Award coverage for dental hygienists

Before 1 July 2021

Before the first full pay period starting on or after (ppc) 1 July 2021, private sector dental hygienists aren’t covered by an award.

They’re entitled to at least the national minimum wage and the National Employment Standards.

From 1 July 2021

From ppc 1 July 2021, private sector dental hygienists are covered by the Health Services Award.

They’re classified as health professionals. Their classification level depends on their experience, qualifications and duties.

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4 yearly review of modern awards [2020] FWCFB 6140 – decision to include dental hygienists on the list of common health professionals of the Health Services Award. This change took effect from ppc 1 July 2021.

Health Services Award

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