaners

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x 

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 

  • Sat/Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Casual - Private Medical Imaging - 5.5 Day Practice 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Before 7am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F Before 7am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat After 1pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat After 1pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x 

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 

  • Sat/Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Casual - Private Medical Imaging - 5.5 Day Practice Cleaners 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Before 7am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F Before 7am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat After 1pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat After 1pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x

  • PH @ 2.20x

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat/Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Casual - Private Medical Imaging - 7 Day Practice 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-Sat Before 7am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Before 7am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun - Before 7am @ 1.40x 

  • Sun - After 9pm @ 1.40x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x 

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x 

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 

  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x 

Casual - Private Medical Imaging - 7 Day Practice Cleaners 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-Sat Before 7am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Before 7am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun - Before 7am @ 1.40x 

  • Sun - After 9pm @ 1.40x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x 

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x 

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 

  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x 

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x 

Casual - Physiotherapy 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F Before 7:30am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-F After 9pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-F After 9pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat Before 8am - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat Before 8am - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • Sat After 4:30pm - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x 

  • M-Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.40x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.20x

  • M-Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.60x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.40x

  • PH @ 2.20x

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 1.60x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat-Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Casual - Shiftworker 

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat-Sun @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Shiftwork between 6pm-6am @ 1.12x 

  • M-F Shiftwork between 6pm-8am @ 1.12x

  • Sat-Sun Shiftwork between 6pm-6am @ 1.40x 

  • Sat-Sun Shiftwork between 6pm-8am @ 1.40x

  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x

  • Sat Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 

  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x

  • Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x

  • Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x

  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat-Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Allowances - Not Automated

  • Heat Allowance 40-46ºC (Pre Aug 1991)

  • Heat Allowance 46ºC+ (Pre Aug 1991)

  • Laundry Allowance

  • Meal Allowance

  • Meal Allowance (after 4 hours)

  • Nauseous Work Allowance

  • Occasional Interpreting Allowance

  • On Call Allowance - M-Sat

  • On Call Allowance - Sun & PH

  • Tool Allowance - Chefs and Cooks

  • Uniform Allowance

  • Vehicle Allowance

How to Add Allowances

To add the allowances into the export please follow the below instructions;

  1. Approve the timesheet

  2. Unapprove the pay (bottom right)

  3. Add in the shift loading and number of units/hours

  4. Approve the pay 

Conditions that have not been included

Who is affected - What should happen - Can this be done in Deputy

  • Shiftworkers - If annual leave is taken on a weekend the higher of the 2 loadings (either weekend penalties or base pay + leave loading) should be paid - This will need to be done in your payroll system as Deputy only records the day as Annual Leave

  • All Employees - Higher Duties: If an employee works at a higher classification, pay the higher rate - This can be done in Premium through Area based pay

  • Part Time Employees - Overtime should be calculating at the employees “Ordinary Hours” per week - This can be done in Enterprise

  • All Employees - Automated Allowances - This can be done in Enterprise

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