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 (other ways the University can provide support);to attend court for jury service (find out more about jury service);
  • if they are a member of the Australian Defence Force Reserve, to attend routine training or defence service activities up to ten days per calendar 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; and
  • 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 can take miscellaneous and other leave for a number of reasons such as those listed below:

  • if they are a member of a voluntary organisation, to assist in emergencies where the organisation is called upon;
  • to appear and serve as a juror in any court;
  • when experiencing family or domestic violence;
  • to complete Defence Reserve Service or to attend Defence Reserve Service training;
  • for cultural and ceremonial purposes;
  • for study or industry release; and
  • Sabbatical leave.

For detailed information on leave entitlements and conditions for different staff categories please click on the relevant link/s below.

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 Enterprise Agreement 2019–2021,
Academic and General Staff Employees
Link to: Clause 55 (pdf, 24kb)

Emergency response leave - TAFE teaching staff
Federation University Australia TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2019
Link to: Clause 40 (pdf, 11kb)

Court attendance leave - TAFE teaching staff
Federation University Australia TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2019
Link to: Clause 41 (pdf, 10kb)

Family violence leave - TAFE teaching staff
Federation University Australia TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2019
Link to: Clause 42 (pdf, 14kb)

Defence reserve service leave - TAFE teaching staff
Federation University Australia TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2019
Link to: Clause 43 (pdf, 13kb)

Cultural and ceremonial leave - TAFE teaching staff
Federation University Australia TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2019
Link to: Clause 44 (pdf, 15kb)

Study leave - TAFE teaching staff
Federation University Australia TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2019
Link to: Clause 45 (pdf, 10kb)

Sabbatical leave - TAFE teaching staff
Federation University Australia TAFE Teaching Staff Agreement 2019
Link to: Clause 46 (pdf, 10kb)

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