Shiftworkers

A shiftworker is an employee who works shifts and gets an extra payment for working shift hours.

An award, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement can have a specific definition of what a shiftworker is, and what type of shifts they can work.

Find information about shiftworkers 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].

A shiftworker can work the following shifts:

  • early morning shift - starts at or after 5am and before 6am
  • afternoon shift - ends after 6.30pm and at or before midnight
  • night shift is a shift that -
    • ends after midnight and at or before 8am or
    • starts at or before midnight and ends before 5am
  • a non-rotating night shift - a night shift that doesn't rotate with other shifts to give employees at least ⅓ or more of their working time off night shift.

For information on:

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 23.3 external-icon.png

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