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Professional Diving Industry (Recreational) Award 2020

 

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 9 April 2024 (PR771384).

Clause(s) affected by the most recent variation(s):

18—Superannuation

 

Table of Contents

[Varied by PR746868, PR747464, PR750526]

Part 1— Application and Operation of this Award. 3

1. Title and commencement 3

2. Definitions. 3

3. The National Employment Standards and this award. 4

4. Coverage. 4

5. Individual flexibility arrangements. 5

6. Requests for flexible working arrangements. 7

7. Facilitative provisions. 7

Part 2— Types of Employment and Classifications. 7

8. Types of employment 7

9. Full-time employees. 8

10. Part-time employees. 8

11. Casual employees. 8

12. Classifications. 9

Part 3— Hours of Work. 10

13. Ordinary hours of work. 10

14. Breaks. 10

Part 4— Wages and Allowances. 11

15. Minimum rates. 11

16. Payment of wages. 13

17. Allowances. 14

18. Superannuation. 16

Part 5— Overtime. 18

19. Overtime. 18

Part 6— Leave and Public Holidays. 21

20. Annual leave. 21

21. Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave. 25

22. Parental leave and related entitlements. 25

23. Community service leave. 25

24. Family and domestic violence leave. 25

25. Public holidays. 25

Part 7— Consultation and Dispute Resolution. 26

26. Consultation about major workplace change. 26

27. Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work. 27

28. Dispute resolution. 27

Part 8— Termination of Employment and Redundancy. 28

29. Termination of employment 28

30. Redundancy. 30

Schedule A —Summary of Hourly Rates of Pay—Recreational Diving Industry. 32

Schedule B —Summary of Monetary Allowances. 34

Schedule C —Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime. 36

Schedule D —Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance. 37

Schedule E —Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave. 39


Part 1—Application and Operation of this Award

1.                      Title and commencement

1.1                   This award is the Professional Diving Industry (Recreational) Award 2020.

1.2                   This modern award commenced operation on 1 January 2010. The terms of the award have been varied since that date.

1.3                   A variation to this award this does not affect any right, privilege, obligation or liability that a person acquired, accrued or incurred under the award as it existed prior to that variation.

2.                      Definitions

[Varied by PR733895]

In this award, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

All-purpose rate means the rate of pay of an employee who is entitled to an all-purpose loading. This rate is to be used when calculating any penalties, loadings or payment while they are on annual leave.

[Definition of casual employee inserted by PR733895 from 27Sep21]

casual employee has the meaning given by section 15A of the Act.

casual hourly rate means the hourly rate for a casual employee for the employee’s classification specified in clause 15Minimum rates, inclusive of the casual loading, which is payable for all purposes.

day trip means a trip that takes place within a period of 24 hours, i.e. the employee leaves and returns within a period of 24 hours.

defined benefit member has the meaning given by the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth).

distant work means that the distances or the travelling facilities to and from places of work make it reasonably necessary that employees live and sleep at a place other than their usual place of residence at the time of commencing work.

employee means national system employee within the meaning of the Act.

employer means national system employer within the meaning of the Act.

exempt public sector superannuation scheme has the meaning given by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth).

long trip means a trip that exceeds a period of 24 hours.

MySuper product has the meaning given by the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth).

NES means the National Employment Standards as contained in sections 59 to 131 of the Act.

on-hire means the on-hire of an employee by their employer to a client, where such employee works under the general guidance and instruction of the client or a representative of the client.

recreational diving industry has the meaning given in clause 4.3.

standard rate means the minimum weekly rate for a dive master in clause 15Minimum rates.

working time for an instructor means instruction time plus pre-dive and post-dive briefings of a maximum 30 minutes duration each.

3.                      The National Employment Standards and this award

3.1                   The National Employment Standards (NES) and this award contain the minimum conditions of employment for employees covered by this award.

3.2                   Where this award refers to a condition of employment provided for in the NES, the NES definition applies.

3.3                   The employer must ensure that copies of the award and the NES are available to all employees to whom they apply, either on a notice board which is conveniently located at or near the workplace or through accessible electronic means.

4.                      Coverage

4.1                   This industry award covers employers throughout Australia engaged in the recreational diving industry and their employees in the classifications listed in clause 12Classifications to the exclusion of any other modern award.

4.2                   In clause 4.1, Australia includes all such areas as fall within the territorial jurisdiction of the Commonwealth or of a State.

4.3                   The recreational diving industry means the provision of underwater services for the purposes of recreational diving and related shipboard services.

4.4                   The award does not cover employers and employees covered by the classifications listed in the Professional Diving Industry (Industrial) Award 2020.

4.5                   This award covers any employer which supplies labour on an on-hire basis in the recreational diving industry in respect of on-hire employees in classifications covered by this award, and those on-hire employees, while engaged in the performance of work for a business in that industry. Clause 4.4 operates subject to the exclusions from coverage in this award.

4.6                   This award does not cover:

(a)          employees excluded from award coverage by the Act;

(b)         employees who are covered by a modern enterprise award or an enterprise instrument (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)), or employers in relation to those employees; or

(c)          employees who are covered by a State reference public sector modern award or a State reference public sector transitional award (within the meaning of the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth)), or employers in relation to those employees.

4.7                   Where an employer is covered by more than one award, an employee of that employer is covered by the award classification which is most appropriate to the work performed by the employee and to the environment in which the employee normally performs the work.

NOTE: Where there is no classification for a particular employee in this award it is possible that the employer and that employee are covered by an award with occupational coverage.

5.                      Individual flexibility arrangements

5.1                   Despite anything else in this award, an employer and an individual employee may agree to vary the application of the terms of this award relating to any of the following in order to meet the genuine needs of both the employee and the employer:

(a)          arrangements for when work is performed; or

(b)         overtime rates; or

(c)          penalty rates; or

(d)         allowances; or

(e)          annual leave loading.

5.2                   An agreement must be one that is genuinely made by the employer and the individual employee without coercion or duress.

5.3                   An agreement may only be made after the individual employee has commenced employment with the employer.

5.4                   An employer who wishes to initiate the making of an agreement must:

(a)          give the employee a written proposal; and

(b)         if the employer is aware that the employee has, or reasonably should be aware that the employee may have, limited understanding of written English, take reasonable steps (including providing a translation in an appropriate language) to ensure that the employee understands the proposal.

5.5                   An agreement must result in the employee being better off overall at the time the agreement is made than if the agreement had not been made.

5.6                   An agreement must do all of the following:

(a)          state the names of the employer and the employee; and

(b)         identify the award term, or award terms, the application of which is to be varied; and

(c)          set out how the application of the award term, or each award term, is varied; and

(d)         set out how the agreement results in the employee being better off overall at the time the agreement is made than if the agreement had not been made; and

(e)          state the date the agreement is to start.

5.7                   An agreement must be:

(a)          in writing; and

(b)         signed by the employer and the employee and, if the employee is under 18 years of age, by the employee’s parent or guardian.

5.8                   Except as provided in clause 5.7(b), an agreement must not require the approval or consent of a person other than the employer and the employee.

5.9                   The employer must keep the agreement as a time and wages record and give a copy to the employee.

5.10               The employer and the employee must genuinely agree, without duress or coercion to any variation of an award provided for by an agreement.

5.11               An agreement may be terminated:

(a)          at any time, by written agreement between the employer and the employee; or

(b)         by the employer or employee giving 13 weeks’ written notice to the other party (reduced to 4 weeks if the agreement was entered into before the first full pay period starting on or after 4 December 2013).

NOTE: If an employer and employee agree to an arrangement that purports to be an individual flexibility arrangement under this award term and the arrangement does not meet a requirement set out in section 144 then the employee or the employer may terminate the arrangement by giving written notice of not more than 28 days (see section 145 of the Act).

5.12               An agreement terminated as mentioned in clause 5.11(b) ceases to have effect at the end of the period of notice required under that clause.

5.13               The right to make an agreement under clause 5 is additional to, and does not affect, any other term of this award that provides for an agreement between an employer and an individual employee.

6.                      Requests for flexible working arrangements

[6 substituted by PR763316 ppc 01Aug23]

Requests for flexible working arrangements are provided for in the NES.

NOTE: Disputes about requests for flexible working arrangements may be dealt with under clause 28—Dispute resolution and/or under section 65B of the Act.

7.                      Facilitative provisions

7.1                   A facilitative provision provides that the standard approach in an award provision may be departed from by agreement between an employer and an individual employee, or the majority of employees in the enterprise or part of the enterprise concerned.

7.2                   Facilitative provisions in this award are contained in the following clause:

(a)          clause 16—Payment of wages;

(b)         clause 19.5—Time off instead of payment for overtime;

(c)          clause 20.3—Annual leave in advance; and

(d)         clause 20.7—Cashing out of annual leave.

Part 2—Types of Employment and Classifications

8.            Types of employment

8.1                   Employees under this award will be employed in one of the following categories:

(a)          full-time;

(b)         part-time; or

(c)          casual.

8.2                   All employees except casual employees must be employed by the week.

8.3                   Where employment is of less than 4 weeks’ duration, employees will be paid casual rates.

9.                      Full-time employees

A full-time employee is engaged to work an average of 38 ordinary hours per week.

10.                 Part-time employees

10.1               A part-time employee:

(a)          is engaged to work an average of less than 38 ordinary hours per week; and

(b)         receives, on a pro rata basis, equivalent pay and conditions to those of full-time employees who do the same kind of work.

10.2               For each ordinary hour worked, a part-time employee will be paid no less than the minimum hourly rate for the relevant classification in clause 15.1.

10.3               An employer must inform a part-time employee prior to the commencement of employment of the ordinary hours of work and starting and finishing times.

11.                 Casual employees

[Varied by PR723958, PR733895]

[11.1 deleted by PR733895 from 27Sep21]

[11.2 renumbered as 11.1 by PR733895 from 27Sep21]

11.1               Casual employment is to be terminated by 4 hours’ notice on either side, or by the payment or forfeiture of 4 hours’ wages as the case may be.

11.2               Casual loading

[11.3 renumbered as 11.2 by PR733895 from 27Sep21]

[11.2(a) substituted by PR723958 ppc 20Nov20]

(a)          For each ordinary hour worked, a casual employee must be paid:

(i)            the minimum hourly rate for the classification in which they are employed; and

(ii)          a loading of 25% of the minimum hourly rate.

(b)         The casual loading is paid instead of annual leave, paid personal/carer’s leave, notice of termination, redundancy benefits and the other conditions of full-time or part-time employment.

(c)          The loading constitutes part of the casual employee’s all-purpose rate.

11.3               Payment for working overtime

[New 11.4 inserted by PR723958 ppc 20Nov20, 11.4 renumbered as 11.3 by PR733895 from 27Sep21]

When a casual employee works overtime, they must be paid the overtime rates in clause 19.3.

11.4               Offers and requests for casual conversion

[11.4 renumbered as 11.5 by PR723958; 11.5 renumbered as 11.4 and renamed and substituted by PR733895 from 27Sep21]

Offers and requests for conversion from casual employment to full-time or part-time employment are provided for in the NES.

NOTE: Disputes about offers and requests for casual conversion under the NES are to be dealt with under clause 28—Dispute resolution.

12.                 Classifications

12.1               Employees may be required to carry out the duties of deckhands, cooks or skippers, in addition to instructing and supervising diving operations, shopwork, interviewing prospective clients and other undefined duties.

12.2               Dive instructor means an employee who is trained to train other divers in accordance with the following standards:

(a)          for the training and certification of recreational divers:

(i)            ISO 24801–3 Recreational Diving Services—Safety Related Minimum Requirements for the Training of Recreational Scuba Divers—Level 3 Dive Leader; and

(ii)          ISO 24802–1 Requirements for Training Scuba Instructors—Level 1 Assistant Instructor; and

(iii)        ISO 24802–2 Requirements for Training Scuba Instructors—Level 2 Instructor; and

in keeping with the provisions of ISO 24803 Recreational Diving Services—Requirements for Recreational Scuba Diving Service Providers.

12.3               Dive master means an employee trained to the level required of:

(a)          ISO 24801–3 Recreational Diving Services—Safety Related Minimum Requirements for the Training of Recreational Scuba Divers—Level 3 Dive Leader; or

(b)         ISO 24802–1 Requirements for Training Scuba Instructors—Level 1 Assistant Instructor; or

(c)          ISO 24802–2 Requirements for Training Scuba Instructors—Level 2 Instructor; and

in keeping with the provisions of ISO 24803 Recreational Diving Services—Requirements for Recreational Scuba Diving Service Providers.

Part 3—Hours of Work

13.                 Ordinary hours of work

13.1               Clause 13 supplements Division 3 of the NES which deals with maximum weekly hours provided in section 62 of the Act.

13.2               The ordinary hours of work are an average of 38 hours per week but not exceeding 152 hours over a period of 28 days.

13.3               The ordinary hours of work may be worked on any day of the week to a maximum of 12 hours on any one day.

14.                 Breaks

14.1               Unpaid meal breaks

An employee is entitled to an unpaid meal break at a time fixed by agreement between the employer and the majority of employees concerned, provided that no employee works more than 5 hours without a meal break.

14.2               Paid rest breaks

An employee is entitled to a 10 minute paid rest break during the morning or the afternoon without loss of pay at a time agreed between the employer and the employee.

Part 4—Wages and Allowances

15.        Minimum rates

[Varied by PR720159, PR723829, PR718927, PR726419, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218]

15.1               Adult rates

[15.1 varied by PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218 ppc 01Jul23]

An employer must pay adult employees the following minimum rates for ordinary hours worked by the employee:

Employee classification

Minimum annual rate

(full-time employee)

Minimum weekly rate1

(full-time employee)

Minimum hourly rate

 

$

$

$

Dive master

48,480

929.80

24.47

Dive instructor

51,507

987.80

25.99

1 Minimum weekly rate is determined by dividing the minimum annual rate by 52.1429.

NOTE: See Schedule A—Summary of Hourly Rates of Pay—Recreational Diving Industry for a summary of hourly rates of pay, including overtime and penalty rates.

15.2               Minimum payments

(a)          Boat trips—full-time and part-time employees

(i)            A day trip means a trip that takes place within a period of 24 hours, i.e. the employee leaves and returns within a period of 24 hours.

(ii)          A long trip means a trip that exceeds a period of 24 hours.

(b)         Full-time employees

(i)            When a full-time employee is engaged on a day trip, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of 6 hours at the minimum hourly rate.

(ii)          When a full-time employee is engaged on a long trip, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of 6 hours at the minimum hourly rate for each 24 hour period of the trip.

(c)          Part-time employees

(i)            When a part-time employee is engaged on a day trip, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of 3 hours at the minimum hourly rate.

(ii)          When a part-time employee is engaged on a long trip, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of 6 hours at the minimum hourly rate for each 24 hour period of the trip.

(d)         Casual employees

(i)            When a casual employee is engaged on a day trip that exceeds 6 hours, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of 6 hours at the casual hourly rate.

(ii)          When a casual employee is engaged on a day trip of less than 6 hours, the employee is to be paid the actual hours worked at the casual hourly rate.

(iii)        When a casual employee is engaged in dive shop work which includes classroom instruction, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of 2 hours at the casual hourly rate.

(iv)        When a casual employee is engaged in field work that takes place within a period of 24 hours, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of 4 hours at the casual hourly rate.

15.3               Higher duties

(a)          Where employees perform the duties of a higher paid classification for a day or part thereof they will be paid at the higher rate for that day.

(b)         For the purposes of clause 15.3 a higher paid classification means a classification with salary and allowances at a higher paid classification than the employee’s current classification.

15.4               National training wage

[15.4(a) varied by PR720159 ppc 18Jun20]

(a)          Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 sets out minimum wage rates and conditions for employees undertaking traineeships.

[15.4(b) varied by PR720159 ppc 18Jun20, PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218 ppc 01Jul23]

(b)         This award incorporates the terms of Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 as at 1 July 2023. Provided that any reference to “this award” in Schedule E to the Miscellaneous Award 2020 is to be read as referring to the Professional Diving Industry (Recreational) Award 2020 and not the Miscellaneous Award 2020.

[Note inserted by PR723829; deleted by PR726419 ppc 01Feb21]

16.                 Payment of wages

NOTE: Regulations 3.33(3) and 3.46(1)(g) of Fair Work Regulations 2009 set out the requirements for pay records and the content of payslips including the requirement to separately identify any allowance paid.

16.1               Wages will be paid either weekly or fortnightly, unless otherwise agreed between the employer and the employee.

16.2               Wages will be paid by cash or electronic funds transfer (EFT) into the employee’s bank or nominated financial institution account.

16.3               Where an employee is paid by cash or cheque and the employee is kept waiting for their wages on pay day for more than 15 minutes after the usual time for ceasing work, the employee must be paid overtime rates after that 15 minutes for the duration spent waiting at the workplace.

16.4               Payment on termination of employment

(a)          The employer must pay an employee no later than 7 days after the day on which the employee’s employment terminates:

(i)            the employee’s wages under this award for any complete or incomplete pay period up to the end of the day of termination; and

(ii)          all other amounts that are due to the employee under this award and the NES.

(b)         The requirement to pay wages and other amounts under clause 16.4(a) is subject to further order of the Commission and the employer making deductions authorised by this award or the Act.

NOTE 1: Section 117(2) of the Act provides that an employer must not terminate an employee’s employment unless the employer has given the employee the required minimum period of notice or “has paid” to the employee payment instead of giving notice.

NOTE 2: Clause 16.4(b) allows the Commission to make an order delaying the requirement to make a payment under clause 16.4. For example, the Commission could make an order delaying the requirement to pay redundancy pay if an employer makes an application under section 120 of the Act for the Commission to reduce the amount of redundancy pay an employee is entitled to under the NES.

NOTE 3: State and Territory long service leave laws or long service leave entitlements under section 113 of the Act, may require an employer to pay an employee for accrued long service leave on the day on which the employee’s employment terminates or shortly after.

17.                 Allowances

[Varied by PR718927, PR719079, PR729370, PR729552 PR740795, PR740958, PR762218, PR762387]

NOTE: Regulations 3.33(3) and 3.46(1)(g) of Fair Work Regulations 2009 set out the requirements for pay records and the content of payslips including the requirement to separately identify any allowance paid.

17.1               Employers must pay to an employee the allowances the employee is entitled to under clause 17.

NOTE: See Schedule B—Summary of Monetary Allowances for a summary of monetary allowances and method of adjustment.

17.2               Wage-related allowance—Language allowance

[17.2 varied by PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218 ppc 01Jul23]

A language allowance of $55.79 per week is payable to an employee who is required by their employer to instruct in a language other than English.

17.3               Expense-related allowances

(a)          Accommodation and meals—offshore

An employee will be reimbursed for all meals and accommodation purchased whilst onboard a vessel travelling offshore for a journey of one or more nights. This provision will not apply where meals and accommodation are provided by the employer.

(b)         Vehicle allowance

[17.3(b) varied by PR729552, PR740958, PR762387 ppc 01Jul23]

A vehicle allowance of $0.95 per kilometre is payable to an employee who consents to use the employee’s own vehicle for the transportation of themselves and their personal diving equipment for work purposes.

(c)          Distant work onshore

(i)            For the purpose of clause 17.3 distant work means that the distances or the travelling facilities to and from places of work make it reasonably necessary that employees live and sleep at a place other than their usual place of residence at the time of commencing work.

(ii)          If employees whilst employed on distant work change their usual place of residence, such new place of residence or any further change of residence (if made whilst employed on distant work) will be regarded as the employee’s usual place of residence for determination of whether the work is distant work within the meaning of clause 17.3.

(d)         Travel to and from distant work

(i)            Employees engaged on distant work, who are required to travel with equipment, to and from work will be reimbursed for the cost of such travel, unless the employer provides the means of travel.

(ii)          Where an employee is recalled and required to return on more than one occasion to the place of distant work, the employer will reimburse the employee the cost of returning to work on each occasion, except where the employer provides the means of travel.

(iii)        The employer will not reimburse the cost of travel and travelling time of an employee who:

·   chooses to leave the employment before the completion of the job or before being 3 months in such employment, whichever happens first;

·   is discharged for unsatisfactory performance within one week of engagement; or

·   is discharged for misconduct.

(e)          Payment for travel to and from distant work

(i)            Payment for time occupied in travelling to and from distant work will be at the minimum hourly rate, except on Sundays and public holidays when it will be paid for at 150% of the minimum hourly rate.

[17.3(e)(ii) varied by PR729552, PR740958, PR762387 ppc 01Jul23]

(ii)          Employees will also be paid an amount of $7.18 per trip home to cover the expenses, if any, of reaching home and of transporting their personal diving equipment.

(iii)        The maximum travelling time to be paid for is:

·   12 hours out of every 24 hours; or

·   when a sleeping berth is provided by the employer for all night travel—8 hours out of every 24 hours.

(f)           Accommodation and meals—distant work

(i)            The employee will be reimbursed for all meals and accommodation purchased whilst on distant work. The provision will not apply where meals and accommodation are provided by the employer or where the provisions of clauses 17.3(f)(ii) and 17.3(f)(iii) apply.

[17.3(f)(ii) varied by PR719079, PR729552, PR740958, PR762387 ppc 01Jul23]

(ii)          An employee, by agreement with the employer, may be paid a minimum of $406.73 per week in return for the employee being responsible for securing their own accommodation and meals.

[17.3(f)(iii) varied by PR719079, PR729552, PR740958, PR762387 ppc 01Jul23]

(iii)        In the case of parts of the week occurring at the beginning or end of employment on distant work, the allowance is $58.18 per day or one seventh of any other weekly amount agreed on.

(g)          Loss of personal effects allowance

[17.3(g)(i) varied by PR719079, PR729552, PR740958, PR762387 ppc 01Jul23]

(i)            An employee will be reimbursed up to $2897 for the loss of personal effects normally required while offshore, which are lost due to fire, explosion, collision, foundering or collapse of a fixed platform, vessel or work barge.

(ii)          No payment will be made where the employee’s loss is made good by any insurance policy or other claim on the employer or any third party.

18.                 Superannuation

[Varied by PR771384]

18.1               Superannuation legislation

[18.1 substituted by PR771384 ppc 09Apr24]

(a)          The NES and Superannuation legislation, including the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth), the Superannuation Guarantee Charge Act 1992 (Cth), the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth) and the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993 (Cth), deal with the superannuation rights and obligations of employers and employees.

(b)         The rights and obligations in clause 18 supplement those in superannuation legislation and the NES.

NOTE: Under superannuation legislation:

(a) Individual employees generally have the opportunity to choose their own superannuation fund.

(b) If a new employee does not choose a superannuation fund, the employer must ask the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whether the employee is an existing member of a stapled superannuation fund and, if stapled fund details are provided by the ATO, make contributions to the stapled fund.

(c) If an employee does not choose a superannuation fund and does not have a stapled fund, the choice of superannuation fund requirements will be satisfied by contributions made to a superannuation fund nominated in the award covering the employee, provided the fund is able to accept contributions for the benefit of the employee.

(d) A fund may not be able to accept contributions for the benefit of an employee if the employee would be a new member of the fund’s MySuper product and the MySuper product is closed to new members because it has failed the performance tests of Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) for 2 consecutive years.

18.2               Employer contributions

An employer must make such superannuation contributions to a superannuation fund for the benefit of an employee as will avoid the employer being required to pay the superannuation guarantee charge under superannuation legislation with respect to that employee.

18.3               Voluntary employee contributions

(a)          Subject to the governing rules of the relevant superannuation fund, an employee may, in writing, authorise their employer to pay on behalf of the employee a specified amount from the post-taxation wages of the employee into the same superannuation fund as the employer makes the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 18.2.

(b)         An employee may adjust the amount the employee has authorised their employer to pay from the wages of the employee from the first of the month following the giving of three months’ written notice to their employer.

(c)          The employer must pay the amount authorised under clauses 18.3(a) or 18.3(b) no later than 28 days after the end of the month in which the deduction authorised under clauses 18.3(a) or 18.3(b) was made.

18.4               Superannuation fund

[18.4 varied by PR771384 ppc 09Apr24]

Unless, to comply with superannuation legislation, the employer is required to make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 18.2 to another superannuation fund, the employer must make the superannuation contributions provided for in clause 18.2 and pay any amount authorised under clauses 18.3(a) or 18.3(b) to one of the following superannuation funds or its successor, provided that, in respect of new employees, the fund is able to accept new beneficiaries:

(a)          Maritime Super; or

(b)         AMP Superannuation Savings Trust,

(c)          any superannuation fund to which the employer was making superannuation contributions for the benefit of its employees before 12 September 2008, provided the superannuation fund is an eligible choice fund and is a fund that offers a MySuper product or is an exempt public sector superannuation scheme; or

(d)         a superannuation fund or scheme which the employee is a defined benefit member of.

Part 5—Overtime

19.                 Overtime

[Varied by PR723958, PR763316]

19.1               All time worked on any one day in excess of 12 hours will be paid as overtime.

[19.2 substituted by PR723958 ppc 20Nov20]

19.2               For a full-time or part-time employee, overtime will be paid for at the rate of 150% of the minimum hourly rate for the first 2 hours and 200% of the minimum hourly rate after 2 hours.

[New 19.3 inserted by PR723958 ppc 20Nov20]

19.3               For a casual employee, overtime will be paid for at the rate of 150% of the casual hourly rate for the first 2 hours and 200% of the casual hourly rate after 2 hours.

NOTE: The casual hourly rate includes the casual loading prescribed by clause 11.2(a)(ii), as defined in clause 2—Definitions.

[19.3 renumbered as 19.4 by PR723958 ppc 20Nov20]

19.4               Employees including casual employees who are called back to work after the usual finishing time will be paid for a minimum of 4 hours’ work at overtime rates.

19.5               Time off instead of payment for overtime

[19.4 renumbered as 19.5 by PR723958 ppc 20Nov20]

(a)          An employee and employer may agree in writing to the employee taking time off instead of being paid for a particular amount of overtime that has been worked by the employee.

(b)         Any amount of overtime that has been worked by an employee in a particular pay period and that is to be taken as time off instead of the employee being paid for it must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 19.5.

(c)          An agreement must state each of the following:

(i)            the number of overtime hours to which it applies and when those hours were worked;

(ii)          that the employer and employee agree that the employee may take time off instead of being paid for the overtime;

(iii)        that, if the employee requests at any time, the employer must pay the employee, for overtime covered by the agreement but not taken as time off, at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked;

(iv)        that any payment mentioned in clause 19.5(c)(iii) must be made in the next pay period following the request.

NOTE: An example of the type of agreement required by clause 19.5 is set out at Schedule C—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule C—Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime. An agreement under clause 19.5 can also be made by an exchange of emails between the employee and employer, or by other electronic means.

(d)         The period of time off that an employee is entitled to take is the same as the number of overtime hours worked.

EXAMPLE: By making an agreement under clause 19.5 an employee who worked 2 overtime hours is entitled to 2 hours’ time off.

(e)          Time off must be taken:

(i)            within the period of 6 months after the overtime is worked; and

(ii)          at a time or times within that period of 6 months agreed by the employee and employer.

(f)           If the employee requests at any time, to be paid for overtime covered by an agreement under clause 19.5 but not taken as time off, the employer must pay the employee for the overtime, in the next pay period following the request, at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

(g)          If time off for overtime that has been worked is not taken within the period of 6 months mentioned in clause 19.5(e), the employer must pay the employee for the overtime, in the next pay period following those 6 months, at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

(h)         The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 19.5 as an employee record.

(i)            An employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee in relation to a decision by the employee to make, or not make, an agreement to take time off instead of payment for overtime.

(j)           An employee may, under section 65 of the Act, request to take time off, at a time or times specified in the request or to be subsequently agreed by the employer and the employee, instead of being paid for overtime worked by the employee. If the employer agrees to the request then clause 19.5 will apply, including the requirement for separate written agreements under clause 19.5(b) for overtime that has been worked.

[Note varied by PR763316 ppc 01Aug23]

NOTE: If an employee makes a request under section 65 of the Act for a change in working arrangements, the employer may only refuse that request on reasonable business grounds (see section 65A(3) of the Act).

(k)         If, on the termination of the employee’s employment, time off for overtime worked by the employee to which clause 19.5 applies has not been taken, the employer must pay the employee for the overtime at the overtime rate applicable to the overtime when worked.

NOTE: Under section 345(1) of the Act, a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 19.5.

Part 6—Leave and Public Holidays

20.                 Annual leave

20.1               Annual leave is provided for in the NES.

20.2               Payment for annual leave

In addition to the payment required to be made under the NES, the employee will be paid an annual leave loading of 17.5% of the ordinary rate of pay for the period of annual leave.

NOTE: Where an employee is receiving over-award payments such that the employee’s base rate of pay is higher than the rate specified under this award, the employee is entitled to receive the higher rate while on a period of paid annual leave (see sections 16 and 90 of the Act).

20.3               Annual leave in advance

(a)          An employer and employee may agree in writing to the employee taking a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave.

(b)         An agreement must:

(i)            state the amount of leave to be taken in advance and the date on which leave is to commence; and

(ii)          be signed by the employer and employee and, if the employee is under 18 years of age, by the employee’s parent or guardian.

NOTE: An example of the type of agreement required by clause 20.3 is set out at Schedule D—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule D—Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance.

(c)          The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 20.3 as an employee record.

(d)         If, on the termination of the employee’s employment, the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken in accordance with an agreement under clause 20.3, the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

20.4               Excessive leave accruals: general provision

NOTE: Clauses 20.4 to 20.6 contain provisions, additional to the NES, about the taking of paid annual leave as a way of dealing with the accrual of excessive paid annual leave. See Part 2.2, Division 6 of the Act.

(a)          An employee has an excessive leave accrual if the employee has accrued more than 8 weeks’ paid annual leave.

(b)         If an employee has an excessive leave accrual, the employer or the employee may seek to confer with the other and genuinely try to reach agreement on how to reduce or eliminate the excessive leave accrual.

(c)          Clause 20.5 sets out how an employer may direct an employee who has an excessive leave accrual to take paid annual leave.

(d)         Clause 20.6 sets out how an employee who has an excessive leave accrual may require an employer to grant paid annual leave requested by the employee.

20.5               Excessive leave accruals: direction by employer that leave be taken

(a)          If an employer has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employee under clause 20.4(b) but agreement is not reached (including because the employee refuses to confer), the employer may direct the employee in writing to take one or more periods of paid annual leave.

(b)         However, a direction by the employer under clause 20.5(a):

(i)            is of no effect if it would result at any time in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 20.4, 20.5 or 20.6 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account; and

(ii)          must not require the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week; and

(iii)        must not require the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks, or more than 12 months, after the direction is given; and

(iv)        must not be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

(c)          The employee must take paid annual leave in accordance with a direction under clause 20.5(a) that is in effect.

(d)         An employee to whom a direction has been given under clause 20.5(a) may request to take a period of paid annual leave as if the direction had not been given.

NOTE 1: Paid annual leave arising from a request mentioned in clause 20.5(d) may result in the direction ceasing to have effect. See clause 20.5(b)(i).

NOTE 2: Under section 88(2) of the Act, the employer must not unreasonably refuse to agree to a request by the employee to take paid annual leave.

20.6               Excessive leave accruals: request by employee for leave

(a)          If an employee has genuinely tried to reach agreement with an employer under clause 20.4(b) but agreement is not reached (including because the employer refuses to confer), the employee may give a written notice to the employer requesting to take one or more periods of paid annual leave.

(b)         However, an employee may only give a notice to the employer under clause 20.6(a) if:

(i)            the employee has had an excessive leave accrual for more than 6 months at the time of giving the notice; and

(ii)          the employee has not been given a direction under clause 20.5(a) that, when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 20.4, 20.5 or 20.6 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account, would eliminate the employee’s excessive leave accrual.

(c)          A notice given by an employee under clause 20.6(a) must not:

(i)            if granted, result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being at any time less than 6 weeks when any other paid annual leave arrangements (whether made under clause 20.4, 20.5 or 20.6 or otherwise agreed by the employer and employee) are taken into account; or

(ii)          provide for the employee to take any period of paid annual leave of less than one week; or

(iii)        provide for the employee to take a period of paid annual leave beginning less than 8 weeks, or more than 12 months, after the notice is given; or

(iv)        be inconsistent with any leave arrangement agreed by the employer and employee.

(d)         An employee is not entitled to request by a notice under clause 20.6(a) more than 4 weeks’ paid annual leave in any period of 12 months.

(e)          The employer must grant paid annual leave requested by a notice under clause 20.6(a).

20.7               Cashing out of annual leave

(a)          Paid annual leave must not be cashed out except in accordance with an agreement under clause 20.7.

(b)         Each cashing out of a particular amount of paid annual leave must be the subject of a separate agreement under clause 20.7.

(c)          An employer and an employee may agree in writing to the cashing out of a particular amount of accrued paid annual leave by the employee.

(d)         An agreement under clause 20.7 must state:

(i)            the amount of leave to be cashed out and the payment to be made to the employee for it; and

(ii)          the date on which the payment is to be made.

(e)          An agreement under clause 20.7 must be signed by the employer and employee and, if the employee is under 18 years of age, by the employee’s parent or guardian.

(f)           The payment must not be less than the amount that would have been payable had the employee taken the leave at the time the payment is made.

(g)          An agreement must not result in the employee’s remaining accrued entitlement to paid annual leave being less than 4 weeks.

(h)         The maximum amount of accrued paid annual leave that may be cashed out in any period of 12 months is 2 weeks.

(i)            The employer must keep a copy of any agreement under clause 20.7 as an employee record.

NOTE 1: Under section 344 of the Act, an employer must not exert undue influence or undue pressure on an employee to make, or not make, an agreement under clause 20.7.

NOTE 2: Under section 345(1) of the Act, a person must not knowingly or recklessly make a false or misleading representation about the workplace rights of another person under clause 20.7.

NOTE 3: An example of the type of agreement required by clause 20.7 is set out at Schedule E—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave. There is no requirement to use the form of agreement set out at Schedule E—Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave.

21.                 Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave

Personal/carer’s leave and compassionate leave are provided for in the NES.

22.                 Parental leave and related entitlements

[22 varied by PR763316 ppc 01Aug23]

Parental leave and related entitlements are provided for in the NES.

NOTE: Disputes about requests for extensions to unpaid parental leave may be dealt with under clause 28—Dispute resolution and/or under section 76B of the Act.

23.                 Community service leave

Community service leave is provided for in the NES.

24.                 Family and domestic violence leave

[24—Unpaid family and domestic violence leave renamed and substituted by PR750526 ppc 15Mar23]

Family and domestic violence leave is provided for in the NES.

NOTE 1: Information provided to employers concerning an employee’s experience of family and domestic violence is sensitive and if mishandled can have adverse consequences for the employee. Employers are subject to confidentiality requirements regarding the handling of this information under section 106C of the Act and requirements as to what can be reported on payslips pursuant to regulations 3.47 and 3.48 of the Fair Work Regulations 2009.

NOTE 2: Depending upon the circumstances, evidence that would satisfy a reasonable person of the employee’s need to take family and domestic violence leave may include a document issued by the police service, a court or family violence support service, or a statutory declaration.

25.                 Public holidays

[Varied by PR747464]

[25.1 renumbered as paragraph by PR747464 ppc 14Nov22]

Public holidays are provided for in the NES.

[25.2 deleted by PR747464 ppc 14Nov22]

Part 7—Consultation and Dispute Resolution

26.                 Consultation about major workplace change

26.1               If an employer makes a definite decision to make major changes in production, program, organisation, structure or technology that are likely to have significant effects on employees, the employer must:

(a)          give notice of the changes to all employees who may be affected by them and their representatives (if any); and

(b)         discuss with affected employees and their representatives (if any):

(i)            the introduction of the changes; and

(ii)          their likely effect on employees; and

(iii)        measures to avoid or reduce the adverse effects of the changes on employees; and

(c)          commence discussions as soon as practicable after a definite decision has been made.

26.2               For the purposes of the discussion under clause 26.1(b), the employer must give in writing to the affected employees and their representatives (if any) all relevant information about the changes including:

(a)          their nature; and

(b)         their expected effect on employees; and

(c)          any other matters likely to affect employees.

26.3               Clause 26.2 does not require an employer to disclose any confidential information if its disclosure would be contrary to the employer’s interests.

26.4               The employer must promptly consider any matters raised by the employees or their representatives about the changes in the course of the discussion under clause 26.1(b).

26.5               In clause 26 significant effects, on employees, includes any of the following:

(a)          termination of employment; or

(b)         major changes in the composition, operation or size of the employer’s workforce or in the skills required; or

(c)          loss of, or reduction in, job or promotion opportunities; or

(d)         loss of, or reduction in, job tenure; or

(e)          alteration of hours of work; or

(f)           the need for employees to be retrained or transferred to other work or locations; or

(g)          job restructuring.

26.6               Where this award makes provision for alteration of any of the matters defined at clause 26.5, such alteration is taken not to have significant effect.

27.                 Consultation about changes to rosters or hours of work

27.1               Clause 27 applies if an employer proposes to change the regular roster or ordinary hours of work of an employee, other than an employee whose working hours are irregular, sporadic or unpredictable.

27.2               The employer must consult with any employees affected by the proposed change and their representatives (if any).

27.3               For the purpose of the consultation, the employer must:

(a)          provide to the employees and representatives mentioned in clause 27.2 information about the proposed change (for example, information about the nature of the change and when it is to begin); and

(b)         invite the employees to give their views about the impact of the proposed change on them (including any impact on their family or caring responsibilities) and also invite their representative (if any) to give their views about that impact.

27.4               The employer must consider any views given under clause 27.3(b)

27.5               Clause 27 is to be read in conjunction with any other provisions of this award concerning the scheduling of work or the giving of notice.

28.                 Dispute resolution

[Varied by PR763316]

28.1               Clause 28 sets out the procedures to be followed if a dispute arises about a matter under this award or in relation to the NES.

28.2               The parties to the dispute must first try to resolve the dispute at the workplace through discussion between the employee or employees concerned and the relevant supervisor.

28.3               If the dispute is not resolved through discussion as mentioned in clause 28.2, the parties to the dispute must then try to resolve it in a timely manner at the workplace through discussion between the employee or employees concerned and more senior levels of management, as appropriate.

28.4               If the dispute is unable to be resolved at the workplace and all appropriate steps have been taken under clauses 28.2 and 28.3, a party to the dispute may refer it to the Fair Work Commission.

28.5               The parties may agree on the process to be followed by the Fair Work Commission in dealing with the dispute, including mediation, conciliation and consent arbitration.

28.6               If the dispute remains unresolved, the Fair Work Commission may use any method of dispute resolution that it is permitted by the Act to use and that it considers appropriate for resolving the dispute.

28.7               A party to the dispute may appoint a person, organisation or association to support and/or represent them in any discussion or process under clause 28.

28.8               While procedures are being followed under clause 28 in relation to a dispute:

(a)          work must continue in accordance with this award and the Act; and

(b)         an employee must not unreasonably fail to comply with any direction given by the employer about performing work, whether at the same or another workplace, that is safe and appropriate for the employee to perform.

28.9               Clause 28.8 is subject to any applicable work health and safety legislation.

[Note 1 inserted by PR763316 ppc 01Aug23]

NOTE 1: In addition to clause 28, a dispute resolution procedure for disputes regarding the NES entitlement to request flexible working arrangements is contained in section 65B of the Act.

[Note 2 inserted by PR763316 ppc 01Aug23]

NOTE 2: In addition to clause 28, a dispute resolution procedure for disputes regarding the NES entitlement to request an extension to unpaid parental leave is contained in section 76B of the Act.

Part 8—Termination of Employment and Redundancy

29.                 Termination of employment

NOTE: The NES sets out requirements for notice of termination by an employer. See sections 117 and 123 of the Act.

29.1               Notice of termination by an employee

(a)          Clause 29.1 applies to all employees except those identified in sections 123(1) and 123(3) of the Act.

(b)         An employee must give the employer notice of termination in accordance with Table 1—Period of notice of at least the period specified in column 2 according to the period of continuous service of the employee specified in column 1.

Table 1—Period of notice

Column 1

Employee’s period of continuous service with the employer at the end of the day the notice is given

Column 2

Period of notice

Not more than 1 year

1 week

More than 1 year but not more than 3 years

2 weeks

More than 3 years but not more than 5 years

3 weeks

More than 5 years

4 weeks

NOTE: The notice of termination required to be given by an employee is the same as that required of an employer except that the employee does not have to give additional notice based on the age of the employee.

(c)          In clause 29.1(b) continuous service has the same meaning as in section 117 of the Act.

(d)         If an employee who is at least 18 years old does not give the period of notice required under clause 29.1(b), then the employer may deduct from wages due to the employee under this award an amount that is no more than one week’s wages for the employee.

(e)          If the employer has agreed to a shorter period of notice than that required under clause 29.1(b), then no deduction can be made under clause 29.1(d).

(f)           Any deduction made under clause 29.1(d) must not be unreasonable in the circumstances.

29.2               Job search entitlement

(a)          Where an employer has given notice of termination to an employee, the employee must be allowed time off without loss of pay of up to one day for the purpose of seeking other employment.

(b)         The time off under clause 29.2 is to be taken at times that are convenient to the employee after consultation with the employer.

30.                 Redundancy

NOTE: Redundancy pay is provided for in the NES. See sections 119 to 123 of the Act.

30.1               Transfer to lower paid duties on redundancy

(a)          Clause 30.1 applies if, because of redundancy, an employee is transferred to new duties to which a lower ordinary rate of pay applies.

(b)         The employer may:

(i)            give the employee notice of the transfer of at least the same length as the employee would be entitled to under section 117 of the Act as if it were a notice of termination given by the employer; or

(ii)          transfer the employee to the new duties without giving notice of transfer or before the expiry of a notice of transfer, provided that the employer pays the employee as set out in clause 30.1(c).

(c)          If the employer acts as mentioned in clause 30.1(b)(ii), the employee is entitled to a payment of an amount equal to the difference between the ordinary rate of pay of the employee (inclusive of all-purpose allowances and penalty rates applicable to ordinary hours) for the hours of work the employee would have worked in the first role, and the ordinary rate of pay (also inclusive of all-purpose allowances and penalty rates applicable to ordinary hours) of the employee in the second role for the period for which notice was not given.

30.2               Employee leaving during redundancy notice period

(a)          An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy may terminate their employment during the minimum period of notice prescribed by section 117(3) of the Act.

(b)         The employee is entitled to receive the benefits and payments they would have received under clause 30 or under sections 119 to 123 of the Act had they remained in employment until the expiry of the notice.

(c)          However, the employee is not entitled to be paid for any part of the period of notice remaining after the employee ceased to be employed.

30.3               Job search entitlement

(a)          Where an employer has given notice of termination to an employee in circumstances of redundancy, the employee must be allowed time off without loss of pay of up to one day each week of the minimum period of notice prescribed by section 117(3) of the Act for the purpose of seeking other employment.

(b)         If an employee is allowed time off without loss of pay of more than one day under clause 30.3(a), the employee must, at the request of the employer, produce proof of attendance at an interview.

(c)          A statutory declaration is sufficient for the purpose of clause 30.3(b).

(d)         An employee who fails to produce proof when required under clause 30.3(b) is not entitled to be paid for the time off.

(e)          This entitlement applies instead of clause 29.2.

Schedule ASummary of Hourly Rates of Pay—Recreational Diving Industry

[Varied by PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218]

A.1                Full-time and part-time employees—ordinary rates

[A.1 varied by PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218 ppc 01Jul23]

 

Monday to Sunday

 

$

Dive master

24.47

Dive instructor

25.99

A.2                Full-time and part-time employees—overtime rates

[A.2 varied by PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218 ppc 01Jul23]

 

Monday to Sunday

First 2 hours

After 2 hours

% of minimum hourly rate

 

150%

200%

$

$

Dive master

36.71

48.94

Dive instructor

38.99

51.98

A.3                Casual employees (and other employees where duration of employment is less than 4 weeks)—ordinary rates

[A.3 varied by PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218 ppc 01Jul23]

 

Monday to Sunday

 

$

Dive master

30.59

Dive instructor

32.49

   

Schedule BSummary of Monetary Allowances

[Varied by PR718927, PR719079, PR729370, PR729552, PR740795, PR740958, PR750861, PR762218, PR762387]

See clause 17—Allowances for full details of allowances payable under this award.

B.1                Wage-related allowances

B.1.1            Allowances

[B.1.2 varied by PR718927, PR729370, PR740795, PR762218 ppc 01Jul23]

B.1.2            The wage-related allowances in this award are based on the standard rate as defined in clause 2—Definitions as the minimum weekly rate for a dive master in clause 15—Minimum rates = $929.80.

Allowance

Clause

% of standard rate

$

Payable

Language allowance

17.2

6.0

55.79

per week

B.1.3            Automatic adjustment of wage-related allowances

[B.1.3 renamed and substituted by PR750861 ppc 15Mar23]

The amount of each wage-related allowance is the percentage of the standard rate specified for the allowance and will automatically adjust to reflect the specified percentage when the standard rate is varied.

B.2                Expense-related allowances

[B.2.1 varied by PR719079, PR729552, PR740958, PR762387 ppc 01Jul23]

B.2.1            The expense-related allowances in this award will be adjusted by reference to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as per the following:

Allowance

Clause

$

Payable

Vehicle allowance

17.3(b)

0.95

per km

Travel to and from distant work

17.3(e)(ii)

7.18

per occasion

Accommodation and meals allowance—distant work

17.3(f)(ii)

406.73

per week

Accommodation and meals allowance—distant work—broken parts of the week

17.3(f)(iii)

58.18

per day

Loss of personal effects allowance—maximum—an amount of up to

17.3(g)(i)

2897

per occasion

B.2.2            Adjustment of expense-related allowances

(a)          At the time of any adjustment to the standard rate, each expense-related allowance will be increased by the relevant adjustment factor. The relevant adjustment factor for this purpose is the percentage movement in the applicable index figure most recently published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics since the allowance was last adjusted.

(b)          The applicable index figure is the index figure published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the Eight Capitals Consumer Price Index (Cat No. 6401.0), as follows:

Allowance

Applicable Consumer Price Index figure

Accommodation and meals

All groups

Vehicle and travel allowances

Private motoring sub-group

Distant work

Transport group

Loss of personal effects

All groups

   


 

Schedule CAgreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime

Link to PDF copy of Agreement for Time Off Instead of Payment for Overtime.

Name of employee: _____________________________________________

Name of employer: _____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree that the employee may take time off instead of being paid for the following amount of overtime that has been worked by the employee:

Date and time overtime started: ___/___/20___ ____ am/pm

Date and time overtime ended: ___/___/20___ ____ am/pm

Amount of overtime worked: _______ hours and ______ minutes

 

The employer and employee further agree that, if requested by the employee at any time, the employer must pay the employee for overtime covered by this agreement but not taken as time off. Payment must be made at the overtime rate applying to the overtime when worked and must be made in the next pay period following the request.

 

Signature of employee: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___

 

Name of employer representative: ________________________________________

Signature of employer representative: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___


 

Schedule DAgreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Take Annual Leave in Advance.

 

Name of employee: _____________________________________________

Name of employer: _____________________________________________

The employer and employee agree that the employee will take a period of paid annual leave before the employee has accrued an entitlement to the leave:

The amount of leave to be taken in advance is: ____ hours/days

The leave in advance will commence on: ___/___/20___

 

Signature of employee: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___

 

Name of employer representative: ________________________________________

Signature of employer representative: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___

 

[If the employee is under 18 years of age - include:]

I agree that:

if, on termination of the employee’s employment, the employee has not accrued an entitlement to all of a period of paid annual leave already taken under this agreement, then the employer may deduct from any money due to the employee on termination an amount equal to the amount that was paid to the employee in respect of any part of the period of annual leave taken in advance to which an entitlement has not been accrued.

Name of parent/guardian: ________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___

   

Schedule EAgreement to Cash Out Annual Leave

Link to PDF copy of Agreement to Cash Out Annual Leave.

 

Name of employee: _____________________________________________

Name of employer: _____________________________________________

 

The employer and employee agree to the employee cashing out a particular amount of the employee’s accrued paid annual leave:

The amount of leave to be cashed out is: ____ hours/days

The payment to be made to the employee for the leave is: $_______ subject to deduction of income tax/after deduction of income tax (strike out where not applicable)

The payment will be made to the employee on: ___/___/20___

 

Signature of employee: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___

 

Name of employer representative: ________________________________________

Signature of employer representative: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___

 

Include if the employee is under 18 years of age:

 

Name of parent/guardian: ________________________________________

Signature of parent/guardian: ________________________________________

Date signed: ___/___/20___

   

[Schedule F—Part-day Public Holidays deleted by PR747464 ppc 14Nov22]

[Schedule X—Additional Measures During the COVID-19 Pandemic varied by PR720705, PR723048, PR728080, PR736911; deleted by PR746868 ppc 17Oct22]

 

Title: Professional Diving Industry (Recreational) Award 2020
Code: MA000109
Effective:
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