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Awards and Agreements

Page Last Updated: August 2019 JM


An award is a legal document setting out salaries and conditions of employment that apply to employees in a particular industry or occupation. The Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) must approve all Awards registered with them for employees of the Tasmanian State Service. Further information regarding public sector awards is available on the Tasmanian Industrial Commission website, under 'Awards - Public Sector'. Please note: Agreements contain additional information which may override certain clauses contained within particular awards. Therefore some awards must be read in conjunction with applicable agreements.


Further information regarding public sector agreements is available on the Tasmanian Industrial Commission website, under 'Agreements - Public Sector'. Agreements have a nominal expiry date and a period for which the parties to commence a new round of bargaining for a new Agreement. Agreement negotiations in the Tasmanian State Service (TSS) take place between the Minister Administering the State Service Act (MASSA) and the relevant unions party to the particular Agreement. All Agreements are made with unions and are registered in the Tasmanian Industrial Commission in accordance with s55 Industrial Relations Act 1984 (Tas).

PSUWA 2018

The Tasmanian Industrial Commission (TIC) registered a number of public sector agreements on 19 August 2019,  including the Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2018. Employees are advised about salary increases by their Agency.

PSUWA 2016 

The Public Sector Union Wages Agreement (PSUWA) 2016 was registered on 22 December 2016 and remained in force until 30 June 2018. The last date of salary increases for employees covered by the PSUWA was first full pay period on or after 1 December 2017. The Union parties to the PSUWA:

  • Community and Public Sector Union (State Public Services Federation Tasmania) Inc. (CPSU);
  • Health Services Union of Australia, Tasmania No.1 Branch (HSU);
  • Australian Education Union, Tasmanian Branch (AEU);
  • United Voice, Tasmanian Branch (UV);
  • Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia (APESMA).
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmania (ANMF).