Annual leave for academic staff

Annual leave accrued in a calendar year is required to be taken within the period of the twenty (20) working days following the commencement of the University's annual closedown.

Staff may access their annual leave entitlement during the year with prior approval of the Head of School.

To apply for annual leave please use HRonline. If you do not have access to HRonline, please complete Academic annual leave form (PDF, 554KB).

Staff may request to cash out an amount of paid annual leave on reasonable grounds.  Other than in exceptional circumstances, the maximum amount of annual leave that may be cashed out during the life of the enterprise agreement is two (2) weeks.  For further advice or requests, please contact your HR Client Services Advisor.

The Academic staff and Teachers Enterprise Agreement is provided below to allow staff to review the leave section:

To assist staff with planning annual leave in consultation with the Head of School, a leave plan template is provided below:

Deferred academic leave

An application can be made to defer leave for any unused annual leave accrued during the year. It is expected that all leave that is deferred will be used in the following year.

To defer leave, an application form will need to approved by your Head of School and Pro Vice-Chancellor no later than the 31st January the following year:

For further advice on Academic deferred leave, please contact your HR Client Services Advisor.