The web version (HTML format) of each consolidated modern award includes the following features:
The left-hand column contains an expandable and collapsible table of contents. Entries in the table of contents are linked to the corresponding provision within the modern award.
Navigation buttons (Prev, 1st Page, Top, Next) appear at the top and bottom of each page.
The header of each page of the modern award provides access to additional information relevant to that award, as well as to general information about the national workplace relations system and changes that came into effect on 1 January 2010.
Transitional arrangements – This entry will appear in modern awards that contain transitional arrangements; it links to the transitional provisions clause within the award. Transitional arrangements may specify when particular parts of a modern award come into effect. Some transitional arrangements appear in clauses in the main part of the award, some may also appear in a schedule. Transitional arrangements may deal with:
Information – Here you will find important information about the national workplace relations system and changes that came into effect on 1 January 2010. This page also contains links to the National Employment Standards and Pay Scale summaries.
History of variations – This page is an historical list of individual documents affecting the modern award. The list contains links to each individual document.
Download – Allows users to access Word (.doc) and Portable Document Format (.PDF) versions of the consolidated modern award.
Whenever part of a modern award is varied, an 'historical notation' is inserted just above the clause or paragraph that has been changed or inserted.
|Terms used in historical notations||Explanation|
[clause no.] varied by PRxxxxxx fromddmmmyy
|Used when an item of a variation alters, amends, deletes, inserts, replaces, substitutes or varies part of a clause, subclause, paragraph etc.|
[clause no.] substituted by PRxxxxxx ppc ddmmmyy
[insert name of new item] inserted by PRxxxxxx from ddmmmyy
|Used when a clause, subclause, paragraph etc. is deleted in its entirety and replaced by new text, e.g. 'By deleting clause 4.2 and inserting a new clause 4.2 as follows ...' Only the most recent substitution has an operative date as all other substitutions and/or variations are superseded.|
[clause no.] inserted by PRxxxxxx ppc ddmmmyy
|Used when an item of a variation adds a completely new clause, subclause, paragraph etc., e.g. 'By inserting a new clause 4A as follows: ...'|
[clause no.] deleted by PRxxxxxx ppc ddmmmyy
|Used when a clause, subclause, paragraph etc. is deleted in its entirety.|
A consolidated modern award is a version that contains any variations made to the award since it was first published.