(a)    All staff members, except casual staff, who have completed 12 months of service are entitled up to a maximum of 36.25 hours (5 working days) per annum to provide care for dependent children, immediate or extended family and significant others. 

(b)   A medical certificate or statutory declaration is needed for more than three consecutive days of any combination of Personal and or Carer’s Leave (including Additional Carer’s Leave).         

(c)  Additional Carer’s Leave may be accessed by a staff member to attend appointments related to their partner’s pregnancy. The staff member may be required to provide a medical certificate or a statutory declaration confirming the pregnancy and attendance at the appointment(s).