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Pay, awards, and agreements

Awards

Awards are documents made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) that contain minimum terms and conditions of employment.

See the list of awards.

Agreements

Certified agreements contain terms and conditions of employment negotiated between an employer and relevant public sector unions on behalf of employees.

Certified agreements which cover most Queensland public sector employees are made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).

The State Government Entities Certified Agreement 2015 (otherwise known as the 'Core Agreement') covers approximately 50,000 employees in over 40 organisations.

Salary schedule

The 2015-2017 Salary Schedules are available in Appendix of the State Government Entities Certified Agreement 2015.

Superseded salary schedule

Allowance rates

Check individual awards for current details of allowances.

Queensland Employment Standards

The Queensland Employment Standards are a set of nine minimum employment conditions legislatively guaranteed for employees in the state industrial relations system.

See Chapter 2A of the Industrial Relations Act 1999 (PDF, 3.7MB).

Chief executive pay and benefits

View the chief executive remuneration ranges and benefits