- a workday throughout which the worker carries out at least 6 hours of construction work during any work shift;
- a public holiday or any day of paid absence for the worker, other than a day that is part of long service leave, while the worker is employed or engaged to carry out construction work in the Territory.
Every day a registered worker or registered contractor receives a worker’s compensation payment in respect of an approved worker compensation injury is also recognised as a day of qualifying service. For more information refer Policy No. 01-2011.
In circumstances where workers are employed on a Fly in Fly out / Rotating roster basis. An average number of days worked over the Return period should be used to calculate the workers service days. An average number of working days can be calculated using the following formula:
Total number of hours worked in Return period ÷ 8 (standard working day) = Service days for Return period
A worker is entitled to be credited with a maximum of 6 days of qualifying service per week, however they cannot accrue more than 220 days of service in a financial year.
For more information on the definition of construction industry and the type of eligible work please refer to the definition published under the about NT Build menu on this web site or phone NT Build on 1300 795 855.