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Industrial information and awards for OSHC staff

All employees of school governing councils are employed under a Federal Modern Award.

Under the Modern Award, employees must be provided with a copy of the: 

National employment standards

Under the NES, employees have certain minimum conditions. Together with pay rates in modern awards and minimum wage orders, the NES makes up the safety net that cannot be altered to the disadvantage of the employee.

The NES include:

  • minimum entitlements to leave
  • public holidays
  • notice of termination
  • redundancy pay.

In addition to the NES, generally an employee’s terms and conditions of employment can come from a modern award, agreement, pre-modern award and state or federal laws. 

See the Children’s Services Awards, 2010 - Excerpts (PDF 229KB) for more. 

Annual pay rise for OSHC employees

The Fair Work Commission is currently undertaking the Annual Wage Review for 2015-16. This will apply to all governing council employees covered by a Modern Award and paid at the Award rate.

This includes OSHC employees covered by the Children’s Services Award.

The rates will apply from the first pay period that starts on or after 1 July each year. The new pay guides will be available soon on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.


Out of school hours care unit

Phone: 8226 6427
Emaildecd.oshc [at] sa.gov.au