Types of employment

Incorporated associations can employ people to undertake a range of duties, including:

  • to deliver the association’s services.
  • to provide administration support.
  • to manage the day-to-day operation of the association.

There are a number of different working arrangements that employers can apply when engaging workers and associations should consider what type of employment they wish to offer:

  • Full time: generally work more than 35 hours per week on a regular, ongoing basis and receive full entitlements such as paid leave.
  • Part time: generally work regular hours each week but fewer than full time employees and their entitlements are pro-rated, based on hours worked.
  • Casual: usually employed on an hourly, daily or weekly basis and don’t usually get paid sick leave or annual leave.
  • Fixed term or contracted: employed to do a job for an agreed length of time for example to work on a specific project or fill in for employees on leave.
  • Commission: people in this category may be paid on a ‘commission only’ basis which means they only receive money when they sell or achieve a specific target.