Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.11 Employee Leave

Amberley OSHC management seeks to ensure that all employee leave and entitlements are managed in accordance with clearly articulated guidelines so as not to negatively impact on the operations of Amberley OSHC.  This policy shall include all applicable forms of leave and relevant entitlements.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • P&C Accounting Manual, P&C Operations Manual (for P&C managed services)
  • Children’s Services Award (State) 2012
  • Fair Work Act 2009
  • NQS Area: 4.1; 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3; 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.4, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 2.3 – Educator Ratios, 8.1 – Role and Expectations of Educators, 8.3 – Recruitment and Employment of Educators, 10.1 – Quality Compliance Policy.


All employees seeking to take extended leave such as Annual Leave or Leave without pay shall submit their request in writing to the Management Committee at least two weeks prior to such leave being requested.

Employees requesting Long Service Leave must submit their request, in writing to the Management Committee, at least 3 months prior to the leave being taken.

Management shall approve such leave unless the impact of leave is detrimental towards the successful operations of Amberley OSHC.  Should leave not be approved, the employee shall be entitled to have notification and rationale within 3 working days of the original request for leave.

All sick leave shall be reported to the immediate supervisor of that employee to ensure a suitable replacement can be obtained.  Amberley OSHC shall have pre-planned arrangements for filling shifts when educators call in sick.

In the event that this is the Nominated Supervisor, then such report shall be made to the person expected to assume responsibility for Amberley OSHC on that day or throughout the duration of leave.  This person would also need to hold a Supervisor Certificate.

Management shall ensure that employees do not accrue any more than 6 weeks annual leave per annum.  This shall be monitored through providing a balance sheet with annual audited reports documenting leave accruals.

Employees shall receive notification of their leave accruals on their weekly or fortnightly payslip.

All types of leave shall be appropriately recorded on rosters and timesheets.

Reviewed 13 April 2015

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