Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.28 Higher Duties

Amberley O.S.H.C. acknowledges that educators will from time to time be requested to act as the Responsible Person in Charge.  In accordance with the service’s policy for determining the Responsible Person, it is acknowledged that an educator must provide informed consent prior to undertaking this additional responsibility.  Those educators who provide consent to act in this position shall be remunerated at a level consistent with the additional responsibilities.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
  • Relevant Awards including:
    • Children’s Services Award 2010
    • Parents and Citizens Associations Award – State 2016
    • Education Services (Schools) General Staff Award 2010
  • Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 and Regulations 2011
  • NQS Area: 4.2.1; 7.1; 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 1 – Role and Expectations of Educators, 8.3 – Recruitment and Employment of Educators, 8.21 – Employee Retention Policy, 10.1 – Quality Compliance, 10.5 – Approval Requirements under Legislation, 10.6 – Service Supervisor Certificate Policy, 10.8 – Information Handling (Privacy and Confidentiality).


The educator shall be provided with a clear position description that defines the differences in the responsibilities between the role of the educator and the additional duties of the responsible person in charge.

The educators performing higher duties must give their signed consent to undertaking this additional responsibility and this will be maintained on the service’s Staff Record.

Remuneration for educators performing higher duties will be calculated as per the relevant award.

Added 2 May 2017

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