Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award [MA000076]

Who the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award covers

The Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award covers employers in the school education industry and their employees who fit within the classifications of the award.

The school education industry means providing education in a school that is registered and/or accredited by the relevant authority in each state or territory, including all operations of the school. It also includes:

  • preschools
  • early childhood education
  • early childhood services operated by a school.

Where the provision of school education is directed, managed and/or controlled by a central or regional administration of a system of schools, it may also include persons involved in providing such services to schools.

Examples of employees covered by this award includes:

  • a general employee of a school who provides:
    • boarding supervision services
    • classroom support services
    • curriculum/resources services
    • instructional services
    • nursing services
    • preschool/childcare services
    • school administration services
    • wellbeing services
  • school operational services whose main duties are the support other services of a school, including:
    • construction
    • plumbing
    • carpentry
    • painting and other trades
    • maintenance
    • school facility management
    • security
    • gardening
    • turf management
    • cleaners
    • care takers
    • laundry work
    • working at the canteen
    • uniform shops
    • book shops
    • bus drivers.

The Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation in the school education industry.

Check the award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.

Source reference: Education Services (Schools) General Staff Award [MA000076] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A.

Who the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award doesn't cover

The following employers and employees are not covered by the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award:

  • teachers
  • principals or deputy principals
  • a bursar (financial administrator) or business manager
  • members of a recognised religious teaching order and/or a Minister of Religion or employed for religious instruction, supervision of prayers or any other religious duties of a non-teaching nature.

Check the award for full information on coverage and classifications.

Source reference: Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award [MA000076] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A.

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