Understanding the Essentials on Long Service Leave

Long service leave is a period of paid leave a worker can take after ten years’ service with the same employer, and further paid leave after each additional period of five years’ service with that employer.

Please note that this eLearning Module does not incorporate the recent COVID-19 Long Service Leave Act Amendment. For information relating to these please head to our COVID-19 FAQs.


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