On 1 February 2019 the Professional Employees Award 2010 was amended to extend its coverage to include independent medical research institutes, and a new medical researcher “stream” added to the Award.

The Professional Employees Award 2010 now covers certain employees working in the following roles: engineers, information technology and telecommunications service professionals, scientists, quality auditors and medical researchers. Generally the employees must have ascertained university qualifications in relevant areas.

A link to the decision of the Fair Work Commission that gave effect to this amendment is here. The updated Award can be found here.

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