Australia, oficially the Commonwealth of Australia is a federal state of 25 millions people, located in Oceania. English is the most frequently spoken language here. And dot is used as decimal separator there (for example one and half = 1.5).
The pay rates for the Australian employees have been established in the national authorities (Fair Work Commission and The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal) or through collective agreements, in Australian dollar ($, AUD) currency. Every employee belongs to a:
- table (schedule, chart) according to a profession and contract (full-time, part-time, casual, fixed term)
- level, band or rank according to a function (position), education and experience
- and in some cases also to a point (increase or grade) according to a service duration (or calendar year)
Average annual pay rate in Australia currently is 75,268 $. Look at international comparison.
Summary of pay rates in the Australia
- Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services
- Defence Force
- Federal Police
- External sources
In the photo is Parliament House in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, author: JJ Harrison
The starting and maximum Levels of the salary scale depend on qualification: Are different for the teachers trained two, three, four or five years.
For example, an employee who is 2 years trained will start on Level 1 and progress according to the years of service to Level 5 of the scale. On the other hand, an employee who is 5 years trained will start on Level 4 and progress to Level 12.
Nursing assistant is under the direct control and supervision of a Registered or Enrolled nurse.
Student enrolled nurse means an employee who study to become an enrolled nurse and can be “Junior” (less than 21 years of age) or “Senior” (21 years of age and over).
Enrolled nurse belongs to the pay points 1 to 5:
- limited or no practical experience
- an ability to relate theoretical concepts to practice
- skills to recognise and report deviations from stable conditions
- speed and flexibility in accurate decision making
- responds to situations in less stable and/or changed circumstances
Registred nurse belongs to the levels 1 to 7:
- direct and comprehensive nursing care
- responsible for a particular group of patients
- staff selection or education
- participates as a member of the nursing executive team
- coordinates the nursing service of the health unit
The employees are divided into the Levels from 1 to 8, here are some examples what they can do:
- time management, basic numeracy, written and verbal communication skills
- plan and organise its own work; guide a limited number of volunteers
- co-ordinate elementary service programs
- lead a team within a specialised project
- manage educational or developmental programs for clients
- contribute to the development of new procedures and methodology
- review operations to determine their effectiveness
- develop ongoing plans and programs; multi-functional authoritative advice
At the end of each 12 working months, an employee will be eligible for progression to the next pay point within its level if has demonstrated competency and satisfactory performance.
Following annual pay rates come from “AFP Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020”. There are two basic groups: “Classification Structure Base Salary Rates” (Bands 1 to 8) and “Technical Specialist Classification Structure Base Salary Rates” (Levels 1 to 4). For example, the lowest Point currently means 49,562 $, or 112,786 $ for technical specialist. At the turn of years 2018 and 2019 comes to 1% increment.