New and Revised Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Published: Monday 14th December 2015

A number of employment-related ACU policies and guidelines have recently been updated.
Updated HR documents

The University continues to review and update HR and related policies and procedures following the approval of the Australian Catholic University Staff Enterprise Agreement 2013-2017 (the Agreement) that came into effect on 19 March 2014, and as necessary to ensure compliance with legislation.

The following revised HR policies and associated documents relating to a range of employment provisions were considered by the ACUSCC at the meeting held on 1 December 2015. Following consultation, the Vice-Chancellor has approved the following updated documents, effective from 9 December 2015:
  • Parental Leave Policy This Policy has been updated to allow a staff member who returns to work after the 12 week full pay component (or 24 weeks at 0.5 equivalent) to make application to access up to 40 weeks of the 0.6 component at any time up to the child’s first birthday or twelve (12) months of the child’s date of placement respectively.
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management Policy This Policy replaces the Frontline Management Program Policy and updates program and related procedural details.
  • Separation from ACU for Medical Reasons Policy This Policy has been updated to provide clarification and to reference potential University obligations.
The updated documents are available on the Policies & Procedures pages of the ACU website under HR and may be accessed via the links embedded above. You may need to refresh the individual policy page to ensure that the latest version of the policy is displayed.
Accordingly, the Vice-Chancellor has revoked the following previously implemented policies, with effect from 9 December 2015:
  • Parental Leave Policy (dated 4 August 2014)
  • Frontline Management Program Policy (dated 20 December 2013)
  • Separation from ACU for Medical Reasons Policy (dated 26 March 2012)
  • ACU Emergency and Critical Incident Management Policy (following approval of the new Critical Incident Management Policy on 25/11/15)
Please contact Human Resources on extension 4222 or if you need assistance accessing the website.