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Appendix 1 - Agency salary scales

General Classifications, Broadbands and Salary Increases ($)

Broadband Classification Pay point Current On Commencement 2% 12 month from Commencement (2%) 24 months from commencement (2%)
n/a Executive level 2 4 $139,275 $142,061 $144,902 $147,800
n/a Executive level 2 3 $130,360 $132,967 $135,627 $138,339
n/a Executive level 2 2 $122,955 $125,414 $127,922 $130,481
n/a Executive level 2 1 $116,190 $118,514 $120,884 $123,302
n/a Public affairs officer (EL1) 1 $112,350 $114,597 $116,889 $119,227
n/a Executive level 1 4 $109,640 $111,833 $114,069 $116,351
n/a Executive level 1 3 $103,465 $105,534 $107,645 $109,798
n/a Executive level 1 2 $100,940 $102,959 $105,018 $107,118
n/a Executive level 1 1 $98,600 $100,572 $102,583 $104,635
2 ASP6 3 $88,375 $90,143 $91,945 $93,784
2 ASP6 2 $82,755 $84,410 $86,098 $87,820
2 APS6 1 $80,215 $81,819 $83,456 $85,125
2 APS5 3 $76,220 $77,744 $79,299 $80,885
2 APS5 2 $72,805 $74,261 $75,746 $77,261
2 APS5 1 $71,410 $72,838 $74,295 $75,781
2 APS4 3 $69,565 $70,956 $72,375 $73,823
2 APS4 2 $66,365 $67,692 $69,046 $70,427
2 APS4 1 $64,655 $65,948 $67,267 $68,612
1 APS3 1 $61,905 $63,143 $64,406 $65,694
1 APS3 2 $59,440 $60,629 $61,841 $63,078
1 APS2 3 $56,755 $57,890 $59,048 $60,229
1 APS2 2 $55,685 $56,799 $57,935 $59,093
1 APS2 1 $53,230 $54,295 $55,380 $56,488
1 APS1 2 $49,555 $50,546 $51,557 $52,588
1 APS1 1 $45,320 $46,226 $47,151 $48,094
1 APS1 Age 20 $41,240 $42,065 $42,906 $43,764
1 APS1 Age 19 $36,710 $37,444 $38,193 $38,957
1 APS1 Age 18 $31,730 $32,365 $33,012 $33,672
1 APS1 Under 18 $27,195 $27,739 $28,294 $28,860

Junior rates of pay are only applicable to the APS1 classification level and will be calculated as a percentage of an APS1 equivalent adult base rate of pay as follows:

  • Under 18 years of age 60%
  • At 18 years of age 70%
  • At 19 years of age 81%
  • At 20 years of age 91%

Appendix 2 - Government Lawyer Broadbands

Salary on transfer to Government Lawyer Broadband

Broadband Classification Pay point Current On Commencement 2% 12 month from Commencement (2%) 24 months from commencement (2%)
Principle Government Lawyer Executive level 2 2 $142,930 $145,789 $148,704 $151,678
Principle Government Lawyer Executive level 2 1 $132,510 $135,160 $137,863 $140,621
Senior Government Lawyer Executive level 1 3 $121,620 $124,052 $126,533 $129,064
Senior Government Lawyer Executive level 1 2 $103,600 $105,672 $107,785 $109,941
Senior Government Lawyer Executive level 1 1 $98,700 $100,674 $102,687 $104,741
Government Lawyer APS6 6 $88,480 $90,250 $92,055 $93,896
Government Lawyer APS6 5 $82,880 $84,538 $86,228 $87,953
Government Lawyer APS6 4 $80,260 $81,865 $83,503 $85,173
Government Lawyer APS5 3 $72,930 $74,389 $75,876 $77,394
Government Lawyer APS4 2 $66,860 $68,197 $69,561 $70,952
Government Lawyer APS3 1 $61,920 $63,158 $64,422 $65,710

Government and Senior Government Lawyer

299. The employee’s salary on transfer to the Government Lawyer Broadband will be the equivalent of their current salary within the relevant APS classification of the Government Lawyer Broadband, or if there is no equivalent salary, to the salary closest to, but not lower than their current salary. Where the employee’s salary is above the top pay point of the relevant APS classification within the Government Lawyer Broadband the employee will retain their current salary until such time as their salary falls within the pay point range of the relevant APS classification within the Government Lawyer Broadband.

Principal Government Lawyer

300. Where a transfer to the Principal Government Lawyer Broadband is approved, the employee will move from his or her current salary to the equivalent salary in the Principal Government Lawyer Broadband, or, where there is no equivalent salary, to the salary point closest to, but not lower than their current salary.

301. Where the employee’s current salary exceeds the top pay point of the Principal Government Lawyer Broadband the employee will retain their current salary until such time as their salary falls within the pay point range of the Principal Government Lawyer Broadband.

Salary Determination

302. Where an employee commences in, or is promoted to a Government Lawyer, Senior Government Lawyer, or Principal Government Lawyer position, salary will be determined within the relevant classification level set out above having regard to the experience, qualifications and skills of the employee and his or her likely corporate contribution. This is subject to the employee not being paid higher than the first pay point in the Government Lawyer scale, unless the Chief Executive Officer is satisfied that the employee has been admitted as a legal practitioner, however described, to the Supreme Court of a State or Territory.

Government Lawyer Advancement Provisions

303. Advancement through the salary points above will be effective from 15 August each year, after assessment of performance under the Agency’s Performance and Development Scheme as set out in Part I of this Agreement (to the extent that it is not inconsistent with this Schedule) and subject to the following conditions:

  1. a Government Lawyer who is not on the top pay point for their classification and whose performance is rated as at least “Satisfactory” against both the Key Deliverables and Observable Work Behaviours may advance up to a maximum of three incremental pay points.
  2. an employee within the Government Lawyer Broadband shall not be advanced beyond the first pay point in the Government Lawyer Broadband unless the Chief Executive Officer is satisfied that the employee has been admitted as a legal practitioner, however described, to the Supreme Court of a State or Territory.
  3. the Chief Executive Officer determines that the employee is capable of performing work at the higher level;
  4. there is work available at that level for the employee to perform; and
  5. Advancement above the sixth pay point will not occur unless the employee has been performing the work of the type and complexity required of a Senior Government Lawyer for at least three months.

304. Where an employee is advanced to the Senior Government Lawyer classification level, such an employee will only be advanced to the first salary point in the Senior Government Lawyer scale and must remain at that level for at least 12 months before being eligible for further advancement within the Senior Government Lawyer scale.

305. Where the Chief Executive Officer determines that there is more than one employee at the Government Lawyer level who is capable of performing work at the Senior Government Lawyer classification level, but that there is insufficient work available at the Senior Government Lawyer classification level for all such employees, a merit selection exercise should be conducted to determine which employee or employees will be advanced to the Senior Government Lawyer classification level.

Appendix 3 - Safe Work Australia Training Broadband

Broadband Classification Pay point Current On Commencement 2% 12 month from Commencement (2%) 24 months from commencement (2%)
SWA Training APS4 3 $69,155 $70,538 $71,949 $73,388
SWA Training APS4 2 $66,470 $67,799 $69,155 $70,538
SWA Training APS4 1 $64,655 $65,948 $67,267 $68,612
SWA Training APS3 2 $61,915 $63,153 $64,416 $65,705
SWA Training APS3 1 $59,450 $60,639 $61,852 $63,089
SWA Training APS2 3 $56,720 $57,854 $59,011 $60,192
SWA Training APS2 2 $55,675 $56,789 $57,924 $59,083
SWA Training APS2 1 $53,230 $54,295 $55,380 $56,488
SWA Training APS1 2 $49,550 $50,541 $51,552 $52,583
SWA Training APS1 1 $45,320 $46,226 $47,151 $48,094
SWA Training APS1 Age 20 $41,240 $42,065 $42,906 $43,764
SWA Training APS1 Age 19 $36,710 $37,444 $38,193 $38,957
SWA Training APS1 Age 18 $31,725 $32,360 $33,007 $33,667
SWA Training APS1 Under 18 $27,190 $27,734 $28,288 $28,854

Notes:

  1. A Cadet APS undertaking full-time study will be paid at 57% of the minimum (including junior rates where applicable) that would be payable to the Cadet APS if he or she was performing practical training.
  2. Junior rates of pay are only applicable to the APS1 classification level and will be set as a percentage of an APS1 equivalent adult base rate of pay as follows:
    • under 18 years of age – 60%
    • at 18 years of age – 70%
    • at 19 years of age – 81%
    • at 20 years of age – 91%

Appendix 4 - Interpretation and definitions

“Agency” means Safe Work Australia.

“Agreement” means the Safe Work Australia Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018.

“APS” means Australian Public Service.

“APS employee” has the same meaning as the Public Service Act 1999.

“Broadband” refers to the combination of two or more classifications in a single unit called a Broadband. A Broadband encompasses the full range of work value of the classifications contained within it.

“Cadet APS” means an employee allocated the classification of Cadet APS in accordance with the Public Service Classification Rules 2000.

"Canberra Region" includes:

  1. anywhere within the Australian Capital Territory;
  2. anywhere within a 150km radius of the Canberra GPO;
  3. anywhere within a 150km radius of the Agency's premises.

“Casual employee/s” means a person engaged as a casual, and includes an APS employee engaged for duties that are irregular or intermittent.

“Chief Executive Officer” means the Agency Head of Safe Work Australia and his or her delegate.

"De Facto Partner" has the same meaning as in the Fair Work Act.

"Defence Reserve Service Act" means the means the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001.

“Delegate” means a person to whom the Chief Executive Officer of Safe Work Australia has given the legal capacity to exercise a power or function under this Agreement.

“Dependant” means

  1. the Partner of the employee; and/or
  2. a child or parent of the employee, or of the Partner of the employee, being a child or parent who ordinarily resides with the employee and who is wholly or substantially dependent on the employee.

“Employee/s” means an employee of Safe Work Australia covered by this Agreement (whether full-time or part-time) and includes employees on temporary placement in the Agency.

“Fair Work Act” means the Fair Work Act 2009.

“Family” means a person who:

  1. is a Partner of the employee;
  2. is a parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the employee or of the Partner of the employee; or
  3. is a child, adopted child or a foster child, including an adult child of the employee; or
  4. is related through traditional kinship and is in a genuine domestic or household relationship with the employee; or
  5. otherwise is a member of the employee’s household but not employed by the employee; or
  6. the Chief Executive Officer is satisfied has a strong familial affinity with the employee.

“Foster care” means an arrangement whereby an employee, as primary carer, assumes long-term responsibility for a child:

  1. arising from the placement of the child by a `fostering’ arrangement or Parentage Order by a person/organisation with statutory responsibility for the placement of the child; and
  2. where the child is, or will be, under 16 years of age as at the day of placement, or the expected day of placement, of the child; and
  3. where the placement of the child:
    • is for a period longer than six months; and
    • in circumstances where it is not expected that the child will return to their family; an
  4. the child is not (otherwise than because of the fostering) a child of the employee or the employee’s spouse or De facto Partner.
    The ‘placement’ of a child, means the earlier of the following days:
    • the day on which the employee first takes long term care of the child; or
    • the day on which the employee starts any travel that is reasonably necessary to take custody of the child.

"Long Service Leave Act" means the means the Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976.

“Manager” means the person to whom the employee is responsible and is authorised by the Chief Executive Officer to exercise the powers and responsibilities of a manager or supervisor in relation to that employee.

"Maternity Leave Act" means the means the means the Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973.

“NES” means National Employment Standards

“Official Travel” means travel that an employee is requested to undertake on behalf of Safe Work Australia. Official Travel requires formal approval by the Chief Executive Officer.

"Parliamentary Service Act" means the means the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

“Partner”, where an employee is a member of a couple means the other member of the couple and includes:

  1. a) a spouse, including a former spouse;
  2. b) a De facto Partner.

"Performance Assessment Cycle" means the period commencing on 1 July and ending on 30 June each year.

“Public Service Act” means the means the Public Service Act 1999.

"Public Service Act 1922" means the means the Public Service Act 1922.

“Safe Work Australia Graduate” means an employee who has successfully completed a tertiary qualification or comparable course of training. Graduates undertake a structured program of training and work placements.

“Safe Work Australia Trainee” means an employee allocated the Classification of Trainee APS (Administrative) in accordance with the means an employee allocated the Classification of Trainee APS (Administrative) in accordance with the Public Service Classification Rules 2000.

Trainee APS (Administrative) employees undertake a training program for a period of 12 months which combines time at work with training, and can be full-time, part-time or school-based.

“SES” means a member of the APS Senior Executive Service employed by Safe Work Australia. A reference to the SES includes their equivalents as provided for in Schedule 1 of the means a member of the APS Senior Executive Service employed by Safe Work Australia. A reference to the SES includes their equivalents as provided for in Schedule 1 of the Public Service Classification Rules 2000.

“Social Security Act” means the Social Security Act 1991 (Cth).

“Training Classification” means the classifications listed in Schedule 2 of the means the classifications listed in Schedule 2 of the Public Service Classification Rules 2000.

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