The Fair Work Commission publishes updated Nursery Award

Members should be aware that updates to the Nursery Award 2010 were published on 20 June 2019 and include the decision of the Expert Panel for the Annual Wage Review 2018-19 to include increases to the minimum wage of nursery industry employees.
The new minimum wages detailed in Table 1 below, incorporates increases in the hourly rate which range from $0.56 at Grade 1A to $0.79 at Grade 6 and come into effect following the start of the first full pay period that commences on or after 1 July 2019.
Table 1: The minimum wages for an adult employee, Nursery Award 2010
Classification Minimum weekly wage
Minimum hourly wage

$
$
Grade 1A
740.80
19.49
Grade 1B
762.10
20.06
Grade 2
776.10
20.42
Grade 3
813.60
21.41
Grade 4
862.50
22.70
Grade 5
952.90
25.08
Grade 6
1037.40
27.30
Source https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/modern_awards/award/ma000033/default.htm

There are some variations and exceptions to the applicability of minimum wage which are comprehensively detailed in determination. Members are encouraged to review the amendments and assess the relevance of the changes to their individual circumstances.
Other amendments to the Nursery Award 2010 include changes to the Allowances, Supported Wage System and the National Training Wage. The links to the amendments are provided below.
15—Minimum wages
18—National training wage
20 — Allowances
Schedule D—Supported Wage System
For more information on your National Association’s involvement with the Nursery Award contact CEO Peter Vaughan on 02 8861 5107 or by email at peter.vaughan@ngia.com.au.