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Contract of employment – OSHC

All out of school hours care (OSHC) employees have an employment contract, even if there is no formal written agreement. In law, there are a number of different types of documents and unwritten arrangements which become part of a contract of employment.

There are governing council contract templates available for use.

Casual or permanent

The decision about whether an employee is casual or permanent is not up to the employee or the employer. It is based on whether or not the employee has a regular pattern of work. 

If an employee, for a genuine reason, cannot commit to a regular pattern of work as detailed in clause 10.4 (c) of the Children’s Services Award 2010, then by default they are casual. The same applies if the employer cannot offer a regular pattern of work.

Progression for children's services employees

Progression from one level to the next within a classification is subject to an employee meeting the following criteria:

  • competency at the existing level
  • 12 months experience at that level (or 24 months in the case of employees employed for 19 hours or less per week) and in-service training as required
  • demonstrated ability to acquire the skills necessary for advancement to the next pay point.


Out of school hours care unit

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