The South Australian public health sector employs more than 33,500 full-time equivalent staff (Workforce Information Report 2019-2020). These include doctors, nurses and midwives, allied health, technicians, administrative and clerical staff, and trades.
The terms and conditions of employment of the employees of South Australian public health services are typically established by way of collective enterprise bargaining.
Enterprise bargaining in the South Australian public sector is overseen by the Attorney Generals Department and conducted in accordance with the Fair Work Act 1994 (SA).
More information about enterprise bargaining can be found on the Attorney General's Department (AGD) website.
Each group of employees is generally covered by an occupationally based enterprise agreement. A full list of current agreements is available on the AGD website and further information on agreements specific to SA Health staff can be seen below.