Annual leave for academic staff

Staff have the ability to access their annual leave entitlements during the year (usually taken in the non-teaching period) with the prior approval of the Head of School.

It is expected that all annual leave accrued is taken during the year. To apply for annual leave please use HRonline. If you don't have access to HRonline please complete the annual leave form (Academic) (PDF, 554KB).

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

It is important that academic staff use HRonline where possible to book annual leave. This ensures we can maintain accurate records of when staff are travelling, working off-site or are on leave.

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

Deferred academic leave

If it is not possible to take all of the annual leave that has accrued during the year, an application can be made to defer leave. 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 be completed and provided to your Head of School to be approved by your Pro Vice-chancellor no later than the 31st January the following year:

Once your deferred leave is approved it will be entered into HRonline by Human Resource Services. For more information about academic annual leave see Clause 39 of the Academic staff enterprise agreement (PDF, 1.7MB).