Nurses Award 2010 (MA000034)

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This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Nurses Award 2010 [MA000034] package. For further information about the Nurses Award, refer to:

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

Installing and Configuring the Pre-Built Award Package

For details on how to install and configure this Pre-built Award Template, please review the detailed help article here.

Given the use of shift conditions and work types used in this template, it is recommended that you review the list of work types. They will all be automatically applied to employees by default but if any are ever going to be relevant to your organisation then consider removing the 'auto enable' feature.

Coverage

This award covers employers throughout Australia of employees in the Nurses Award. For further details and any exclusions, please see clause 4 of the award.

Managing progressions through pay points

The award requires progression through pay points to be based on an annual anniversary date for full time employees and 1786 hours for part time and casual employees. We have built automatic progression into the employment agreements for full time employees based on the number of years since the anniversary date. The anniversary date should be populated by the user as the date that the employee started at their particular level.

For Part Time and Casual employees, we are unable to provide an automatic progression into the employment agreements as it is based on number or hours worked at a particular pay point. Instead we have provided an employment agreement for each pay point. To keep track of the hours worked at a particular pay point, we recommend keeping anniversary date populated as the date the employee started the current pay point. With this stored, you can run a timesheet report (Reports > Timesheet Report), setting the 'from' date as the employees anniversary date and the to date as today. This will tally the hours worked between those two dates to give you a gauge as to whether the employee is ready to move on to the next pay point.

Work Types

Work types are a description of the kind of shift you are working, and are selected when you record a timesheet. The following is a list of work types employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Work Type Description
ADO taken Select this work type when an accrued day off is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Annual Leave taken Select this work type when annual leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Ceremonial leave taken Select this work type when ceremonial leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Changeover shift Select this work type if you are moving from, for example, day work to shift work or afternoon shift to night shift as part of a regular rostered changeover
Compassionate leave taken Select this work type when compassionate leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Hours worked Select this work type for all hours worked, unless another work type is more specific
Hours worked on a substituted public holiday Under this award, public holidays may be substituted for another day by agreement. Choose this work type if that day is a substituted public holiday
Kilometres travelled Select this work type to enter the mileage travelled in your car for work purposes. 1 unit is equivalent to 1 kilometre
Leave without pay Select this work type when leave without pay is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Long-service leave taken Select this work type when long-service leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
On-call Select this work type if you are on call. This should reflect the start and finish time you are required to be on call, up to 24 hours in duration
On-call on a rostered day off Select this work type if you are on call and it is normally your rostered day off. This should reflect the start and finish time you are required to be on call, up to 24 hours in duration
Paid community service leave taken Select this work type when paid community service leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Personal / carer's leave taken Select this work type when personal / carer's leave is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.
Public holiday not worked Use this work type if you're a permanent employee who has had a day or part of a day off because it is a public holiday
Public holiday on rostered day off Use this work type if it is a public holiday but you normally are not required to work on that day
Recalled to work when not on call Use this work type if you are called back to work after leaving for the day, and you were not on call when you left
Recalled to work when on call Use this work type if you are called back to work after leaving for the day, and you were on call when you left
Remain on duty during meal break Use this work type if you are having a meal break but have had to remain on stand-by. Use this work type for the part of the day until you've had an actual meal break
TIL taken Select this work type when time in lieu is taken . This will also be used when turning an approved leave request into a timesheet entry through employee self service.

Shift Conditions

Shift Conditions are further detail you can add to a shift where perhaps more than one condition applies to your shift. Shift conditions are selected when you edit a timesheet record, or when clocking on using the ClockMeIn Time and Attendance app. The following is a list of Shift Conditions employees can select on their timesheet, and the meaning of each item.

Shift condition Description
TIL for overtime shift Use this shift condition for a shift where you'd like to swap any overtime for time in lieu. If you'd like this as a permanent arrangement, use the employee tag instead and do not use the shift condition


Employee Tags

Employee Tags are specific conditions typically related to the employees agreement. These are often conditions negotiated and agreed between the employer and the employee, or unique characteristics of the employees role.

Employee tag Description
Uniform provided by employer Select this tag if the employer provides all uniforms
Uniform provided by employee Select this tag if the employee provides all or some uniforms
Employee launders own uniform Select this tag if the employee is responsible for laundering their own uniforms
employee could reasonably return home for a meal Select this tag if the employee is close enough that they could reasonably return home for a meal during overtime rest periods
ADO Select this tag to implement an accrued day off system. Using this, an employee working, for example, 5 x 8 hour shifts per week will accrue a day off after 19 shifts
Shiftworker Select this tag if the employee is principally engaged to be a shift worker
TIL of OT Select this tag if the employee has agreed to have all overtime hours accrued as time in lieu of overtime
TIL of public holidays Select this tag if the employee has agreed to have the penalty rate portion of all public holiday hours accrued as time in lieu


If you have any feedback or questions please contact us via support@yourpayroll.com.au 

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