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Leave Policy

Section 1 - Summary

(1) This Policy provides broad principles to enable staff and management to comply with the University’s workplace agreements and relevant legislation related to staff leave. 

(2) This Policy contains:

  1. Scope and principles.
  2. Accountabilities.
  3. Cross-reference to related material.
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Section 2 - TEQSA/ASQA/ESOS Alignment

(3) HESF: 2.3 Wellbeing and Safety

(4) Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 (Cth): Standard 8

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Section 3 - Scope

(5) This Policy applies to all ongoing and fixed-term staff members subject to relevant workplace agreements, relevant legislation and terms of employment.  It does not apply to casual/sessional staff except in limited cases specified in relevant workplace agreements.

(6) This Policy does not apply to non-employees such as honorary or adjunct appointments, volunteers, council and committee members, Independent contractors or consultants. The above is not an exhaustive list of non-employees.

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Section 4 - Definitions

(7) Nil.

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Section 5 - Policy Statement

(8) The University provides staff with leave arrangements for a range of purposes to support their personal needs, wellbeing and the operational needs of the University.

(9) The University and staff comply with the leave provisions in the University’s workplace agreements and relevant legislation. 

(10) The University may periodically direct staff with excessive leave balances to take leave, subject to the provisions of its workplace agreements and relevant legislation.

(11) The University may direct staff to utilise paid leave entitlements prior to utilising any unpaid leave.


(12) In accordance with this Policy:

  1. People managers are responsible for the review, planning and approval of leave requests for their direct reports.
  2. Staff are responsible for understanding and observing leave application and planning processes.
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Section 6 - Procedures

(13) Nil.

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Section 7 - Supporting Documents and Information

(14) The University’s Enterprise Agreements

(15) Leave Handbook