This guide details the steps required to update Tanda's Managed Award templates.

How it works

For employees covered under a Tanda Award Template, Tanda automatically applies minimum wage updates.

A recent improvement to our Award templates means no action is required in Tanda, the update will occur automatically at the beginning of your first full pay period after the new rates apply.

Depending on the payroll software you use, you may need to update base hourly rates manually in your payroll software.

Updating rates for Xero and MYOB AccountRight Live:

Base rates update automatically through Tanda's integration. No further action is required, however you should confirm that the updates have occurred as expected prior to processing your first pay run after the change.

Updating rates for all other payroll systems:

At the beginning of the first full pay period:

  1. Generate a report of the new base hourly rates in Tanda. Navigate to Compliance > Award Template > Manage. In the manage award template page for each award you will find a payroll integration report:

    Tip: depending on your payroll software, the button might be named something different, but it will always be located in the same place as the above image.

  2. Update the base hourly rates in your payroll software to match the new base hourly rates contained in the Tanda payroll configuration report.

When do updates apply

Tanda will automatically update award rates on the start date of your first full pay period after the effective date*. For further information on effective dates, see the Annual Wage Review summary from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

*Note: We are still in the process of releasing updates for awards that update from 1st July 2021. If you use one of these awards, the update will occur in your account in prior to Wednesday 7th July, and will apply retrospectively to any days already worked in your first full pay period. If you have any questions or concerns please contact support.

How to check the new rates have applied correctly

Navigate to Compliance > Award Template > Manage > Tanda integration. The date 'Last updated...' will show the date the template has most recently been updated.

When do new rates take effect

Increasing from 1 July 2021:

  • Nurses

  • Health Professionals

  • SCHADS

  • Storage Services and Wholesale

  • Fast Food Industry

  • Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing and Associated Industries and Occupations

  • Pharmacy Industry

  • Aged Care Industry

  • Road Transport and Distribution

  • Professional Employees

  • Commercial Sales

  • Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award

  • Children's Services

Increasing from 1 September 2021:

  • Retail Award

Increasing from 1 November 2021

  • Amusement Award

  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry Award

  • Fitness Award

  • Hair and Beauty Award

  • Hospitality Award

  • Nursery Award

  • Registered Clubs Award

  • Restaurant Award

How does Tanda know what rates are correct?

As the minimum wage announcement from the Fair Work Commission is generally a few weeks ahead of the Fair Work Ombudsman's updated pay guides, Tanda firstly performs primary calculations to ensure updated rates are available to all users on time for their operational date.

Once pay guides are issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman and respective industry bodies, our team perform a final validation against other published interpretations. This is mainly to ascertain that our methods of rounding match the interpretations of the Ombudsman and industry bodies.

It's not uncommon to find disagreement between industry body pay guides, and those published by the Ombudsman (usually of 1 cent). Tanda has called upon the Fair Work Ombudsman to provide certainty in these cases in our recent senate inquiry submission. You can find a copy of our senate submission here.

Where to find extra help

If you have any questions on rate changes, reach out via the chat window in your account or to support@tanda.co

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