Rostered days off
A rostered day off (RDO) is a day in a roster period that an employee doesn't have to work.
An employee's day off can be paid or unpaid, depending on how RDOs are set out in an award or registered agreement.
When RDOs are paid, it is because an employee has worked extra hours that add up over a set period of time and this is taken as an RDO.
Find information about RDOs in your award by selecting from the list below.
Social and Community Services Award
Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award [MA000100].
The Social and Community Services Award doesn’t set out a paid RDO system.
Employees still get days that they aren’t rostered to work off, however these days aren’t paid. An employee (other than a casual) has to have at least:
- 2 full days off a week
- 4 full days off a fortnight
- 8 full days off in a 28 day cycle.
For information on rosters in this award, go to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award [MA000100] clause 25.5 .
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Social and Community Services Award summary.
- Building, construction and on-site trades
- Contract cleaning services
- Don't know
- Hair and beauty
- Health support services
- Real estate
- Road Transport
- Social, community, disability and home care services
- Storage services and wholesale
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