Seminars explain Modern Awards for community services sector

16 February 2011

The Fair Work Ombudsman has teamed up with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) to deliver an education program for employers in the community services sector.

The Fair Work Ombudsman and ACOSS have jointly developed a seminar and written educative materials on the Modern Award covering the community services sector - the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

ACOSS has started delivering 18 seminars for employers around the country.

The seminars cover key features of the Modern Award such as wage rates, classifications, loadings and the transitioning process.

The seminars also provide important information on the National Employment Standards, Enterprise Agreements and other key aspects of the Fair Work Act.

The seminars, which will run until May 4, are being held in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, Adelaide, Bendigo, Maitland, Perth, Bunbury, Melbourne, Coffs Harbour, Darwin and Alice Springs.

For more information see the ‘Events’ section on the ACOSS website at external-icon.png

The written educative materials will be available at the seminars and from the ACOSS website.Fair Work Ombudsman Executive Director Michael Campbell says the education program will provide information tailored specifically to the needs of community services sector employers.

“This sector includes a diverse range of organisations with employees reliant on Award entitlements, including social workers, carers, disability services workers, youth workers and other community and care workers,” he said.

Employers or employees seeking assistance should contact the Fair Work Infoline on 13 13 94 or visit An interpreter service is available on 13 14 50.

Media inquiries:

Ryan Pedler, Senior Adviser, Media & Stakeholder Relations
(03) 9954 2561, 0411 430 902

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