The Australian dried grape industry strives for innovation, ensuring its processes are efficient, sustainable and fair.

Block employee wage rates

New Commonwealth workplace laws, including the Horticulture Award and National Employment Standards came into effect on 1 January, 2010.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has updated the pay guide for the Horticulture Award 2010, which includes the minimum pay rates for all employment types and the monetary allowances and most frequently used penalty rates. Information about allowances, penalties and overtime can also be found in the Pay and Conditions Tool. Use the PACT to work out minimum award wages, leave entitlements and more. The horticulture pay guide can be found  here.

Further information is available via the Horticulture Showcase website which provides comprehensive details on pay rates and piecework rates.

Piecework arrangement resources:

 Piecework factsheet

 Employer checklist

 Piecework timesheet template

 Piecework record template

 Piecework reconciliation template 

From 1 July 2019, small businesses need to report wages, tax and super information through Single Touch Payroll (STP) every time they pay employees. More information is available on the ATO website.