Classification Review Projects

During bargaining for the 2018-2021 enterprise agreements covering health employees in Canberra Health Services (CHS), Calvary Public Hospital, the ACT Health Directorate and other Directorate, the bargaining parties agreed to undertake a number of projects related to the enterprise agreements, to be led by CHS.. Key projects to be undertaken include a review of the: 

  • Health Professionals classifications;
  • Health Services Officer and Allied health Assistants classifications; and
  • Wardspersons

On this page, you will find information and updates about the progress of the reviews.

For more information relating to the employment and legislative framework of the ACTPS, please visit JobsACT Employment Framework page

If you have any queries or concerns, please email HealthEBA@act.gov.au

Health Professionals Classification Review

A review of the Health Professional classification structure will be undertaken by a CHS/Unions Joint Working Party (JWP) during the life of the Health Professional Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 (HPEA). The purpose of the review is to address the relevance of the Health Professional Classification as applied to Allied Health Practitioners (see Annex E of the HPEA).

The Medical Imaging, Pharmacy and Perfusionist occupational groups will be included in this review.

The project is expected to take up to 18 months to complete and will involve extensive research and a comparative market assessment.

Below, you will find links to information and updates about the progress of the review.

If you have any queries or concerns, please email HealthEBA@act.gov.au
 

Meeting Minutes;

Health Services Officers and Allied Health Assistants Classification Review

A review of the Health Services Officer and Allied Health Assistant classifications will be undertaken by a CHS/Unions Joint Working Party (JWP) during the life of the Support Services Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 (SSEA). The purpose of the review is to determine the suitability and currency of work value assessments underpinning the current classification structures and the pay relativities for classifications for certain groups of workers, especially low paid workers.

The project is expected to take up to up to 18 months to complete. The review will commence with the Wardspersons classifications, which must be completed within six months.  

Below, you will find links to information and updates about the progress of the review. 

If you have any queries or concerns, please email HealthEBA@act.gov.au
 

HSO and AHA Classification Review Joint Working Party (JWP) - Terms of Reference
HSO and AHA Classification Review Methodology - (draft)

Meeting Minutes;

Wardspersons Classification Review

The Wardspersons classification review is a component of the HSO/AHA review and must be completed within six months of the Support Services Enterprise Agreement commencing.

A sub-committee with management and union representation has been established and will be overseen by the JWP.

Below, you will find links to information and updates about the progress of the review.

If you have any queries or concerns, please email HealthEBA@act.gov.au
 

Wardspersons Classification Review Joint Working Party (JWP) - Terms of Reference
Wardspersons Classification Review Methodology

Meeting Minutes;

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a summary of enquiries received to 30 September 2019

Are the reviews underway?

The reviews are currently in the establishment phase, which includes establishing the Joint Working Party (JWP), Terms of Reference, Project Methodology, Communications Plan, staffing and resourcing.  

Who is going to conduct the review?

The reviews will be conducted as required by the relevant enterprise agreement. A dedicated Project Manager is being sourced to undertake the projects.

Will there be meetings?

The Joint Working Party established for each review under the relevant enterprise agreement meets monthly.

Is there any way to access information regarding progress?

Dissemination of information is through the all-staff information bulletins issued by Janine Hammat, the internal or external websites or by requests made to healthEBA@act.gov.au

Is there any way that I can provide feedback or input into the review(s)?

Input from employees will be included in the project’s communications plan.  This may include seeking written submissions, interviews, group meetings and general employee information sessions.

Can I be involved in the review?

Involvement in the Joint Working Party conducting the review is subject to the requirements of the relevant enterprise agreement and the JWP Terms of Reference. Generally, employees will not be involved at this level.

Direct employee involvement may be through any sub-committees established by the JWP, or by responding to requests for information, making written submissions, or by participating in interviews, group meetings and any general employee information sessions scheduled.

What topics are outside the scope of the review(s)

The reviews do not include matters that are or were subject to the enterprise bargaining process, unless provided for in the relevant Agreement.

Matters related to tax benefits, or compensation for loss of tax benefits, are outside the scope of the reviews. 

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Page last updated on: 9 Dec 2019