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Employment by school governing councils – OSHC

The school governing council is the employer of out of school hours care (OSHC) staff.

The council must have processes for:

  • recruiting, managing and supporting staff
  • ensuring regular payments to staff, including during school holiday periods.

The council may authorise the OSHC director (in consultation with the principal) to employ additional staff (short term).

Only the council can dismiss an OSHC employee.

Instrument of authorisation to the principal

The school governing council instrument of authorisation (PDF 395KB) is used by councils to arrive at an agreement about the extent of the principal's responsibilities and authorisations.