Question: What is the difference between a full-time, part-time and casual employee?Answer:
A full-time employee has ongoing employment and works around 38 hours per week. The exact hours of work are usually set out in an Award or in the contract with the employer.
Full-time employees are entitled to benefits such as sick leave and annual leave, minimum notice requirements for termination, redundancy, flexible working hours and overtime pay for working outside regular hours for some employees.
A part-time employee works less than 38 hours on regular hours each week and are entitled to the same benefits as full-time employees, on a pro rata basis. For example if you work 3 days a week you are entitled accrue leave for those 3 days.
Casual employees work irregular hours and have no guaranteed hours of work, are not entitled to leave and you are not required to provide statutory notice for termination, unless otherwise stated by a relevant Award or agreement.