This report examines whether it is possible to map modern award coverage to the Class/4 digit code level of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC), and the limitations of this mapping. It also discusses the extent to which any map produced may assist in identifying matters such as award reliance and parts of industries that may be award free. A framework for mapping modern awards to ANZSIC is developed and tested through a trial mapping exercise.
The report concludes that, if a comprehensive mapping exercise is undertaken, it is likely that the results of this process will enable the analysis of data sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Employee Earnings and Hours survey. This analysis, to the extent it is possible, may cast light on the extent of modern award coverage and reliance and assist with the identification of industries that may be award free or covered by the Miscellaneous Award 2010. However, limitations are likely to affect the extent to which mapping may be possible and the robustness of the analysis using any map produced.