EN and AIN salaries and benefits

This page provides information on salaries and benefits for enrolled nurses and assistants in nursing employed by the WA Country Health Service.

Salaries

Please see the WA Health-LHMU Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing Industrial Agreement 2007 for more information on salaries of enrolled nurses and assistants in nursing employed by the WA Country Health Service.

General benefits

WA Enrolled Nurses (EN) and Assistants in Nursing (AIN) are eligible to receive the following benefits under the terms and conditions of WA Health-LHMU Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing Industrial Agreement 2007:

  • Competitive base salary arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Superannuation (mandatory 9%)
  • On call allowance
  • Recall allowance
  • Overtime allowance
  • Higher duty allowance (after 5 days)
  • Professional development leave (16 hours/2 days per year)
  • Study leave (5 hours per week; work-life balance)
  • Shift work allowance
  • Accrued days off
  • Travel allowance (reasonable expenses reimbursed)
  • Motor vehicle allowance (reasonable expenses reimbursed)
  • Distant appointment allowance
  • Long service leave (13 weeks every 10 years, then every 7 years)
  • Parental leave (14 weeks paid, 52 weeks total)
  • Annual leave (4 weeks/20 days)
  • Deferred Salary Scheme
  • Public holiday leave (10 days)
  • Personal leave
  • Organ & tissue donor leave
  • Blood plasma donors leave (2 hours per visit)
  • Emergency services leave
  • Defence Force Reserves training leave (paid or unpaid leave of absence)
  • Cultural ceremony leave (annual leave)
  • International sporting events leave
  • Witness & jury service
  • English language training leave (minimum 100 hours per year, non-English background)
  • Trade union training leave
  • Transfer allowance
  • Removal allowance
  • Weekend absence
  • Relieving/special duty allowance (reasonable expenses reimbursed)
  • Uniform & laundering allowance (in lieu of free provision)
  • Bringing Nurses Back into the Workforce bonus.

Other benefits

You may also be eligible for the following State and Commonwealth Government benefits:

  • Air-conditioning subsidies
  • Home Ownership Subsidy Scheme
  • Subsidised rental accommodation
  • Zone or special area tax offset.

Please download the PDF version of this information for more details.

District-specific benefits

Please download EN & AIN district-specific benefits (PDF) for a list of benefits specific to each employment district and remote area.