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.

Children’s Services Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Children's Services Award [MA000120].

Full-time employees can take 1 paid RDO during a roster period or accumulate a maximum of 5 RDOs. Accumulated RDOs have to be taken consecutively at times that suit the employer and the employee. RDOs are only available if the ordinary working hours are arranged at the workplace to allow for it.

To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Children's Services Award summary.

Source reference: Children's Services Award [MA000120] clause 21.4 external-icon.png

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