Will I need to register my own company?
No. You can register a company if you wish, but most Educators operate as Self-Employed Contractors (also called Sole Traders) which means that you operate your own business in your own name.
However, you will need to obtain and Australian Business Number (ABN) and provide it to Country Children’s Early Learning. You can register for an ABN online at www.abr.gov.au This service is free and will provide you with an ABN at the end of the online registration process. Further information on considerations when starting a business, such as whether to operate as a Sole Trader, Company or other structure can be found at www.business.gov.au
What about taxation?
Educators are responsible for managing their business practices in accordance with Australian taxation laws and for establishing and maintaining their own business records. Educators are encouraged to seek advice from an accountant in relation to record keeping.
Who pays superannuation?
Educators who are Self-Employed are responsible for paying their own superannuation.