Ordinary hours

Your employees’ ordinary hours of work depend on their job, and are summarised in the table below. Check the relevant clauses in the award for full details of how ordinary hours apply to your employees.

See the Classifications page to find out more about the different streams that can apply to your employees.

Stream Summary of ordinary hours Award clause
Repair, service & retail - excluding vehicle sales
  • Average of 38 hours per week
  • Maximum of 5 days per week
  • Maximum of 12 hours per day
  • A permanent employee’s hours can be varied by up to 2 hours each day.
37
Repair, service & retail - vehicle sales
  • Average of 38 hours per week worked at any time
  • At least 1.5 days off per week, or 3 days per fortnight by agreement
  • At least 2 days work per week for part-time employees.
44
Manufacturing - day workers
  • Average of 38 hours per week but not more than 152 hours in 28 days
  • Worked between 6:00am-6:00pm Monday - Friday and 7:00am-midday Saturday
  • Maximum of 8 hours per day, or 10 hours by agreement
  • Hours can be arranged so employees have a paid rostered day off.
53
Drafting, planning and technical - day workers
  • Average of 38 hours per week but not more than 152 hours in 28 days
  • Worked between 6:00am-6:00pm Monday - Friday and 7:00am-midday Saturday
  • Maximum of 8 hours per day, or 10 hours by agreement
  • Hours can be arranged so employees have a paid rostered day off.
53, 61
Supervisory
  • Average of 38 hours per week
  • Time off with pay may be taken instead of payment for overtime, shiftwork, Sunday and public holiday work by agreement.
62

Employees may be entitled to penalty rates for working ordinary hours at certain times, such as weekends and public holidays. You can use PayCheck Plus to help you calculate penalty rates.

Any hours your employees work outside of ordinary hours is overtime. See the Overtime and Overtime Rates sections for more information.

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Page last updated: 22 Nov 2011