To specify the criteria and process for approvals that apply when taking leave while travelling overseas for departmental purposes.
Employees/Departmental Officers (except Departmental officers engaged offshore on Department of Education and Training international projects) cannot apply for leave while on
official travel unless:
An employee on official travel is entitled to access two (2) rest days following every five (5) work days.
Employees/Departmental Officers employed on Department of Education and Training international projects for 6 months or more may apply for leave while on official travel in accordance with Leave Entitlements for Employees.
Courses paid by the employee while overseas on leave
Employees/Departmental Officers who attend a course at their own expense while on leave may have this activity recognised as relating to their employment. Recognition will occur in the form of a letter from the Department to be used by the employee to support any taxation deductions. This letter, however, does not guarantee acceptance of the claim on the part of the Australian Taxation Office.
Employees/Departmental officers (excluding employees engaged on DETI international projects):
Please see above in Responsibilities.
Agency means the Department of Education, Training and Employment.
Course includes a formal course, seminar, conference or workshop.
Delegated Authority means the person or position authorised by the Director-General to make HR management related decisions.
DETI means Department of Education and Training International.
Leave means long service or recreation leave.
Official travel means overseas travel approved by the Director-General of the Department of Education and Training and the Minister for Education and Training.
Official travel does not include:
Overseas travel means travel from Australia to an overseas country and to attend an approved work related activity.
For further information, please contact:
Principal AdvisorInternational TravelDET InternationalPhone: (07) 3237 0036Fax: (07) 3234 1785
Uncontrolled copy. Refer to the Department of Education Policy and Procedure Register to ensure you have the most current version of this document.
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