# Wagebook - Calculate leave/sick hours accrued

Calculating Annual Leave

Full-time Employee

• The NES (National Employment Standards) considers a full-time work week to be 38 hours.
• A normal working day is therefore 7.6 hours (38 hours / 5 days).
• 4 weeks annual leave equals 20 days, (5 days × 4 weeks).
• Every day you accumulate 0.416438356 hours of leave (20 days × 7.6 hours / 365 days) = "accumulation rate".
• Two formulas give us your annual leave entitlement in hours and days.
• Hours accumulated = Days worked × Accumulation rate (0.416438356)
• Days accumulated = Days worked × Accumulation rate (0.416438356) / 7.6
Example: For a standard 38 hour week the formula to get the Annual Leave Divider is:
Annual Leave Divider = 38 / (0.416438356 X 7)
Annual Leave Divider = 13.03571429085996
Which is calculated as 2.915068 hours accumulated for a standard 38 hour week.
Enter the Annual Leave Divider in the Wagebook tab in the Staff setup as 13.03571429085996

Part-time Employee

• 0.416438356 × Average days worked per week / 5

Leave Calculator

You can use the Leave Calculator to find out how much annual or sick / carer's leave has accumulated under your award or under the National Employment Standards (NES).  Always use this calculator to cross-check any calculated leave.

Calculating Sick Leave

Sick Leave Entitlements

• The current entitlement is 60.8 hours (8 days) per year sick leave which is pro-rata for permanent part-time staff.
• Casual staff are not entitled to sick leave.

Sick Leave Accrual

• This entitlement will accrue at the rate of:
• 7.6 hours sick leave for each 6 weeks of employment.
• 60.8 ÷ 52 weeks (including paid sick, annual & long service leave) = 1.1692 hours per week.
• 1.1692 ÷ 38 (hours per week) = 0.0308 hours per hour paid (including paid sick and annual
• leave).
• The hourly accrual figure is used for calculating accrual for both part-time and full-time employees.
• Example: If an employee works 20 hours per week = 0.0308 x 20 = 0.616 hours sick leave accrual per week.