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									         ADECCO INDUSTRIAL PTY LTD METAL & ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES
                    LABOUR HIRE AGREEMENT 2006 – 2009
                             7 December 2007

PART 1


1.     Title

This Agreement shall be known as the Adecco Industrial Pty Ltd Metal and Associated
Industries Labour Hire Agreement 2006 - 2009.

2.     Arrangement

The Agreement is arranged as follows:

       Subject Matter                                             Clause No.

      PART 1
      Title                                                             1
      Arrangement                                                       2
      Application of Agreement                                          3
      Arrangement of Agreement                                          4
      Effect of Part 3                                                  5
      Prohibited Content Disclaimer                                     6
      Parties Bound                                                     7
      Date and Period of Operation                                      8
      Incorporation of Award Terms                                      9
      Objectives of Agreement                                           10
      Dispute Settlement Procedure                                      11
      No Extra Claims                                                   12

      PART 2
      Wage Rates                                                        1
      Flexibility/Mobility of Labour                                    2
      Casual Labour                                                     3
      Employee Representatives                                          4
      Welder’s Certificate Allowance                                    5
      Annual Leave Loading                                              6
      Travel Allowance                                                  7
      Driver’s Licence Allowance                                        8
      Standby                                                           9
      Payment of Wages                                                  10
      Superannuation                                                    11
      Protective Clothing                                               12
      Occupational Health and Safety Representative                     13
      Compliance with Laws                                              14
      Compensation for Lost Tools                                       15
      Severance                                                         16
      Employee Entitlements                                             16
      Shutdown or Start Up on Major Jobs                                17
      Induction                                                         18
      Income Protection Insurance                                       19
      Apprentices                                                       20
      CoINVEST                                                          21
      Additional Rostered Day Off (RDO)                                 22
      Training                                                          23
      Signatories                                                       24

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PART 3
Division A
Overview                                               1
Facilitative Provisions                                2
Consultation                                           3
Dispute Resolution Procedure Training Leave            4
Employer and Employee Duties                           5
Employment Categories                                  6
Redundancy                                             7
Abandonment of Employment                              8
Classification Structure                               9
Training                                               10
Payment of Wages                                       11
Accident Pay                                           12

PART 3
Division B
Personal Leave                                         1
Additional Annual Leave for Seven Day Shift Workers    2




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3. Application of Agreement

This Agreement shall regulate the rates of pay and define the conditions of employment of
employees of Adecco Industrial Pty Ltd at Level 4, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne
Victoria, who are on-hired to clients’ and work under the clients’ direction under the terms of
and conditions of this Agreement, on straight forward labour hire on an hourly hire basis for
maintenance, installation, modification, trade and trade related fabrication and shutdown
work who are engaged from or work within the metal and engineering industry in the
Melbourne metropolitan area bound by a 50 km radius (which may be extended by
agreement) from the Melbourne GPO.

For the purposes of this clause, “trade related“ shall mean trade support functions such as
trades’ assistants, riggers, forklift drivers and the like.

This Agreement shall not apply to electricians or electrical work.


4.1 Arrangement of Agreement

How this Agreement is arranged—background

4.2   This Agreement is based on the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award
      1998.

      Due to the changes in the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) which commenced in
      March 2006, the role of awards has been reduced significantly. To maintain certain
      provisions of an award the relevant terms must be spelled out in full in an agreement if
      they are to continue to apply.

      For this reason, this Agreement has become a larger document.

The parts to this Agreement

4.3   To meet the requirement for the relevant award provisions to continue to apply under
      this Agreement, the Agreement is arranged in 3 main parts:

      Part 1 is the Agreement machinery. This part sets out, among other things, how the
      Agreement is arranged, the parties to the Agreement and what work it covers. Another
      important function of this part is that it incorporates what is left of the award under
      Work Choices.

      Part 2 contains workplace specific conditions that build on to the award base.

      Part 3 contains the award terms that cannot be incorporated under Part 1 of this
      Agreement. Because there are two classes of award terms that cannot be
      incorporated, Part 3 has 2 divisions “A” and “B”. In Division A the award provisions
      that have been effectively abolished altogether have been rewritten. If these terms
      were not rewritten and appended they would have no effect. In Division B are award
      clauses that have been replaced by Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standards
      (“AFPCS”). Here the relevant AFPCS have been replicated and made part of the
      Agreement.

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      Lastly, there are 2 appendices. Appendix 1 contains the wage rates and Appendix 2
      (where applicable) contains the Company’s existing redundancy agreement.




5. Effect of Part 3

The terms and conditions of employment set out in Parts 3 apply as part of this Agreement,
provided that where there is any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of
employment set out in Part 3 and the terms and conditions of employment set out elsewhere
in this Agreement, the terms and conditions of employment set out elsewhere in this
Agreement prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

6 Prohibited content disclaimer

It is not the intention of the parties to incorporate any term of any award that is prohibited
content for the purposes of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (“Act”) or does not pertain to
the relationship between the employer and employees subject to this Agreement.




7 Parties Bound

The parties to this Agreement are Adecco Industrial Pty Ltd (“Company”), all employees
of the Company engaged pursuant to the classifications as contained in Part 2 Clause 1 of
this Agreement whose employment is, at any time when the Agreement is in operation,
subject to this Agreement, the Automotive Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred
Industries Union and the Australian Workers’ Union (“union”, as the context requires, union
means both the unions here named if both unions’ members are affected, or just the relevant
union if only that union’s members are affected).

This Agreement binds the Company, those of its employees to whom the Agreement
applies, the union and its members to whom the Agreement applies.



8. Date and period of operation

This Agreement shall operate from the date of lodgement. The nominal expiry date of the
Agreement is 30 June 2009.


9. Incorporation of award terms

9.1   This Agreement incorporates the specified terms of the Metal, Engineering and
      Associated Industries Award 1998 - Part I - Metal, Engineering and Associated
      Industries Employees (“Award”) as in operation just before the making of this
      Agreement, provided that where there is any inconsistency between the express terms
      of the Agreement and the incorporated terms of the Award, the Agreement’s terms
      prevail to the extent of the inconsistency. In this Agreement references to the Award
      shall mean the Award as incorporated into this Agreement unless the context requires
      otherwise.

      (Note: Long service leave is governed by clause 23 of this Agreement)
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9.2   The “specified terms” for the purposes of 9.1, above, are those Award terms set out
      below:

      1.3 ANTI-DISCRIMINATION
      1.4 DEFINITIONS
      4.1 EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE DUTIES
      4.2.1 Probationary Employment
      4.2.2 Full Time Employment
      4.2.5 Employment For Specific Period of Time or For a Specific Task or Tasks
      4.3 TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
      4.3.1 Notice of Termination by Employer
      4.3.2 Notice of Termination by Employee
      4.3.3 Summary Dismissal
      4.3.4 Job search entitlement
      4.3.5 Transmission of business
      4.5 ABSENCE FROM DUTY
      4.6 STANDING DOWN EMPLOYEES
      5.9 ALLOWANCES AND SPECIAL RATES
      5.9.1 All-purpose Allowances
      5.9.2 Other Allowances
      5.9.3 Special Rates
      5.9.4 Transfer, Traveling and Working Away From Usual Place of Work
      5.10 EXTRA RATES NOT CUMULATIVE
      PART 6 - HOURS OF WORK, SHIFT WORK, MEAL BREAKS AND OVERTIME
      6.1 ORDINARY HOURS OF WORK
      6.1.1 Ordinary Hours of Work - Day Workers
      6.1.2 Ordinary Hours of Work - Continuous Shiftworkers
      6.1.3 Ordinary Hours of Work - Non-continuous Shiftworkers
      6.1.4 Methods of Arranging Ordinary Working Hours
      6.1.5 Daylight Saving
      6.1.6 Make-up Time
      6.2 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR SHIFTWORKERS
      6.2.1 Definitions
      6.2.2 Afternoon and Night Shift Allowances
      6.2.3 Rate for Working on Saturday Shifts
      6.2.4 Rate for Working on Sunday and Public Holiday Shifts
      6.3 MEAL BREAKS
      6.4 OVERTIME
      6.4.1 Payment for Working Overtime
      6.4.2 Requirement to Work Reasonable Overtime
      6.4.3 One in, All in Does Not Apply
      6.4.4 Rest Period after Overtime
      6.4.5 Call Back
      6.4.6 Standing By
      6.4.7 Saturday Work
      6.4.8 Sunday Work
      6.4.9 Public Holiday Work
      6.4.10 Rest Breaks
      6.4.11 Meal Allowance
      6.4.12 Transport of Employees
      7.1.4 Loading on Annual Leave
      7.3 JURY SERVICE
      7.4 PARENTAL LEAVE
      7.4.1 Definitions
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     7.4.2 Basic entitlement

     7.4.3 Variation of period of parental leave
     7.4.4 Right to request
     7.4.5 Maternity leave
     7.4.6 Paternity leave
     7.4.7 Adoption leave
     7.4.8 Parental leave and other entitlements
     7.4.9 Transfer to a safe job
     7.4.10 Returning to work after a period of parental leave, excluding 7.4.10 (d)
     7.4.11 Replacement employees
     7.4.12 Communication during parental leave
      7.5 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
     7.5.1 Prescribed Holidays
     7.5.2 Payment for Time Worked on a Public Holidays
     7.5.4 Rostered Day Off Falling on Public Holiday
     7.5.5 Public Holidays Falling Within a Period of Annual Leave


10. Objectives of Agreement



         •   To enable the Company to perform work in the activities covered by this
             Agreement in a productive and efficient manner.

         •   To enable employees to work in a productive, efficient, flexible and safe
             manner in accordance with their full skill and competence to meet the
             requirements of the Company and their clients.

         •   To provide appropriate remuneration and conditions of employment for
             employees working under the terms of the Agreement.



11. Dispute settlement procedure

The following procedure for the avoidance or resolution of disputes shall apply.

11.1 The employee/s concerned shall first meet and confer with their immediate supervisor.
     The employee/s may appoint another person to act on their behalf including an
     employee representative.

11.2 Subject to 11.7 below, where an employee representative is involved, he or she shall
     be allowed the necessary time during working hours to interview the employee/s and
     the supervisor.

11.3 If the matter is not resolved at such a meeting further discussions involving more
     senior management and the employee representative will take place.

11.4 The employee representative shall be allowed, at a place designated by the Company,
     a reasonable period of time during working hours to interview external advisors
     requested by the employee representative, in the workplace.


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11.5 To facilitate the speedy and efficient resolution of disputes:

      11.5.1 the party with the grievance must notify the other party at the earliest
            opportunity of the problem;

      11.5.2 throughout all stages of the procedure all relevant facts must be clearly
            identified and recorded; and

      11.5.3 sensible time limits must be allowed for completion of the various stages of
            discussion. However, the parties must co-operate to ensure that the disputes
            resolution procedure is carried out as quickly as possible.

11.6 If the matter remains unresolved

11.6.1 If the matter remains unresolved, the Company may refer it to a more senior level of
management or may appoint a representative. The employee may invite an alternative or
more senior employee representative to be involved in the discussions.

11.6.2 In the event there is no agreement to refer the matter to a more senior level or it is
agreed that such a reference would not resolve the matter the parties shall jointly or
individually refer the matter to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (“AIRC”) for
assistance in resolving the matter through conciliation.

11.6.3 If conciliation fails to resolve the matter in dispute the parties shall jointly or
individually refer the matter to the AIRC for arbitration before member Commissioner DM
Whelan with AIRC member WD Blair and MAG Gay as a substitute if the first mentioned
member is unavailable. The substitutes shall be called on in the order they are listed here.

11.6.4 Alternatively, where the parties to the dispute agree, the matter may be referred to
the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria for Mediation.

11.7 While the parties are attempting to resolve the matter the parties will continue to work in
accordance with this Agreement and their contract of employment unless the employee has
a reasonable concern about an imminent risk to his or her health and safety. Subject to
relevant provisions of any State or Territory occupational health and safety law, even if the
employee has a reasonable concern about an imminent risk to his or her health or safety,
the employee must not unreasonably fail to comply with a direction by the Company to
perform other available work, whether at the same enterprise or another enterprise, that is
safe and appropriate for the employee to perform.

11.8 It is an overriding condition of this Agreement that any outcome of a dispute
determined by a third party must be consistent with the National Code of Practice for the
Construction Industry (the Code), the Australian Government Implementation Guidelines for
the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry (the Guidelines), and legislative
obligations.


12. No extra claims

The Company, employees covered by this Agreement and the union party to this Agreement
agree that they will not, for the duration of this Agreement pursues any extra claims in
relation to any matters except where consistent with this Agreement.



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                    LABOUR HIRE AGREEMENT 2006 – 2009
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PART 2

1. Wage rates The wage increases payable are as follows:

 Classification     Current                         Weekly Pay Rates ($)
                                Column 1      Column 2     Column 3     Column      Column 5
                                 +2.5%        1/1/2007     1/7/2007        4         1/7/08
                                               +2.5%        +2.5%       1/1/08       +3.5%
                                                                        +2.5%
 C12 (87.4%)         789.73       809.47       829.71       850.45       871.71       902.22
 C11(92.4%)          834.83       855.70       877.09       899.02       921.49       953.74
 C10 (100%)          921.34       944.37       967.98       992.18      1016.98      1052.58
  C9 (105%)          959.91       983.91      1008.50      1033.72      1059.56      1096.65
  C8 (110%)          999.14      1024.12      1049.72      1075.96      1102.86      1141.46

The wage increases shall be payable as follows:

The amount shown in Column 1 shall be payable from the beginning of the first pay period to
commence on or after the date of approval by a valid majority of employees covered by this
Agreement.
The amount shown in Column 2 shall be payable from the beginning of the first pay period to
commence on or after 1 January 2007

The amount shown in Column 3 shall be payable from the beginning of the first pay period to
commence on or after 1 July 2007.
The amount shown in Column 4 shall be payable from the beginning of the first pay period to
commence on or after 1 January 2008.

The amount shown in Column 5 shall be payable from the beginning of the first pay period to
commence on or after 1 July 2008.

Note: The Award tool allowance is included in the relevant classifications’ rate of pay set out
above. This will be adjusted according to Agreement variations.
No retrospectivity of rates and allowances shall apply on lodgement of this agreement.

2.        FLEXIBILITY/MOBILITY OF LABOUR

Employees of Adecco Industrial Pty Ltd in the Labour Hire Industry must possess a broad
range of trade skills as over a period of three (3) months, for example, they could be
employed in ship repair, on maintenance and installation of equipment in a manufacturing
plant or on an oil refinery shutdown. These different industries have individual work tasks
that are particular to that industry and employees are expected to perform to the
requirements of the client Company. This requires a broad range of skills over and above
what is expected from an employee in a fixed occupation.

As they move around the range of industries, employees must abide by the various work
practices required by the client companies. Demarcation practices also differ between clients
which places additional demands on employees requiring a more multi-skilled approach to

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the work situation.

In the course of a 3 month period, employees could work at up to 20 different workplaces.
This requires starting and finishing at different times as required by the client. Employees are
also called upon to work overtime and shiftwork at short notice, as this is the nature of the
industry.

3. Casual labour

3.1   The parties confirm their commitment to maintaining a high level of full-time
      employment and to use wherever practicable full-time permanent employment.

3.2   Casual employees shall be paid a 25% casual loading on their classification’s wage
      rate. The casual loading applies for all purposes.

3.3   Where the Company does engage a casual employee the Company shall provide the
      employee with a schedule of hours to be worked and likely period of engagement.

3.4   A casual employee shall not be entitled to any forms of paid leave or unpaid leave
      except for eligible casuals in the case of parental leave and Coinvest long service
      leave as provided for in this Agreement.


4. Employee representatives

4.1   The Company recognises the role of the employee representative(s) to represent any
      employee covered by this Agreement, where requested, in accordance with the
      disputes resolution procedure in Part 1 clause 11.

4.2   The Company will ensure that employee representatives are provided with the
      necessary access and facilities to promote the resolution of disputes at the plant level,
      by measures based on consultation, co-operation and discussion.

4.3   Employee representative(s) shall not be docked for attending proceedings relating to
      the dispute resolution procedure.

5. Welder's certificate allowance

Employees who hold or obtain a DLI Welder's Certificate/s and use such certificate/s in
connection with their employment, shall be paid an allowance of $5.00 per week for each
certificate to a maximum of three.

Once payment has been made for using such certificate/s, such payment will continue,
regardless of whether the certificate/s is/are being used or not.

Separate payment for certificate/s will cease if the employee is transferred to the equivalent
of a higher classification i.e. payment shall not be made twice, through a new designation
level and this allowance.

6. Annual leave loading

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An employee other than a casual shall receive 17.5% annual leave loading paid on the all
purpose rate on a pro-rata basis to employees who are retrenched, or who voluntarily
terminate.



7. Travel allowance

The following rates of travel allowance shall apply where an employee is required to start
and finish work away from the Company workshop or designated depot (s), not using
Company transport:

$21.00 per day from the date of agreement, $22.00 per day from 1 July 2007 and $22.82
from 1 July 2008 within a 35 kilometre radius.

Thereafter, 1.875 minutes per kilometre each way, plus, in the case of an employee not
using Company transport, .62 cents per kilometre car allowance to the site and return.
Beyond this distance the provisions of the Award shall apply.



8. Driver's licence allowance

An employee, after 3 years' continuous service with a Company and who uses his own
vehicle, shall receive a payment of $30.00 and $10.00 per year thereafter. To qualify for
such payment, the employee must produce a current driver's licence.




9. Standby

Where the Company is unable to provide work for a weekly hire employee, the employee
may be requested to remain at home awaiting work. If so, the employee shall keep in regular
daily contact with the Company and be available for work on short notice. Under these
circumstances, the employee shall be paid $5.00 less per day.



10. Payment of wages

The Company shall pay wages direct into an employee's bank account by electronic funds
transfer (“EFT”), the money to be available on a normal pay day.

Pay slips showing full details will be mailed to the employee's address to be received on
normal pay day. Details of amounts, superannuation payments and RDO accruals are to be
included.

An allowance of $2.00 per week shall be paid to employees to compensate for any
additional costs incurred.


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If through the fault of the Company, an employee who is paid by EFT is kept waiting for their
wages after the normal pay time and after the employee has notified the Company then the
employer shall make a cash payment to the employee prior to noon the day after the day the
employer was notified.



11. Superannuation

The Company agrees to make contributions into the C+BUS Superannuation Fund for all
employees covered by this Agreement, both weekly hired and casual. These payments will
be at the rate of $80 per week or the Superannuation Guarantee Charge rate, whichever is
the greater. These contributions will be paid on a pro rata basis for employment which is less
than a completed week. This amount shall be calculated according to the number of day’s
employment per week (Monday to Friday only).



12. Protective clothing

Overalls

Overalls will be issued free of charge (and they remain the respective Company's property)
as near as practicable to commencement of employment and will be laundered and repaired
each week, free of charge.

Before being issued with overalls, each employee will sign an authority allowing the
Company to deduct from final wages, an amount equal to the replacement value of any
overalls that are not returned, regardless of the conditions of the same.

Safety Boots

Each employee, after 3 months’ continuous service, will be reimbursed (on production of a
receipt), the cost of one pair of safety boots (approved by the employer), in each year, to a
maximum of $110.00.

Wet Weather

All protective clothing such as wet weather jackets, safety helmets, welding jackets, welding
shields, welding gauntlets, rubber boots, etc, (which remain the property of the Company),
will be supplied on all occasions deemed necessary.



Jackets

After 12 months' continuous service, each employee will be supplied by the Company, free
of charge, with a Bluey Jacket (or equivalent in cost or quality) either heavy or light duty.
These jackets are to be of good quality. The Bluey Jacket will be the property of the
employee, who will be responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the garment.
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Replacement will be on the basis of fair wear and tear. The jacket shall be produced to the
employer for examination if so required. This clause will supersede the supply of Bluey
Jackets applying under any other industrial agreements.

General Condition

Where the Company is bound by a contract or other provisions which requires an issue of
clothing which exceeds the above, the Company will observe the better provision.


13. Occupational health and safety representative

The Company will recognise a duly elected occupational health and safety representative. If
training is necessary, the occupational health and safety representative will be provided with
training at a suitable course. The cost of this to be met by the Company.

14. Compliance with laws

The parties will comply with their obligations under the State occupational health and
legislation.

15. Compensation for lost tools

The Company will provide compensation for employee's tools of trade stolen whilst engaged
for duties at a client's premises subject to the following conditions:

15.1The tools should be in a locked tool box provided by the employee.

15.2 The tools should be clearly identified with the employee's name.

15.3The tools must be secured in a safe place nominated by the client at the said client's
premises, subject to the following conditions:

  Any claim will only be accepted if there is a proven breaking and entering and resultant
  theft of/from the client's premises;

  Any claim must be accompanied by a police report of the theft;

  This clause will only apply to employees who are classified as a tradesperson under this
  Agreement.

  Each claim for replacement of stolen tools shall only be considered where such claims is
  for at least $50.00;

  Each claim shall be limited to maximum total replacement value according to trades, as
  follows:

  Fitter                                    $550.00
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   Boilermaker/Welder                $400.00
   Toolmaker                         $600.00
   Motor mechanic                    $700.00
   Sheetmetal worker                 $400.00

15.4 Receipts for purchases for any replacement tools must be produced by the employee
prior to any reimbursements from the Company. This would not apply if the Company
supplies equivalent replacement tools.

16. Severance

16.1 Employees covered by this Agreement, will have contributions paid into the agreed
severance fund, currently Incolink Fund No. 2. A pro rata amount shall be payable for
employment which is less than a completed week. This amount shall be calculated
according to the number of days’ employment per week, (Monday to Friday only.)

16.2 Contribution rates
The maximum weekly contribution rate will increase to $59.20 and shall increase in
accordance with the industry fund.

The arrangements for the contribution of payments for apprentices will be determined by the
rules of the fund.

The above mentioned severance payment amounts are in lieu of the amounts applicable
under Part 3, Division A, Clause 7 of this Agreement.

16.3 This clause shall not apply to;

   employees terminated as a consequence of serious misconduct that justifies dismissal
   without notice;
   probationary employees;
   trainees;
   employees engaged for a specific period of time or for a specified task or tasks;



17. Shutdown or start up on major jobs

There is potential for significant amounts of time to be lost in the start up of jobs involving
large numbers of employees.

It is agreed that all employees will be ready for work at the nominated start time for each
shift to allow for the efficient and prompt deployment of personnel and to enable work to
commence on time.



18. Induction

Where an employee is invited to attend an induction specific to a client's site and then is
employed on that client's site, the employee will be paid for attending the initial induction.
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19. Income protection insurance

19.1 The Company shall pay full wages including normal penalties, loadings and allowances
for all time an employee is unable to attend work due to accident, illness or injury.

19.2 However, the Company will not have to comply with 21.1 as long as the Company
provides and maintains income protection insurance for sickness and accident for all
employees covered by this Agreement. Such income protection insurance must be obtained
by the Company through a provider agreed between the parties although the Company shall
not be required to contribute greater than 2.2% of payroll (including tax) for such insurance
during the life of this Agreement.

19.3 The Company shall effect the necessary insurance with an income protection insurance
provider within 7 days of the with income protection insurance provider being agreed or
determined.

19.4 The Company shall pay employees their benefits under this clause weekly. If an income
protection insurance provider is used, benefits must commence as soon as the income
protection insurance provider approves the claim.




20. Apprentices

The Company agrees that they will, subject to operational and business requirements, take
on apprentices provided that the use of such apprentices does not jeopardise the
employment of current personnel.

Consideration will be given to the usage of apprentices for short term duration from group
schemes on a workload requirement basis.

All apprentices shall be supervised by an appropriately qualified tradesperson.

Apprentices will be paid the following percentages of the C10 rate of pay as set out in this
Agreement ;

Year 1   42%
Year 2   55%
Year 3   75%
Year 4   88%

Apprentices shall be entitled to superannuation pursuant to the Superannuation Guarantee
Levy.



21. CoINVEST

All eligible employees will be registered with CoINVEST Limited.
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22. Roster Days Off (RDO) and Additional RDO

22.1 Employees that are on a 38 hour working week will accrue 13 RDO per year in
accordance with Part 3 of this Agreement.

22.2 Employees shall also be entitled to an additional 6 RDO per year (the “Additional RDO).

22.2.1 The Additional RDO do not accrue in hours. The Additional RDO will continue to
accrue by deducting the proper quantum (in dollars) from the employee’s gross ordinary
weekly earnings, which is then set aside. The employee may take the Additional RDO when
sufficient monies have been accrued.

22.2.2 The way in which the additional RDO are taken will be agreed between the parties, in
consultation with the employees concerned.

23. Training

Where an employee undertakes training required by the Company it shall be at the
Company’s expense and as far as practicable in the employee’s usual working time and the
employee shall not lose pay for attendance or travel costs associated with such training.
Where an employee seeks to undertake further training and development that is consistent
with the needs of the Company, the Company will provide assistance to the employee, in
terms that the Company approves, for this to occur.




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                                  Part 3

                                           Division A

                                    Appended award terms
1. Overview

This part of the Agreement reproduces the provisions of The Metal, Engineering and
Associated Industries (Accident Pay, Victoria) Award 1998 and the Metal, Engineering and
Associated Industries Award 1998 - Part I - Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries
Employees (“Award”) terms that are not incorporated into the Agreement by Part 1, clause
9.

The effect of this part is dealt with in Part 1, clause 5 of this Agreement.

The terms of the Award have been reproduced here in a manner that may not have exactly
the same effect as in the Award: some provisions have been simplified; or adapted to apply
at the Company alone under this Agreement rather than across many employers; or
modified to take into account the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standards; or otherwise
changed to conform with the law.

The cross-referencing in this part may refer to the incorporated Award or to the Agreement;
however, it is clearly indicated one way or the other.

2.    Facilitative provisions (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 2.2.1)

2.1 Agreement to vary Award provisions

2.1.1 Some Award provisions (as incorporated into this Agreement by Part 1, clause 9 of this
      Agreement) and some Agreement provisions set out in this Division of this Part contain
      “Facilitative provisions” which allow agreement between the Company and
      employees on how these specific Award and Agreement provisions are to apply at the
      Company or section or sections of it. The Facilitative provisions are identified in 2.2,
      2.3 and 2.4, below.

2.1.2 These Facilitative provisions establish the framework within which agreement can be
      reached as to how the particular provisions should be applied in practice. Facilitative
      provisions are not to be used as a device to avoid lawful obligations nor should they
      result in unfairness to an employee or employees.

2.2 Facilitation by individual agreement

2.2.1 The following Facilitative provisions in the Agreement and Award can be utilised upon
      agreement between employer and an employee provided that the Agreement complies
      with 2.2.2, 2.2.3 and 2.2.4, below:

                       In the agreement in this Division

      6.1.2                Minimum engagement for casuals
      6.2.3                Minimum engagement for part-time employees
      6.2.6                Variation to hours part-time employment

                            Award

      5.9.1(d)(ii)          Tool Allowance
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      6.1.6           Make-up Time
      6.3.5           Meal Break
      6.4.1(d)        Time off in Lieu of Payment for Overtime
      6.4.4(d)       Rest Period after Overtime
      7.1.7(b)       Annual Leave in One or More Separate Periods
      7.1.9(c)       Time of Taking Annual Leave

2.2.2 The agreement reached must be recorded in the time and wage record kept by the
      Company.

2.2.3 If an employee is a member of the union, the employee may be represented by the
      union in meeting and conferring with the Company about the implementation of the
      Facilitative provisions.

2.2.4 The union must be given a reasonable opportunity to participate in negotiations
      regarding the proposed implementation of a Facilitative provision if an affected
      employee so requests. Union involvement does not mean that the consent of the union
      is required prior to the introduction of agreed facilitative arrangements.

2.3 Facilitation by majority or individual agreement

2.3.1 Subject to 2.3.2 and 2.3.3, below, the following Facilitative provisions in the Agreement
      and Award can be utilised upon agreement between the Company and the majority of
      employees in the workplace or a section or sections of it OR, the Company and an
      individual employee.

                      In the agreement in this Division

      11.2                 Payment of wages

                           Award

      6.1.1(b)             Ordinary hours of Work for Day Workers on Weekends
      6.1.1(c)             Variation to Spread of Hours for Day Workers
      6.1.4(a) &(b)        Methods of Arranging Ordinary Working Hours
      6.2.1                Shift Definitions
      6.3.1(b)             Working in Excess of Five Hours without a Meal Break
      7.5.1(e)             Substitution of Public Holidays

Majority agreement

2.3.2 Where agreement has been reached with the majority of employees in the workplace
      or a section or sections of it to implement a Facilitative provision in 2.3.1, above, the
      Company may not implement that agreement unless it complies with 2.2.2, 2.2.3 and
      2.2.4, above, and where specified 2.5, below, and agreement has been reached with
      each individual employee to be covered by the Facilitative provision.

Individual agreement

2.3.4 Where no agreement has been sought by the Company with the majority of employees
      in accordance with 2.3.2, above, the Company may seek to reach agreement with
      individual employees in the workplace, and such agreement will be binding on
      individual employees provided it complies with 2.2.2, 2.2.3 and 2.2.4, above, and
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      provided that the agreement is only with an individual employee or a number of
      individuals less than the majority in the workplace or a section or sections of it.


2.4 Facilitation by majority agreement

2.4.1 The following Award Facilitative provisions may only be utilised upon agreement
     between the Company and the majority of employees in the workplace or a section or
     sections of it.

      6.1.2(c)             Ordinary Hours of Work, Continuous Shift Workers
      6.1.3(b)             Ordinary Hours of Work, Non-continuous Shift Workers
      6.1.4(c)             12 Hour Shifts
      6.2.4(d)             Public Holiday Shifts

2.4.2 Where agreement has been reached with the majority of employees in the workplace,
      or a section or sections of it, to implement a Facilitative provision in 2.4.1, that
      agreement shall be binding on all such employees, provided the requirements of 2.2.2,
      2.2.3 and 2.2.4, above, and where specified 2.5, below, have been met.

2.5 Additional safeguard

2.5.1 An additional safeguard applies to Award provisions below:

                       In the agreement in this Division

      11.2                Period of payment of wages

                           Award

      6.1.2(c)            Ordinary Hours of Work, Continuous Shift Workers
      6.1.3(b)            Ordinary Hours of Work, Non-Continuous Shift Workers

2.5.2 The additional safeguard requires that the employees’ chosen representatives shall be
      informed by the Company of the intention to use the Facilitative provision shall be
      given a reasonable opportunity to participate in the negotiations regarding its use if an
      affected employee so requests. Any union involvement in this process does not mean
      that the consent of the union is required prior to the introduction of agreed facilitative
      arrangements.

2.6 Majority vote at the initiation of the employer

A vote of employees in the workplace, or a section or sections of it, taken in accordance with
2.3 or 2.4, above, to determine if there is majority employee support for implementation of a
facilitative provision will be of no effect unless taken with the agreement of the Company.

2.7 Dispute over facilitation

In the event that a dispute or difficulty arises over the implementation or continued operation
of a facilitative provision, the matter will be handled in accordance with the dispute resolution
procedure in the Agreement.


3. Consultation (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 3.1)
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3.1   The Company and employees, if appropriate, may establish a mechanism and
      procedures which enables them to communicate and consult about matters arising out
      of this Agreement, in particular clause 2 of this Division, which they agree would assist
      in achieving and maintaining co-operative workplace relations and mutually beneficial
      work practices.


4.    Dispute resolution procedure training leave (this replaces the provisions in the
      Award at 3.2.5)

4.1   Subject to 4.8, below, an eligible employee representative will be entitled to, and the
      Company will grant, up to 5 days training leave with pay to attend courses which are
      directed at the enhancement of the operation of the dispute resolution procedure
      including its operation in connection with the Agreement and with the Workplace
      Relations Act 1996.

4.2   An employee representative shall give the Company 6 weeks of notice of the
      employee representative’s intention to attend such courses and the leave to be taken,
      or such shorter period of notice as the Company may agree to accept.

4.3   The notice to the Company shall include details of the type, content and duration of the
      course to be attended.

4.4   The taking of such leave shall be arranged having regard to the operational
      requirements of the Company so as to minimise any adverse effect on those
      requirements.

4.5   An employee representative taking such leave shall be paid all ordinary time earnings
      which normally become due and payable during the period of leave.

4.6   Leave of absence granted pursuant to this clause shall count as service for all
      purposes.

4.7   A dispute in relation to:

      4.7.1 the granting of leave to an employee for the purpose of attending a course which
            is not an agreed course; or,

      4.7.2 an alleged inability to make adequate staffing arrangements to meet the
            operational requirements of the Company;

      shall be resolved in accordance with the dispute settlement procedure in the
      Agreement.

      The dispute resolution procedure is activated when the Company advises the
      employee representative that the Company will not or may not grant the leave. If the
      dispute resolution procedure is not so activated by or on behalf of the Company within
      7 days of the receipt of the notice of intention to attend the course and take leave, the
      leave is to be granted.

4.8   For the purpose of determining the entitlement of employee representatives to dispute
      resolution procedure training leave, an eligible employee representative:

      4.8.1 is a shop steward; a delegate; or an employee representative duly elected or
            appointed by the employees in the Company generally or collectively for all or
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           part of the Company for the purpose of representing those employees in the
           dispute resolution procedure; who,

      4.8.2 is within the class and number of representatives entitled from year to year to
            take paid dispute resolution procedure training leave according to the following
            quota table:

                    No. of employees employed  Max no. of eligible employees
                  the Company who are covered representatives entitled per year
                         by the Agreement
                              5 - 15                              1
                              16 - 30                             2
                              31 - 50                             3
                              51 - 90                             4
                           More than 90                           5

           Provided that if the number of eligible employee representatives exceeds the
           quota at any particular time for the Company, priority of entitlement for the
           relevant year shall be resolved by agreement between those entitled, or if not
           agreed, be given to the more senior of the employee representatives otherwise
           eligible who seeks leave.

           For purposes of applying the quota table, “employees employed the Company
           who are covered by the Agreement” are employees covered by the
           Agreement, who are full-time, part-time or fixed-term employees, or casual
           employees with 6 months or more service; being employees engaged in the
           Company to which the Agreement dispute resolution procedure applies.

4.9   Without limiting the generality of courses that may qualify for purposes of clause
      3.2.4(a), a course directed at the enhancement of the operation of the dispute
      resolution procedures includes a course relating to that subject matter which is a
      course agreed between the Company and the relevant eligible employee
      representatives.

4.10 Courses provided by a union do not entitle an employee for leave under this provision.

5.    Employer and employee duties (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 4.1)

      Summary

      An employee has certain obligations to carry out duties as directed. Any direction by
      the employer must be consistent with a safe and healthy work environment.

5.1   The Company may direct an employee to carry out such duties as are within the limits
      of the employee's skills, competence and training consistent with the classification
      structure of this Agreement provided that such duties are not designed to promote de-
      skilling.

5.2   The Company may direct an employee to carry out such duties and use such tools and
      equipment as may be required provided that the employee has been properly trained
      in the use of such tools and equipment.

5.3   Any direction issued by the Company under this clause is to be consistent with the
      Company's responsibilities to provide a safe and healthy working environment.
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6.   Employment categories (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 4.2.3, 4.2.4,
     4.2.6, 4.2.8, 4.2.9, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.4, 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6)

Summary

This clause describes the various categories of employment under this Agreement.

6.1 Casual employment

     6.1.1 A casual employee is to be one engaged and paid as such. A casual employee
           for working ordinary time shall be paid an hourly rate calculated on the basis of
           one thirty-eighth of the weekly wage for the work being performed plus a casual
           loading of 25%. The loading constitutes part of the casual employee’s all
           purpose rate.


     6.1.2 The Company, when engaging a person for casual employment must inform the
           employee then and there that the employee is to be employed as a casual,
           stating by whom the employee is employed, the job to be performed and the
           classification level, the actual or likely number of hours required, and the relevant
           rate of pay.

     6.1.3 On each occasion a casual employee is required to attend work the employee is
           entitled to payment for a minimum of 4 hours’ work.

     6.1.4 In order to meet his or her personal circumstances a casual employee may
           request and the Company may agree to an engagement for less than the
           minimum of 4 hours. Any dispute about a refusal to such a request is to be dealt
           with as far as practicable with expedition through the dispute settlement
           procedure.

     6.1.5 An employee must not be engaged and re-engaged to avoid any obligation under
           the Agreement.

     6.1.6 An “irregular casual employee” is one who has been engaged to perform work on
           an occasional or non-systematic or irregular basis.


6.2 Part-time employment

     6.2.1 An employee may be engaged to work on a part-time basis involving a regular
           pattern of hours which shall average less than 38 hours per week.

     6.2.2 A part-time employee must be engaged for a minimum of 3 consecutive hours a
           shift.

     6.2.3 In order to meet his or her personal circumstances a part-time employee may
           request and the Company may agree to an engagement for less than the
           minimum of 3 hours. Any dispute about a refusal to such a request is to be dealt
           with as far as practicable with expedition through the dispute settlement
           procedure.

     6.2.4 Before commencing part-time employment, the employee and the Company
           must agree:
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             (a)   upon the hours to be worked by the employee, the days upon which they
                   will be worked and the commencing and finishing times for the work; and

             (b)   upon the classification applying to the work to be performed.

     6.2.5 Except as otherwise provided in the Agreement a part-time employee is entitled
           to be paid for the hours agreed upon in accordance with 6.2.4, above.

     6.2.6 The terms of any such agreement may be varied by consent.

     6.2.7 The terms of any such agreement or any variation to it shall be in writing and
           retained by the Company. A copy of such agreement and any variation to it shall
           be provided to the employee by the Company.

     6.2.8 The terms of this Agreement shall apply pro rata to part-time employees on the
           basis that ordinary weekly hours for full-time employees are 38.

     Overtime

     6.2.9 A part-time employee who is required by the Company to work in excess of the
           hours agreed upon shall be paid overtime in accordance with this Agreement.

     Public holidays

     6.2.10 Where the part-time employee's normal paid hours fall on a public holiday
           prescribed in clause 7.5 of the Award and work is not performed by the
           employee, such employee shall not lose pay for the day. Where the employee
           works on the holiday, such employee shall be paid in accordance with clause 7.5
           of the Award.

6.3 Employment for a Specific Period of Time or a Specific Task or Tasks

     6.3.1         An employee may be engaged on a full time or part time basis for a
                   specific period of time or for specific task/s.

     6.3.2         The details of the specific period of time or specific task/s shall be set out
                   in writing and retained by the employer. The employer shall provide a copy
                   to the employee.

     6.3.3         An employee engaged in accordance with 4.2.5(a) is for all purposes of the
                   award a full-time or part-time employee, except where otherwise specified
                   in this award.

     6.3.4         Service under a contract of employment for a specific period of time or
                   specific task/s shall form part of an employee's period of continuous
                   service, where such employee is engaged as a full-time or part-time
                   employee immediately following such contract of employment.



6.4 Apprentices

     6.4.1 Apprentices may be engaged in trades or occupations provided for in this clause
           where declared or recognised by an Apprenticeship Authority.

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     Subject to appropriate State legislation, an employer shall not employ an
     unapprenticed junior in a trade or occupation provided for in this clause.

Operation of State laws

6.4.2 Victorian statutes and regulation dealing with apprentices apply to the extent
      they are not inconsistent with this Agreement in which case the provisions of this
      Agreement will apply.

6.4.4 Where it is consistent with State legislation, an apprentice may be engaged
      under a Training agreement or Contract of Training approved by the relevant
      State Authority, provided the qualification outcome specified in the Training
      agreement or Contract of Training is consistent with that established for the
      vocation in the training package determined from time to time by the
      Manufacturing Industry Skills Council (“MISC”) or its successors and endorsed
      by the relevant Training Authority or, is consistent with the qualifications
      established for electrical vocations within the relevant electrical/utilities Training
      Package endorsed by the National Training Quality Council or its successor.

6.4.5 Subject to 6.3.1, above, an apprenticeship may be undertaken in any of the
      following trades:

      (a)   Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical)

      (b)   Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication)

      (c)   Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic)

      (d)   Higher Engineering         Tradesperson      and     Advanced      Engineering
            Tradesperson

6.4.6 The classification on completion of a Higher Engineering Tradesperson
      apprenticeship will be as a minimum C10. Where the apprentice is offered
      employment at the completion of his or her apprenticeship and such employment
      is in the area of the apprenticeship training, such that he or she exercising or will
      be required to exercise the skills and knowledge gained during his or her
      apprenticeship necessary for a C7 level of work they shall be classified at C7.

6.4.7 The training program for each Higher Engineering Tradesperson apprentice is to
      be consistent with the minimum training requirement for the classification of C7
      Special Class Tradesperson, as determined from time to time by MISC and as
      endorsed by the National Training Quality Council. Each apprentice shall also
      complete the requirements for a trade certificate as defined in 6.3.4, above, as
      part of the training program leading to the completion of the Certificate IV in
      Engineering.

6.4.8 The training program for each Advanced Engineering Tradesperson apprentice
      is to be consistent with the minimum training requirement for the classification of
      C5 Advanced Engineering Tradesperson, as determined from time to time by
      MISC, and as endorsed by the National Training Quality Council. Each
      apprentice shall also complete the requirements for a trade certificate as defined
      in 6.3.4, above, and a Certificate IV in Engineering as part of the training
      program leading to the completion of the Diploma of Engineering.

6.4.9 Apprenticeship Authority shall mean the State Training Board of Victoria.

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6.4.10 In order to undertake trade training in accordance with 6.3.4 to 6.3.8, above, a
      person must be a party to a contract of apprenticeship or a training agreement in
      accordance with the requirements of the Apprenticeship Authority or State
      legislation. The Company shall provide and/or provide access to, training
      consistent with the contract or training agreement without loss of pay.

6.4.11 An apprenticeship may be cancelled or suspended only in accordance with the
      requirements of the contract of apprenticeship or training agreement and the
      requirements of State legislation and the Apprenticeship Authority.

6.4.12 The probationary period of an apprentice shall be as set out in the training
      agreement or contract of apprenticeship consistent with the requirement of the
      apprenticeship authority and with State legislation but shall not exceed 3 months.

6.4.13 Apprentices attending technical colleges or schools or registered training
      organisations or TAFE and presenting reports of satisfactory progress shall be
      reimbursed all fees paid by them.

6.4.14 Except as provided in this subclause of this Division (6.3) or where otherwise
      stated all conditions of employment specified in the Agreement shall apply to
      apprentices. Notice of termination and redundancy provisions shall not apply to
      apprentices. The ordinary hours of employment of apprentices shall not exceed
      those of the relevant tradesperson.

6.4.15 Apprenticeships under this Agreement are competency based. The actual time
      taken to complete an apprenticeship will therefore vary depending upon factors
      such as the intensity of training and the variety of work experience.

6.4.16 The nominal period of the apprenticeship shall be 4 years however this period
      may be varied as follows:

     (a)   To make up for lost time as set out in 6.3.20, below; and/or

     (b)   With the approval of the Apprenticeship Authority, to recognise prior
           learning including vocational education and training in school, pre-
           apprenticeship programs and other prior learning, the nominal period of the
           contact may be shortened to reflect the proportion of the competencies
           already acquired.

     (c)   It may be extended by up to 6 months in stage 3 and 12 months in stage 4
           in the advanced engineering tradesperson apprenticeship where required
           to complete the competencies.

6.4.17 Notwithstanding the nominal period referred to in 6.3.16, above, the
      apprenticeship shall be completed in a shorter period when:

     (a)   the qualification specified in the Training agreement is successfully
           completed; and

     (b)   the apprentice has the necessary practical experience to achieve
           competency in the skills covered by the Training agreement. The
           determination as to whether this condition has been met shall be by
           agreement between the Registered Training Organisation, the employer
           and the apprentice. Where there is a disagreement concerning this matter
           the matter may be referred to Apprenticeship Authority for determination;
           and
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     (c)    the requirements of the Apprenticeship Authority and any requirements of
            MISC in respect to demonstration of competency and any minimum
            necessary work experience requirements are met; and

     (d)    in respect to trades where there are additional licensing or regulatory
            requirements under State legislation, when these requirements are met.

6.4.18 No apprentices under the age of 18 years shall be required to work overtime or
      shift work unless they so desire. No apprentices shall, except in emergency,
      work or be required to work overtime or shift work at times which would prevent
      their attendance in training consistent with the contract or training agreement.

6.4.19 No apprentice shall work under a system of payment by results.

Lost Time

6.4.20 Apprentices are required to serve an additional day for each day of absence
      during each year of their apprenticeship, except in respect of absences due to
      annual leave or long service leave. The following year of their apprenticeship
      does not commence until the additional days have been worked. However, any
      time that has been worked by the apprentice in excess of their ordinary hours
      shall be credited to the apprentice when calculating the amount of additional time
      that needs to be worked in the relevant year.

Transition provisions

6.4.21 Any person engaged as an apprentice at the date this Agreement commenced
      operation shall be deemed to be an apprentice for all purposes of this
      Agreement until the completion or cancellation of their apprenticeship contract.

Apprentice Rates of Pay

6.4.22 Except for adult apprentices, the minimum weekly and hourly wage rates of pay
      for apprentices shall be computed by the following formulas:


              Column 1       Column 2        Column 3             Column 4

              Completed      Completed       Completed Year       Adult (ie.
              Year 10 or     Year 11         12                   over 21 years
              less                                                of age)

    Stage 1 42% of the       80% of the      The relevant rate     Per subclause
            C10 trades       unapprenticed   applicable to a       6.4 of this
            rate             junior rate     trainee               Division.
                             under this      commencing after
                             award for an    year 12 (refer to the
                             18 year old     National Training
                                             Wage Award Skill
                                             Level A).

    Stage 2 55% of the       55% of the      The relevant rate    Per subclause
            C10 trades       C10 trades      applicable to a      6.4 of this
            rate             rate            trainee              Division.
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                                  commencing at
                                  year 12 plus one
                                  year (refer to the
                                  National Training
                                  Wage Award Skill
                                  Level A).

    Stage 3 75% of the       75% of the       75% of the C10 rate Per subclause
            C10 trades       C10 trades                           6.4 of this
            rate             rate                                 Division.

    Stage 4 88% of the       88% of the       The relevant adult Per subclause
            C10 trades       C10 trades       apprentice rate per 6.4 of this
            rate             rate             subclause 6.4 of    Division.
                                              this Division.


     This table shall apply to higher engineering trade apprentices and advanced
     engineering trade apprentices except that in stage 4 higher engineering trade
     apprentices shall receive a minimum rate of 88% of C7 and advanced
     engineering trade apprentices shall receive a minimum of 88% of C5 in stage 4.

Apprentice Rates – Competency Based Progression

6.4.23 The conditions for progression to each stage in the table in 6.3.22, above, are
      set out in the following tables.

     Engineering Trades Person

      Where the training plan provides for the completion of a relevant AQF 3
      qualification:


      Stage of Apprenticeship Entry, Exit and Progression Requirements
      Stage 1                     Entry
                                  Nil entry requirements

                                  Exit
                                  There is no exit point at this stage.
      Stage 2                     Entry
                                  An apprentice enters Stage 2:
                                     • on attainment of 25% of the total competency
                                        points for the relevant AQF Certificate III
                                        qualification specified in the training plan ; or
                                     • 12 months* after commencing the
                                        apprenticeship;
                                  whichever is earlier.

                                  Exit
                                  There is no exit point at this stage
                                  *See note below.
      Stage 3                     Entry
                                  An apprentice enters Stage 3:

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                          • on attainment of 50% of the total competency
                             points for the relevant AQF Certificate III
                             qualification specified in the training plan; or
                          • 12 months* after commencing Stage 2;
                       whichever is earlier.

                             Exit
                             There is no exit point at this stage
   Stage 4                   Entry
                             An apprentice enters Stage 4:
                                • on attainment of 75% of the total competency
                                   points for the relevant AQF Certificate III
                                   qualification specified in the training plan; or
                                • 12 months * after commencing Stage 3;
                             whichever is earlier.

                             Exit
                             Upon the attainment of 100% of the total
                             competency points for the relevant AQF Certificate
                             III qualification specified in the training plan and
                             subject to clauses 4.2.6(j) and 4.2.6(m) an
                             apprentice will exit with the relevant AQF Certificate
                             III qualification


  Higher Engineering Tradesperson

  Where the training plan provides for the completion of a relevant AQF 4
  qualification:

                             Entry, Exit and Progression Requirements
   Stage of Apprenticeship
   Stage 1                   Entry
                             Nil entry requirements.

                             Exit
                             There is no exit point at this stage.
   Stage 2                   Entry
                             An apprentice enters Stage 2:
                                • on attainment of 25% of the total competency
                                   points for the relevant AQF Certificate IV
                                   qualification specified in the training plan ; or
                                • 12 months* after commencing the
                                   apprenticeship;
                             whichever is earlier.

                             Exit
                             There is no exit point at this stage.
   Stage 3                   Entry
                             An apprentice enters Stage 3:
                                • on attainment of 50% of the total competency
                                   points for the relevant AQF Certificate IV
                                   qualification specified in the training plan; or

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                          • 12 months* after commencing Stage 2;
                       whichever is earlier.

                             Exit
                             Upon the attainment of 75% of the total competency
                             points for the relevant AQF Certificate IV
                             qualification specified in the training plan and subject
                             to clauses 4.2.6(j) and 4.2.6(m) an apprentice will
                             exit with the relevant AQF Certificate III qualification.
  Stage 4                    Entry
                             An apprentice enters Stage 4:
                                • on attainment of 75% of the total competency
                                   points for the relevant AQF Certificate IV
                                   qualification specified in the training plan or
                                • 12 months* after commencing Stage 3
                             whichever is earlier.

                             Exit
                             Upon the attainment of 100% of the total
                             competency points for the relevant AQF Certificate
                             IV qualification specified in the training plan and
                             subject to clauses 4.2.6(j) and 4.2.6(m) an
                             apprentice will exit with the relevant AQF Certificate
                             IV qualification


  Advanced Engineering Tradesperson

  Where the training plan provides for the completion of a relevant AQF 5
  qualification:

        Stage of                     Entry, Exit and
     Apprenticeship             Progression Requirements

  Stage 1                 Entry
                          Nil entry requirements.

                          Exit
                          There is no exit point at this stage.
  Stage 2                 Entry
                          An apprentice enters Stage 2:
                             • on attainment of 25% of the total
                                competency points for the
                                relevant Diploma of Engineering
                                qualification specified in the
                                training plan ; or
                             • 12 months* after commencing the
                                apprenticeship;
                          whichever is earlier.

                          Exit
                          There is no exit point at this stage.
  Stage 3                 Entry
                          An apprentice enters Stage 3:
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                               • on attainment of 50% of the total
                                  competency points for the
                                  relevant Diploma of Engineering
                                  qualification specified in the
                                  training plan; or
                               • 12 months* after commencing
                                  Stage 2;
                            whichever is earlier.

                                    Exit
                                    Upon the attainment of 75% of the total
                                    competency points for the relevant AQF
                                    Diploma qualification specified in the
                                    training plan and subject to clauses
                                    4.2.6(j) and 4.2.6(m) an apprentice may
                                    exit with the relevant AQF Certificate III
                                    and/or AQF Certificate IV qualification.
           Stage 4                  Entry
                                    An apprentice enters Stage 4
                                       • On the attainment of 75% of the
                                          total competency points for the
                                          relevant AQF Diploma specified in
                                          the training plan; or
                                       • 12 months * after commencing
                                          Stage 3, subject to clause
                                          4.2.6(j)(ii);
                                    whichever is earlier.

                                    Exit
                                    Upon the attainment of 100% of the total
                                    competency points for the relevant AQF
                                    Diploma qualification specified in the
                                    training plan and subject to clauses
                                    4.2.6(j) and 4.2.6(m), an apprentice will
                                    exit with a relevant AQF Diploma
                                    Qualification.

           * Subject to 6.3.20, above, “Lost time”.

           An apprentice who completes a Diploma of Engineering Qualification and where
           the qualification is relevant to the employment he or she shall be paid 95% of the
           C5 rate in the first year after completion of the apprenticeship and subsequently
           at the C5 rate.

     6.4.24 An employee who is under 21 years of age on the expiration of his or her
           apprenticeship and thereafter works as a minor in the occupation to which he or
           she has been apprenticed shall be paid at not less than the adult rate prescribed
           for the classification.

6.5 Adult apprentice rates of pay

     6.5.1 Where a person was employed by the Company immediately prior to entering
           into a Contract of Training or Training agreement as an adult apprentice with the
           Company, such person shall not suffer a reduction in the rate of pay by virtue of
           entering into a Contract of Training or Training agreement.
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     6.5.2 For the purpose only of fixing a rate of pay the adult apprentice shall continue to
           receive the rate of pay that applies to the classification or class of work in which
           the adult apprentice was engaged immediately prior to entering into the contract
           of indenture.

     6.5.4 The minimum weekly and hourly wage rates of pay for adult are in the table
           below:

            Year of apprenticeship                          Award reference
                            1                  Refer to the National Training Wage Award
                                                   Traineeship Skill Level ‘B’ exit rate
                            2                                      C14
                            3                                      C13
                            4                                      C12

6.6 School based apprentices

     Definition

     6.6.1 A school based apprentice is a person who is undertaking an apprenticeship in
           accordance with this sub-clause while also undertaking a course of secondary
           education.

     Wage rates

     6.6.2 The hourly rates for full-time junior and adult apprentices as set out in this
           Agreement apply to school based apprentices for total hours worked including
           time deemed to be spent in off-the-job training. Where a school based
           apprentice is a full-time school student, the time spent in off-the-job training for
           which the apprentice is paid is deemed to be 25% of the actual hours each week
           worked on-the-job. The wages paid for training time may be averaged over the
           semester or year.

     Off-the-job training

     6.6.4 A school based apprentice is allowed, over the duration of the apprenticeship,
           the same amount of time to attend off-the-job training as an equivalent full-time
           apprentice. Off-the-job training is structured training delivered by a Registered
           Training Organisation separate from normal work duties or general supervised
           practice undertaken on-the-job.




     Duration of apprenticeship

     6.6.5 The duration of the apprenticeship shall be as specified in the training agreement
           or contract for each apprentice. The period so specified to which the apprentice
           wage rates apply shall not exceed 6 years.

     Progression through wage structure

     6.6.6 School based apprentices progress through the wage scale at the rate of 12
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          months’ progression for each 2 years of employment as an apprentice.

     6.6.7 The rates of pay are based on a standard apprenticeship of 4 years. The rate of
           progression reflects the average rate of skill acquisition expected from the typical
           combination of work and training for a school based apprentice undertaking the
           applicable apprenticeship.

     Conversion from a school based to full time apprenticeship

     6.6.8 Where an apprentice converts from a school based to a full-time apprenticeship,
           all time spent as a full-time apprentice counts for the purposes of progression
           through the wage scale. This progression applies in addition to the progression
           achieved as a school based apprentice.

     Agreement entitlements

     6.6.9 School based apprentices are entitled to pro rata entitlements available to
           employees covered by this Agreement.

     Exemptions

     6.6.10 The school based apprentices option is not available for electrical, electronic, or
           plumbing apprentices.

6.7 Trainees

     6.7.1 The Company may employee trainees by agreement between the parties to the
           agreement. The terms of engagement of trainees will be by agreement, but they
           must be no less than those provided for by National Training Wage Award 2000
           as it stood on the day before this Agreement came into effect. If agreement
           cannot be reached on whether trainees may be engaged, or the terms of their
           engagement the matter shall be resolved under the dispute settlement
           procedure.

     Trainee rates of pay

     6.7.2 Employees who have completed a traineeship in accordance with the terms of
           the National Training Wage Award 2000 and are required to utilise the skills
           attained from their traineeship shall be paid the appropriate rate set out in the
           tables below:




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       On completion of Skill Level A

      School Leaver        Year 10        Year 11       Year 12
                           % of C10       % of C10      % of C10
                            level          level         level


      Plus 1 year             54.5             63.1       73.5
      Plus 2 years            63.1             73.5       85.3
      Plus 3 years            73.5             85.3        100
      Plus 4 years            85.3             100
      Plus 5 years            100

     On completion of Skill Level B

      School Leaver        Year 10        Year 11       Year 11
                           % of C11       % of C11      % of C11
                            level          level         level



      Plus 1 year             57.9             64.8       74.5
      Plus 2 years            64.8             74.5       87.2
      Plus 3 years            74.5             87.2        100
      Plus 4 years            87.2             100
      Plus 5 years            100

     On completion of Skill Level C

      School Leaver       Year 10         Year 11      Year 12
                          % of C12        % of C12     % of C12
                           level           level        level



      Plus 1 year           60.3               63.5       71.7
      Plus 2 years          63.5               71.7       80.2
      Plus 3 years          71.7               80.2       100
      Plus 4 years          80.2               100
      Plus 5 years           100

6.7.3 The appropriate classification shall be the classification corresponding to the
      minimum training requirement or equivalent which is the normal outcome for the
      particular traineeship as advised by MISC. Provided that any additional
      competencies acquired during the period of experience during and subsequent
      to completion of the traineeship which are required or will be required to be
      utilised shall also be taken into account. Provided further that where the outcome
      is less than the C12 level the employee will be given the opportunity to acquire
      the additional competencies and when this is achieved shall be reclassified from
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          C13 to C12. Provided that the attainment of these additional competencies
          meets the needs of the business. Where there is any disagreement over the
          application of this provision it shall be dealt with in accordance with the of
          dispute settlement procedure.

     6.7.4 Whether a traineeship falls within Skill Level A, Skill Level B or Skill Level C shall
           be determined by the advice of MISC. Based upon the advice of MISC, the
           Foundation Engineering Traineeship is a Skill Level C, the Engineering
           Traineeship is a Skill Level B and the Advanced Engineering Traineeship is a
           Skill Level B or Skill Level A depending on the level of the Engineering
           Production Certificate which the Traineeship is designed to achieve and the
           Engineering Traineeship Technician is a Skill Level A.

6.8 Unapprenticed juniors

     6.8.1 The terms of this Agreement apply to unapprenticed juniors except where
           otherwise stated or where special provisions are stated to apply.

           Unapprenticed junior rates of pay

           The minimum weekly wage rates for unapprenticed juniors, shall be:

                                  Age                    % of C13 Level
                                                                 %
                      Under 16 years of age                    36.8
                      At 16 years of age                       47.3
                      At 17 years of age                       57.8
                      At 18 years of age                       68.3
                      At 19 years of age                       82.5
                      At 20 years of age                       97.7


     6.8.2 Juniors engaged on the operations below are entitled to receive the adult rate:

              Angle iron cropping where the material weighs more than 5.2kg per metre and
              is not clamped.
              Assisting steel furnace ladle operator other than in daubing or repairing
              ladles.
              Assisting storeperson racking and/or loading and/or unloading off vehicles
              heavy steel plates, bars or sections.
              Breaking up pig iron.
              Carrying material to or from cupola forge or electric steel furnace or using the
              slicer or hanging on to end of a bloom. This shall not apply in the case of a
              junior moulders.
              Cutting out and punching rivets or plates.
              Cutting plates by means of hammer and cold set.
              Plate edge planners in structural steel or ship building yards where the
              operator travels on the machine.
              Punching machines handling plates of a mass more than 38kg.
              Shearing machines other than guillotine plate shearers, handling plates of a
              mass of more than 38kg.


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7. Redundancy (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 4.4)

Summary

This clause describes certain rights and obligations of the Company and employees in
circumstances where the Company no longer requires a job to be done by anyone.

7.1 Definitions

“Business” includes trade, process, business or occupation and includes part of any such
business.

“Redundancy” occurs where the Company has made a definite decision that it no longer
wishes the job the employee has been doing done by anyone and that decision leads to the
termination of employment of the employee, except where this is due to the ordinary and
customary turnover of labour.

“Small Company” means a company which employs fewer than 15 employees.

“Transmission” includes transfer, conveyance, assignment or succession whether by
agreement or by operation of law and “transmitted” has a corresponding meaning.

 “Week’s pay” means the ordinary time rate of pay for the employee concerned. Provided
that such rate shall exclude:

       overtime
       penalty rates;
       disability allowances;
       shift allowances;
       special rates;
       fares and travelling time allowances;
       bonuses; and
       any other ancillary payments of a like nature.

7.2 Severance pay

Severance pay - other than employees of a small company

     7.2.1 An employee, other than an employee of a small company, whose employment
           is terminated by reason of redundancy is entitled to the following amount of
           severance pay in respect of a period of continuous service:

            Period of continuous service                Severance pay

           Less than 1 year                                  Nil
           1 year and less than 2 years                 4 weeks’ pay
           2 years and less than 3 years                6 weeks’ pay
           3 years and less than 4 years                7 weeks’ pay
           4 years and less than 5 yeas                 8 weeks’ pay
           5 years and less than 6 years                10 weeks’ pay
           6 years and less than 7 years                11 weeks’ pay
           7 years and less than 8 years                13 weeks’ pay
           8 years and less than 9 years                14 weeks’ pay

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           9 years and less than 10 years           16 weeks’ pay
           10 years and over                        12 weeks’ pay

      7.2.3 Provided that the severance payments shall not exceed the amount which the
            employee would have earned if employment with the Company had proceeded
            to the employee’s normal retirement date.

      7.2.4 Continuity of service shall be calculated in the manner prescribed by 2.8 in
            Division B of Part 3 of this Agreement. Provided that service prior to 8 June 2004
            shall not be taken into account in calculating an entitlement to severance pay for
            an employee of a small Company

7.3 Transmission of business

The provisions of this clause of this Division are not applicable where a business is before or
after the date of this Agreement, transmitted from the Company (in this subclause of this
Division called the “transmitter”) to another Company (in this subclause of this Division
called the “transmittee”), in any of the following circumstances:

      7.3.1 Where the employee accepts employment with the transmittee which recognises
            the period of continuous service which the employee had with the transmittor
            and any prior transmittor to be continuous service of the employee with the
            transmittee; or

      7.3.2 Where the employee rejects an offer of employment with the transmittee:

            (a)    in which the terms and conditions are substantially similar and no less
                  favourable, considered on an overall basis, than the terms and conditions
                  applicable to the employee at the time of ceasing employment with the
                  transmittor; and

            (b)   which recognises the period of continuous service which the employee had
                  with the transmittor and any prior transmittor to be continuous service of
                  the employee with the transmittee.

      7.3.3 If these provisions would operate unfairly in a particular case the matter may de
            dealt with under the dispute settlement procedure.

7.5 Employees exempted

This clause of this Division does not apply to:

   employees terminated as a consequence of serious misconduct that justifies dismissal
   without notice;
   probationary employees;
   apprentices;
   trainees;
   employees engaged for a specific period of time or for a specified task or tasks; or
   casual employees.

7.6 Incapacity to pay and other variations

The AIRC may vary the severance pay prescription in this Division (if it has actual
application) under the dispute settlement procedure on the basis of an employer’s incapacity
to pay or in a particular redundancy situation in accordance with the Redundancy Case

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Decision [PR032004, 26 March 2004] and the Redundancy Case Supplementary Decision
[PR062004, 8 June 2004].

7.7 Alternative employment

The Company, in a particular redundancy case, may make application to the AIRC to have
the general severance pay prescription varied if the Company obtains acceptable alternative
employment for an employee. Such application may only be made under this Part if it has
actual application to an employee and the application would be dealt with under the dispute
settlement procedure.
This provision does not apply in circumstances involving transmission of business as set in
7.3, above.

7.8 Employee leaving during notice period

An employee given notice of termination in circumstances of redundancy may terminate his
or her employment during the period of notice set out in 4.3.1(a) of the Award. In this
circumstance the employee will be entitled to receive the benefits and payments they would
have received under this clause had they remained with the employer until the expiry of the
notice, but will not be entitled to payment in lieu of notice.

7.9 Job search entitlement

During the period of notice of termination given by the Company in accordance with 4.3.1(a)
of the Award, an employee shall be allowed up to one day’s time off without loss of pay
during each week of notice for the purpose of seeking other employment.

If the employee has been allowed paid leave for more than one day during the notice period
for the purpose of seeking other employment, the employee shall, at the request of the
Company, be required to produce proof of attendance at an interview or he or she will not
receive payment for the time absent. For this purpose a statutory declaration will be
sufficient.

The job search entitlements under this subclause apply in lieu of the provisions of 4.3.4 of
the Award.

7.10 Transfer to lower paid duties

Where an employee is transferred to lower paid duties by reason of redundancy the same
period of notice must be given as the employee would have been entitled to if the
employment had been terminated and the Company may at the Company’s option, make
payment in lieu thereof of an amount equal to the difference between the former ordinary
time rate of pay and the new ordinary time rate for the number of weeks of notice still owing.


8. Abandonment of Employment

Summary

This clause describes the circumstances which amount to abandonment of employment by
an employee.

The absence of an employee from work for a continuous period exceeding three working
days without the consent of the employer and without notification to the employer shall be
prima facie evidence that the employee has abandoned their employment.

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Provided that if within a period of 14 days from their last attendance at work or the date of
their last absence in respect of which notification has been given or consent has been
granted an employee has not established to the satisfaction of the employer that they were
absent for reasonable cause, they shall be deemed to have abandoned their employment.

Termination of employment by abandonment in accordance with this subclause shall
operate as from the date of the last attendance at work or the last day's absence in respect
of which consent was granted, or the date of the last absence in respect of which notification
was given to the employer, whichever is the later.


9. Classification structure (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 5.1.1, 5.1.2,
5.1.3 and 5.1.4)

Phasing in of wage rates of employees without relevant work experience

9.1   An employee who possesses the appropriate level of academic qualifications and who
      otherwise meets the requirements of the relevant classification definition but who is
      without prior experience in the metal and engineering industry or other relevant work
      experience shall be paid in accordance with the following formula:

      Qualification             Years of relevant      % of relevant work
                                experience             Rate of Pay

      Advanced Certificate                0            77% of C5 Rate
      or National Diploma                 1            85% of C5 Rate
                                          2            96% of C5 Rate
                                          3            100% of C5 Rate

      Associate Diploma                   0            72% of C3 Rate
      or National Advanced                1            79% of C3 Rate
      Diploma                             2            89% of C3 Rate
                                          3            93% of C3 Rate
                                          4            100% of C3 Rate

      For the purposes of the Agreement, any entitlement to wages expressed to be by the
      week shall mean any entitlement which an employee would receive for performing the
      required full-time hours of work.

Classification definitions and skill based career paths

9.2   The definitions of the classifications for each of the wage levels referred to in this
      Agreement are set out at clause.

Procedure for classifying employees

9.3   The procedures for reclassifying employees under this Agreement are set out in the
      National Metal and Engineering Competency Standards Implementation Guide
      distributed by the Manufacturing Industry Skills Council (“MISC”).

9.4   Without detracting from any of the processes set out in this clause, any disputes in
      relation to classification or reclassification, including disputes relating to the terms of
      the National Metal and Engineering Competency Standards Implementation Guide,
      shall be handled in accordance with the dispute resolution procedure of this
      Agreement.

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      9.4.1 It shall be a term of the Agreement that where there is agreement to implement
            the standards at the Company, or in the event that the classification of an
            employee is called into question, the issue shall be settled by the application of
            competency standards in accordance with this clause and the National Metal
            and Engineering Competency Standards Implementation Guide or by reference
            to the minimum training requirement in the relevant classification definition,
            except as provided in 9.4.2 or 9.4.3, below.

      9.4.2 Where the employee has a relevant qualification recognised as a minimum
            training requirement for the level at which the employee seeks to be classified
            and he or she is exercising or will be required to exercise the skills and
            knowledge gained from that qualification necessary for that level of work the
            employee shall be classified appropriately. It is up to the Company to
            demonstrate reasons for a qualification that is a recognised minimum training
            requirement not being regarded as relevant for an employee's work. Any
            disputes which cannot be resolved over the application of this clause in the first
            instance are to be referred to the dispute settlement procedure.

      9.4.3 Where skill standards have not been finalised in respect of any class of work,
            and this is necessary for determining an employee's classification, employees
            performing such work shall not be reclassified until such standards are available
            except as provided for in 9.4.2, above.

      9.4.4 All employees engaged under the Agreement at the relevant classification levels
            shall be subject to the metal and engineering competency standards.

      9.4.5 Other provisions to be followed where competency standards are being
            implemented at the Company:

            (a)     Company and employee representatives responsible for oversighting the
                    implementation of competency standards within the Company shall be
                    given access to briefing and/or training courses on the standards prior to
                    implementation.

            (b)     Such briefings/training courses on the metal and engineering competency
                    standards and the National Metal and Engineering Competency Standards
                    Implementation Guide should be approved by MISC. These
                    briefings/training courses can be either a joint briefing or an approved
                    course delivered by a MISC recognised provider with the approval of the
                    parties to this Agreement.

Facilitation of implementation

9.5   Any disputes or difficulty or likely dispute or difficulty in relation to the implementation
      of competency standards shall be dealt under the dispute settlement procedure.

Points

9.6   The points to be assigned to the classification levels under this Agreement shall be:

                  Award Classification     Recommended Points
                        Level

                          C14              -
                          C13              -
                          C12              32
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                     C11           64
                     C10           96
                      C9           12 additional points above C10
                      C8           24 additional points above C10
                      C7           36 additional points above C10
                      C6           48 additional points above C10
                      C5           60 additional points above C10
                      C4           Standards and points to be
                                   finalised
                      C3           Standards and points to be
                                   finalised
                     C2a           Standards and points to be
                                   finalised
                     C2b           Standards and points to be
                                   finalised
                     C1a           Standards and points to be
                                   finalised
                     C1b           Standards and points to be
                                   finalised

                    and in accordance with Table 2 in the National Metal and Engineering
                    Competency Standards Implementation Guide.

Mixed functions

9.7     An employee engaged for more than 2 hours during one day or shift on duties carrying
        a higher rate than his or her ordinary classification shall be paid the higher rate for
        such day or shift. If for 2 hours or less during one day or shift he or she shall be paid
        the higher rate for the time so worked.

Classification Structure

9.8     The classification structure is below:

Class’n      Classification Title                Minimum Training Requirement              Wage
  No.                                                                                    Relativity
                                                                                          to C10*

C1           Professional Engineer               Degree                                  180/210%
             Professional Scientist

C2(b)        Principal Technical Officer         Advanced Diploma or equivalent            160%
                                                 and sufficient additional training so
                                                 as to enable the employee to meet
                                                 the requirements of the relevant
                                                 classification definition and to
                                                 perform work within the scope of
                                                 this level
C2(a)        Leading Technical Officer           Advanced Diploma or equivalent            150%
                                                 and sufficient additional training so
             Principal/Trainer/Supervisor/       as to enable the employee to meet
             Co-ordinator                        the requirements of the relevant
                                                 classification definition and to
                                                 perform work within the scope of
                                                 this level.

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                              Advanced Diploma or equivalent of
                              which at least 50% of the
                              competencies are in
                              supervision/training.

C3    Engineering Associate -       Advanced Diploma of Engineering,       145%
      Level II
                                    or equivalent.

C4    Engineering Associate 3rd     80% towards an Advanced Diploma        135%
      Year of - Level 1             of Engineering

                                    or equivalent.


C5    Advanced Engineering          Diploma of Engineering - Advanced      130%
      Tradesperson - Level II       Trade, or equivalent.

      Engineering Technician -      Diploma of Engineering - Technical
      Level V
                                    or equivalent.

C6    Advanced Engineering          C10 + 80% towards a Diploma of         125%
      Tradesperson - Level 1        Engineering - Advanced Trade

                                    or equivalent.

      Engineering Technician -      50% towards an Advanced Diploma
      Level IV                      of Engineering, or

                                    85% towards a Diploma of
                                    Engineering - Technical

                                    or equivalent.

C7    Higher Engineering            Certificate IV in Engineering or       115%
      Tradesperson and Special
      Class Level II                C10 + 60% towards a Diploma of
                                    Engineering

                                    or equivalent.

      Engineering Technician -      Certificate IV in Manufacturing
      Level III                     Technology provided that the
                                    minimum level of experience
                                    referred to in the Manufacturing and
                                    Associated Industries - Skills
                                    Development - Wages and
                                    Conditions Award has been
                                    completed or

                                    45% towards an Advanced Diploma
                                    of Engineering, or

                                    70% towards a Diploma of
                                    Engineering - Technical
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                                      or equivalent

C8     Engineering Tradesperson -     C10 + 40% towards a Diploma of         110%
       Special Class Level I          Engineering

                                      or equivalent

       Engineering Technician -       40% towards an Advanced Diploma
       Level II                       of Engineering, or

                                      60% towards a Diploma of
                                      Engineering - Technical

                                      or equivalent

C9     Engineering Tradesperson -     C10 + 20% towards a Diploma of         105%
       Level II                       Engineering

                                      or equivalent

       Engineering Technician -       Certificate III in Engineering -
       Level I                        Technician, or

                                      Certificate III Manufacturing
                                      Technology, provided that the
                                      minimum level of experience
                                      referred to in the Manufacturing and
                                      Associated Industries - Skills
                                      Development - Wages and
                                      Conditions Award has been
                                      completed or

                                      50% towards a Diploma of
                                      Engineering

                                      or equivalent


C10    Engineering Tradesperson -     Recognised Trade Certificate or        100%
       Level I
                                      Certificate III in Engineering -
                                      Mechanical Trade, or

                                      Certificate III in Engineering -
                                      Fabrication Trade, or

                                      Certificate III in Engineering -
                                      Electrical/Electronic Trade

                                      or equivalent

       Production Systems             Engineering Production Certificate
       Employee                       III, or

                                      Certificate III in Engineering -
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                                  Production Systems

                                             or equivalent

C11         Engineering/Production           Engineering Production Certificate         92.4%
            Employee - Level IV              II, or

                                             Certificate II in Engineering -
                                             Production Technology

                                             or equivalent

C12         Engineering/Production           Engineering Production Certificate I       87.4%
            Employee - Level III             or Certificate II in Engineering

                                             or equivalent

C13         Engineering/Production           In-house training                           82%
            Employee Level II

C14         Engineering/Production           Up to 38 hours induction training           78%
            Employee - Level 1

* The percentage relativities column reflects the original percentages; these have changed
 over time due to flat dollar arbitrated safety net adjustments.


Note: Where employees are performing supervisory responsibilities, they are to be classified
      in accordance with the Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator definitions.

Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator

Level 1 - 122% of the highest rate paid to those supervised.
Level 2 - 115% of the highest rate paid to those supervised.

Classification definitions

9.9 In these definitions:

“Or equivalent” means any training which a registered provider (eg. TAFE), or State
recognition authority recognises as equivalent to an accredited course which MISC
recognises for this level. This can include advanced standing through recognition of prior
learning and/or overseas qualifications; or, where competencies meet the requirements set
out in MISC competency standards in accordance with the National Metal and Engineering
Competency Standards Implementation Guide.

“Work within the scope of this level” means, for an employee who does not hold a
qualification listed as a minimum training requirement, the employee shall apply skills within
the Company selected in accordance with the National Metal and Engineering Competency
Standards Implementation Guide. Competencies selected must be competency standards
recognised as relevant and appropriate by MISC and as endorsed by the National Training
Quality Council.

“Engineering Streams” are the three broad engineering streams recognised within the
classification definitions set out in Schedule D, namely: Electrical/electronic; fabrication; and
mechanical. Additionally, there are five vocational fields (as defined). Entry to training in any
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engineering stream is not conditional on union membership. The streams are defined as:

“Electrical/electronic stream” includes the design, assembly, manufacture, installation,
modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all electrical
and electronic devices systems, equipment and controls, eg, electrical wiring, motors,
generators, PLC's and other electronic controls, instruments, refrigeration,
telecommunications, radio and television, communication and information processing.

“Mechanical stream” includes the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification,
testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all mechanical equipment,
machinery, fluid power systems, automotive mechanics, instruments, refrigeration, and the
use of related computer controlled equipment, eg, Computer Numeric Controlled machine
tools.

“Fabrication stream” includes fabrication, forging, carpentry, plumbing, founding, structural
steel erection, electroplating, metal spinning, metal polishing, sheet metal work and the use
of related computer controlled equipment. This includes fabrication in all metals, plastics,
carbon fibre, composite materials, ceramics and other materials.

“Vocational fields” are the five vocational fields recognised within the classification structure
of     this      Award,       namely:       trade;      technical;     engineering/production;
supervisor/trainer/coordinator; and professional.

The vocational fields are defined as:

      (a)   “Trade” includes an employee who possesses as a minimum qualification a
            trade certificate in any of the engineering streams or Certificate IV in Engineering
            including Higher Engineering Trades or Special Class Trades.

      (b)   “Technical field” includes production planning, including scheduling, work study,
            and estimating materials, handling systems and like work; technical including
            inspection, quality control, supplier evaluation, laboratory, non- destructive
            testing, technical purchasing, and design and development work (prototypes,
            models, specifications) in both product and process areas and like work; and
            design and draughting and like work.

      (c)   “Engineering/production field” includes employees primarily engaged in
            production work including production, distribution, stores and warehousing, but
            does not require a qualification in the trade, technical, professional or
            supervisory fields.

      (d)   “Supervisor/trainer/coordinator field” includes employees who are:
            responsible for the work of other employees and/or provision of on-the-job
            training including coordination and/or technical guidance; or, responsible for
            supervision and/or training of other supervisors or trainers; or, responsible
            primarily for the exercise of technical skills, as defined, up to the level of their
            skill and competence and who are additionally involved in the
            supervision/training of other employees.

      (e)   “Professional field” includes an employee who possesses an academic
            qualification which enables that employee to become a graduate member of the
            Institute of Engineers, Australia or an academic qualification in science set out in
            the Academic Schedule appearing in the Metal Industry Award 1976 Part IV -
            Professional Scientists.

“Engineering associate” is a generic term which includes technical officers in a wide range
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of disciplines including laboratories and quality assurance; draughting officers; planners and
other para-professionals.

The classification definitions proper are:

Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator - Level 1

A Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator - Level I is an employee who is responsible for the work of
other employees and/or provision of structured on-the-job training. Such an employee has
completed a qualification at AQFIII level or above, of which at least one third of the
competencies are related to supervision/training, or equivalent.

Notwithstanding the above definition an employee who is mainly engaged to perform work
supervising or coordinating the work of other employees and who has sufficient additional
training beyond that of those coordinated or supervised so as to enable the employee to
perform work within the scope of this level shall be classified at this level.

Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator - Level II

A Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator - Level II is an employee who is responsible for the
supervision and/or training of Trainers/Supervisors/Coordinators - Level I. Such an
employee has completed an AQF IV or V qualification or equivalent of which at least 50% of
the competencies are in supervision/training.

WAGE GROUP: C14

Engineering/Production Employee - Level I

As Engineering/Production Employee - Level I is an employee who is undertaking up to 38
hours induction training which may include information on the enterprise, conditions of
employment, introduction to supervisors and fellow workers, training and career path
opportunities, plant layout, work and documentation procedures, occupational health and
safety, equal employment opportunity and quality control/assurance.

An employee at this level performs routine duties essentially of a manual nature and to the
level of his/her training:

   (i)     performs general labouring and cleaning duties

   (ii)    exercises minimal judgement

   (iii)   works under direct supervision or

   (iv)    is undertaking structured training so as to enable them to work at the C13 level.

WAGE GROUP: C13

Engineering/production Employee - Level II

An Engineering/Production Employee - Level II is an employee who has completed up to
three months structured training so as to enable the employee to perform work within the
scope of this level.

An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at C14
and to the level of his/her skills, competence and training.

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   (i)       Works in accordance with standard operating procedures and established
             criteria;

   (ii)      Works under direct supervision either individually or in a team environment;

   (iii)     Understands and undertakes basic quality control/assurance procedures
             including the ability to recognise basic quality deviations/faults;

   (iv)      Understands and utilises basic statistical process control procedures;

   (v)       Follows safe work practices and can report workplace hazards.

WAGE GROUP: C12

Engineering/Production Employee - Level III

An Engineering/Production Employee - Level III is an employee who has completed an
Engineering Production Certificate I or Certificate II in Engineering or equivalent so as to
enable the employee to perform work within the scope of this level.

An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at C13
and to the level of his/her skills, competence and training.

   (i)       Is responsible for the quality of his/her own work subject to routine supervision;

   (ii)      Works under routine supervision either individually or in a team environment;

   (iii)     Exercises discretion within his/her level of skills and training;

   (iv)      Assists in the provision of on the job training.

WAGE GROUP: C11

Engineering/Production Employee - Level IV

An Engineering/production Employee - Level IV is an employee who has completed an
Engineering Production Certificate II or Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology
or equivalent so as to enable the employee to perform work within the scope of this level.

An employee at this level performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at C12
and to the level of his/her skills, competence and training.

    (i)      Works from complex instructions and procedures;

    (ii)     Assists in the provision of on-the-job training;

    (iii)    Co-ordinates work in a team environment or works individually under general
             supervision;

    (iv)     Is responsible for assuring the quality of his/her own work.

WAGE GROUP: C10

Engineering Tradesperson - Level I

An Engineering Tradesperson - Level I is an employee who holds a trade certificate or
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tradespersons rights certificate or equivalent as an:

     (i)         Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level I;

     (ii)        Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level I;

     (iii)       Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level I;

     (iv)        or equivalent

and is able to exercise the skills and knowledge of the engineering trade so as to enable the
employee to perform work within the scope of this level.

An Engineering Tradesperson - Level I works above and beyond an employee at C11 and to
the level of his/her skills, competence and training.

     (i)         Understands and applies quality control techniques;

     (ii)        Exercises good interpersonal and communications skills;

     (iii)       Exercises keyboard skills at a level higher than C11;

     (iv)        Exercises discretion within the scope of this classification level;

     (v)         Performs work under limited supervision either individually or in a team
                 environment;

     (vi)        Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work;

     (vii)       Performs non-trade tasks incidental to his/her work;

     (viii)      Performs work which while primarily involving the skills of the employee's
                 trade is incidental or peripheral to the primary task and facilitates the
                 completion of the whole task. Such incidental or peripheral work would not
                 require additional formal technical training;

     (ix)        Able to inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established
                 operational standards.

Production Systems Employee

A Production Systems Employee is an employee who, while still being primarily engaged in
Engineering /Production work applies the skills acquired through the successful completion
of an Engineering Production Certificate III or Certificate of Engineering – Production
Systems or equivalent in the production, distribution, or stores functions so as to enable the
employee to perform work within the scope of this level.

A Production Systems Employee works above and beyond an employee at C11 and to the
level of his/her skills, competence and training.

     (i)      Understands and applies quality control techniques;

     (ii)     Exercises good interpersonal communications skills;

     (iii)    Exercises discretion within the scope of this classification level;

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      (iv) Exercise keyboard skills at a level higher than C11;

      (v)     Performs work under limited supervision either individually or in a team
              environment;

      (vi)    Able to inspect products and/or materials for conformity with established
              operational standards.

WAGE GROUP: C9

Engineering Tradesperson - Level II
Engineering Technician - Level I

An Engineering Tradesperson - level II is an:

      (i)     Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level II; or

      (ii)    Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level II; or

      (iii)   Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level II:

who has completed the minimum training requirements specified in this clause or equivalent.

An Engineering Tradesperson - Level II works above and beyond a tradesperson at C10 and
to the level of his/her skills and competence and training performs work within the scope of
this level.

      (i)     Exercises discretion within the scope of this classification;

      (ii)    Works under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment;

      (iii)   Understands and implements quality control techniques;

      (iv)    Provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team;

      (v)     Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work;

      (vi)    Performs non-trade tasks incidental to his/her work.

Engineering Technician - Level I

An Engineering Technician - Level I is an employee who has the equivalent level of training
of a C9 Engineering Tradesperson or equivalent so as to enable the employee to apply skills
within the scope of this level. The skills exercised by the Engineering Technician Level I are
in the technical fields as defined by the Award and this Agreement including draughting,
planning or technical tasks requiring technical knowledge.

At this level the employee is engaged on routine tasks in the technical fields.

WAGE GROUP: C8

Engineering Tradesperson - Special Class Level I
Engineering Technician - Level II

A Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level I means a:

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     (i)   Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level I;

     or

     (ii)    Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level I;

     or

     (iii)   Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level I;

who has completed the minimum training requirements specified in clause 7 of this Appendix
or equivalent.

An Engineering Tradesperson Special Class - Level I works above and beyond a
tradesperson at C9 and to the level of his/her skills, competence and training performs work
within the scope of this level.

     (i)     Provides trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team;

     (ii)    Assists in the provision of training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers;

     (iii)   Understands and implements quality control techniques;

     (iv)    Works under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment;

     (v)     Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work;

     (vi)    Performs non-trade tasks incidental to his/her work.

Engineering Technician - Level II

An Engineering Technician - Level II is an employee who has the equivalent level of training
of a C8 Engineering Tradesperson Special Class - Level I or equivalent so as to enable the
employee to apply skills within the scope of this level. The skills exercised by the
Engineering Technician Level II are in the technical fields as defined by the Award and this
Agreement including draughting, planning or technical tasks requiring technical knowledge.

At this level the employee is required to exercise judgment and skill in excess of that
required at C9 under the supervision of technical or professional staff.

WAGE GROUP: C7

Engineering Tradesperson - Special Class Level II
Engineering Technician - Level III

A Special Class Engineering Tradesperson - Level II means a:

     (i)     Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - level II; or

     (ii)    Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level II;

     or

     (iii)   Special Class Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level II; or

     (iv) Higher Engineering Tradesperson
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who has completed the minimum training requirements specified in this clause or equivalent.

An Engineering Tradesperson - Special Class Level II works above and beyond a
tradesperson at C8 and to the level of his/her skills, competence and training performs work
within the scope of this level.

     (i)      Is able to provide trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team;

     (ii)     Provides training in conjunction with supervisors and trainers;

     (iii)    Understands and implements quality control techniques;

     (iv)     Works under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment;

     (v)      Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work;

     (vi)     Performs non-trade tasks incidental to his/her work.

Engineering Technician - Level III

Engineering Technician - Level III is an employee who has the equivalent level of training of
a C7 - Engineering Tradesperson Special Class Level II or equivalent so as to enable the
employee to apply skills within the scope of this level. The skills exercised by the
Engineering Technician Level III are in the technical fields as defined by the Award and this
Agreement including draughting, planning or technical tasks requiring technical knowledge.

At this level the employee is engaged in detail draughting and/or planning or technical duties
requiring judgement and skill in excess of that required of a technician at C8 under the
supervision of technical or professional staff.

WAGE GROUP: C6

Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level I
Engineering Technician - Level IV

An Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level I means an:

     (i)      Advanced Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level I; or

     (ii)     Advanced Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level I; or

     (iii)    Advanced Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level I

who has completed the minimum training requirements specified in this clause or equivalent.

An Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level I works above and beyond a tradesperson
at C7 and to the level of his/her skills, competence and training performs work within the
scope of this level.

     (i)      Undertakes quality control and work organisation at a level higher than for C7;

     (ii)     Provides trade guidance and assistance as part of a work team;

     (iii)    Assists in the provision of training to employees in conjunction with
              supervisors/trainers;
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     (iv)     Works under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment;

     (v)      Prepares reports of a technical nature on specific tasks or assignments;

     (vi)     Exercises broad discretion within the scope of this level;

     (vii) Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work;

     (viii) Performs non-trade tasks incidental to his/her work.

Engineering Technician - Level IV

An Engineering Technician - Level IV is an employee who has the equivalent level of training
of a C6 - Advanced Engineering Tradesperson Level I or equivalent so as to enable the
employee to apply skills within the scope of this level. The skills exercised by the
Engineering Technician Level IV are in the technical fields as defined by the Award and this
Agreement including draughting, planning or technical tasks requiring technical knowledge.

At this level the employee is engaged in detail draughting and/or planning and/or technical
duties requiring judgement and skill in excess of that required of a technician at C7 under
the supervision of technical and/or professional staff.

WAGE GROUP: C5

Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II
Engineering Technician - Level V

An Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - level II means an:

     (i)      Advanced Engineering Tradesperson (Electrical/Electronic) - Level II; or

     (ii)     Advanced Engineering Tradesperson (Mechanical) - Level II; or

     (iii)    Advanced Engineering Tradesperson (Fabrication) - Level II

who has completed the minimum training requirements specified in clause 7 of this Appendix
or equivalent.

An Advanced Engineering Tradesperson - Level II works above and beyond a tradesperson
at C6 and to the level of his/her skills, competence and training performs work within the
scope of this level.

     (i)      Provides technical guidance or assistance within the scope of this level;

     (ii)     Prepares reports of a technical nature on tasks or assignments within the
              employee's skills and competence;

     (iii)    Has an overall knowledge and understanding of the operating principle of the
              systems and equipment on which the tradesperson is required to carry out
              his/her task;

     (iv)     Assists in the provision of on-the-job training in conjunction with supervisors and
              trainers;

     (v)      Operates lifting equipment incidental to his/her work; .
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     (vi)    Performs non-trade tasks incidental to his/her work.

Engineering Technician - Level V

An Engineering Technician - Level V is an employee who has the equivalent level of training
of a C5 - Advanced Engineering Tradesperson Level II or equivalent so as to enable the
employee to apply skills within the scope of this level. The skills exercised by the
Engineering Technician Level V are in the technical fields as defined by the Award and this
Agreement including draughting, planning or technical tasks requiring technical knowledge.

At this level the employee is required to exercise judgment and skill in excess of that
required at level C6.

WAGE GROUP: C4

Engineering Associate - Level I

An Engineering Associate - Level I means an employee who works above and beyond a
technician at level C5 and who has completed the minimum training requirements specified
in this clause or equivalent and is engaged in:

     (i)     Making of major design drawings or graphics or performing technical duties in a
             specific field of engineering, laboratory or scientific practice such as research
             design, testing, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation, diagnostics and
             maintenance of equipment facilities or products, including computer software,
             quality processes, occupational health and safety and/or standards and plant
             and material security processes and like work; or

     (ii)    Planning of operations and/or processes including the estimation of requirements
             of staffing, material cost and quantities and machinery requirements, purchasing
             materials or components, scheduling, work study, industrial engineering and/or
             materials handling process.

WAGE GROUP: C3

Engineering Associate - Level II

An Engineering Associate - Level II means an employee who works above and beyond an
Engineering Associate at level C4 and who has successfully completed the minimum training
requirements specified in this clause or equivalent and is engaged in:

     (i)     Performing draughting, or planning or technical duties which require the exercise
             of judgment and skill in excess of that required by an engineering associate at
             level C4; or

     (ii)    Possesses the skills of an Engineering Associate - Level I in a technical field and
             exercises additional skills in a different technical field as defined.

WAGE GROUP: C2(a)

Leading Technical Officer
Principal Engineering Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator

Leading Technical Officer means an employee who works above and beyond an
Engineering Associate - Level II at level C3 and has successfully completed a national
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advanced diploma or equivalent and sufficient additional training so as to enable the
employee to perform work within the scope of this level. An employee at C2(a) is able to
perform or coordinate work in more than one engineering, scientific or technical field as
defined, or performs duties in a technical, engineering or scientific field which requires the
exercise of judgement and/or skill in excess of that required of an Engineering Associate -
Level II.

Principal Engineering Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator

Principal Engineering Trainer/Supervisor/Coordinator means a Trainer/Supervisor/
Coordinator who has completed a national advanced diploma or equivalent of which at least
50% of the competencies are in supervision/training and who when engaged at this level:

     (i)     Possesses a sound knowledge of occupational health and safety, industrial
             relations, and communications processes and is able to use this knowledge in
             training and leading the work of others;

     (ii)    Possesses a general knowledge and awareness of the administrative, business,
             and marketing strategies of the enterprise;

Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this level may perform are as follows:

       Plans, writes and delivers training programs for all engineering/production
       employees, apprentices, trainees, trade and lower technical levels;

       Plans and directs the work of engineering/production employees especially in new
       work organisation environments, e.g., group work arrangements, CIM production
       techniques.

WAGE GROUP: C2(b)

Principal Technical Officer

A Principal Technical Officer works above and beyond an employee at the C2a level and
who has successfully completed sufficient additional training to enable the employee to
perform work within the scope of this level in addition to a national advanced diploma or
equivalent. Within organisational policy guidelines and objectives a principal technical
officer:

     (i)     Performs work requiring mature technical knowledge involving a high degree of
             autonomy, originality and independent judgement;

     (ii)    Looks after and is responsible for projects and coordinating such projects with
             other areas of the organisation as required by the operation of the organisation;

     (iii)   Is responsible for the coordination of general and specialist employees engaged
             in projects requiring complex and specialised knowledge;

     (iv)    Plans and implements those programs necessary to achieve the objectives of a
             particular project;

     (v)     In the performance of the above functions, applies knowledge and/or guidance
             relevant in any or all of the fields of designing, planning and technical work as
             required by the Company's operation;


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     (vi) Operates within broad statements of objectives without requiring detailed
           instructions; or

     (i)      Performs work at the above level of skill in a particular technical field;

     (ii)     Has as the overriding feature of his/her employment the ability to perform
              creative, original work of a highly complex and sophisticated nature;

     (iii)    Provides specialised technical guidance to other employees performing work
              within the same technical field.

9.10 Any dispute regarding the National Metal and Engineering Competency Standards
     Implementation Guide shall be dealt with in accordance with the Dispute Settlement
     Procedure at Part 1, Clause 11 of this Agreement.

10. Training (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 5.2)

10.1 Following proper consultation in accordance with clause 3 of this Division, which may
     include the establishment of a training committee, the Company shall develop a
     training program consistent with:

            the current and future skill needs of the Company;

            the size, structure and nature of the operations of the Company;

            the need to develop vocational skills relevant to the Company and the industry
            through courses conducted by accredited institutions and providers.

10.2 Where it is agreed that a training committee be established it shall include Company
     and employee representatives. The role of the training committee shall be clearly set
     out and shall include:

       formulating a training program including available training courses and career
         opportunities;

       recommending individual employees for training and reclassification; and

       monitoring and advising management and employees regarding the on-going
        effectiveness of the training.

10.3 Where as a result of the consultation referred to above, including with the employee
     concerned, it is agreed that additional training should be undertaken by an employee,
     that training may be undertaken either on or off the job. If the training is undertaken
     during ordinary working hours, the employee concerned shall not suffer any loss of
     pay. The Company shall not unreasonably withhold such paid training leave. This shall
     not prevent the Company and employee(s) agreeing to paid leave for other relevant
     training.

10.4 Any costs associated with standard fees for prescribed courses and prescribed
     textbooks (excluding those textbooks which are available in the employer's technical
     library) incurred in connection with the undertaking of training shall be reimbursed by
     the Company upon production of evidence of such expenditure. Provided that
     reimbursement may be on an annual basis subject to the presentation of reports of
     satisfactory progress.

10.5 Travel costs incurred by an employee undertaking training in accordance with this
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      subclause which exceed those normally incurred in travelling to and from work shall be
      reimbursed by the Company.


11.   Payment of wages (this replaces the provisions in the Award at 5.11)

Summary

This clause provides for the pay period and method of payment of wages.

Period of payment

11.1 Wages shall be paid weekly or fortnightly, either according to the actual ordinary hours
     worked each week or fortnight; or according to the average number of ordinary hours
     worked each week or fortnight.

11.2 By agreement between the Company and the majority of employees, wages may be
     paid 3 weekly, 4 weekly or monthly. Agreement in this respect may also be reached
     between the Company and an individual employee.

Method of payment

11.3 Wages shall either be paid by cash, cheque or electronic funds transfer into the
     employee's bank (or other recognised financial institution) account.


Payment of wages on termination of employment

11.5 On termination of employment, wages due to an employee shall be paid on the day of
     termination or forwarded to the employee by post on the next working day.

Day off coinciding with pay day

11.6 Where an employee is paid wages by cash or cheque and the employee is, by virtue of
     the arrangement of their ordinary hours, to take a day off on a day which coincides
     with pay day, such employee must be paid no later than the working day immediately
     following pay day. However, if the Company is able to make suitable arrangements,
     wages may be paid on the working day preceding pay day.

Wages to be paid during working hours

11.7 Where an employee is paid wages by cash or cheque such wages shall be paid during
     ordinary working hours.


Absences from duty under an averaging system

11.9 Where an employee's ordinary hours in a week are greater or less than 38 hours and
     such employee's pay is averaged to avoid fluctuating wage payments, the following
     shall apply:

      (a)   The employee will accrue a "credit" for each day he or she works ordinary hours
            in excess of the daily average.

      (b)   The employee will not accrue a "credit" for each day of absence from duty (other
            than on annual leave, long service leave, public holidays, paid sick leave,
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              workers' compensation, paid bereavement leave, paid carers' leave, paid training
              leave or jury service).

      (c)     An employee absent for part of a day (other than on annual leave, long service
              leave, public holidays, paid sick leave, workers’ compensation, paid
              bereavement leave, paid carers' leave, paid training leave or jury service shall
              accrue a proportion of the "credit" for the day, based upon the proportion of the
              working day that the employee was in attendance.


12.   Accident pay (this replaces The Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries
      (Accident Pay, Victoria) Award 1998)

12. Definitions

12.1 In this Clause:

“ Act ” means the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Victoria) as amended from time to time;

“ incapacity ” has the same meaning and application used in the Act;

“ injury ” has the same meaning and application used in the Act. If an injury does not attract
an entitlement to compensation under the Act there is no entitlement to accident pay;

“ current work capacity ” has the same meaning and application used in the Act;

“ no current work capacity ” has the same meaning and application used in the Act;

“ week(s) ” means any week in which accident pay is paid even if a payment is for only part
of the week; and

“ weekly payment(s) ” has the same meaning and application used in the Act.

12.2 For an employee with no current work capacity, “ accident pay ” means the difference
between the weekly payment made in respect of the employee and an amount equal to the
wages the employee would have received for the ordinary time the employee would have
worked with the employee’s employer performing the employee’s normal duties, in the
employee’s normal classification, for the week in question, provided that this rate includes
the ship repair allowance set out in paragraph 5.9.1(b) of the Metal, Engineering and
Associated Industries Award, 1998 Part I, but excludes payments by way of:

12.2.1 attendance bonuses;
12.2.2 shift premiums;
12.2.3 overtime payments;
12.2.4 foundry allowance;
12.2.5 fares and travelling allowance;
12.2.6 multi-storey allowance;
12.2.7 site disability allowance;
12.2.8 special rates or other similar payment.

12.3 For an employee with current work capacity, “ accident pay ” means the difference
between the weekly payment made in respect of the employee together with any ordinary
time payments made for any work undertaken and an amount equal to the wages the
employee would have received for the ordinary time the employee would have worked with
the employee’s employer performing the employee’s normal duties, in the employee’s
normal classification, for the week in question, provided that this rate includes the ship repair
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allowance set out in paragraph 5.9.1(b) of the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries
Award, 1998 Part I, but excludes payments by way of:

12.3.1 attendance bonuses;
12.3.2 shift premiums;
12.3.3 overtime payments;
12.3.4 foundry allowance;
12.3.5 fares and travelling allowance;
12.3.6 multi-storey allowance;
12.3.7 site disability allowance;
12.3.8 special rates or other similar payments.

12.4 Calculation of accident pay.

12.4.1 Where an employee is paid under an incentive earning scheme (such as payment by
results, a task or bonus scheme, etc.) and the employee also receives over award payment,
the accident pay rate includes an amount equal to 65% of the average weekly rate of the
incentive earning scheme payments made to the employee for the period actually worked
during ordinary hours over the 13 week period prior to accident pay starting.

12.4.2 Where an employee is paid under an incentive earning scheme (such as payment by
results, a task or bonus scheme, etc.) and the employee does not receive over award
payments, the accident pay rate includes incentive earning scheme payments.

12.4.3 The weekly payment payable under subclauses 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 is based on “ pre-
injury average weekly earnings ” or “ PIAWE ” as defined in the Act.

12.5 Part week payments

12.5.1 Payments of accident pay made in respect of part of a week will be on a direct pro
rata basis.

PAYMENT OF ACCIDENT PAY


12.9 Qualification for payment

12.9.1 The employer is responsible for the payment of accident pay, but this liability may be
discharged by another person on the employer’s behalf.

12.9.2 As long as the employee remains in the employment of the employer by whom she or
he was employed at the time of incapacity, the employee is entitled to accident pay while the
employee receives weekly payments, provided that:

12.9.2.1 if an employee on partial incapacity cannot obtain suitable employment from her or
his employer, but alternative employment is available with another employer, then the
relevant amount of accident pay will still be paid;

12.9.2.2 unless an employee’s employment is terminated due to the employee’s serious or
wilful misconduct or arises from a declaration of liquidation of the Company, (in which case
the employee’s entitlement will be determined by the appropriate legislation), accident pay
continues to apply after an employee’s employment is terminated by her or his employer.

12.9.3 For accident pay to continue after the termination of an employee’s employment by
her or his employer the employee will, if required, provide evidence of continuing weekly
payments.

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12.9.4 An employee on engagement may be required to declare all workers’ compensation
claims made in the previous 5 years. In the event of false or inaccurate information being
deliberately and knowingly declared, the employer may require the employee to forfeit her or
his entitlement to accident pay under this award.

12.10 Period of payment

12.10.1 Accident pay does not apply in respect of any injury during the first 5 normal
workings days of incapacity.

12.10.2 The maximum period or aggregate periods of accident pay to be made by an
employer will be a total of 39 weeks for any one injury (as defined in subclause 1.3),
according to the table set out in 12.19.

12.12 Absence on other paid leave

An employee is not entitled to accident pay in respect of any period of other paid leave.

12.13 Notice of injury

Upon receiving an injury for which she or he claims to be entitled to accident pay an
employee must, as soon as practicable, give her or his employer notice of the injury in
writing. Notice may be given by a representative of the employee.

12.14 Medical examination

12.14.1 In order to receive an entitlement to accident pay an employee will conform to the
requirements of the Act as to medical examinations.

12.15 Redemption/outstanding payment

12.15.1 Where there is a redemption of weekly payments under the Act the employer’s
liability to pay accident pay ceases from the date of the redemption.

12.15.2 If weekly payments do not commence or if they are terminated, but the weekly
payments are later made or reinstated, accident pay will be paid when the outstanding
weekly payments are made.

12.16 Insurance against liability

Nothing in this Agreement requires an employer to insure against liability for accident pay.

12.17 Death of an employee

Accident pay ceases on the death of an employee.

DISPUTES

12.18 Procedure to avoid disputes

In the event of a dispute arising over the operation of this award, the parties will use the
dispute procedure set out in Part 1 Clause 11 of this Agreement.




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12.19

                   2 nd to 13 th week (b)        14 th to 26 th week        27 th to 40 th week
Category (a) Compensation Accident Compensation Accident Compensation Accident
                          (c)                   (c)                   (c)
                              pay                   pay
                          to:                   to:                   pay to:
(1) Workers      95%             100% (d)    75%              100% (d)   75%             100% (d)
with no work     PIAWE                       PIAWE                       PIAWE
capacity:
(2) Workers      95%             100% (d)    60%              100% (d)   60%             100% (d)
who have         PIAWE                       PIAWE                       PIAWE
received,        less                        less 60%                    less 60%
accepted and     CWE (e)                     of CWE                      of CWE
continued in a
return to work
plan from
their
employer:
(3) Workers 95%                  100% (d)    60%              65% (d)    60%             65% (d)
in receipt of PIAWE                          PIAWE                       PIAWE
compensation
who have
received but
not accepted
or have failed
to continue in
or fully
comply with,
a return to
work plan
which is not
disputed by
the treating
medical
practitioner:
(4) Workers      95%             100% (d)    60%              100% (d)   60%             100% (d)
who:             PIAWE                       PIAWE                       PIAWE

(a) have not
received a
return to work
plan from the
employer; or

(b) have
received a
return to work
plan from the
employer that
is disputed by
the treating
medical
practitioner:

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(a) Depending on the circumstances, an individual employee may move between categories
nominated in the table. For example, an employee who is categorised as a worker with no
work capacity, and who is offered and accepts a return to work plan, will be categorised in
the next category.

(b) In the first week of injury the employer, by virtue of the Act, will pay 95% of the
employee’s PIAWE. No accident pay is payable.

(c) No accident pay is payable unless compensation is being paid.

(d) Of the rate defined in subclauses 12.2, 12.3, 12.4 and 12.4.2, as appropriate.

(e) “CWE” means current weekly earnings.




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                                            Part 3

                                         Division B

               Appended Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standards

In addition to the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standards as prescribed in the
Workplace Relations Act 1996 the following provisions shall apply.

1. Personal Leave

1.1 Evidence Supporting Claim

     1.1.1 When taking leave for personal illness or injury, the employee must, if required
     by the Company, establish by production of a medical certificate or statutory
     declaration, that the employee was unable to work because of injury or personal
     illness.

     1.1.2 When taking leave to care for members of their immediate family or household
     who are sick and require care and support, the employee must, if required by the
     Company, establish by production of a medical certificate or statutory declaration,
     the illness of the person concerned and that such illness requires care by the
     employee.

     1.1.3. When taking leave to care for members of their immediate family or household
     who require care due to an unexpected emergency, the employee must, if required
     by the employer, establish by production of documentation acceptable to the
     Company or a statutory declaration, the nature of the emergency and that such
     emergency resulted in the person concerned requiring care by the employee.


1.2 Single day absences

     1.2.1 An employee who has already had two paid personal leave absences in the year
     for personal illness or injury, the duration of each absence being of one day only, is not
     entitled to further paid personal leave for personal illness or injury in that year of a
     duration of one day only without production to the Company of a certificate of a
     qualified medical practitioner which states that the employee was unable to attend for
     duty on account of personal illness or injury.

     1.2.2 The Company may agree to accept a Statutory Declaration in lieu of the required
     medical certificate.

     1.2.3 Nothing in this clause limits the employer’s right 1.1.




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2. Additional Annual Leave for Seven Day Shift Workers

2.1 In addition to annual leave provided for in Part 3 Division B of this Agreement, for annual
leave the AFPCS shall apply; however, the entitlement to an additional week's annual leave
for a shift worker (as "shift worker" is defined in s 228 of the Act) is available under this
Agreement to shift workers who are rostered to work regularly on Sundays and holidays
even if the shifts are not continuously rostered for 24 hours a day in the business where the
shift worker is employed.




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