3.5.1 Purpose

In line with ACU's mission which expresses a fundamental concern for the dignity of all human beings, the University provides the following entitlement and arrangements for staff who require leave as a result of effects of experiencing family, domestic or intimate partner violence in order to:

  • Develop a supportive workplace in which victims and survivors of domestic violence can come forward for help and support; and
  • Guide the response of the University to staff members whose work life is affected by domestic violence.

3.5.2 Entitlement

3.5.3 A staff member (including from 1 February 2023 a casual or sessional staff member) is entitled to ten (10) days of paid Family or Domestic Violence Leave for a range of purposes including: seeking medical and legal assistance, attending court appearances, counselling, relocation, or to make other safety arrangements.

3.5.4 In addition to Family or Domestic Violence Leave, staff members may be eligible for other leave types. The amount and type of leave provided will be determined by the individual's situation through consultation between the staff member, supervisor and the Chief People Officer (or nominee).

3.5.5 The management of Family or Domestic Violence Leave will be in accordance with the University policy and procedures for the granting of Family or Domestic Violence Leave.

Page last updated on 08/02/2023

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