Planning on taking long service leave over the Christmas/New Year period? Make sure your application is lodged by Friday 8 December. Payment dates can be viewed here.

Moving in and out of the scheme

The Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987 contains special provisions for workers who transfer between roles requiring registration with the scheme.

Transfer from a covered role

If your employee transfers to a role not covered by the scheme, their long service leave entitlement transfers from the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987 to the Long Service Leave Act 1987.  You must advise us in writing of the date of transition and no longer record service on Employer Returns for that employee.

If your employee becomes eligible for long service leave (combining both the service registered with Portable Long Service Leave and the service accrued with you since the date of transition), they will apply directly to you.  You will pay your employee for both the weeks of leave accrued with Portable Long Service Leave and the weeks of leave accrued with you since the date of transition, based on their current ordinary weekly rate of pay.  Upon your request, we will reimburse you for the weeks of leave accrued with Portable Long Service Leave at the employee's current ordinary weekly rate of pay.

Before making any payment under this provision, please contact the office.

Transfer to a covered role

If your employee transfers to a role covered by the scheme, their long service leave entitlement transfers from the Long Service Leave Act 1987 to the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987.  You must commence recording service on Employer Returns and advise us in writing of their prior service with you.  When your employee becomes eligible for long service leave (combining both the service registered with you and the service accrued with Portable Long Service Leave), your employee will apply to Portable Long Service Leave.  We will pay your worker for both the weeks of leave accrued with you and with Portable Long Service Leave.  We will then issue an invoice to you for the weeks of leave accrued with you. 


Please contact us if you have any questions relating to these provisions.