Annual Leave

Teaching Service

Annual Leave

A full-time employee is entitled to 152 hours (20 days) annual leave in respect of each twelve months of service and accrues progressively during a year of service according to the employee's ordinary hours of work. Part-time employees receive annual leave entitlements on a pro rata basis calculated according to the time fraction worked.

Annual leave accrues at the rate of 1/12 of the annual entitlement for each completed month of employment.

Service for annual leave accrual purposes includes all periods of:

  • duty
  • paid leave
  • leave without pay not exceeding one month in any calendar year.

Employees are expected to use annual leave during school vacation periods unless otherwise approved.  Public holidays that fall during a period of annual leave are not regarded as part of that leave.

An education support class employee who becomes ill or is injured during annual leave may be granted personal leave (see Personal Leave under Related Topics for more information).

Additional paid leave - education support class

A full-time education support class employee is entitled to 228 hours (30 days) additional paid leave in respect of each calendar year.  Part-time employees receive additional paid leave entitlements on a pro rata basis calculated according to the time fraction worked.

Additional paid leave accrues at the rate of 1/12 of the annual entitlement for each completed month of employment.

Service for additional paid leave accrual purposes includes all periods of:

  • duty
  • paid leave
  • leave without pay not exceeding one month in any calendar year.

Education support class employees are expected to use additional paid leave during school vacation periods unless otherwise approved.  Public holidays that fall during a period of additional paid leave are not regarded as part of that leave.

An education support class employee who becomes ill or is injured during additional paid leave may be granted personal leave (see Personal Leave under Related Topics for more information).

An education support class employee who is required, or agrees, to attend for duty and/or professional development during the period of additional paid leave will be paid the leave purchase allowance and their additional paid leave will be reduced accordingly. 

Education support class employees, except those in receipt of a fortnightly leave purchase allowance, will have annual or additional paid leave automatically entered on eduPay during school vacation periods.  An education support class employee in receipt of a fortnightly leave purchase allowance will not have annual or additional paid leave automatically entered on eduPay during school vacation periods.  These employees will need to submit applications for leave through Employee Self Service (ESS) on eduPay.

Further Information

Information about the attendance provisions for education support class employees is available on the Attendance and Working Hours page on HRWeb and information about the leave purchase allowance is available on HRWeb at Allowances-Teaching Service (see Related Topics below).

 

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Procedures & Forms

For education support class employees, the following applies:

  • Annual leave is automatically entered on eduPay during school vacation periods for education support class employees not in receipt of a fortnightly leave purchase allowance, based on the entitlements that have accrued during the preceding term. 
  • Applications for leave from other education support class employees should be submitted through Employee Self Service (ESS) on eduPay.  Select the following link for more information ESS eduPay.
  • An application will need to be made in writing where an employee is unable to access or use ESS or wishes to amend/delete leave submitted through ESS and approved on eduPay.

Processing Leave

  • Annual Leave Administration procedures  (WORD
  • Forms

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