Engagement of Independent Contractors

The CECV has developed a number of resources to assist employers in the process of selecting and engaging independent contractors in Victorian Catholic Schools.

CECV Guidelines on the Engagement of Contractors

The CECV Guidelines on the Engagement of Contractors may be used when engaging independent contractors, such as:

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

The guidelines aim to provide schools with step-by-step information as to the process of selecting and engaging contractors. In particular, they seek to assist employers in meeting the Victorian Child Safe Standards and Ministerial Order No.870

They also contain various templates for use by schools.

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

Guide for the Engagement of External Labour Providers and Casuals

The Guide for the Engagement of External Labour Providers and Casuals aims to:

  • summarise the options available to schools with a need to engage external labour providers or casuals
  • assist schools in identifying the most appropriate option to use for engaging external labour providers or casuals
  • provide schools with information regarding the legal entitlement of external labour providers and casuals (for example, in relation to superannuation and workers' compensation). 

Template Contracts

The following template letters may be used to engage external labour providers and independent contractors. 

Form A Provision of instructor services or like services by a natural person on behalf of the schools 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
Form E Provision of emergency teacher services to the school