Human resources

Leave Without Pay — Teaching Service


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This topic covers the following:

  • overview
  • granting leave without pay
  • teaching whilst on leave without pay
  • school vacation periods and public holidays
  • early resumption
  • superannuation
  • resources

Employees may be granted leave without pay for periods of up to 12 months for a range of reasons including:

  • family reasons
  • study or training
  • employment, including self-employment
  • travel
  • participate in, officiate at and, or train for sporting events
  • pursuing the development of personal interests
  • undertaking voluntary work, including participation in community and international aid programs
  • campaigning for public office (other than an employee standing for a federal election who is required to resign)
  • any other reason considered appropriate by the delegate

Leave without pay in excess of 12 months, including extending a period of leave, may be granted where the delegate considers this is warranted.

Employees may also need to seek approval to engage in Other Employment during a period of leave without pay.

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Leave Without Pay — Teaching Service Overview

Reviewed 16 April 2021

Policy last updated

15 June 2020


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