The AWE calculator, which calculates Average Weekly Earnings for Workers Compensation claims attached to a Western Australian Policy, is accessed through the Wage Compensation Setup page. 

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Using the AWE Calculator

The calculator is split into four sections. Some fields will automatically be complete based on information already entered into the system. 

There are blue ? next to some fields, this is a help tool. Please select for further information regarding the field. 
For any fields that are not applicable leave as 0.00.

Employment

Weeks Employed - number of weeks the worker has been employed.

Industrial Award - Select Yes or No from the drop down. Based on the selection the relevant sections will appear.

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Industrial Award - YES

Award Rate & Overtime, Bonuses & Allowances

  • If Yes is selected in the Industrial awards field these sections will appear for completion

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  • Award Rate - what is the workers industrial awarded hourly rate.
  • Over Award or Service Payments - the rate per hour of any regular over award payments (such as annual leave loading or rostered overtime).

  • Regular Allowances - the rate per hour of any allowances paid on a regular basis (such as shift allowance). 

  • Ordinary Hours of Work Per Week - the workers contracted/awarded fixed weekly hours or the average hours worked over the 52 week period.

Overtime, Bonuses & Allowances

  • Total overtime, bonuses and allowances paid to the worker in the 13 weeks before the worker was injured.

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Industrial Award - NO

Earnings 

  • If No is selected in the Industrial awards field the earnings section will appear for completion.

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  • Complete the total earnings paid to the worker in the 52 weeks before the worker was injured - into the relevant fields.

Average Week Earnings

Based on the sections complete (either the Award Rate & Overtime, Bonuses & Allowances or the Earnings section) the AWE will be automatically calculated and show in the Average Weekly Earnings section.

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  • The AWE with Overtime, Bonuses & Allowances is the amount the worker is entitled to for the first 13 weeks of receiving payments.
  • The Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) is the amount the worker is entitled to receive from 14 weeks onwards.

If there are no overtime, bonuses & allowances the two figures will be the same.  

Please note - both the fields can be manually overridden if required.

Once complete select Save Changes to be returned to the Wage Compensation Setup Page.

    

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