Notifiable Data Breaches – Where can I find more information and resources?

Notifiable Data Breaches – Where can I find more information and resources?

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has resources to assist services to meet NDB requirements; including identifying breaches, exceptions to notifications and guidelines and templates for notifying breaches. You should also familiarise yourself with the information provided by the commissioner, which can be found here. CCSA Member Support are also able to assist services […]
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Notifiable Data Breaches – What do I need to do?

Prepare or update your data breach response plan to ensure you are able to respond quickly to suspected data breaches, and conduct an assessment as required under the NDB scheme. When a data breach is suspected, undertake a reasonable and expeditious assessment to determine if the data breach is likely to result in serious harm […]
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What is the pay rate for a staff member working towards a qualification?

Unless the person is performing higher duties, generally a person is not entitled to be paid as a diploma under The Children’s Services Award until the diploma is actually obtained. Similarly, a person taken to be an early childhood teacher is not paid under The Educational Services Teacher’s Award until the person has completed their […]
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Do I have to pay the higher rate when a staff member attains a qualification?

If the service has required a person to be working towards their qualification and counted towards ratios, then yes, it is expected that the service will pay the person at a rate commensurate to the qualification once it is received. However, if a person is working towards a qualification independently of the service and the […]
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How do we prevent “double dipping”?

It is important to be clear from the outset whether or not your staff are, in fact, casual. A staff member who is employed on a regular and systemic basis may be able to claim leave and other entitlements under the National Employment Standards although they have received the casual leave loading. (National Employment Standards […]
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What is the definition of “casual” under the Children’s Services Award?

The Children’s Services Award defines a casual employee as an employee engaged for “temporary and relief purposes”. The Fair Work definition is that the casual employee does not have a commitment to perform the work offered by the employer, and the employer has not committed to the length of employment or hours or days worked. […]
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