Chapter 4: Changes to enrolment - Table 2

Table 2: Leave Provisions applying to students who are on a scholarship subject to the RTP Scholarship Procedures. Please contact your Department or Faculty if you are on a departmental or Faculty scholarship.

A student may only apply for paid leave where they hold an active scholarship. All paid leave entitlements will be automatically forfeited upon termination of the student’s scholarship.

In this table, “working day” has the same meaning as the term in the Monash University (Council) Regulations, under which:

working day means a day other than:

  • (a) a day that is a university holiday under Part 9 of the Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations; or
  • (b) in relation to an Australian campus, a Saturday or a Sunday or a day appointed as a public holiday in the whole of Victoria under the Public Holidays Act 1993; or
  • (c) in relation to an international campus, a day that is a public holiday in the place where that campus is located.

Scholarship recipients enrolled on a part-time basis will receive any paid leave entitlements on a pro-rata stipend rate.

Leave Type

Formal application required

Maximum Entitlement

Supporting documentation required

Conditions/Comments

Will my scholarship and thesis submission date be extended?

Paid Annual Leave

* No

* 20 working days per annum within the tenure of the award.

* No

* To be arranged directly in consultation with your main supervisor

* No

Paid Sick Leave/Carer's leave (< 10 working days)

* No

* 10 working days per annum within the tenure of the award.

* No

* To be arranged directly in consultation with your main supervisor

* No

Paid Sick Leave/Carer's leave (no less than 10 working days)

* Yes

* 60 working days within the tenure of the award.

* Refer to  4.1.4 What is meant by satisfactory evidence, Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook).

 

* Yes

Paid Maternity Leave

* Yes

* 60 working days paid within the tenure of the award.

* Refer to  4.1.4 What is meant by satisfactory evidence, Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook).

* Paid leave cannot be taken within the first 12 months of the award;

* Leave should commence no earlier than 6 weeks prior to the expected birth of your child and no later than 6 weeks after the birth of your child.

* Yes

Paid Maternity Leave
(additional Monash University provisions) 

* Yes

* 60 working days paid within the tenure of the award for the birth or adoption of any subsequent child.

* Refer to  4.1.4 What is meant by satisfactory evidence, Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook).

* Paid leave cannot be taken within the first 12 months of the award;

* Leave should commence no earlier than 6 weeks prior to the expected birth of your child and no later than 6 weeks after the birth of your child.

* Yes

Paid Parental Leave

* Yes

* 5 working days paid within the tenure of the award.

* Refer to  4.1.4 What is meant by satisfactory evidence, Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook).

* Paid leave cannot be taken within the first 12 months of the award; 

* Leave should commence no earlier than 6 weeks prior to the expected birth of your child and no later than 6 weeks after the birth of your child.

* Leave must be taken as a block of 5 working days.


* In the case of adoption, paid parental leave is to be taken from the date the child is permanently placed for adoption.

* Yes

Paid Parental Leave
(additional Monash University provisions) 

* Yes

* 5 working days paid within the tenure of the award for the birth or adoption of any subsequent child.

* Refer to  4.1.4 What is meant by satisfactory evidence, Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook).

* Paid leave cannot be taken within the first 12 months of the award; 

* Leave should commence no earlier than 6 weeks prior to the expected birth of your child and no later than 6 weeks after the birth of your child.

* Leave must be taken as a block of 5 working days.

* In the case of adoption, paid parental leave is to be taken from the date the child is permanently placed for adoption.

* Yes

Unpaid Leave of Absence

* Yes

* 12 months, unless you have accessed other specific forms of leave (sick, carer's, jury etc.) in which case your entitlement will be reduced accordingly.

*  Refer to  4.1.4 What is meant by satisfactory evidence, Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook).

* Conditions under Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook apply.

* Yes

Unpaid Maternity/Paternity Leave

* Yes

*12 months for each birth or adoption (less any period of Paid Maternity Leave/Paternity Leave taken for that birth or adoption)

* Refer to  4.1.4 What is meant by satisfactory evidence, Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook).

* Conditions under Chapter 4.1 of the Doctoral/Research Masters Handbook apply.

* Yes