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Awards and Agreements


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).


The Public Sector Union Wages Agreement (PSUWA) 2019 was registered on 25th February 2020.

Page Last Updated: March 2020