(a) Full-time staff will be entitled to 1.3 weeks of Long Service Leave for each completed year of service after 10 years of continuous service. Part time staff are entitled to pro-rata the full time rate.                

(b) Casual staff who have continuous service, in accordance with the relevant legislation, are entitled to pro-rata the full-time entitlement after 10 years of continuous service. 

(c) Staff will be entitled to take:

 i. 1 to 4 weeks Long Service Leave on three months’ notice; and

ii. more than 4 weeks’ Long Service Leave on six months’ notice.

A notice period may be waived by the Head of the Organisational unit.

(d) Cashing out of Long Service Leave

i. A staff member may apply to cash out all or part of their Long Service Leave entitlement after 10 years continuous service.

ii. Any agreement to cash out Long Service Leave must be in writing between the staff member and the University. 

(e) A staff member may request to take their Long Service Leave at half-pay subject to operational requirements.

 

(f) Direction to take Long Service Leave

i. Where a staff member has more than 15 weeks’ Long Service Leave accrued they may be directed to take up to four weeks’ Long Service Leave.

ii. Where the University directs a staff member to take Long Service Leave, the supervisor will:

 discuss the timing of the Long Service Leave with the staff member allowing the staff member, subject to operational requirements, an opportunity to take an appropriate amount of Long Service Leave at a time convenient to the staff member.

 allow the staff member to take Long Service Leave in one or more blocks if the staff member wishes to do so; and

 provide the staff member with reasonable notice of the Long Service Leave to be taken.

iii. Where no application for cash out of Long Service Leave has been received by the University, Long Service Leave directed to be taken will be regarded as having been taken in accordance with that direction, except where cancellation of this leave is sought and approved.