Frequently Asked Questions

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Childcare

Healthcare

For centres

For educators

How is Z Staffing different from a recruitment agency?

Z Staffing differentiates itself from traditional recruitment agencies by providing a more focused and efficient service tailored to the childcare sector. Unlike generalist agencies, we have a deep understanding of the specific needs and challenges faced by childcare centres. Our educators are not just placed but are a part of the Z Staffing team, having gone through rigorous selection and induction processes. This ensures that they are not only qualified but also aligned with the ethos and standards expected in childcare environments. Furthermore, our innovative app-based platform streamlines the staffing process, making it quicker and more reliable.

How do I book an educator with Z?

Booking an educator with Z is straightforward and user-friendly. Once you've registered and set up your centre's profile on our app, you can post shifts that need filling. The app will then match your requirements with suitable educators who have the qualifications and availability you're looking for. The process is quick and efficient, minimising the time you spend on getting quality casual staff.

How likely am I to find educators with Z?

Our extensive network of vetted, trained, and dedicated educators ensures a high fill rate for shifts. We pride ourselves on our 9/10 shift fill rate, demonstrating our commitment to providing reliable casual staffing solutions. Whether you need last-minute cover or advance requirements , Z Staffing is equipped to meet your needs promptly and effectively.

Do you have educators in my area?

Z Staffing boasts an expansive network that covers a wide range of areas across Australia, from major cities to smaller towns. Our platform is designed to connect you with educators in your specific region, ensuring that we can cater to your local needs. Our goal is to provide accessible and quality staffing solutions, regardless of your centre's location.

How can Z Staffing help our centre find qualified casual staff?

Z Staffing specialises in connecting childcare centres with qualified, vetted casual staff quickly and efficiently. By using our app, you can post your staffing needs and receive matches with educators who meet your specific requirements, ensuring a perfect fit for your centre.

What is the process for vetting educators?

At Z Staffing, we take the vetting process seriously. All educators are thoroughly checked for their qualifications, experience, and references. We ensure they comply with all regulatory standards to provide you with highly capable and reliable staff.

Can we choose educators based on specific requirements?

Yes, our app allows you to set specific criteria for your staffing needs, including qualifications, experience, and special skills. This ensures that you are matched with educators who meet your centre's unique requirements.

How is Z Staffing different from a recruitment agency?

Z Staffing is distinct from a traditional recruitment agency in that we directly employ our educators, ensuring a consistent and supportive work environment. Unlike agencies that simply match candidates to job openings, we offer a comprehensive approach. Our educators go through a selection process, including interviews and induction, to guarantee they meet our high standards. Once part of the Z Staffing team, you'll benefit from our commitment to your professional development and wellbeing, rather than being just another name in a database.

I can only work during certain times, are the shifts flexible?

Absolutely, flexibility is at the heart of what we offer at Z Staffing. Our app allows you to set your availability according to your personal schedule. Whether you’re looking for shifts during specific hours of the day, certain days of the week, or even particular times of the year, our platform caters to your needs. This means you can balance your work with other commitments, ensuring a healthy work-life harmony.

Can I accept shifts that are close to home for me?

Yes, you can. We understand the importance of convenience in your work life. Our app enables you to choose shifts based on location, allowing you to select work that is close to home or in areas you prefer. This feature is designed to minimise your travel time and maximise convenience, making it easier for you to integrate work seamlessly into your life.

What will my pay rate be?

Your pay rate with Z Staffing will be competitive and reflective of the value you bring as an educator. We pride ourselves on offering above award rates, along with bonuses and incentives to reward your hard work and dedication. The exact rate will depend on factors like your qualifications, experience, and the nature of the shifts you undertake. Your talent advisor will discuss this with you during your interview. The efficiency of our app allows us to operate with lower overheads, which means we can pay our educators more competitive rates than other agencies.

How do I find casual work through Z Staffing?

Finding casual work with Z Staffing is simple and efficient. Just download the Z App, create your profile, and set your preferences for location, availability, and the type of work you're looking for. Our app will then match you with suitable childcare centres that need your skills.

What qualifications do I need to work as a casual educator with Z Staffing?

Certainly! Here's a revised version of the qualifications needed to work as a casual educator with Z Staffing:

What qualifications do I need to work as a casual educator with Z Staffing?

To join the Z Staffing team as a casual educator, candidates must meet the following criteria to qualify for our roles:

  • Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Childcare Qualification: You need to hold, or be actively working towards, a recognised Childcare Qualification. This includes Certificate III, Diploma, Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) qualifications, or equivalent.
  • Experience: A minimum of 25 hours of experience or completed work placements in an Australian early childhood service-based centre is required.
  • Sector Knowledge: Good understanding of the childcare sector is essential, including knowledge of child-to-staff ratios and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
  • Work Eligibility: All applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.
  • First Aid Certificate: A current First Aid Certificate is necessary for the role.
  • Working with Children Check: To ensure the safety and well-being of children, a valid Working with Children Check is mandatory.
  • Location: Currently, we are operational in NSW, SA, VIC, ACT, and QLD. Stay tuned for our launch in other states and territories.

By meeting these requirements, you’ll be well-positioned to join our team and start making a positive impact in childcare settings across Australia.

Can I choose the shifts that suit my schedule?

Absolutely! Z Staffing offers the flexibility to choose shifts that fit your schedule. You have control over the days and times you're available to work, allowing you to balance your professional commitments with personal responsibilities.

What if I have issues or questions about a specific shift?

If you encounter any issues or have questions about a specific shift, you can use the 'Shifts Chat' feature in our app. This dedicated support channel is designed to assist you with any shift-related queries or concerns, offering quick and efficient solutions.

How does Z Staffing ensure the quality of childcare centres I'll work with?

At Z Staffing, we maintain high standards for both our educators and the childcare centres we partner with. Centres are rigorously vetted to ensure they meet our quality standards, providing a safe and positive environment for both staff and children. This ensures that you have rewarding and enriching work experiences.

For travel nurses

For facilities

How is Z Staffing different from a traditional recruitment agency?

Z Staffing empowers you to take control of your career through our innovative app, making the process of finding and managing travel nursing assignments as easy as 1, 2, Z! Unlike traditional recruitment agencies, our app allows you to act as your own consultant with full visibility of all open contracts and transparent information on pay rates. It eliminates the need for endless paperwork and constant communication with consultants. Everything from searching for positions that match your skills to managing your credentials is streamlined and accessible anytime, anywhere, directly from the app.

How do I find nursing contracts through Z Staffing?

Finding nursing contracts with Z Staffing is not only straightforward but also faster than ever. Simply download the Z App, set up your profile, and complete our streamlined onboarding process. We keep all your compliance documents securely stored on the app, enabling you to apply for available contracts across regional, rural, and remote locations throughout Australia swiftly. With documents readily accessible, applying for your next nursing contract is as easy as 1, 2, Z!

What will my pay rate be?

At Z Staffing, we maintain complete transparency about pay rates. Once you are onboarded with us, you can easily browse available contracts that match your availability. Each contract listing clearly displays the pay rate, allowing you to make informed decisions quickly and efficiently. There’s no need for back-and-forth emails or conversations with a consultant—everything you need to know is right at your fingertips, simplifying your decision-making process.

What qualifications do I need to work as a travel nurse with Z Staffing?

To ensure you are fully prepared for the unique challenges of travel nursing, we require at least two years of clinical experience before joining Z Staffing. This experience is crucial for developing fundamental nursing skills and a comprehensive understanding of your scope of practice, helping to ensure that you are not placed in situations beyond your capabilities.
Once you meet this requirement, we welcome you to come on board! Travel nursing with Z Staffing offers not only significant opportunities for personal growth by challenging you to step out of your comfort zone, but also substantial professional development as you learn new skills and expand your expertise in diverse clinical environments.

What’s the difference between regional, rural, and remote nursing in Australia?

Regional Nursing:

Regional areas are located outside major cities but still offer many urban amenities. They typically feature:

  • Hospitals: 24/7 doctor availability.
  • Pathology: Available 24/7 or during business hours with an on-call option.
  • Radiology: Facilities often equipped with X-ray, CT, and ultrasound; some have MRI.
  • Town/Shopping: Includes major grocery stores like Woolworths/Coles, large shopping centres, fast food chains, restaurants, and tourist activities.
  • Example: Wagga Wagga, NSW (Population: 68,000). Ideal for those starting in travel nursing due to less isolation and more amenities.

Rural Nursing:

Set in the countryside beyond towns and regional areas, often a few hours' drive from larger urban centres, rural settings typically include:

  • Hospitals: Limited doctor availability; usually present during business hours (9am-5pm).
  • Pathology: Services may be limited to business hours with options for courier services.
  • Radiology: Primarily X-ray services, with some facilities offering CT during limited times.
  • Town/Shopping: Smaller grocery stores, basic shopping centres, limited dining options, and minimal tourist activities.
  • Example: Temora Hospital, NSW (Population: 6,034). Health care services are more spaced out, requiring more transportation for specialised tests.

Remote Nursing:

Located far from both rural and regional centres, remote areas require significant self-sufficiency:

  • Hospitals: Doctors often unavailable on-site; nurses rely on telehealth services.
  • Pathology: Basic tests like iStat for blood gases as comprehensive pathology services are unavailable.
  • Radiology: Very limited, often only X-ray available, if at all.
  • Town/Shopping: Small convenience stores with high prices; residents may travel to nearby towns for substantial shopping.
  • Example: Wilcannia Multi Purpose Service, QLD (Population: 745). Healthcare primarily focuses on primary care with emergency services relying heavily on external support like the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

What is the average travel nurse contract length?

Travel nurse contract lengths generally range between 4 and 12 weeks. Most hospitals and facilities, however, prefer nurses to sign on for 6 to 12 weeks. This longer duration helps them maintain consistent staffing levels. . While you have the option to choose shorter contracts, such as 4-6 weeks, selecting a longer term not only aligns better with hospital preferences but also often comes with additional benefits, such as tenure bonuses. Choosing a longer contract can also increase your likelihood of being selected by the facility when they review applications.

What if I have issues or questions about a specific nursing contract?

If you encounter any issues or have questions about a specific nursing contract, you can use the ‘Chat' feature in our app. This dedicated support channel is designed to assist you with any contract-related queries or concerns, offering quick and efficient solutions. Additionally, our team of experienced travel nurses is on standby to help onboard you and address any inquiries you might have about travel nursing in Australia, ensuring you receive comprehensive support whenever you need it.

Who are Z Staffing?

Z Staffing is a pioneering presence in the healthcare staffing industry, focusing on revolutionising how facilities connect with travel nurses. We bring innovative solutions to the challenges of staffing in rural, regional, and remote areas.

Why should my facility choose Z Staffing?

In a saturated nursing agency market, Z Staffing stands out by offering a streamlined, tech-driven service that reduces the time and complexity of hiring travel nurses. Our app facilitates faster connections between healthcare facilities and qualified nurses, ensuring that you can fill shifts quickly and efficiently.

What kind of healthcare workers do you employ?

Currently, Z Staffing specialises in providing registered nurses to healthcare facilities. All nurses we employ meet stringent requirements, including professional registrations and relevant experience, ensuring they are well-prepared to deliver high-quality care.

What kind of healthcare contracts do you provide?

We focus on supporting rural, regional, and remote healthcare facilities by offering tailored contract solutions that address the unique challenges of these areas. Our contracts range in duration from 4 to 12 weeks, allowing us to provide flexible staffing solutions that meet the dynamic needs of these facilities.

Does Z Staffing meet current legislative and industry standards?

Yes, Z Staffing strictly adheres to the highest legislative and industry standards. We are governed by relevant Australian regulatory bodies and comply with professional standards, codes of conduct, and national and state legislation. Our operation is fully licensed and regulated.

How much do you charge?

Our pricing is competitive and tailored to meet the specific needs of your facility. For detailed pricing information, please contact us directly.

How can I find out more about working with Z Staffing?

To find out more about partnering with us and to get started, please fill out our registration form (link to form) available on our website. Once submitted, one of our team members will reach out to you to provide detailed information and discuss how we can meet your facility’s specific needs.

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Commonly asked questions

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you find answers.
Can I contact Z Staffing via email or phone?
While our in-app chat offers the quickest response, we understand that sometimes you might prefer to reach out via email. You can contact us at admin@zstaffing.com.au for non-urgent matters. Please note that we have moved away from phone support to focus on providing more efficient service through our app and email channels.
How can I get help with a specific shift or scheduling issue?
If you have questions or need assistance with a specific shift or scheduling, please use the 'Shifts Chat' in our app. This dedicated channel is designed to provide you with swift and precise help regarding shift scheduling, cancellations, or any other related concerns.
What's the best way to contact Z Staffing for immediate assistance?
For prompt support, the best way to contact us is through the chat feature in the Z Staffing app. We have dedicated chat channels for shift-related queries and general issues, ensuring you get targeted assistance quickly and efficiently. This feature connects you directly with our team for real-time responses.
How do I find casual work?
Our extensive network of vetted, trained, and dedicated educators ensures a high fill rate for shifts. We pride ourselves on our 9/10 shift fill rate, demonstrating our commitment to providing reliable casual staffing solutions. Whether you need last-minute cover or advance requirements , Z Staffing is equipped to meet your needs promptly and effectively.

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General enquiries

For urgent matters, call us at 1300 922 782. Z Educators and centres can get quick responses by using the in-app chat.