Staff wellbeing
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP is a confidential counselling service available to ACU staff and their immediate family.  It is available to staff as a resource during parental leave.
Counselling can be provided face-to-face or over the telephone for personal or work-related issues.  Tailored over-the-phone perinatal counselling sessions are also available to support women through pregnancy and the first years of their baby’s life. Contact EAP on 1800 818 728.

Parental leave
Parental Leave Policy
This policy outlines the provisions and application process for parental leave, adoptive leave, foster parent leave and child rearing leave.

Personal leave
Personal/Carers Leave Policy
This policy outlines the provisions for personal/carers leave due to appointments and commitments associated with pre-natal and post-natal responsibilities.

Work-life balance
Work-life Balance Statement
This statement summarises flexible working arrangement, leave arrangements, career development opportunities and employee welfare initiatives.

Flexible Working arrangements
Flexible Working Arrangements for General Staff Policy
This policy outlines the options available for flexible arrangements in regards to working hours.

Working Flexibly at ACU - Guides for Staff and Supervisors
The process for managing requests for flexible working arrangements is set out in these guides for staff and supervisors.

Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Policy

Please see the Staff spaces tab on the appropriate page below for details relating to parenting/nursing rooms on your campus:

Children of staff and students on University premises procedure
Read the ACU procedures on bringing children onto University premises.

Ergonomically correct workstations
Workplace ergonomics presentation
Are you sitting well at your workstation?  Maximise your day-to-day comfort and efficiency with these handy hints.

Support to find childcare 
ACU Child Care Referral service
ACU provides access to a free childcare referral service to assist staff with identifying suitable child care options.

Service Central - parental leave information 
HR Knowledge base on Service Central
Answers to frequently asked questions about parental leave.

Information for Women Academics only

Childcare support
Childcare Support for Women Academic Staff Policy
Learn about childcare support available to female academic staff.

Research awards
Research Awards for Women Academic Staff Policy
ACU is committed to the ongoing support of women academic staff members who resume work at ACU following a period of parental leave.  These Awards are designed to assist women academic staff to re-establish their research profile.

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