RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014

This schedule will only apply to Traineeship employees of the University


5. Part-time traineeships

5.1

This clause will apply to trainees who undertake a traineeship on a part-time basis by working less than full-time hours and by undertaking the approved training at the same or lesser training time than a full-time trainee.

5.2 Wages

5.2.1

The tables set out below are the hourly rates of pay where the training is either fully off-the-job or where 20% of time is spent in approved training. These rates are derived from a 36 hour week.

Table 1: Trainees who have left school ($ per hour).

Highest year of schooling completed

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

School Leaver

10.19

12.26

14.78

Plus 1 year out of school

12.26

14.78

17.15

Plus 2 years

14.78

17.15

19.98

Plus 3 years

17.15

19.98

22.85

Plus 4 years

19.98

22.85

Plus 5 years or more years

22.85

Table 2: School based traineeships ($ per hour)

Year of Schooling

Year 11

Year 12

Wage Levels

$11.15

$12.26

25% Casual Loading

$13.94

$15.33

25 % Casual loading

Table 3: Wage rates for part-time Certificate IV traineeships ($ per hour):

Trainees undertaking a part-time AQF IV traineeship will receive the relevant hourly rate for AQF III trainees at Wage Levels A, B or C as applicable under Table I or 2 with the addition of 3.8 per cent of that wage rate.

An adult trainee (as defined under sub clause 4.8) who is undertaking a part-time traineeship for an AQF IV qualification will receive the following hourly rate as applicable based on the allocation of AQF III qualifications:

First Year of Traineeship

Second Year of Traineeship

Wage Level

$23.71

$24.62

5.3

The hours for which payment will be made are determined as follows:

5.3.1

Where the approved training for a traineeship (including a school based traineeship) is provided off-the-job by a registered training organisation, for example at school or at TAFE, these rates will apply only to the total hours worked by the part-time trainee on-the-job.

5.3.2

Where the approved training is undertaken solely on-the-job, and the average proportion of time to be spent in approved training is 20% (i.e. the same as for the equivalent full-time traineeship), then the total hours on-the-job will be multiplied by the applicable hourly rate, and then 20% will be deducted.

5.3.3

Where the approved training is partly on-the-job and partly off-the-job, and the average proportion of time to be spent in approved training is 20% (i.e. the same as for the equivalent full-time traineeship), then the total of all hours spent in work and training will be multiplied by the applicable hourly rate, and then 20% will be deducted.

Note: As noted in clause 4.5.1 of this schedule, 20% is the average proportion of time spent in approved training which has been taken into account in setting the wage rates for most full-time traineeships.

5.3.4

Where a person was employed part-time by the University under this Agreement immediately prior to becoming a part-time adult trainee with that employer, such person will not suffer a reduction in the hourly rate of pay by virtue of becoming a trainee. An “adult trainee” for the purpose of this sub clause is a trainee who would qualify for the highest wage rate in the Wage Level.

5.4 Employment conditions for all part-time trainees

5.4.1

A part-time trainee will receive, on a pro-rata basis, all employment conditions applicable to a full-time trainee. All the provisions of this schedule will apply to part-time trainees except as specified in this clause.

5.4.2

However, a trainee undertaking a school based traineeship may, with the agreement of the trainee, be paid an additional loading 25% on all ordinary hours in lieu of annual leave, personal leave and public holidays notwithstanding this, where a trainee is called upon to work on a public holiday the provisions of Part H of the Agreement will apply.

5.4.3

A part-time trainee may, by agreement, transfer from a part-time to a full-time traineeship position should one become available.

5.4.4

The minimum engagement periods specified in Part H of the Agreement will also be applicable to part-time trainees.

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