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					        REFRIGERATION MECHANIC AND APPRENTICES, DUCT FIXER, LAGGER
                        AND STEELMETAL WORKERS
      The following document is an extract of: pay scales and minimum loaded wages ; allowances, and
      definitions from the National Metal and Engineering On-Site Construction Industry Award 2002
      covering the above classifications.

      Note: The information for the Air-Conditioning Tradesman should be disregarded for Victorian based
      employers where they are covered by the relevant Plumbing Award as a Registered Plumber.

                       REFRIGERATION and AIR-CONDITIONING EMPLOYEES
                                                    Extract from
               NATIONAL METAL AND ENGINEERING ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION
                               INDUSTRY AWARD 2002
  4.2     Air-conditioning and refrigeration

  4.2.1 Air-conditioning work means the on-site fabrication and/or installation of air-conditioning and/or ventilation
        systems and all work ancillary thereto, including packaged air conditioning units, thermostatic controls, water
        recirculation equipment, air volume regulators, diffusers, fans, heat exchange equipment and the like.

  4.2.2 Air-conditioning tradesperson means a tradesperson engaged on site on the fabrication and/or installation of
        duct work and who in addition can fabricate and/or install such items as reducing pieces, lobster backs and
        other items, the fabrication and/or installation of which requires the application of general trade skill and
        knowledge.

  4.2.3 Air-conditioning employee group 1 means an adult employee who has had twelve months experience in the
        industry and has attained sufficient skill and experience to enable him/her to perform all the duties on the
        installation of air conditioning equipment.

  4.2.4 Air-conditioning employee group 2 means an employee who has had three months experience in the
        industry as a worker engaged on the installation of air-conditioning equipment.

  4.2.5 Air-conditioning employee group 3 means an employee who, having no previous experience in the industry,
        is engaged on the installation of air-conditioning equipment.

  4.2.6 Refrigeration work means the installation, servicing or repairing of refrigeration plant and equipment,
        and/or ancillary components and equipment on a construction site.

  4.2.7 Refrigeration mechanic means a person who has served an apprenticeship, or who is the holder of a
        tradespersons certificate issued by the appropriate authority as a refrigeration mechanic, who is required to
        apply general trade experience on refrigeration work (as defined).

  4.28    Sheet metal worker - 1st class means a tradesman working to scaled prints or drawings or applying general
          trade experience or knowledge to the making of sheet metal products and/or the erection or installation
          thereof.

  4.29    Sheet metal worker - 2nd class means an adult employee working at the bench in the making and/or
          repairing of sheet metal products not calling for the use of prints or drawings or measurements.

  Clause 16.1 Wage rates:

                           Air-conditioning
                           tradesman*

  *       a percentage of the total weekly amount payable to an Air-conditioning tradesman pursuant to 16.1 (base rate
          and supplementary payment only, excluding the safety net adjustment), 18.2, 18.3, 18.6, 18.7:
                                                      Group 1*97.5%
                                                      Group 2*88.5%
                                                      Group 3*87.0%
                                           plus the safety net adjustment in full.


Revised 13 February 2008
          NATIONAL METAL AND ENGINEERING ON-SITE CONSTRUCTIONINDUSTRY
                                    AWARD 2002
                                                              Award Code – AP816828CRV

                              REFRIGERATION and AIR-CONDITIONING EMPLOYEES RATES

                           Date of effect:              first pay period to commence on or after 1 October 2007

                                         Pay scale                         Tool             Industry           Disability         Special          Loaded
                                           Rate                        allowance*         allowance*          allowance*        allowance*        minimum
                                                                                                                                                    rate
                                          Hourly        Weekly           Weekly             Weekly              Weekly            Weekly           Weekly

Award clause                                 .1                            18.2               18.3                18.6              18.7

                                             $            $                 $                  $                   $                 $               $
Refrigeration Mechanic                      6.20        615.60            13.31              23.12               48.47               70            696.52
Air-conditioning tradesman (eg:
         duct fixer)                        6.20        615.60            13.31              23.12               48.47              7.70           696.52
Air-conditioning employee – Group
         1
at least twelve months
         experience/skill and is able
         to perform all the duties on
         the installation of air-
         conditioning equipment
*97.5% of tradesman rate                   15.20        577.60            12.76              22.16               16.47              7.51           666.50
Air-conditioning employee – Group
         2
three months experience in the
         industry as a worker
         engaged on the installation
         of air-conditioning
         equipment
*88.5% of tradesman rate                   14.22        540.36            11.58              20.12               42.18              6.81           621.05
Air-conditioning employee – Group
         3
no experience in the industry,
         engaged on the installation
         of air-conditioning
         equipment
*87% of tradesman rate                     14.05        533.90            11.39              19.78               41.46              6.70           613.23
Lagger
1st six months of experience               14.71        558.98                               23.12                                  7.70           589.80
Lagger
2nd six months of experience               14.76        560.88                               23.12                                  7.70           591.70
Lagger - thereafter                        14.86        564.68                               23.12                                  7.70           595.50
Sheetmetal worker 1st class                16.20        615.60            13.31              23.12                                  7.70           659.73
Sheetmetal worker 2nd class                15.19        577.22                               23.12                                  7.70           608.04


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                      NATIONAL METAL AND ENGINEERING ON-SITE CONSTRUCTIONINDUSTRY
                                                AWARD 2002

                                    REFRIGERATION and AIR-CONDITIONING APPRENTICES RATES

                                 Date of effect:             first pay period to commence on or after 1 October 2007



  Revised 13 February 2008
                                      Apprentices engaged on Air-conditioning or Refrigeration Work only

                                    Pay scale                         Tool              Industry          Disability          Special           Loaded
                                      Rate                         allowance           allowance          allowance          allowance         minimum
                                                                                                                                                 rate
                                                                     Weekly             Weekly              Weekly            Weekly           Weekly
1st year   39% of trade rate          6.32          240.08            5.19               9.02               18.90              3.00             276.20
2nd year   51% of trade rate          8.26          313.96            6.79              11.79               24.72              3.93             361.18
3rd year   70% of trade rate          11.34         430.92            9.32              16.18               33.93              5.39             495.74
4th year   82% of trade rate          13.28         504.79           10.91              18.96               39.75              6.31             580.72

                                        NOTE:            Metals based apprentice rates differ from the above.

                                                                    Adult apprenticeship

                                                         Extract from Clause 12.5 of the Award

                12.5.1 Definition

                For the purposes of this award an adult apprentice means a person of 21 years of age or over at the time of
                       entering into an indenture to one of the trades specified in 12.4.

                12.5.2 Application of general conditions of apprenticeship

                The provisions of 12.4 shall apply to adult apprentices unless specifically provided otherwise by this clause.

                12.5.3 Contract of indenture

                                 See Award for details.

                12.5.4 Wage rate

                12.5.4(a)      Where a person was employed by an employer in the metal and engineering on-site construction
                       industry immediately prior to becoming an adult apprentice with that employer, such person shall not
                       suffer a reduction in the rate of pay by virtue of becoming indentured.

                12.5.4(b)     For the purpose only of fixing a rate of pay the adult apprentice shall continue to receive the rate
                       of pay that is from time to time applicable to the classification or class of work specified in 16.1 and in
                       which the adult apprentice was engaged immediately prior to entering into the contract of indenture.

                12.5.4(c)    Subject to 12.5.4(a) the rate of pay of an adult apprentice shall be the rate prescribed for the
                       lowest paid classification under 16.1 or the rate prescribed by 12.4.9 for the relevant year of
                       apprenticeship whichever is the greater.
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                          relation to the summary, including in relation to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the summary; and
                - to indemnify and hold harmless the MPMSAA from and against any loss or liability suffered by a user or a third party, arising out
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  Revised 13 February 2008

				
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