The Fair Work Commission is continuing its work on the 4-yearly reviews of the Modern Awards.

Another 12 Modern Awards have now been amended, with the changes to apply from the first full pay period on or after 13 April 2020.

Although the Modern Award updates in these cases are designed to clarify, not change the intent of the award, you’ll still need to review your relevant award and, if you’ll need to ensure a new copy of the award(s) is available for employees, through usual communication means, whether electronic or via noticeboards etc.

The Modern Awards that have been amended in this most recent round include:

Aboriginal Health Award Airport Award Educational Services (Post-Secondary) Award
Higher Education Academic Staff Award Hydrocarbons Field Geologists Award Mining Award
Models Award Offshore Oil and Gas Award Passenger Vehicle Award
Professional Diving (Industrial) Award Professional Diving (Recreational) Award Stevedoring Award

Each link takes you directly to the applicable, updated Modern Award available on the FairWork website.


If you’ve got questions about how these changes apply to your business, get in touch with our Workplace Partners. We’re here to help.


*This is general information only and does not take your specific circumstances into account.