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Government Services Employees (GSEs) – about the role

A government services employee (GSE) provides grounds, facilities and maintenance support with South Australian government schools and preschools.

Any available positions will be advertised on EduJobs.


Duties of a government services employee include:

  • labour-intensive work
  • operating machinery or facilities
  • equipment and machinery maintenance at a schooling site
  • landscape and flora maintenance of the schooling site
  • building maintenance.

Appointment details and conditions

Appointment details

  • Full-time or part-time appointment with leave conditions – working 48 of 52 weeks per year.
  • Entitled to paid sick leave, recreation leave and special leave, long service leave and payment for public holidays not worked.
  • Casual appointment with 25% loading .
  • Not entitled to any paid leave except special leave at the discretion of the employer and long service leave.

Employment conditions

Government service employees are weekly paid employees. 

Salary and conditions of employment are contained in the:

People and Culture

Phone: 8226 1356
Email: education.hr [at] sa.gov.au