This article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags that are included as part of the pre-built Pastoral Award: Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations package. For further information about the Pastoral Award: Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations, refer to:
16 February 2018
Updated all casual employment agreements to use casual pay rate templates. This ensures the primary pay category has been set to "Casual - Ordinary Hours" which is correct for reporting purposes.
1 January 2018
The award has been updated to reflect changes made as part of the Fair Work Decision 4 year review of modern awards. The changes add the requirement in paragraph 10(f) to provide a part time employee who is a full time secondary school student and is a dairy operator and is under 18 to receive a minimum 2 hour shift rather than a 3 hour shift which was previously the case for all part time workers.
These changes are reflected in the "Permanent - Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations" rule set and also gives rise to two new employee tags:
- Full time secondary student
- Dairy operator
You will need to apply these tags to any employees who meet the above criteria. These tags have been added to this help guide below.
Please note that the changes come into effect on the first full pay period on or after 1 January 2018. This means that you should only install these updates once you've completed the last pay period that pays shifts worked during December 2017.
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.
This is one part of the Pastoral Award 2010 (MA000035) and is used for Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations. This means the growing of the following broadacre crops:
- faba beans
- pigeon peas
- other crops grown as part of a broadacre mixed farming enterprise
This award package will also cover the management, breeding, rearing or grazing of livestock, dairy and hatchery work with the exception of:
- Poultry: see Pastoral Award (MA000035): Poultry Farming
- Piggeries: see Pastoral Award (MA000035): Pig breeding and Raising
- Shearing and crutching of sheep and classing and pressing of wool: see Pastoral Award (MA000035): Shearing Operations
Annual Leave taken
Choose this work type when annual leave was taken.
Personal/Carer's Leave taken
Choose this work type when personal/carer's leave was taken.
Long Service Leave taken
Choose this work type when long service leave was taken.
TIL Leave taken
Choose this work type when accumulated time in lieu was taken.
RDO Leave taken
Choose this work type when a roster day off was taken.
Compassionate Leave taken
Choose this work type when compassionate leave was taken.
Community Service Leave taken
Choose this work type when community service leave was taken.
Leave without pay
Choose this work type when the employee took leave without pay.
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).
Work during a meal break
Choose this work type if work has been performed during a recognised meal break. This should be from the start of when the break was scheduled to when the break finally commences.
Use this work type for any business kilometres travelled as part of the operations. This does not include from home to the principle place of work or vice versa.
Jetting or spraying sheep
Use this work type for time spend spraying or jetting sheep, or any work in connection with this.
Use this work type for time spend swabbing sheep, or any work in connection with this.
Feeding and watering stock
Use this work type for any time spent feeding or watering stock.
The following tags are available for application to employees under the Pastoral Award: Broadacre Farming and Livestock Operations.
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 11-20 employees
Choose this tag if the employee is engaged to be in charge of 11-20 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
Required to find their own horse
Choose this tag if the employee is required to find and provide their own horse in performing farm duties.
Required to find their own saddle
Choose this tag if the employee is required to find and provide their own saddle in performing farm duties.
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.
Use this tag if the employee is working with keep. ‘Keep’ will mean good and sufficient living accommodation and good and sufficient rations of sufficient quantity; sound, well-cooked and properly served by the cook or the cook’s offsider. It will not include accommodation under a roof or cooking when circumstances render such accommodation or cooking impracticable.
Full time secondary school student
Use this tag if the employee is a full time secondary school student
Use this tag if the employee is principally engaged to perform the work of a dairy operator
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