Award History and Interpretation

This course is available via:

Interactive online
Remote learning tailored to your council

In-house face to face
Delivered at your council

Member calendar training
Either face-to-face or interactive online for individual participants


Learning and Development  

Phone: 02 9242 4000
[email protected]

This course is scheduled to take place on: 2 December 2021

Price: $660 incl GST
Duration: 9.00am - 3.30pm
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Who should attend?
The workshop is directed towards general managers, directors, human resource practitioners, payroll officers and line managers.

Workshop participants will develop an awareness of the:

  • Reasons for the establishment and revision of the series of NSW Local Government (State) Awards
  • The history of variations to significant award provisions
  • How to interpret and apply the award
  • Changes to the 2020 Award

There are six sessions in the workshop:

  1. History of the Local Government (State) Award
  2. Rates of pay including salary systems, salary sacrifice, allowances, and superannuation contributions
  3. Hours of work including spread and arrangement of hours, penalty rates, shift allowances and overtime
  4. Forms of employment including part-time, casual, fixed term contracts and appointment on merit
  5. Forms of leave including sick leave, carers’  leave and parental leave
  6. Miscellaneous provisions including consultative committees, training and development, disciplinary procedures, workplace change and redundancy and council agreements.

The facilitator will use group discussions, council case studies and local government-oriented examples to help you transfer your learning to the workplace.