Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Children’s Services Award [MA000120].
An employee may have to do work that requires special clothing or work that damages their clothing or footwear.
If an employee has to wear special or protective clothing and equipment the employer has to:
- provide the clothing or equipment or
- reimburse the employee for the cost of the clothing or equipment.
The employer also has to pay an employee an allowance each day or week to cover washing costs, where the employee has to wash any special clothing.
For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
Vehicle and travel entitlements
When an employee is asked to use their own vehicle for work purposes they get a vehicle allowance. For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
Travel costs and travel time
When an employee has to work away from their normal workplace they have to be paid an allowance for each day to compensate for excess fares. For allowance amounts, go to Penalty rates and allowances.
This allowance isn’t paid where the employer provides or offers to provide suitable transport at no cost to the employee.
Employees travelling from one location to another within their rostered hours (at the direction of their employer) have to be paid for time spent travelling between the locations.
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 15.2,15.3, 15.7 and 21.7(c )