Fitness Industry Award Level 2

The Fitness Industry Award comprises seven tiers of employee classification, each determining the minimum wage entitlements. Clause 15 of the Award outlines the specified minimum wages, with provisions for reduced rates applicable to employees aged 19 or younger.

Recently, the Award, revised in 2020, incorporated classifications for tennis coaches and instructors, highlighted in bold below. The descriptions of the seven levels are as follows:

 

Level 2

An employee at this level has:

  • completed 456 hours training at Level 1 so as to enable the employee to perform work within the scope of this level;
  • a swim and water safety teacher or coach qualification;
  • duties which 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; or
  • holds a Gymnastics Australia Coach Accreditation.

An employee at this level:

  • performs work above and beyond the skills of an employee at Level 1 and to the level of their training; and
  • works from instructions or procedures and under direct supervision either individually or in a team environment, and is primarily engaged in one or more of the following duties:
  1. assisting with classes and directing activities in a centre;
  2. attending to equipment and displays,e.g. pool attendant, pool plant operating, including basic pool plant duties (e.g. water quality testing) unless this work is performed by an employee at a higher classification level;
  3. providing customer advice, sales and services;
  4. operating a switchboard and/or telephone paging system;
  5. clerical duties, involving intermediate keyboard skills with instructions;
  6. program/ticket selling and general sales involving receipt of monies and giving change, including operation of cash registers, use of electronic swipe input devices;
  7. laundry and/or cleaning duties involving the use of cleaning equipment and/or chemicals;
  8. maintaining general presentation of grounds;
  9. door duties, attending a cloak room or car park;
  10. serving from a snack bar, buffet or meal counter;
  11. supplying, dispensing or mixing of liquor, including cleaning of bar area and equipment, preparing the bar for service, taking orders and serving drinks;
  12. non-cook duties in a kitchen;
  13. beginner swimming and water safety teacher ,being a person who provides any part of swimming and water safety teaching without being directly supervised as part of structured training/learning or the holder of any current qualification with the following competencies:
    • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
    • SISCAQU008 Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
    • SISCAQU009 Instruct water safety and survival skills
    • SISCAQU010 Instruct swimming strokes

These competencies reflect the Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA) approved skill set for a Swimming and Water Safety Teacher. Any amendments to these competencies made by ASQA will apply for the purposes of interpreting this award.

  1. A coach of beginner swimmers (including mini and junior squads), being a holder of a current recognised “Junior Coach and Assistant Coach” swimming coaching qualification or equivalent;
  2. Coaching beginner tennis or providing general assistance to tennis coaches in the delivery of tennis coaching or classes, having completed an introductory coaching course or equivalent; or
  3. Coaching gymnastics, being a holder of a current Gymnastics Australia Coach Accreditation or equivalent.

If you’re unsure about which Award your employees fall under, or how to accurately comply with your relevant Award, speak with one of our experts today to get tailored advice and simplified guidance.

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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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