Award coverage for dental hygienists
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.
Before 1 July 2021
Before the first full pay period starting on or after (ppc) 1 July 2021, private sector dental hygienists weren’t covered by an award.
They were entitled to at least the national minimum wage and the National Employment Standards.
4 yearly review of modern awards  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.
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