Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010 [MA000025].
A part-time employee is employed to work less than 38 hours per week. An employer must inform an employee upon engagement:
- the ordinary hours of work
- the start and finish times each day.
The hours in the agreement have to be worked within the ordinary hours in the award. This includes the times of day the hours can be worked and the maximum and minimum hours of work. For the ordinary hours in this award, go to Hours of work.
Use the Part-time hours of work agreement and variation (DOC 91KB) template to record part-time hours of work.
When can a part-time employee’s hours be changed?
The pattern of part-time work can be changed by agreement.
Use the Part-time hours of work agreement and variation (DOC 91KB) template to record changes to part-time hours of work.
When can an employee change to part-time?
An employee might want to go part-time, either for a short amount of time or permanently. The employer and employee should agree in writing to the change to part-time employment.
An employer can’t make a person change from full-time to part-time employment. If an employer does this, it may be a redundancy. For more information on what a redundancy is, go to Redundancy.
What happens to leave entitlements when changing to part-time?
When an employee changes from full-time to part-time, they keep any leave they have accumulated, such as annual leave or sick leave.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Electrical Award summary.
Source reference: Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010 [MA000025) clause 10.2