Workplace Relations

PACT calculator

The Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) is a free resource provided by the Fair Work Ombudsmen and is designed to assist both employees and employers to calculate the minimum award pay rates and entitlements under the Fair Work system.

The Pay and Conditions Tool is made up of four calculators for:

  • pay rates – includes penalty rates and allowances
  • shift calculations – a sum of pay rates for up to four weeks of shifts
  • annual and sick leave 
  • notice and redundancy entitlements 

These calculations are based on the nominated award you are researching in accordance with classification level and hours of work. This includes appropriate overtime and penalty rates which is essential as it minimises the risk of potential underpayments to staff if you are an employer. 

The calculator is the first part of understanding the entitlements an employee is entitled to and this information works in conjunction with the templates and resources provided by the Workplace Relations team. 

You can also contact the AMA Queensland Workplace Relations Team on 07 3872 2264 if you want to any assistance with navigating the P.A.C.T

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