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Leave Types Procedure

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Section 1 - Purpose / Objectives

(1) See Leave Policy.

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Section 2 - Scope / Application

(2) See Leave Policy.

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Section 3 - Definitions

(3) Nil

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Section 4 - Policy Statement

(4) Nil

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Section 5 - Procedures

(5) The table below shows the types of leave available to VU staff within scope of the Leave Policy and the circumstances in which they are available.

(6) Where relevant, the rules governing each form of leave are available via the links provided.

(7) All allocations below are for full-time staff members working a complete 12 month year. For periods of time shorter than 1 year or in a reduced time fraction, the applicable entitlement is calculated on a pro rata basis.

(8) In the table below, the Victoria University Enterprise Agreement 2013 is referred to as EA, while the Victoria University (TAFE Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2014-16 is referred to as TAFE EA.

Leave Type Entitlement Applies to Authority
Annual Leave 20 days per annum All fixed term and ongoing staff EA 48 TAFE EA 33
Sick / Personal Leave 15 days per annum All fixed term and ongoing staff EA 50 TAFE EA 34
Carer's Leave - Paid 3 days per annum (Paid) All fixed term and ongoing staff covered under the EA EA 50.3
Carer's Leave - Unpaid 2 days per annum (unpaid) All fixed term and ongoing staff covered under the MBA TAFE EA 34.7
Long Service Leave 1.3 weeks for every year's service after 7 years continuous service All fixed term and ongoing staff EA 52 TAFE EA 39
Study Leave 5 hours per week (pro rata for part time) for approved courses of study Professional staff EA 24
Study Leave (TAFE teachers) May be paid or unpaid TAFE teachers TAFE EA 48
Public Holiday Leave Days as stated in the agreements All fixed term and ongoing staff EA 47 TAFE EA 32
Leave in lieu of Labour Day 2 days All fixed term and ongoing staff covered under the EA EA 47.1.2
Additional Christmas leave 1 day All fixed term and ongoing staff covered under the EA EA 47.1.3
University declared holidays As declared All fixed term and ongoing staff EA 47.2
Parental Leave - Maternity - Paternity - Adoption Entitlements vary according to employment status All staff EA 51 TAFE EA 40 - 43
Permanent Care Leave As for adoption leave    
Compassionate Leave (Bereavement Leave) 3 days per annum All staff EA 50.4 TAFE EA 35
Domestic or Family Violence Leave As required All staff EA 50.6
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Leave 5 days (paid) Up to 10 days unpaid Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff EA 55
Cultural Leave (Other) As required (unpaid) All staff EA 54 TAFE EA 46
Additional shift-worker leave 5 days per annum if rostered time includes at least 10 Sundays

1/2 day per Sunday worked for less than 10 total Sundays rostered
Seven-day shift workers EA 43.9
Industrial Dispute Resolution Training leave 5 days per annum TAFE teachers only TAFE EA 47
Court Attendance Leave Required period of attendance All staff EA 56.1 TAFE EA 36
Defence Reservists Leave 2 weeks (paid) + 4 additional days if certified by CO All fixed term and ongoing staff covered under the EA EA 56.2
Military Leave Up to 2 weeks per annum without pay + + 4 additional days if certified by CO TAFE teachers TAFE EA 38
Elite sporting leave (1) Period of competition + Reasonable travel time (up to 20 days per year): Paid Participants or accredited officials in the Olympic or Commonwealth Games - staff covered under the EA EA 56.4
Elite sporting leave (2) Period of competition + Reasonable travel time (up to 20 days per year): Unpaid Participants or accredited officials in interstate or international competitions EA 56.4
Emergency services volunteering leave Duration of operations + 1 day for recovery All staff EA 56.7.1
Incapacitation Leave (Accident) Duration of incapacitation All staff EA 58 TAFE EA 29
Blood donation leave Period of donation All staff EA 56.3
Political candidature leave Period between close of nominations and polling (unpaid) All fixed term and ongoing staff covered under the EA EA 56.5
Relocation leave Up to 2 days during residence move All fixed term and ongoing staff covered under the EA EA 56.6
Special Leave At discretion of Executive Director People & Culture All staff EA 50.5
Sabbatical Leave 1 year at 80% salary after 4 years' elapsed service at 80% salary TAFE teachers  
Leave Without Pay As negotiated All staff Leave Without Pay Procedure
Medical Isolation Leave Period of isolation (*not deducted from sick leave entitlements) Staff covered by EA who are isolated due to contracting or coming into contact with a notifiable infectious disease EA 50.2.6
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Section 6 - Guidelines

(9) Nil