Application Of Technical Computing Equipment Allowance - Technical Field

Award Definition

Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations Award 2010 [MA000010]

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Allowance Description

Application of technical computing equipment (i) An employee in the technical field who is required to use technical computing equipment to perform work of a complex nature must be paid 196.5% of the standard rate per week extra provided that the allowance is not payable for routine or repetitive functions,or where the system is used merely as an aid. (ii) Technical computing equipment means computer hardware (including personal computers,micro computers,mini computers or mainframe computers) using software and/or engineering applications (including design,engineering,planning or data base programs) which are used for drafting,planning,quality control,machine programming,NC programming and engineering analysis. (iii) Work of a complex nature includes: ●the application of new concepts in their field of work,including the use of three dimensional projections;or ●the development of specialised programs for technical computing applications;or ●system development,including the evaluation of existing and alternative systems ancillary software and/or hardware;or ●the provision of training on the system for users,including the development and evaluation of self-learn and/or teaching methods or software packages.


What to pay

$1.19 per hour


This allowance is based on a working condition or a disability as part of working a shift.

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms part of ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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