A national Nurses Award was introduced on 1 January 2010. The Nurses Award 2010 covers nurses in primary health care and general practice, including registered nurses, enrolled nurses, nursing assistants and midwives. It determines the minimum pay and conditions for a nurse working in Australia.
How to read the Nurses Award
The National Employment Standards (NES) is a separate component of Federal industrial relations legislation and determines the absolute minimum stardards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Click here to read the 10 minimum standards of the NES.