Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Real Estate Industry Award [MA000106].
Maximum number hours
The maximum number of ordinary hours employees can work is the lesser of:
- an average of 38 hours per week or
- the employee’s ordinary hours of work in a week (for employees who are not full-time employees).
Averaging weekly hours
An employer and their employees can average the employee’s hours over more than a week. This means the employee may work more than 38 hours one week, but less in another.
An employee can work an average of 38 hours over an 8 week period.
Spread of hours
The ordinary hours in the Real Estate Award can be worked at any time on any day of the week. Employees other than casuals must be rostered off duty for at least one and a half days each week.
Each time a casual employee works, they have to be given at least 3 hours of work. If they aren’t given at least these hours, they still have to be paid a minimum of 3 hours.
The minimum daily hours for full-time and part-time employees depends on their rostered hours.
Check the Real Estate Award for different minimum daily hours on public holidays.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Real Estate Award summary.
Source reference: Real Estate Industry Award [MA000106] clauses 11 and 13