Under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award), employees are entitled to specific break times, including rest breaks and meal breaks. Here’s a summary of the break entitlements as per the SCHADS Award:

Meal Breaks

Rest Breaks

Shift Workers

Other Considerations


Employers must comply with these break entitlements to adhere to the SCHADS Award. Failure to do so can result in penalties and claims for unpaid wages or other entitlements.

For precise details and to ensure compliance, it’s always a good idea to refer directly to the SCHADS Award or seek advice from an employment lawyer or workplace relations specialist.