Horticultural Award (MA000028)

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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 Horticulture Award package. For further information about the Horticulture Award, refer to:

http://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000028

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.

Coverage

This award covers:

  • agricultural holdings
  • commercial flower growers
  • vegetable market gardens
  • Most orchard growers

Any activity such as sowing, planting, raising, cultivating, harvesting, picking, packing, storing, grading, forwarding or treating horticultural crops are included under this award.

The award also covers activities such as fencing, trenching, draining, preparing or treating land for crop growing.

Some notable exceptions which fall outside of this award are:

  • Animals and animal products (see Pastoral Award)
  • Wine industry
  • Silviculture and afforestation
  • The sugar cane growing and sugar processing industry
  • Plant nurseries
  • Broad acre mixed farming (see Pastoral Award)

Work Types

Hours worked

Use this work type to represent ordinary hours, unless another work type is more specific.

Public holiday (not worked)

Choose this work type when the day was a public holiday but the employee has a day off (permanent employees only).

Annual leave taken

Choose this work type when annual leave was taken.

Compassionate leave taken

Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.

Leave without pay

Choose this work type if the employee has taken leave which should not be paid.

Long service leave

Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.

Paid community service leave taken

Choose this work type when community service leave was taken.

Personal / carers leave taken

Choose this work type when personal / carers leave was taken.

Time in lieu leave taken

Choose this work type when time in lieu was taken.

Wet work and Wet work (casuals)

Choose this work type where the employee is required to work in the wet place,unless provided with adequate protection. A wet place will mean a place where the clothing of the employee becomes saturated or a place where the employee has to stand in water or slush so that the employee’s feet become wet.

Working through a break

Choose this work type if the employee is working through a recognised meal break from the start fo the work up to the time that the employee was put on a break.

Tags

The following tags are available for application to employees under the Horticulture Award.

Harvest period

Choose this tag during the period where the employees are engaged principally in the harvesting,grading or packing of horticultural crops. You will have to nominate this tag for each employee involved in harvesting.

Saturday treated as ordinary hours

Choose this tag if, by agreement, Saturdays are included as ordinary hours.

12 hour shifts

Choose this tag if, by agreement, the employee can work up to 12 hours in a day as part of ordinary hours. This is only applicable to permanent dayworkers.

In charge of 11-20 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of 11-20 employees.

In charge of 2-6 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of 2-6 employees.

In charge of 7-10 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of 7-10 employees.

In charge of more than 20 employees

Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of more than 20 employees.

TIL

Choose this tag if the employee has agreed to receive time in lieu instead of overtime.

Performs first aid duties

Choose this tag if the employee holds a first aid qualification and is engaged to perform first aid duties.

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