Flexible work arrangements
We are committed to helping staff balance their work and life commitments while meeting the operational needs of the University. A range of flexible options are available.
See our Balancing Work and Study with Family and Caring Responsibilities Policy for more information.
There may be times when you can work away from your base campus, either at home or in another location. Your request may be refused or limited depending on operational requirements.
Staff seeking to work remotely whether related to COVID-19 or not, need an approved Remote Work Agreement.
Flexible working hours scheme
The flexible working hours scheme aims to establish hours that are beneficial for both you and the University. The scheme is available to professional/general staff at Level 1 to 8.
You can apply to purchase one, two or four weeks leave in addition to your other leave entitlements. We'll take deductions from your salary over a 12-month period to fund the extra leave.
You can use special leave for a limited range of family emergencies.
You can take personal leave to care for or support a member of your immediate family or household who is ill. You cannot use personal leave for general childcare.
Leave without pay
You can take leave without pay for various reasons, including fulfilling family and parental responsibilities. You may be able to take leave without pay without taking other forms of paid leave first.
Transition to retirement
You may ask to work on a fractional basis for a fixed term up to 3 years before you retire.
National Employment Standards
Under the National Employment Standards, employers need to consider flexibility requests from staff with carer responsibilities. The employer may refuse a request on reasonable business grounds.