Policy Statement

This policy sets out the statutory minimum requirements of the right for employees to request time off to train in order to help them to be more productive and effective at work, and to help the organisation to improve productivity and business performance. While the organisation will endeavour to grant an employee’s reasonable request for time off work for training, the decision as to whether or not this can be granted lies with the organisation.

What is the Right to Request Time Off to Train?

Employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service or more who work for a business that employs 250 or more employees have the legal right to request time away from their core duties to undertake training.

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