Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Leave Entitlements

In the event of any discrepancy between this website and the Charles Sturt Campus Services Enterprise Agreement or Leave Guidelines and Entitlements, the terms of the Agreement or Guidelines will prevail.

Checking leave balances

  1. Sign in to Web Kiosk
  2. Home Icon > My HR > Leave > Leave Booking Request
  3. Select an enquiry date
  4. Click on Calculate Balances to see your entitlements.

Applying for leave

  1. Read Leave Guidelines and Entitlements
  2. Complete Application for Leave of Absence and Time in Lieu Form
  3. Once approved by your Supervisor you can book your leave through Web Kiosk


Below is a brief extract of the general types of leave available to CSCS employees, for full details please read the Leave Guidelines and Entitlements and the Charles Sturt Campus Services Enterprise Agreement.


Employees are encouraged to take their annual leave for their well-being and to promote a healthy workplace. Employees are expected to plan their annual leave in advance and must seek approval from their Supervisor before taking annual leave. Annual leave may be taken as it accrues subject to approval. As a guideline the minimum amount of annual leave that can be taken is one hour.

  • Full-time staff accrue 20 annual leave days per annum.
  • Part-time staff accrue annual leave on a pro rata basis.
  • Casual staff are not entitled to annual leave.


Sick and carer's leave (also known as personal leave or personal / carer's leave) lets an employee take time off to help them deal with personal illness, caring responsibilities and family emergencies. Sick leave can be used when an employee is ill or injured. An employee may have to take time off to care for an immediate family or household member who is sick or injured or help during a family emergency. This is known as carer's leave but it comes out of the employee's personal leave balance.


  • Full-time employees - 10 days paid (combined sick/carer's leave) each year
  • Part-time employees - pro rata of 10 days each year depending on their hours of work
  • Casual staff are not entitled to paid sick and carer's leave.

Personal / Carers Leave

Personal/carer’s leave is provided for in the  NES (National Employment Standards).

Compassionate Leave

Compassionate leave is provided for in the  NES (National Employment Standards).

Long Service Leave

Extract from the Charles Sturt Campus Services Enterprise Agreement:

39.1 An employee who has accumulated ten (10) years of full-time service shall be entitled to forty-three point five seven (43.57) working days of leave on full pay. After the completion of ten (10) years of service, an employee shall accrue long service leave at the rate of four point three five seven (4.357) working days per annum on full pay.

39.2 A period or periods of part-time service will not reduce the accrued entitlement specified in sub-clause 39.1, although it will reduce an employee’s service fraction. Long service leave paid out on termination of employment will be based on an employees’ average service fraction.

39.3 An employee who has accumulated at least five (5) years’ service but less than ten (10) years of service and whose services are terminated by CSCS for any reason other than the employee’s serious misconduct; or by the employee on account of illness, incapacity or domestic or other pressing necessity, or by the employee’s death, shall be entitled to a payment equivalent to a proportionate amount of salary calculated on the basis of forty-three point five seven (43.57) working day’ salary for ten (10) years’ service.

39.4 Where an employee has accumulated a long service leave entitlement in excess of four (4) months, CSCS may give the employee written notice to take not less than six (6) weeks and not more than three (3) months of such leave on full pay at a time convenient to the needs of CSCS.

39.5 When implementing sub-clause 39.4 CSCS will: (i)give an employee written notice of at least four (4) months before the long service leave commences; (ii)give special consideration where an employee would suffer hardship as a result of being required to take long service leave; and (iii)not require an employee to take long service leave within two (2) years of the employee's notified date of retirement in writing.

Parental Leave

Parental leave is provided for in the NES (National Employment Standards).

Special Leave

Leave Guidelines and Entitlements

Domestic Violence Leave

Leave Guidelines and Entitlements

Domestic Violence policy

Leave Without Pay

Leave Guidelines and Entitlements

Community Service Leave (eg: Jury Duty)

Community service leave (including jury service) is provided for in the  NES (National Employment Standards).

Public Holidays

Public holidays are provided for in the NES (National Employment Standards). See Pay Day and Public Holidays Calendar

Flexible Work Arrangements

Requests for Flexible Working Arrangements are provided for in the NES (National Employment Standards).