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Current awards and agreements

The primary terms and conditions of employment for the majority of Queensland Health employees are prescribed by awards and agreements.

While the awards are made by the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC), agreements are negotiated by Queensland Health and representatives for Queensland Health's employees. Following approval by the employees covered by the proposed agreement (through a ballot process), the agreements are certified by the QIRC.

Queensland Health has six major agreements that prescribe rates of wages and salaries, and other employment conditions of employees (other than executive service staff and senior officers).

The following awards and agreements apply to Queensland Health employees:

Award Agreement  Employees covered
Building, Engineering and Maintenance Services Employees (Queensland Government) Award – State 2016 

Queensland Health Building, Engineering & Maintenance Services Certified Agreement (No. 6) 2016

Certified: 19 May 2017
Nominal expiry: 31 August 2019

  Trades-related employees previously covered by the Building Trades Public Sector Award – State 2016 or the Engineering Award – State 2016
Health Practitioners and Dental Officers (Queensland Health) Award – State 2015 

Health Practitioners and Dental Officers (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.2) 2016

Certified: 7 June 2017  
Nominal expiry: 16 October 2019

  Health practitioners and dental officers – no change as modern award already operating   
Hospital and Health Services General Employees (Queensland Health) Award – State 2015 

Queensland Public Health Sector Certified Agreement (No.9) 2016

Certified: 7 June 2017
Nominal expiry: 31 August 2019

  Administration, professional, technical and operational officers previously covered by the District Health Services Employees Award – State 2012
Medical Officers (Queensland Health) Award – State 2015 

Medical Officers’ (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.4) 2015

Certified: 23 November 2015
Nominal expiry: 30 June 2018

  Resident medical officers, senior medical officers, medical superintendent with private practice and medical officer with private practice – no change as modern award already operating
Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health) Award – State 2015 

Nurses and Midwives (Queensland Health and Department of Education and Training) Certified Agreement (EB9) 2016

Certified: 5 October 2016
Nominal expiry: 31 March 2018

  Nursing and midwifery grade employees – no change as modern award already operating
Queensland Public Service Officers and Other Employees Award – State 2015 

Queensland Public Health Sector Certified Agreement (No.9) 2016

Certified: 7 June 2017 
Nominal expiry: 31 August 2019

  Administration, professional, technical and operational officers previously covered by the Public Service Award – State 2012


Orders of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

Further information

Last updated: 22 September 2017