This guide outlines and interprets the [MA000020] Building & Construction General On-Site Award.

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

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000020

Building & Construction General On-Site Award Interpretation

There are 8 sectors for this award;

Civil Construction

  • Full-Time & Part-Time

  • Full-Time & Part-Time Shiftworker

  • Full-Time & Part-Time Permanent Night Shift

  • Casual

  • Casual Shiftworker

  • Casual Permanent Night Shift

General Building & Construction & Metal & Engineering Construction Sectors (Others)

  • Full-Time & Part-Time

  • Full-Time & Part-Time Shiftworker

  • Casual

  • Casual Shiftworker

***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.***

Civil Construction

Full-Time & Part-Time

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

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

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

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

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

  • Sat before 12 noon - First 2 hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat before 12 noon - After 2 hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat after 12 noon @ 2.00x

  • Sun @ 2.00x 

  • PH @ 2.50x 

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

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

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • 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 Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x 

  • Less than 10 hour break between shifts @ 2.00x 

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.50x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x 

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.50x

Shiftworker

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.50x 

  • Sun @ 2.00x 

  • PH @ 2.50x 

  • Afternoon M-F @ 1.15x

  • Night Shift M-F @ 1.15x 

  • Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x

  • Weekly OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x 

  • Less than 8 hour break between shifts @ 2.00x 

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.50x 

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.50x

Permanent Night Shift

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x

  • Sat @ 1.50x

  • Sun @ 2.00x

  • PH @ 2.50x

  • Night Shift M-F @ 1.30x

  • Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x

  • M-F Weekly OT @ 1.50x

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x

  • Delayed Meal Break @ 2.00x

  • Less than 8 hour break between shifts @ 2.00x

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.50x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.50x

Casual

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x

  • M-F Before 7am - First 2 hours @ 1.40x

  • M-F Before 7am - After 2 hours @ 1.80x

  • M-F After 6pm - First 2 hours @ 1.40x

  • M-F After 6pm - After 2 hours @ 1.80x

  • Sat before 12 noon - First 2 hours @ 1.40x

  • Sat before 12 noon - After 2 hours @ 1.80x

  • Sat after 12 noon @ 1.80x

  • Sun @ 1.80x

  • PH @ 2.20x

  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.40x

  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.80x

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.80x

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.20x

  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.40x

  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.80x

  • Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.40x

  • Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.80x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.80x

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.20x

  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.80x

  • Less than 10 hour break between shifts @ 1.80x

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.20x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.80x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Shiftworker

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat @ 1.40x 

  • Sun @ 1.80x 

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • Afternoon or Night Shift M-F @ 1.12x 

  • Daily OT @ 1.80x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.20x

  • Weekly OT @ 1.80x

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.20x

  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.80x

  • Less than 8 hour break between shifts @ 1.80x

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.20x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.80x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Permanent Night Shift

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x

  • Sat @ 1.40x

  • Sun @ 1.80x

  • PH @ 2.20x

  • Night Shift M-F @ 1.25x

  • Daily OT @ 1.80x

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.20x

  • M-F Weekly OT @ 1.80x

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.20x

  • Delayed Meal Break @ 1.80x

  • Less than 8 hour break between shifts @ 1.80x

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.20x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.80x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

General Building & Construction & Metal & Engineering Construction Sectors (Others)

Full-Time & Part-Time

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

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

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

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

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

  • Sat before 12 noon - First 2 hours @ 1.50x 

  • Sat before 12 noon - After 2 hours @ 2.00x 

  • Sat after 12 noon @ 2.00x

  • Sun @ 2.00x 

  • PH @ 2.50x 

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

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

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x 

  • 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 Weekly OT @ 2.50x 

  • Work through meal break @ 2.00x 

  • Less than 10 hour break between shifts @ 2.00x 

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.50x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.50x

Shiftworker

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x

  • Sat before 12 noon - First 2 hours @ 1.50x

  • Sat before 12 noon - After 2 hours @ 2.00x

  • Sat after 12 noon @ 2.00x

  • Sun @ 2.00x

  • PH @ 2.50x

  • M-F Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • Sun Daily OT @ 2.00x

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.50x

  • M-F Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.50x

  • Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 2.00x

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 2.00x

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.50x

  • Work through meal break @ 2.00x

  • Less than 10 hour break between shifts @ 2.00x

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.50x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.50x

  • Sat after 12pm - First 2 hours Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.00x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.50x

Casual

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • M-F Before 7am - First 2 hours @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Before 7am - After 2 hours @ 1.80x 

  • M-F After 6pm - First 2 hours @ 1.40x 

  • M-F After 6pm - After 2 hours @ 1.80x 

  • Sat before 12 noon - First 2 hours @ 1.40x 

  • Sat before 12 noon - After 2 hours @ 1.80x 

  • Sat after 12 noon @ 1.80x

  • Sun @ 1.80x 

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • M-F Daily OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Daily OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.80x 

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.80x 

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.20x 

  • M-F Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.40x 

  • M-F Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.80x 

  • Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.40x 

  • Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.80x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.80x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.20x 

  • Work through meal break @ 1.80x 

  • Less than 10 hour break between shifts @ 1.80x 

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.20x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.80x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Shiftworker

  • M-F Ordinary @ 1.00x 

  • Sat before 12 noon - First 2 hours @ 1.40x 

  • Sat before 12 noon - After 2 hours @ 1.80x 

  • Sat after 12 noon @ 1.80x

  • Sun @ 1.80x 

  • PH @ 2.20x 

  • M-F Daily OT @ 1.80x

  • Sun Daily OT @ 1.80x

  • PH Daily OT @ 2.20x  

  • M-F Weekly OT @ 1.80x 

  • Sat Weekly OT - First 2 Hours @ 1.40x 

  • Sat Weekly OT - After 2 Hours @ 1.80x 

  • Sun Weekly OT @ 1.80x 

  • PH Weekly OT @ 2.20x 

  • Work through meal break @ 1.80x 

  • Less than 10 hour break between shifts @ 1.80x 

  • Sat After Good Friday @ 2.20x

  • M-F Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.00x

  • Sat Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.40x

  • Sun Minimum Shift Engagement @ 1.80x

  • PH Minimum Shift Engagement @ 2.20x

Allowances (Not Automated)

Civil Construction Allowances (Not Automated)

  • Afternoon & Night Shift 

  • Call Back Shiftworker (FT/PT)

  • Call Back Shiftworker (CAS)

  • Call Back Shiftworker Public Holiday (FT/PT)

  • Call Back Shiftworker Public Holiday (CAS)

  • Compressed Air Work Allowance - 0-35 kPa 

  • Compressed Air Work Allowance - Over 35-65 kPa 

  • Compressed Air Work Allowance - Over 65-100 kPa 

  • Compressed Air Work Allowance - Over 100-170 kPa 

  • Compressed Air Work Allowance - Over 170-225 kPa 

  • Compressed Air Work Allowance - Over 225-275 kPa 

  • Cutting Stone Allowance 

  • Live Sewer Work Allowance 

  • Pipe Enamelling Allowance 

  • Powdered Lime Dust Allowance 

  • Sand Blasting Allowance 

  • Special Tractor Blade Allowance 

  • Timbering Allowance - Sinker 

General Building & Construction Allowances (Not Automated)

  • Morning or Early Afternoon Shift 

  • Afternoon or Night Shift 

  • Bagging Allowance 

  • Bricklayer Operation Cutting Machine Allowance 

  • Cleaning Down Brick Allowance 

  • Computing Quantities Allowance - other than leading hands 

  • Cutting Tiles Allowance 

  • Dry Polishing Of Tiles Allowance 

  • Grindstone Allowance - carpenter or joiner 

  • Hydraulic Hammer Allowance 

  • Plaster or Composition Spray Allowance 

  • Pneumatic Tool Operation Allowance - 2.75 kilograms or over 

  • Roof Repairs Allowance - other than roof slaters & tilers 

  • Roof Repairs Allowance - over 15m & pitch 35 degrees or less 

  • Roof Repairs Allowance - over 15m & pitch over 35 or 40 degrees 

  • Roof Repairs Allowance - over 15m & pitch over 40 degrees 

  • Scaffold or Rigging Certificate Allowance 

  • Second Hand Timber Allowance - damage to tools 

  • Slushing Allowance 

  • Spray Application Allowance - painters 

  • Towers Allowance - 15-30m 

  • Towers Allowance - 30+m 

  • Waste Disposal Allowance 

  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Industry Allowance 

  • Carpenter-Diver Allowance 

  • Coffer Dam Worker Allowance - not under air pressure 

  • Electricians Licence Allowance 

  • First Aid Allowance - higher than minimum qualifications 

  • First Aid Allowance - minimum qualifications 

  • In Charge Of Plant Allowance 

  • Industry Allowance  

  • Laser Safety Officer Allowance 

  • Multistorey Allowance - Start of building to 15th floor level 

  • Multistorey Allowance - 16th-30th floor level 

  • Multistorey Allowance - 31st-45th floor level 

  • Multistorey Allowance - 46th-60th floor level 

  • Multistorey Allowance - 61st floor level onwards 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - refractory Bricklayer assistant 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - refractory Bricklayer 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 3yr Appr - 1st Yr 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 3yr Appr - 2nd Yr 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 3yr Appr - 3rd Yr 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 - 1st Yr 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 - 2nd Yr 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 - 3rd Yr  

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 - 4th Yr 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 1st Yr - N/C Y12  

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 1st Yr - Y12  

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 2nd Yr - N/C Y12  

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 2nd Yr - Y12  

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 3rd Yr 

  • Refractory Bricklaying Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 4th Yr 

  • Special Allowance  Special Allowance - 3yr Appr - 1st Yr – Electrotechnology 

  • Special Allowance - 3yr Appr - 1st Yr - all others  

  • Special Allowance - 3yr Appr - 2nd Yr – Electrotechnology 

  • Special Allowance - 3yr Appr - 2nd Yr - all others  

  • Special Allowance - 3yr Appr - 3rd Yr - Electrotechnology 

  • Special Allowance - 3yr Appr - 3rd Yr - all others  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 -1st Yr  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 - 2nd Yr  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 - 3rd Yr  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - pre 2014 - 4th Yr  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 1st Yr - N/C Y12 

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 1st Yr - Y12  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 2nd Yr - N/C Y12  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 2nd Yr - Y12  

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 3rd Yr 

  • Special Allowance - 4yr Appr - post 2014 - 4th Yr 

  • Underground Allowance - Less than 5 days - other than operators 

  • Underground Allowance - 5 or more days - other than operators 

  • Acid Work Allowance 

  • Asbestos Allowance 

  • Asbestos Eradication Allowance 

  • Bitumen Work Allowance  

  • Cold Work Allowance 

  • Confined Space Allowance 

  • Dirty Work Allowance 

  • Dual Lift Allowance 

  • Explosive Powered Tools Allowance 

  • Carrying Fuels, Oils & Greases Allowance 

  • Furnace Work Allowance 

  • Heavy Blocks Allowance - 5.5 kg & under 9 kg 

  • Heavy Blocks Allowance - 9 kg-18 kg 

  • Heavy Blocks Allowance - over 18 kg 

  • Height Work Allowance 

  • Hot Work Allowance - between 46-54 degrees 

  • Hot Work Allowance - exceeding 54 degrees 

  • Insulation Allowance 

  • Pile Driving Allowance 

  • Stonemasons Cutting Tools Allowance 

  • Suspended Perimeter Work Platform Allowance 

  • Toxic Substances Allowance - using toxic substances or materials 

  • Toxic Substances Allowance - Working in close proximity 

  • Wet Work Allowance 

  • Camping Allowance - Available before & after Sat & Sun 

  • Camping Allowance - Not available before & after Sat & Sun 

  • Living Away From Home Allowance - Not required to live in camp 

  • Country Radial Areas Allowance 

  • Country Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 1st Yr 

  • Country Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 2nd Yr 

  • Country Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 3rd Yr 

  • Country Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 4th Yr 

  • Distant Work Allowance 

  • Distant Work Allowance - Appr 1st Yr 

  • Distant Work Allowance - Appr 2nd Yr 

  • Distant Work Allowance - Appr 3rd Yr 

  • Distant Work Allowance - Appr 4th Yr 

  • Metropolitan Radial Areas Allowance 

  • Metropolitan Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 1st Yr 

  • Metropolitan Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 2nd Yr 

  • Metropolitan Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 3rd Yr 

  • Metropolitan Radial Areas Allowance - Appr 4th Yr 

  • Residing Outside Radial Areas Allowance 

  • Travelling Outside & Between Radial Areas Allowance 

  • Lift Industry Allowance Lift Industry Allowance - Appr 1st Yr 

  • Lift Industry Allowance - Appr 2nd Yr 

  • Lift Industry Allowance - Appr 3rd Yr 

  • Lift Industry Allowance - Appr 4th Yr Service Cores Allowance - less than 15m - Start building-15th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - less than 15m - 16th-30th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - less than 15m - 31st-45th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - less than 15m - 46th-60th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - less than 15m - 61st floor level onwards 

  • Service Cores Allowance - more than 15m - Start building-15th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - more than 15m - 16th-30th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - more than 15m - 31st-45th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - more than 15m - 46th-60th floor level 

  • Service Cores Allowance - more than 15m - 61st floor level onwards 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 0-15 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 16-30 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 31-45 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 46-60 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 60+ storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 0-15 storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 16-30 storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 31-45 storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 46-60 storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - first 4 hrs - 60+ storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 0-15 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 16-30 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 31-45 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 46-60 storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 60+ storeys 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4hrs - 0-15 storey - solid plaster 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 16-30 storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 31-45 storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 46-60 storeys - solid plasterer 

  • Swing Scaffold Allowance - after 4 hrs - 60+ storeys - solid plasterer 

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

Approve the timesheet, then unapprove the pay item.

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

Approve the pay.

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