Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award [MA000025]
Who the Electrical Award covers
The Electrical Award covers electrical, electronic or communications contractors who provide electrical services, and their employees who fit the classifications within the award.
Contractors means businesses who provide electrical services by contract.
Electrical services includes:
- maintaining electrical power distribution lines and associated work
- installing electrical light and power
- assembling, installing, wiring, servicing, repairing and maintaining electrical installations and appliances, including but not limited to, assembling, installing, diagnosing, servicing and rectifying faults on the following items and any associated equipment:
- electronic products (for example, TVs and audio equipment)
- television and radio transmitting devices
- telemetry systems
- multiple access television distribution systems
- electrically operated refrigeration and air conditioning plant or equipment
- telephone communication devices
- fibre optic transmission lines
- public address systems
- domestic satellite television receivers
- maritime electronic equipment
- security alarm systems
- fire alarm systems
- superconductivity systems
- electromagnetic device
Examples of employers and employees covered by the Electrical Award include:
- electrical, electronic or communications contractors
- trades assistants and labourers
- alarm and security technicians
- apprentice electricians
- employees who service electronics and appliances
- linespersons and cable jointers
- refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic contractors (not part of a building project)
- purchasing clerks/storepersons
- arborists (if employed by an electrical business and clearing vegetation near overhead power lines)
- insulation installers (when it isn’t part of a building project)
- employees connecting solar panels to an electrical switchboard.
The Electrical Award also covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation in the electrical services contracting industry.
Check the Award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.
Who the Electrical Award doesn't cover
The following employers and employees are not covered by the Electrical Award:
- clerical and administrative employees
- employers mainly in the business of manufacturing and supplying plant or equipment for high or low tension power stations or substations that generate or transmit electrical power
- electrical work on a building site that is done by an employee employed by a business in the onsite building and construction industry
- plant manufacturing and vending (where it is the primary purpose of the business).
Check the Award for full information on coverage and classifications.
Not the right award?
If your industry or work isn’t covered above, you can also check:
- Clerks Award summary
- Electrical Power Award summary
- Building and Construction Award summary
- Telecommunications Award summary.
Find your pay and entitlements
- Calculate pay
- Calculate leave
- Calculate notice and redundancy
- Download the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award [MA000025] Pay Guide (DOCX) | (PDF) for a summary of pay rates, all allowances and common penalties in this award.
Pay and entitlements less than the award?
Employees must be paid at least award pay rates and entitlements.
If your pay rates are less than the award, go to Help resolving workplace issues to follow our step by step guide on how you can fix it.
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