Miscellaneous and other leave

Academic and general staff

Staff can take miscellaneous and other leave for a number of reasons such as those listed below:

  • When experiencing family or domestic violence (click here to find out more about other ways the University can provide support).
  • To attend court for jury service (click here to find out more about jury service).
  • If they are a member of the Australian Defence Force Reserve, to attend an annual training camp and up to two classes or courses of instruction each year.
  • If they are a member of a voluntary organisation, to assist in emergencies where the organisation is called upon to assist by the government or by a competent authority under the State Disaster Plan.
  • Where the employee responds to a call for volunteers to meet a declared bushfire or other emergency.
  • If an employee is a candidate for election to Federal or State parliament they are entitled to leave without pay to contest an election.

TAFE teaching staff

Subject to operational requirements the University may grant leave with or without pay on terms and conditions agreed upon by the University and the Employee.

TAFE teachers are also entitled to leave to attend court or military leave subject to the provision of satisfactory evidence.

How to apply for miscellaneous and other leave

  • Fully understand your miscellaneous and other leave entitlements and options.
  • See links below and/or discuss your situation and plans confidentially with Human Resources and/or with your supervisor.
  • Log in to the Employee Self-Service (ESS) online system to submit your request.

Enterprise Agreement - extracts

Links to detailed information on leave entitlements and conditions relevant to miscellaneous and other leave for different staff categories:

Miscellaneous and other leave - Academic and General staff
Federation University Australia Union Collective Agreement (UCA) 2015-2018,
Academic and General Staff Employees
Link to: Clause 55 (pdf, 35kb)

Court attendance leave - TAFE teaching staff
Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Business Agreement (MBA) 2009
Schedule 6 - TAFE Teachers' Conditions of Employment (Victoria) Award 2002 (AP816514)
Link to: Clause 24 (pdf, 10kb)

Military leave - TAFE teaching staff
Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Business Agreement (MBA) 2009
Schedule 6 - TAFE Teachers' Conditions of Employment (Victoria) Award 2002 (AP816514)
Link to: Clause 25 (pdf, 10kb)

Special leave - TAFE teaching staff
Victorian TAFE Teaching Staff Multi-Business Agreement (MBA) 2009
Schedule 6 - TAFE Teachers' Conditions of Employment (Victoria) Award 2002 (AP816514)
Link to: Clause 31 (pdf, 9kb)

Please note the 'provisions/entitlements' above do not apply to casual or sessional staff members.