Generally speaking, most employees in Australia are hired as one of the following types:
Full-time employees average 38 hours per week of work which is typically Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Casual employees usually work irregular hours, are not entitled to the usual annual & sick leave entitlements and there is no guarantee of future work.
However, a Part-Time employee is someone who simply works less than 38 hours per week on average but does have a guarantee of future work and is entitled to annual & sick leave (pro-rata). Their contract can either be for a fixed period of time or be permanent but they usually work the same hours/days each week, or at least have a contracted minimum amount of hours they can expect to work each week. For more help in defining where your employee sits see the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website here
There are many reasons why you as an employer may need a Part-Time employee as opposed to a Full-Time employee and here are a few examples of what that might look like:
Our website has been specifically developed with Part-Time jobs in mind and as such as do not advertise Full-Time vacancies on our website, but you are welcome to advertise a Casual position.