Wage rates

2019

The wage rates have changed for the 2019/2020 financial year. See the Member Bulletin here.

These new rates take effect from the first complete pay period  commencing on or after 1 July 2019.

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Wages Guide Section 1 - RSR Employees

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Wages Guide Section 2 - Vehicle manufacturing employees

Clerks - Private Sector Award Wages Guide

 

2018

The wage rates have changed for the 2018/2019 financial year.

These new rates take effect from the first complete pay period  commencing on or after 1 July 2018.

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Wages Guide Section 1 - RSR Employees

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Wages Guide Section 2 - Vehicle manufacturing employees

Clerks - Private Sector Award Wages Guide

 

2017

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Wages Guide Section 1 – RSR employees

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Wages Guide Section 2 – Vehicle manufacturing employees

Clerks – Private Sector Award Wages Guide

Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award - effective June 2017

 

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E: Industrial Relations

 

Employee handbooks and fact sheets

New employee handbooks and fact sheets are available for the 2017/2017 financial year.

The employee handbook explains employee rights and obligations and, if necessary, can be relied upon for disciplinary purposes. The current edition of the employee handbook incorporates changes to bullying, and harassment and discrimination laws.
Order employee handbook

 

Income tax tables

Members are advised that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released Pay As You Go Withholding (PAYG) tax tables for payments made to employees.

The tax tables incorporating the Medicare levy and which set out rates with and without leave loading are applicable to all employees.

Members who have not received their new tax tables can obtain copies from their local news agency or the ATO on 13 28 66.

 

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are training arrangements entered into between an employer and employee.

Traditionally, apprenticeships have been referred to as a ‘trade’ qualification and, when completed, employees are qualified to perform roles such as auto-electrician, light vehicle or heavy vehicle technician, spray painter or panel beater.

Full-time traineeships are generally referred to as ‘non trades’ qualifications. Examples of non-trade traineeships are business administration courses, although there are now some traineeships in the trade-based areas of the general vehicle industry.

Apprentices and trainees are covered by awards. For example, where an apprentice is doing a Certificate Level III Light Vehicle apprenticeship, the wage rates and conditions of employment are set out in the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services and Retail Award 2010. Where an employee is undertaking a traineeship, their wages are regulated by the relevant award which covers the course they are undertaking. Each award now has a special national training wage schedule which deals specifically with traineeships.

The type of apprenticeship or traineeship, and the rights and obligations of the parties involved, are set out in a training contract. Before an employee can commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, a training contract must be signed by both the apprentice or trainee and the business.

If a person is less than 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must also sign the contract. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre will assist the business and employee in completing the required documentation necessary to formally register the contract of training with a training authority located in your state or territory.