Parental Leave

Information, template letters and forms for both the employer and employee before, during and after periods of parental leave.

The following information sheets provide advice on frequently asked questions relating to parental leave.

Before Leave
During Leave
Return to Work


Notice of parental leave
Notice of pre-adoption leave
Notice of special maternity leave
Confirmation or change of parental leave
Medical certificate request from employer to employee (six weeks before birth)
Request from employer to employee to take parental leave (six weeks before birth)
Request to shorten parental leave
Notice of extension for parental leave (first extension)
Notice of second or subsequent period of concurrent leave
Request to extend parental leave (second or subsequent extension)
Notice of work for relevant employer during parental leave
Request to work outside of Catholic education during parental leave
Notice of return to work and request for part time employment
Letter from employer accepting part time work agreement (includes part time work agreement) 
(updated 26 September 2018)
Request for additional part time work
Letter from employer accepting subsequent part time work agreement (updated 26 September 2018)
Letter from employer refusing part time work agreement
Letter from employer regarding temporary return to work during parental leave
Letter from employer requesting confirmation of return to work
Letter from employer acknowledging return to pre-parental leave position