This guide will outline and interpret the [MA000034] Nurses Award.

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

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000034

Nurses Award Interpretation

There are 4 sectors for Full-Time;

  • Full Time - Others
  • Full Time - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5
  • Full Time - Shiftworker
  • Full Time - Shiftworker - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5

There are 4 sectors for Part-Time;

  • Part Time - Others
  • Part Time - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5
  • Part Time - Shiftworker
  • Part Time - Shiftworker - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5

There are 4 sectors for Casuals - All casuals must be paid for a minimum of 2 hours;

  • Casual - Others
  • Casual - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5
  • Casual - Shiftworker
  • Casual - Shiftworker - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5

***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

Others

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • 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
  • Sat OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • Sat OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sun OT @ 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 @ 2.00x
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x
  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - First 2 hours @ 1.50x
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - After 2 hours @ 2.00x
  • Sun Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • PH @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x 
  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Delayed Meal Break @ 1.00x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

Shiftworker

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • Sat @ 1.50x 
  • Sun @ 1.75x 
  • M-F Afternoon Shift @ 1.125x 
  • M-F Night Shift @ 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 @ 2.00x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x 
  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x 
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - First 2 hours @ 1.50x
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - After 2 hours @ 2.00x
  • Sun Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

Shiftworker - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • Sat @ 1.50x 
  • Sun @ 1.75x 
  • PH @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x 
  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x 
  • M-F Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x
  • Sat Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x
  • Sun Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

Casual

Others

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • 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
  • Sat OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x 
  • Sat OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x 
  • Sun OT @ 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 @ 2.00x
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - First 2 hours @ 1.50x
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - After 2 hours @ 2.00x
  • Sun Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x
  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x
  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x
  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x
  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • PH @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x 
  • M-Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 
  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x 
  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x
  • M-F Delayed Meal Break @ 1.00x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

Shiftworker

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • Sat @ 1.50x
  • Sun @ 1.75x 
  • M-F Afternoon Shift @ 1.10x 
  • M-F Night Shift @ 1.12x 
  • 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 @ 2.00x 
  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 
  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x 
  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 
  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x 
  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.75x 
  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x
  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - First 2 hours @ 1.50x
  • M-Sat Delayed Meal Break - After 2 hours @ 2.00x
  • Sun Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

Shiftworker - Registered Nurses Levels 4 and 5

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x
  • Sat @ 1.50x 
  • Sun @ 1.75x 
  • PH @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sat @ 2.00x 
  • Christmas Day Sun @ 2.25x 
  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 
  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x 
  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.75x 
  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x 
  • Less Than 10 Hours Break @ 2.00x
  • M-F Delayed Meal Break @ 1.00x
  • Sat Delayed Meal Break @ 1.50x
  • Sun Delayed Meal Break @ 1.75x
  • PH Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

Allowances - Not Automated

  • Laundry Allowance
  • Meal Allowance
  • Meal Allowance (4+hrs Overtime)
  • On Cal Allowance - M-F
  • On Call Allowance - Sat
  • On Call Allowance - Sun, PH, RDO
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Vehicle Allowance - non delivery drivers (Up to ATO limit)
  • Vehicle Allowance - non delivery drivers (Above ATO limit)

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

Approve the timesheet and unapprove the pay.

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

Approve the pay.

Conditions that have not been included

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

  • 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 employee’s “Ordinary Hours” per week, rather than at 38 hours. - This can be done in Enterprise. 
  • All employees - Automated Allowances - This can be done in Enterprise 
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