The Core 2019 and associated agreements’ salary schedules

Salary schedules for the State Government Entities Certified Agreement 2019 (2019 Core Agreement), Child Safety and Youth Justice Certified Agreement 2019, Department of Education Certified Agreement 2019 and any other agreements previously connected with the 2015 Core Agreement.

These agreements provide for 2.5% per annum on the last agreement rates as contained in the State Government Entities Certified Agreement 2015 (i.e. the 2017 agreement rates)  from 1 September 2019, or payment at the current award rate of pay, whichever of the two is the higher.  The Agreement provides the potential for your wages to increase further, through a Wages Determination Mechanism, by:

  • Government and the union parties agreeing; or
  • If the parties cannot agree, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) will decide if you should be paid more.

The salary schedules will be updated on an annual basis.