Employment Starter Kit initiative (ESKi)
Getting the people management part of a dairy farm sorted and keeping it up to date can be a sizeable task, especially if you are starting from scratch. The Employment Starter Kit (ESKi) provides easy access to the information & documents you need to start employing someone. As well as accessing the ESKI online, you can order a folder
Keep your ESKi folder current: you can order a printed marked up copy the Pastoral Award 2020 here.
All other updates are sent via email.
Note: Due to COVID-19, the National Minimum Wage increase to the Pastoral Award 2010 took effect from 1 November 2020. Usually, pay rates change 1 July. Download the Pastoral Award 2020 (marked up).
Rights and responsibilities
Probation & retaining
Rosters & record keeping
Annual and personal leave
Long service entitlements
How to pay an annualised wage
or salary instead of an hourly rate
Individual flexibility agreement
Better off overall test (BOOT)
Flat pay rates
Dismissal & redundancy
Injury and incident register
Safety tips & risk
Pastoral Award 2020
Hours of work