Who is covered?
The following workers are covered under the scheme:
- workers (employees and contractors) directly performing relevant work as defined below; and
- working directors.
A worker can be an employee (e.g. working for salary or wages) or a contractor. Employees can be full time, part time or casual. This includes workers on a visa that allows them to work in Australia.
A key difference between employees and contractors is that employers must record service for their employees, while contractors and working directors have a choice on whether or not to record service for themselves.
All contract cleaning work conducted in the ACT (except on buildings under construction).
From 1 July 2016, it also includes drivers and sorters for waste management facilities under a Territory contract.
If in doubt, please contact the Authority for clarification.
Who is not covered?
Office workers and workers not performing relevant work as defined above.