An award is an agreement for a minimum set of conditions for a given industry or occupation. The agreement is formulated by Fair Work Australia and/or by a state industrial relations commission. Currently in Australia there are over 1000 variants of awards across 120 different industries or occupations. This makes the Australian award system one of the most complicated in the world.
The inherent complication with Australian award conditions makes it very difficult for business owners and managers to understand and correctly apply these within their payroll processes. Incorrect payment of staff wages can cost a business significantly in terms of penalties, fines and back paying missed wages, especially if these are not picked up in a timely manner. There are many examples of Australian organisations being fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for breaching Industrial Relations laws.
Given the complications and ramifications of getting awards/pay rates incorrect many businesses are choosing to engage external organisations to keep their payroll accurate and compliant. This includes receiving information on award updates and pay changes and applying these into their weekly or fortnightly payroll processing procedures.
easyEMPLOYER’s award management services include the following:
easyEMPLOYER’s award management services are grouped into plans as follows:
Industry award email updates
Award template updates (industry and yearly updates)
Tailored pay conditions management (industry and yearly updates)
Dedicated account manager
Consulting (recommendations, coaching, configuration time)
up to 30 mins / month*
up to 1 hour / month*
Up to 2 hours / month*
by packs (below)
by packs (below)
by packs (below)
Average Included Value
$160 / month
$320 / month
$560 / month
$80 / award / month + GST
$160 / award / month + GST
$280 / award or set of conditions / month + GST
$199 + GST
$399 + GST***
** Does not include configuration implementation changes outside of industry updates or yearly updates. Any additional labour required is charged at standard rate of $160 / hour + GST.
*** Requires the tailored award or set of pay conditions to already be configured within your easyEMPLOYER account. Standard labour rate applies to setup and configure awards or sets of conditions if not already implemented.
We also offer the following award management training packs:
Yearly update training pack
Training on implementing end of financial year award updates including annual wage increase, transitional and state specific changes. Also includes supporting documentation and a 1-hour follow up support session.
$390 + GST
Basic award management training pack
Training on managing payroll categories, employment types, break types, entitlements & leave types in order to change organisation wide pay conditions. Also includes supporting documentation and a 1-hour follow up support session.
$590 + GST
Advanced award management training pack
Training on implementing advanced conditions for complex pay conditions management or individual arrangements. Also includes supporting documentation and two 1-hour follow up support sessions. Requires basic award management training.
$790 + GST
You can sign up for easyEMPLOYER’s award management services by contacting us via phone 1300 855 642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel free to contact us if you require assistance or any further information.