The Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010 has recently been amended to include a new clause providing regular casual employees the right to request conversion to full-time or part-time employment. 

A school can only refuse such requests on reasonable grounds.

These provisions impact a number of independent schools who engage employees covered by the Educational Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010 such as sports coaches. 

Schools are required to provide all casual employees with a copy of new provisions in the modern award within the first 12 months of the employee’s first engagement to perform work.  In respect of casual employees already employed as at 1 October 2018, an employer must provide such employees with a copy of the new provisions by 1 January 2019

The new clause 10.6 of the modern award can be accessed by clicking here.

For further information relating to the new right to request casual conversion provisions under the modern award, please contact the AISNSW Workplace Management Team on (02) 9299 2845.