Moving in and out of the scheme

There are special provisions for workers who transfer between roles covered by Portable Long Service Leave

Transferring from a covered role within the same employer

If you transfer within the same employer to a role that is not covered by the scheme, your entitlement will transfer from the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987 to the Long Service Leave Act 1987. Your employer must advise us in writing the date of transition and no longer record service on Employer Returns. 

When you become eligible for long service leave (combining both the service registered with Portable Long Service Leave and the service accrued with your employer since the date of transition), you will apply directly to your employer. Your employer will pay you for both the weeks of leave accrued with Portable Long Service Leave and the weeks of leave accrued with the employer since the date of transition, at your current ordinary weekly rate of pay. Upon request from your employer, we will reimburse the employer for the weeks of leave accrued with Portable Long Service Leave. 

Your employer must contact us before making any payment to you under this provision. 

Transferring to a covered role within the same employer

If you transfer to a covered role within the same employer, your long service leave entitlement will transfer from the Long Service Leave Act 1987 to the Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987. Your employer must commence recording service on Employer Returns and advise us in writing of your prior period of employment with the company. 

When you become eligible for long service leave (combining both the service registered with the employer and the service accrued with Portable Long Service Leave), you will apply to us. We will pay you for both the weeks of leave accrued with your employer and with Portable Long Service Leave. We will then issue an invoice to your employer for the weeks of leave accrued with them prior to registration with us.

Site Supervisors

If you are a Site Supervisor (responsible for the daily on-site supervision of works) you are not eligible to be registered in the scheme. However, if you were registered in this scheme as a construction worker, and you move to a new company, you can apply to have your period of employment as a Site Supervisor recognised. 

Once your combined service as a construction worker and as a Site Supervisor exceeds 1,820 service days (equivalent to 7 years full time employment), you may apply for payment of the weeks of leave accrued in the scheme as a construction worker. 

If you are wishing to make a claim under this provision, please contact us.