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Primary health care is any medical service that is provided outside the four walls of a hospital, including general practice, aged care, schools, community health and other primary health care settings. Primary health care nurses play a critical role in keeping people healthy, providing proactive care and health promotion to keep Australians well.
A national Nurses Award was introduced on 1 January 2010 and subsequently updated in 2020. The Nurses Award 2020 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.
The National Employment Standards (NES) is a separate component of Federal industrial relations legislation and determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read the 10 minimum standards of the NES below.
If you are seeking help with an industrial issue or believe your employer is acting in breach of your employment rights please contact the Fair Work Commission on 1300 799 675 or the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation branch in your state.
Professional Indemnity Insurance for nurses. Only $149 for 12 months cover.