Fitness Industry Award Level 1

The Employee Classification Structure within the Fitness Industry Award consists of seven tiers, each dictating the minimum wage entitlements. Clause 15 of the Award delineates the specified minimum wages, including provisions for reduced rates for employees aged 19 or younger.

In its 2020 revision, the Award introduced classifications for tennis coaches and instructors, which are emphasised in bold below. The descriptions of the seven levels are provided as follows:

 

Level 1


An employee at this level works under direct supervision with specific instructions and procedures and after appropriate in-house training. Duties may include any or all of the following:

  • general counter duties including reception, taking bookings, members and membership enquiries, sale of products, activities organising and customer liaison;
  • general tidying/cleaning of immediate work area;
  • undertaking structured training/learning in the following areas:
  1. clerical assistant duties including switchboard operation, reception, information services, taking bookings;
  2. providing general assistance to employees of a higher grade, not including cooking or direct service to customers;
  3. cleaning, tidying and setting up of kitchen, food preparation and customer service areas, including cleaning of equipment, crockery and general utensils;
  4. assembly and preparation of ingredients for cooking;
  5. handling pantry items and linen;
  6. setting and/or wiping down tables, removing food plates, emptying ashtrays and picking up glasses;
  7. general cleaning, gardening and labouring tasks;
  8. door duties, attending a cloakroom or car park not involving the handling of cash;
  9. providing general assistance to tennis coaches in the delivery of tennis coaching or classes; and
  10. swimming and water safety teaching. To avoid doubt, an employee is classified at Level 2 or above if their duties include being responsible for the provision of any part of swimming and water safety teaching without being directly supervised as part of structured training/learning.

 

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Disclaimer

The information provided in these knowledge base articles is general in nature and is not intended to substitute for professional advice. If you are unsure about how this information applies to your specific situation we recommend you contact HR Connect for advice. The information in this summary is correct as of August 2021.

This article will change over time, as Modern Award legislation relating to this Industry or Occupation is passed by the Fair Work Commission. Originally published on 20 February 2024.

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