51. Compassionate Leave

51.1 Employees (excluding casuals) are entitled to paid leave of absence for a period of up to three (3) days per occasion, upon the death of a close relative, or where an employee’s immediate family, or a member of the employees immediate family contracts or develops a personal illness that poses a serious threat to their life, or sustains a personal injury that poses a serious threat to their life.

51.2 Where an employee requires additional compassionate leave to fulfil cultural requirements or to travel interstate or overseas, paid special leave may be granted upon application to the Vice-Chancellor.