The purpose of sick leave is to relieve a Minister from carrying out ministerial responsibilities whilst disabled through sickness or accident.

  1. Sick leave is not accrued.
  2. Ministers are entitled to up to 6 months sick leave in any one calendar year.
  1. Ministers are entitled to up to 6 months sick leave in any one calendar year.
  2. Medical certificates will be required to support extended absence beyond one month.
  1. The appointing body will have records of sick leave taken.
  2. As indicated there is no balance as such.

Complete and submit the Ministers Leave Form.

As normal.

  1. For the first month the appointing body is responsible for paying the Minister and any costs of supply.
  2. After one month, up to a maximum of six months (five months assistance in total), the appointing body can apply for assistance from Synod with the costs of supply.

No.

A conversation needs to take place between the Minister, appointing body and Presbytery as to the long term viability of the minister remaining in the placement.

  1. Ministers are not employees. They are not covered by the National Employment Standards (NES) or Fair Work Australia (FWA). Personal leave and compassionate leave are entitlements granted to employees.
  2. A Minister's ‘call’ means they work as required and manage their time to fulfil the demands of their role and manage their time accordingly.