UNSW is committed to helping staff balance work-life responsibilities, by providing access to high-quality services, facilities, and flexible work and leave arrangements, where possible.
Flexibility&Leave@UNSW provides information relevant for parents, carers, and staff who wish to investigate flexible work and leave options.
UNSW has a lot of information at your fingertips so you can research your rights under the relevant awards and see what’s on offer.
Parental Leave workshops
Based on positive feedback, UNSW is holding half day workshops to help staff prepare for going on or returning from parental or primary carers leave.This program is open to all UNSW parents, including all genders and gender identities.Numbers are limited so we advise you register to secure your place today.
Planning your Parental Leave
Returning to work from Parental Leave
Please note that due to COVID19 these workshops will be held online.
- Career Advancement Fund Procedure for Female Academics during or returning from Maternity/Adoption Leave provides up to $10,000 to assist female academics to re-establish and advance their careers, after returning from a period of maternity leave.
- Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund provides up to $2,000 to support female academic researchers with the extraordinary cost of childcare when travelling to present their research.
Explore our support for working parents:
- Breastfeeding at Work: UNSW is an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
- Caring: Helping you manage your work and caring responsibilities
- Early Education and Care: UNSW Early Years owns and operates four early learning centres situated on or near the Kensington campus
- Flexible Work Arrangements: Advice on options and preparing a Flexible Work Proposal
- Parental Leave: The UNSW Parenting Booklet includes information on staff entitlements, applying for leave, when to notify your supervisor, staying connected and the support offered by the University before, during and after your leave.
- Primary Carer Leave: An eligible UNSW employee who is the primary carer of a child (or children) born, may access up to a maximum of 26 / 36 weeks full pay of paid leave.