Independent Contractors

The CECV has developed resources about the engagement of independent contractors.

Guides for Schools

CECV Guidelines on the Engagement of Contractors
Engaging External Labour Providers and Casuals - a guide for schools

This guide is for use by schools to engage external labour providers or casuals who will not be engaged as employees under the Victorian Catholic Education Multi Enterprise Agreement 2013 (VCEMEA).

This Guide may be used when engaging external labour providers or casuals such as:

  • instrumental music tutors or sports coaches
  • IT consultants
  • contract cleaners, gardeners, plumbers, electricians, painters, builders or other maintenance workers.

The Guide aims to:

  • summarise the options available to schools with a need to engage external labour providers or casuals
  • assist schools to identify the most appropriate option to use for engaging external labour providers or casuals
  • provide schools with an overview of the relevant legal framework and risks in engaging external labour providers or casuals
  • provide schools with information regarding the legal entitlements of external labour providers and casuals (for example, in relation to superannuation and workers' compensation)
  • direct schools to other useful resources relating to engaging external labour providers and casuals.

Please note that this Guide is not intended to encourage schools to engage or not engage workers in a particular way.

Templates

Form A

Provision of instructor services or like services by a natural person on behalf of the school to students

Form B

Provision of instructor services or like services by a company on behalf of the school to students

Form C

Provision of services by a natural person to a school

Form D

Provision of services by a company to a school

CECV Guidelines on the Engagement of Contractors
Attachment 1 - Checklist for the Engagement of Contractors in Catholic Schools
Attachment 2 - Example Description of Services
Attachment 3 - Template Contractor Application Form
Attachment 4 - Template Prospective Contractor Assessment Sheet
Attachment 5 - Template Referee Report
Attachment 6 - Contractor OHS Induction Checklist
Attachment 7 - Risk Assessment for Engagement of Contractors
Attachment 8 - Template Letter to Service Providers