49. Study provisions for professional staff

The entitlements for study leave are outlined in the table below:

Leave type Qualification Entitlements & accruals Conditions
Study
Where the professional staff member undertakes a course of study, which the delegate determines will improve the performance of the staff member.  
Full time continuing professional staff   Up to 8 hours per week, to attend classes, tutorials, flexible or online synchronous and asynchronous learning events and/or examinations during normal working hours
This may be on an aggregated semester or annual basis where courses are presented in blocks  

Where appropriate lectures are not available outside normal working hours


May be required to make up any study leave time taken in excess of 5 hours per week by working outside normal working hours, subject to the requirements of the work area  

Up to 2 weeks per calendar year for residential study for approved distance education course   Where the residential course exceeds 2 weeks, the delegate may approve additional leave  
0.5 day for each final exam in addition to actual time of examination      
2 days prior to exam period in addition to actual time of examination   For distance education exams  
Training   Trainee technical officer   Up to 12 hours per week to attend classes and examinations   May be required to make up no more than 4 hours, by working outside normal working hours, subject to the requirements of the work area  
Trainees - Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 1 or above   As prescribed by the training authority      
Apprentices   As per the relevant apprenticeship scheme      

49.1  For trainee technical officers, the University will pay compulsory course fees (excluding fees for amenities, student unions and costs of textbooks and equipment), and provide on-the-job training relevant to the needs of the University and, as far as practicable, coordinated with the prescribed course. For professional staff other than trainee technical officers, the delegate may approve reimbursement of tuition fees.