Aquaculture Industry Award [MA000114]

The article provides guidelines about when to use the different work types and tags included as part of the pre-built Aquaculture Industry Award package. For further information about this industry award, refer to Aquaculture Industry Award 2020.

Key updates

  Select the current financial year tab to see award updates for the 2023/24 financial year, while all previous updates before this time you can find in the historical financial years tab.

Current financial year Historical financial years
August 2023

1st

From 1 August, all employees are entitled to 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave each year. The (Unpaid) Family and Domestic Violence Leave configuration settings under awards have been updated - the leave category is disabled from award leave allowance templates, and the work type is not enabled automatically for all employees. Please ensure that employees no longer use the unpaid leave category or work type.

July 2023

1st

We have updated the award to reflect the Fair Work Commission’s National Minimum Wage increase detailed in the Annual Wage Review 2022-23 decision and also includes updates to expense-related allowances. You can find information on the Determinations here and here.

These changes come into effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1st July 2023. Please install these updates after you have finalised your last pay run before the first full pay period beginning on or after the 1st July 2023.

Install the pre-built award package

To read details on how to install and configure this Pre-built Award Template, please review the following article. Before relying on the award information, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness, and relevance for their purposes. You should also obtain appropriate professional advice.

Work types

Annual leave taken

Choose this work type when annual leave is taken.

Compassionate leave taken
Choose this work type when compassionate leave is taken.
Family and domestic violence leave taken
Choose this work type when unpaid family and domestic violence leave is taken.
Long service leave taken
Choose this work type when long service leave is taken.
Leave without pay taken

Choose this work type when any unpaid leave is taken.

Paid community services leave taken
Choose this work type when community service leave is taken.
Personal/Carer's leave taken

Choose this work type when personal and/or carer's leave is taken.

Time in lieu taken
Choose this work type when time in lieu is taken.
TIL of overtime
Choose this work type if the employee elects to accrue time in lieu of being paid overtime for a shift.
8hr break between shifts (by agreement)
Choose this work type when, by agreement between an employer and an employee, the break between shifts is eight hours (rather than the usual minimum of ten hours).
Diving allowance – equipment not supplied
Choose this work type when a finish attendant is required to undertake diving duties and diving equipment is not supplied by the employer.
Diving allowance – equipment supplied
Choose this work type when a finish attendant is required to undertake diving duties and diving equipment is supplied by the employer.
First aid allowance
Choose this work type where an employee, trained and qualified in first aid, is appointed by the employer to perform first aid duty for a shift.
Meal allowance
Choose this work type when an employee has worked overtime and is entitled to a meal allowance.
No meal break
Choose this work type when an employee does not have a meal break and therefore the shift does not require an automatic meal break deduction.
Public holiday not worked
Choose this work type where an employee is not required to work on a shift falling on a gazetted public holiday that the employee would have otherwise worked had it not been a public holiday.
Travel time allowance – offshore tuna farm
Choose this work type when an employee is working at an offshore tuna farm and entitled to travel time allowance at ordinary rates of pay for time spent travelling. Payment will only be made on trips longer than 30 minutes.
Travel time allowance – work away from the usual workplace
TChoose this work type when an employee is working away from the usual workplace and entitled to travel time allowance at ordinary rates of pay for time spent travelling.
Work on unrostered shift

Choose this work type when an employee is working on their rostered day off.

Vehicle allowance
Choose this work type where an employee uses their own motor vehicle in the course of their duties. The kilometres travelled should be entered into the 'units' field.

Tags

Continuous shiftworker

Assign this tag to an employee whose work is carried on with consecutive shifts throughout the 24 hours of each of at least six consecutive days without interruption except for breakdowns or meal breaks or due to unavoidable causes beyond the control of the employer. This tag would need to be assigned in addition to the Shiftworker tag.

First aid allowance
Assign this tag to an employee who has been trained to render first aid, is the holder of appropriate first aid qualifications, and is appointed to perform first aid duty on a regular ongoing basis..
Non-successive shiftwork
Assign this tag if an employee carries out non-successive afternoon or night shift work under clause 21.1 (f) of the award.
Shiftworker
Choose this tag if the employee is engaged as a shift worker.
TIL of overtime
Assign this tag to an employee who permanently elects to accrue time in lieu rather than be paid overtime. If this tag is assigned to an employee, you will not be required to attach the TIL of Overtime work type to the employee's timesheet.
Tool allowance
Assign this tag if the employee is required to provide their own tools.
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