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NEW INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS SYSTEM 
 

  • FAIR WORK ACT 2009
  • MEAT INDUSTRY AWARD 2010
  • NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

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WH&S AND WORKER’S
COMPENSATION 
INFORMATION DATABASE 

AMIC has compiled information and publications on many topics relevant to members. this can assist members' knowledge with meeting their HR & IR responsibilities.

Members can view this information by clicking here
Paid Parental Leave Scheme 

On 1 January 2011 Australia’s first national Paid Parental Leave scheme commenced. For more information on this new government-funded entitlement for working parents, visit the website at
www.australia.gov.au/paidparentalleave

The role of employers is being phased in to help employers transition to the new arrangements. From 1 July 2011, employers will be responsible for providing Parental Leave Pay to eligible employees. Please see Employer Kit for more information. 

Competency Based Training for Apprentice Butchers 
Nationally the apprenticeship training system has changed from a time-based apprenticeship model to a competency-based model of completion – not just for butchery, but for all trades and qualifications throughout Australia.

This change has been designed to enhance and develop more flexible and responsive training systems. Employers will benefit because they will have a more highly skilled workforce in a reduced time-frame.
Competency based completion means that the qualification is gained once all assessment is successfully completed. This may be a shorter, and occasionally longer, time frame than the ‘nominal’ time allocated by some State Training Authorities.

The attached files are actual case studies of competency based training in the meat industry across Australia.

NSW Case Studies | QLD Case Studies | VIC Case Studies | TAS Case Studies

The AMIC Human Resources and Industrial Relations functions are well resourced with professional staff who can provide comprehensive advice on a broad range of issues. AMIC staff can advise across all aspects of Industrial Relations including Recruitment & Termination, Wages, Human Resources, Occupational Health & Safety and Workers Compensation.

Key Areas of Advice

Wages and Awards

  • Wages calculations, including wages rates, leave and termination payouts
  • Interpretation of awards legislation and leave issues
  • Enterprise Agreements - assistance with advice, drafting and filing

Human Resources and Industrial Relations matters

  • Labour hire, recruitment, termination and discipline matters, including procedural strategies and safeguards against unfair dismissal/unlawful termination allegations and claims
  • Traineeships and apprenticeships
  • Harassment and discrimination issues
  • Dispute resolution
  • HR Audits
  • Handling Member disputes with Fair Work Australia (FWA) inspectors
  • Representing members in industrial courts, including case preparation
  • Lobbying government and authorities, including making submissions

WH&S and Workers Compensation

  • WH&S and Workers compensation advice, including risk management and return-to-work procedures
  • Access to AMIC's Member WH&S/Workers Compensation information database - click here

Service Features

  • Inquiries can be handled by phone, email, fax, letter and even include site visits where required
  • Basic inquiries are free of charge
  • AMIC hosts seminars on various aspects of employment conditions and requirements
  • The new Meat Industry Award 2010 replaced the previous three Federal Meat Industry Awards. AMIC was instrumental in the drafting of the new award and is able to provide detailed advice to members - click here.
  • For Sole Traders and Partnerships in Western Australia, AMIC can provide advice on the relevant state awards.

 

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