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Miscellaneous Award - Training Wages Amendment impacting 83 Modern Awards


During the 4 yearly review of modern awards, a Full Bench of the Commission determined that the National Training Wage Schedule would be:-

  • standardised and removed from all awards except the Miscellaneous Award 2010, and
  • incorporated back into all other awards by reference to the Miscellaneous Award 2010.

The direction was issued on 27th April and technical detail was finalised on 30th April which will result in 83 modern awards have the current reference to the Miscellaneous Award Schedule E for the National Training Wages, and the insertion of their own training wage schedule.

An example of the  incorporating the National Training Wage by reference to the Miscellaneous Award is set out below (as in the Clerks Private Sector Award 2020):-

16.6 National Training Wage

(a) Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2010 sets out minimum wage rates and conditions for employees undertaking traineeships.
(b) This award incorporates the terms of Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2010 as at 1 July 2019. For that purpose, any reference to "this award" in Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2010 is to be read as referring to the Clerks-Private Sector Award 2020 and not the Miscellaneous Award 2010.

The variation determination comes into operation from 18 June 2020 and renames the Miscellaneous Award 2010 as the Miscellaneous Award 2020

We will upload all awards once they have been updated.

A full list of the 83 Modern Awards are as follows:-

 Black Coal Mining Industry Award 2010
Clerks—Private Sector Award 2020
Fast Food Industry Award 2010
General Retail Industry Award 2010
Hair and Beauty Industry Award 2010
Higher Education Industry—General Staff—Award 2020
Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020
Mining Industry Award 2020
Racing Clubs Events Award 2010
Racing Industry Ground Maintenance Award 2020
Rail Industry Award 2020
Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Industries Award 2010
Aged Care Award 2010
Banking, Finance and Insurance Award 2020
Cleaning Services Award 2020
Contract Call Centres Award 2020
Cotton Ginning Award 2020
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010
Graphic Arts, Printing and Publishing Award 2010
Horticulture Award 2010
Nursery Award 2020
Pastoral Award 2010
Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award 2010
Road Transport and Distribution Award 2020
Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2020
Silviculture Award 2020
Telecommunications Services Award 2010
Transport (Cash in Transit) Award 2020
Waste Management Award 2020
Wool Storage, Sampling and Testing Award 2010
Port Authorities Award 2020
Stevedoring Industry Award 2020
Asphalt Industry Award 2020
Cement, Lime and Quarrying Award 2020
Concrete Products Award 2020
Premixed Concrete Award 2020
Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010
Meat Industry Award 2020
Aluminium Industry Award 2020
Gas Industry Award 2020
Hydrocarbons Industry (Upstream) Award 2020
Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020
Hydrocarbons Field Geologists Award 2020
Seafood Processing Award 2020
Pharmaceutical Industry Award 2010
Cemetery Industry Award 2020
Timber Industry Award 2010
Oil Refining and Manufacturing Award 2020
Poultry Processing Award 2020
Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award 2020
Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2020
Live Performance Award 2010
Sporting Organisations Award 2020
Commercial Sales Award 2020
Storage Services and Wholesale Award 2020
Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Award 2020
Electrical Power Industry Award 2020
Vehicle Repair, Services and Retail Award 2020
Wine Industry Award 2010
Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010
Alpine Resorts Award 2020
Fitness Industry Award 2010
Car Parking Award 2020
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Industry Award 2020
Pest Control Industry Award 2020
Labour Market Assistance Industry Award 2020
Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010
Gardening and Landscaping Services Award 2020
Travelling Shows Award 2020
Funeral Industry Award 2010
Real Estate Industry Award 2020
Salt Industry Award 2010
Professional Diving Industry (Recreational) Award 2020
Corrections and Detention (Private Sector) Award 2020
Local Government Industry Award 2020
Water Industry Award 2020
Aquaculture Industry Award 2020
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2020
Legal Services Award 2020
Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2020
Restaurant Industry Award 2020
Children’s Services Award 2010
State Government Agencies Award 2020

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