Director, Human Resources - Centres of Expertise
Vice-Chancellor and President
Date of Next Review
The University recognises the importance for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander staff to fulfil cultural or ceremonial obligations in accordance with traditional customs and laws. Cultural or ceremonial obligations may include, but are not limited to: initiation, birthing and naming, funeral, smoking or cleansing and sacred site or land, sea and sky ceremonies.
This policy applies to ongoing and fixed-term staff who identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, and are accepted as such by their community.
This policy includes leave to prepare for or attend community organisation business, native title business, or National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observation Committee (NAIDOC) Week. Additional leave provisions relevant to these areas are also available in the Personal leave, sick/carer’s leave, and compassionate leave policy (B/6.3).
Eligible staff members may be granted up to three days non-cumulative Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural and ceremonial leave on full pay in a 12 month period.
Part-time staff are granted this leave on a proportional basis of the full-time entitlement according to the staff member's percentage of full-time employment.
Application and approval for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural and ceremonial leave
A staff member must apply for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural and ceremonial leave on-line via the QUT Digital Workplace for approval prior to the leave being taken or, where this is not possible, at the earliest opportunity, or upon return to work.
The authorising officer may require reasonable evidence in support of an application for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural and ceremonial leave.
Subject to approval from the authorising officer, a staff member may take personal leave, accrued recreation leave, accrued long service leave or leave without pay for additional cultural and ceremonial purposes.
Refer to Register of Authorities and Delegations (VC108, VC110) (QUT staff access only).
MOPP B/6.2 Recreation leave
MOPP B/6.3 Sick/carer's leave, personal leave, and compassionate leave
MOPP B/6.4 Long service leave
MOPP B/6.5 Leave without pay
QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff) (QUT staff access only)
QUT Enterprise Agreement (Professional Staff) (QUT staff access only)
|14.02.22||All||Director, Human Resources - Centres of Expertise||Revised policy to clarify purpose of leave and additional leave|
|28.01.22||All||Director, Human Resources - Centres of Expertise||Revised policy to align with Human Resources delegations review and review application|
|19.11.19||All||Associate Director, Human Resources||Periodic review and simplified policy - minor revisions only|