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Recruitment and suitability of OSHC staff


When filling long term positions (greater than 20 days) the council must advertise the position and invite applications from interested persons with suitable qualifications.

Positions must be filled with the most suitable person who matches the skills, abilities, knowledge and experiences listed in the person specification.

The selection must be based on merit with no favouritism, nepotism or patronage shown to any person.

Page 45 of the administrative instructions and guidelines (schooling sector) has more information about filling long term positions.

The South Australian association of school parents clubs (SAASPC) provides selection training for governing council representatives. Contact them for times and dates in your region.

Classification structure and pay rates for OSHC employees

The classification structure and pay guide for educators employed under the Children’s Services Award 2010 can be downloaded from the Fair Work Commission website.


Level of director required

The size of your service will determine what level of director you need.

  • A service of up to 39 children requires a level 1 director. Level 1 directors are paid at the level 6.1 to 6.3 salary range.
  • A service of between 40 and 59 children requires a level 2 director. Level 2 directors are paid at the level 6.4 to 6.6 salary range.
  • A service of 60 or more children requires a level 3 director. Level 3 directors are paid at the level 6.7 to 6.9 salary range.

Director advertisement templates

Suitability of applicants

Prior to engaging or interviewing shortlisted applicants a potential new employee must:

Selection panels are required to clear nominated applicants through the Human Resource Management (HRM) flagging system by emailing the nominated applicant’s name, any known previous names and date of birth to Education.HRConfidential [at] sa.gov.au.

‘Flags’ indicate that previous adverse employment history information is available which must be used when considering an application for employment.

Where the recommended person has a flag, the information will be reviewed and the panel will be contacted urgently.

If there is no flag the panel will be notified by return email.


Out of school hours care unit

Phone: 8226 6427
EmailEducation.oshc [at] sa.gov.au