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This topic covers the following:
- granting leave without pay
- teaching whilst on leave without pay
- school vacation periods and public holidays
- early resumption
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
- 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.
- Industrial Agreements
- Industrial Awards
- Legislation — Employment Topics
- Ministerial Orders — Employment
Leave Without Pay — Teaching Service Overview
Reviewed 16 April 2021