Bilingual Qualification Allowance - Level 1

Award Definition

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2010 [MA000115]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description
(a) Bilingual means a recognised proficiency in English as well as any one of the languages normally used by the employer’s customers/clients.

(b) In recognition of the increased effectiveness and productivity of bilingual employees, an employee who is competently bilingual and who is regularly required in the course of their duties to use one or more of these languages will be paid an annual allowance of:

Level 1 $2,165.52
Level 2 $4,334.39

Level 1 is an elementary level. This level of accreditation is appropriate for employees who are capable of using a minimal knowledge of language for the purpose of simple communication.

What to pay

$2,165.52 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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