Professional engineers gain award protection in nsw

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Professional engineers gain award protection in nsw

Professional engineers have gained award coverage in New South Wales.

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Professional engineers have gained award coverage in New South Wales. On Friday, 8 March 1996, Justice Maidment of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales made a new award entitled the Professional Engineers (Private Industry Consolidated (State) Award. This award will operate from the first full pay period on or after 8 March, 1996.

The award will operate as a common rule award and will effect employers who employ individuals as professional engineers throughout New South Wales unless specifically exempted. Professional engineers have not previously been regulated by any New South Wales award.

The main provisions of the award are:

  • A professional engineer is defined as an "adult person employed as such as who is qualified to carry out, and who is engaged in carrying out, professional engineering duties".
  • A four level classification structure: Professional Engineer (Graduate); Professional Engineer (Experienced); Professional Engineer; and Professional Engineer.
  • The award operates as a minimum rates award, however, clause 4.4.1 allows for salary packaging where it is mutually agreed and in writing.
  • The ordinary hours of work shall not be more than 38 hours, however the award does not dictate when those ordinary hours must be worked.
 
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