First Aid Allowance - Not Nurses Or Exclusively Employed First Aid Officers

Award Definition

Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010 [MA000076]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An employee who is designated by the employer to perform first aid duty, including the dispensing of medication to students in accordance with medication plans, and who holds a current recognised first aid qualification, will be paid an allowance of:

  • $774.96 per annum; or
  • $3.23 per day.

This allowance does not apply to:


  • a nurse;
  • an employee employed exclusively as a first aid officer; or
  • an employee whose appointment to the position of first aid officer has been taken into account in classifying their position.

What to pay

$3.23 per day up to a maximum of $774.96 per year


This allowance is based on the employee holding a relevant qualification

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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