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Staff are entitled to use up to five days of their sick leave entitlement to care for members of their immediate family or members of their household who need their care and support (i.e. family leave). Unpaid leave can also be negotiated for the purpose of caring for a family member who is ill.
Deakin University provides paid maternity leave of up to 22 weeks for eligible staff and an additional period of unpaid leave taking the total period of maternity leave to 12 months.
A staff member who returns to work following maternity leave is also entitled to a period of return to work leave.
Paid partner leave is available for a period of five days. More information can be found under the parental leave section on the guide.
Adoption leave is available at Deakin University.
Staff, except for casual staff, shall be entitled to the following types of paid personal leave unless otherwise stated: Blood Donor Leave, Court Appearances Leave, Defence Reserve Forces Leave, Compassionate Leave, Emergency Assistance Leave, Jury Service Leave, Sporting Competitions Leave and Special Leave.