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Recruitment and suitability of OSHC staff

New mandatory notification training is available now. Employees can do this if:

  • their certificate is expiring soon, or
  • they do not have a current certificate.


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 65 of the Site Governance administrative instructions and guidelines 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:

To check if your RRHAN-EC is up-to-date refer to keeping your RRHAN-EC current – for staff.

Selection panels are required to provide all recommended appointees to the school principal or their nominee who will email the nominated applicant's name, any known previous names and date of birth to Education.HRConfidential [at] sa.gov.au. To be cleared through the department's Human Resources Management (HRM) system before an offer of employment is made.

Historical information may be available on the recommended applicant which may be used when considering an application for employment.

Where additional information is available the principal will be contacted by an officer from the department. The principal should consider the additional information provided and conduct a risk assessment to determine the applicant's suitability. 

If there is no additional information available the principal will be notified by return email.

Out of school hours care (OSHC)

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