NURSES AWARD 2010.
Scope of the Nurses Award 2010
The Nurses Award 2010 applies to registered nurses, (including Division 1 nurses), enrolled nurses (including Division 2 nurses) and nursing assistants. The nursing assistant is someone who reports to a registered or enrolled nurse and whose employment is solely to assist a nurse in the provision of nursing care or nursing services.
The Nurses Award 2010 will cover most private sector nurses working in aged care facilities, private hospitals, and private sector specialist services such as medical practices.
Please note: the Nurses Award 2010 does not cover nurses employed in schools.
A definition of nursing work
The Nurses Award 2010 has a broad interpretation of nursing work. Under the Award, nursing care means:
* giving assistance to a person who, because of disability, is unable to maintain their bodily needs without frequent assistance;
* carrying out tasks that are directly related to the maintenance of a person's bodily needs where that person, because of disability, is unable to carry out those tasks for themselves; and/or
* assisting a registered nurse to carry out the work described.
A full copy of the Nurses Award 2010 is available at:
NURSES AWARD 2010 CLASSIFICATION STRUCTURE AND MINIMUM WEEKLY WAGES as at 1 July 2018 Annual Wage Review decision 2017-18  FWCFB 3500 effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2018 1 July 2018 Per Week $ 14.1 Nursing Assistant 1st year 785.00 2nd year 798.00 3rd year 811.30 Experienced (the holder of a relevant certificate III qualification) 837.40 14.2 Enrolled nurses (a) Student Enrolled Nurse Less than 21 years of age 726.80 21 years of age and over 764.70 (b) Enrolled Nurse Pay point 1 852.90 Pay point 2 864.20 Pay point 3 875.60 Pay point 4 888.30 Pay point 5 897.20 14.3 Registered Nurses Minimum entry rate for a: (a) Four year degree is $952.60 per week (b) Masters degree is $985.50 per week Progression from these entry rates will be to Level 1- Registered Nurse Pay point 4 and 5 respectively Registered Nurse - Level 1 Pay point 1 912.40 Pay point 2 931.10 Pay point 3 954.00 Pay point 4 979.20 Pay point 5 1009.40 Pay point 6 1038.60 Pay point 7 1068.60 Pay point 8 and thereafter 1096.40 Registered Nurse - Level 2 Pay point 1 1125.50 Pay point 2 1143.40 Pay point 3 1163.20 Pay point 4 and thereafter 1182.30 Registered Nurse - Level 3 Pay point 1 1,220.40 Pay point 2 1,242.80 Pay point 3 1,264.30 Pay point 4 and thereafter 1,287.00 Registered Nurse - Level 4 Pay point 1 1,392.90 Pay point 2 1,492.70 Pay point 3 1,579.70 Registered Nurse - Level 5 Pay point 1 1,405.60 Pay point 2 1,480.20 Pay point 3 1,579.70 Pay point 4 1,678.30 Pay point 5 1,851.00 Pay point 6 2,025.20 14.4 Nurse Practitioner 1st year 1,404.40 2nd year 1,446.00 14.5 Occupational Health Nurses Occupational Health Nurse - Level 1 Pay point 1 979.20 Pay point 2 1009.40 Pay point 3 1,038.60 Pay point 4 1,068.60 Pay point 5 1,096.40 Occupational Health Nurse - Level 2 Pay point 1 1,125.50 Pay point 2 1,143.40 Pay point 3 1,163.20 Pay point 4 1,182.30 Senior Occupational Health Clinical Nurse 1,182.30 Occupational Health Nurse - Level 3 Pay point 1 1,220.40 Pay point 2 1,242.80 Pay point 3 1,264.30 Pay point 4 and thereafter 1,287.00
KEY PROVISIONS OF THE NURSES AWARD 2010
As set out in the order they appear in the award
This clause allows certain terms of the award to be varied by written agreement to suit the individual needs of the employer and individual employee. The employee must not be disadvantaged by the application of this clause.
Consultation and dispute resolution clauses
A clause to manage the consultative and dispute settling processes at the workplace.
Provisions for full-time, part time and casual employment
Full-time employment is based on a 38-hour week. Part-time employment is less than an average of 38 ordinary hours per week, with reasonably predictable hours of work. Before commencing part-time employment, the employer and employee must agree in writing on the guaranteed minimum number of hours to be worked and the rostering arrangements. Casual employees receive a casual loading of 25%.
The award provides for minimum wage rates for each classification of employee (Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing). These wage rates will be subject to variation through annual national wage reviews conducted by Fair Work Australia.
Provides for a range of allowances, some adjusted on an annual basis.
Hours of work
The maximum shift length, or hours of work per day, will be ten hours exclusive of meal breaks. The rest breaks between shifts will be at least 8 hours.
Overtime is paid from Monday to Saturday at time and a half for the first two hours and double time thereafter; on Sunday at double time; and on public holidays at double time and a half. All time worked by part-time employees in excess of the rostered daily ordinary full-time hours is overtime. Where TOIL is accrued, it should be taken at overtime rates.
Annual leave is five weeks and six weeks for shift workers. A shift worker is defined as a employee who:
a) is regularly rostered over seven days a week; and
b) regularly works on weekends.
II work done by an employee during their ordinary shifts on a public holiday including a substituted day is paid at double time of the ordinary rate of pay.
An employee who is legitimately required by Aboriginal tradition to be absent from work for Aboriginal ceremonial purposes is entitled to up to ten working days unpaid leave in any one year, with the approval of the employer.
National Employment Standards
In addition to the award clauses, each award must now operate with the National Employment Standards. There are 10 National Employment Standards including:
Maximum ordinary hours of work;
Request for flexible work arrangements;
Parent leave and related entitlements;
Personal, carers leave and compassionate leave;
Community services leave;
Long service leave;
Notice of termination and redundancy pay;
Fair work information statement.
A copy of the National Employment Standards is available on:
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