SCHADS Level 5

What is SCHADS?

The primary industry award for social work and disability services is the SCHADS award. It specifies the minimum pay for social and community services as well as jobs related to disability services. Base rates, overtime, penalty rates, and allowances are all included in this.

Different pay points for different hours of the day and days of the week, as well as for staff levels (based on experience, qualifications, and other factors), are mandated by the award.

Learn More: SCHADS Award Guide [MA000100]

What is SCHADS Level 5?

SCHADS Level 5 refers to the SCHADS Award Level 5, which is a classification system used in Australia to determine the pay rates for community services workers. Level 5 typically includes managers, coordinators, and supervisors who are responsible for overseeing programs, teams, and services within the community services sector. The pay rates and conditions for workers classified at SCHADS Level 5 are outlined in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.

What is SCHADS Level 5 salary 2023?

Classification  Weekly pay  rate Hourly pay  rate Saturday  Sunday  Public holiday  Afternoon  shift

Night shift

Level 5 – pay point 1

$1,804.98 $47.50 $71.25 $95.00 $118.75 $53.44 $54.63
Level 5 – pay point 2 $1,843.75 $48.52 $72.78 $97.04 $121.30 $54.59


Level 5 – pay point 3 $1,886.76 $49.65 $74.48 $99.30 $124.13 $55.86


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Updated SCHADS Award Pay Rates Guide

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