Awards and Agreements

East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) predominantly operates within the Western Australian  state industrial relations system.

Various awards and agreements establish the conditions of employment, including pay and entitlements, for EMHS employees covered by them. They are legally binding and enforceable before the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) and Industrial Magistrate.

Awards outline the minimum conditions of employment and operate as a safety net.

Agreements are collective agreements establishing further conditions of employment and entitlements for specific employees and their employers.

It is important to read both the relevant agreement and the award for the applicable occupational group to understand your full entitlements.  As a general rule an agreement overrides an award if they both contain clauses covering the same condition of employment and are contradictory.

The following table will help you to identify the relevant award and agreement for your occupational group.

EMHS Occupations Agreement Awards

Administration and Corporate

  • Administration and clerical
  • Allied Health
  • Business / Information Analysis
  • Data entry
  • Finance and Procurement
  • Health Promotion
  • Human resources
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Public Relations / Communication
  • Records Management
  • Secretarial
  • Technicians

WA Health System HSUWA PACTS Industrial Agreement 2018

The Agreement applies to the exclusion of the WA Health – HSU Award 2006

Medical Practitioners

  • Intern
  • Resident Medical Officer
  • Registrar
  • Senior Registrar
  • Supervised Medical Officer
  • Trainee Medical Administrator
  • Trainee Psychiatrist
  • Trainee Public Health Physician
  • Consultant
  • Health Service Medical Practitioner
  • Non Specialist Qualified Medical Administrator
  • Senior Medical Practitioner
  • Medical Administrator
  • Vocationally Registered General Practitioner
  • Consultant Surgeon
  • Consultant Pathologist

WA Health System - Medical Practitioners - AMA Industrial Agreement 2016

The Agreement shall override all provisions of the:

Clinical Academics

WA Health System – Medical Practitioners (Clinical Academics) AMA Industrial Agreement 2016

The Agreement shall, except as otherwise provided, override all provisions of the:

Engineering and Building Services

  • Carpenter
  • Driller
  • Electrical Fitter
  • Electrician
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Handy person
  • Hospital Maintenance Assistant
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Painter
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Refrigeration Fitter

WA Health System Engineering and Building Services Industrial Agreement 2019

The Agreement applies to the exclusion of the WA Government Health Services Engineering and Building Services Award 2004

Hospital Support Workers

  • Cleaner
  • Cook
  • Food / Fluid Service Attendant
  • Gardener / Horticulturist
  • Housemother
  • Laboratory Attendant
  • Linen Attendant
  • Mailroom Courier
  • Menu Assistant
  • Orderly
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Patient Support Assistant
  • Seamstress
  • Shop Assistant
  • Sterilisation Technician
  • Storeperson
  • Transport Officer

WA Health System – United Voice WA – Hospital Support Workers Industrial Agreement 2017

The Agreement applies to the exclusion of the:

Nursing Group A

  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Aboriginal and Ethnic Health Worker

WA Health System – United Voice – Enrolled Nurses, Assistants in Nursing, Aboriginal and Ethnic Health Workers Industrial Agreement 2018

The Agreement applies to the exclusion of the:

Nursing Group B

  • Clinical Nurse / Midwife
  • Coordinator Nursing
  • Enrolled (Mental Health) Nurse
  • Enrolled (Mothercraft) Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Nurse Coordinator / Director / Manager / Unit Manager
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Staff Development Nurse

WA Health System – Australian Nursing Federation – Registered Nurses, Midwives, Enrolled (Mental Health) and Enrolled (Mothercraft) Nurses – Industrial Agreement 2018

This Agreement applies to the exclusion of any Award.

Last Updated: 23/07/2019