Ill health termination


1. Termination of employment on the grounds of ill-health relates to situations where the services of an employee, other than a casual employee, are terminated because the employee has been medically examined and found to be is unfit to perform their duties.

2. Where the health of an employee causes doubt about their capacity to perform their role and their employment is governed by the University's current Enterprise Agreement, the provisions relating to ill-health termination in clauses 564 - 544 of the Agreement will apply. The procedure to be followed for employees governed by other industrial instruments may differ.

3. Where employment ceases due to ill-health, the following applies:

Termination payments

4. Employees, other than casual employees, are entitled to be paid their substantive salary (plus any allowances) up to and including their last day of employment, except for periods of unpaid leave taken prior to the date of termination.

5. Termination payments will be paid at the rate of the employee's substantive salary at their last day of service. However, where employees have been receiving salary allowances (excluding overtime and allowances such as first aid, shift penalties and allowances in lieu of shift penalties) for 12 months or more immediately prior to cessation, termination payments will be paid at the rate of the substantive salary plus the salary allowance. Employees, other than casual employees, are eligible for the following payments, accrued to the date of termination:

  • Annual leave - accrued annual leave up to a maximum of eight weeks.
  • Leave loading - a pro-rata leave loading, calculated on the basis of working days of service from the preceding 1st January (or commencement date, whichever is the later).
  • Long service leave (LSL) - accrued LSL.

Return of University property

6. Employees are required to return all University property (eg. keys, library materials, equipment [including laptops, mobile phones and iPads], stores items, charge cards, SIM cards and deactivate mobile services) in their possession prior to ceasing.