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Leave Management Policy


1. Policy statement

The Department of Education manages leave in the context of Western Australian Government mandates, governing legislation, relevant industrial Awards and Agreements, operational requirements and the needs of employees.

2. Policy rules

All employees will manage their leave and reduce their leave liability in accordance with the Leave Management Procedures.

3. Responsibility for implementation and compliance

Principals and line managers are responsible for implementing the policy.

Line managers are responsible for compliance monitoring.

4. Scope

This policy applies to all employees.

6. Definitions

A person employed under the School Education Act 1999 or the Public Sector Management Act 1994.


7. Related documents

Australian Workers’ Union (Western Australian Public Sector) General Agreement 2019 (staff only)

Cleaners and Caretakers (Government) Award 1975 (staff only)

Country High School Hostels Award 1979 (staff only)

Country High School Hostels Authority Residential College Supervisory Staff Award 2005 (staff only)

Country High Schools Hostels Authority Administration Officers Agency Specific Agreement 2007 (staff only)

Department of Education (Residential College Supervisors) CSA General Agreement 2017 (staff only)

Department of Education (School Support Officers) CSA General Agreement 2019 (staff only)

District Allowance (Government Wages Employees) General Agreement 2010 (staff only)

Education Assistants’ (Government) General Agreement 2019 (staff only)

Education Department Ministerial Officers’ Salaries Allowances and Conditions Award 1983 (staff only)

Gardeners (Government) 1986 Award (staff only)

Government Officers Salaries, Allowances and Conditions Award 1989 (staff only)

Government Schools (Agricultural Colleges and Schools) Residential Supervisors’ Agreement 2009 (staff only)

Government Services (Miscellaneous) General Agreement 2019 (staff only)

Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (WA)

Miscellaneous Government Conditions and Allowances Award 1992 (staff only)

Public Sector Management Act 1994 (WA)

Public Sector CSA Agreement 2019 (staff only)

Public Service Award 1992 (staff only)

School Education Act 1999 (WA)

State Research Stations, Agricultural Schools and College Workers Award 1971 (staff only)

Teachers (Public Sector Primary and Secondary Education) Award 1993 (staff only)

Teachers’ Aides’ Award 1979 (staff only)

Technical Officer – Agricultural Instruction Staff Agreement 1997 (staff only)

The School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2019

(staff only)

8. Contact information

Policy manager:

Director, Workforce Policy and Coordination                  

Policy contact officer:

Manager, Workforce Policy

T: (08) 9264 5081

Leave eligibility and processing inquiries:          

Payroll Services Support

T: (08) 9264 8383

Award and Agreement inquiries:                        

 Industrial Relations Support

T: (08) 9264 4921


9. History of changes

Effective date Last update date Policy version no.
2 September 2010 1.0
Updated reference to School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement.
2 September 2010 11 July 2010 1.1
Amendment to references to documents as per D13/0222254.
2 September 2010 23 August 2013 1.1
Amendment to 4.2 guidelines as per D13/0354005.
12 May 2015 2.0
Major review. Policy endorsed by Corporate Executive 1 April 2015.
11 December 2018 3.0
Major review undertaken. Endorsed by Director General at Corporate Executive on 31 October 2018.
11 December 2018 15 July 2020 3.1
Minor changes to broken links and updates to contact information D20/0355930

10. More information

This policy:

Download policy PDFLeave Management Policy v3.1

Supporting procedures:

Download Procedures PDFLeave Management Procedures

Policy and all supporting documents:

Download Policy Bundle ZIPLeave Management Policy Bundle

Policy review date

11 December 2021

Policy last updated

15 July 2020