Changes to the coverage clause of the Amusement, Events and Recreation Award commenced from the first full pay period to commence on or after 1 June 2020.
Clause 3 and 4 of the Amusement, Events and Recreation Award has been varied to extend coverage of the Award to businesses running golf facilities such as:
- Golf clubs
- Golf shops
- Driving ranges
The following definitions have been inserted in clause 3 – (Definition and interpretation) of the Award:
golf professional means a qualified and current Full Member (Vocational) of the Professional Golfers Association of Australia
golf trainee means an individual formally undertaking the Professional Golfers Association’s Trainee Program, for the purposes of becoming a Full Member of the Professional Golfers Association of Australia
Clause 4.2(a) has been varied to include:
(xii) golf facilities including but not limited to golf clubs, on-course and off-course golf shops and driving ranges.
A new clause 4.2(e) has been inserted:
(e) For the purpose of this clause, the amusement, events and recreation industry also includes golf facilities including but not limited to golf clubs, on-course and off-course golf shops and driving ranges.
The classification structure within the Award has also been varied to incorporate the following golf classifications with defined requisite qualifications and responsibilities:
- Golf trainee (Year 1-3);
- Assistant or Teaching Golf Professional; and
- Golf Professional
For clarity, the exclusions in clause 4.3(c) have been amended to exclude employers bound by the Registered and Licensed Clubs Award.
Aitken Legal recommend all employers in the golf industry review the Amusement, Events and Recreation Award and seek specialist employment law advice, as employees who were previously considered award-free are now covered by the minimum standards of this Award.
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