Policy University Management Early Retirement Procedure

Early Retirement Procedure

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This procedure outlines the process required to apply for early retirement and supports the provisions outlined in the Early Retirement Policy.


Early retirement is available to all continuing full-time and part-time staff members. There is no age restriction.


Staff who are interested in early retirement  are strongly advised to seek professional financial, taxation and superannuation advice.

Eligible staff can discuss their interest with the head of their work unit ie College, Directorate, Office, Centre as appropriate.

Applications for early retirement are to be made using the Early Retirement Application Form and forwarded to the Director, Human Resources.

Applications will be considered and recommended by the Head of Work Unit, endorsed by the relevant Deputy Vice Chancellor, and approved by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Services & Resources.

Where an application is not approved, the decision is final and no appeal will be considered.

Related policy instruments

Early Retirement Policy

Early Retirement Application Form


NOTE:  Printed copies of this procedure are uncontrolled, and currency can only be assured at the time of printing.

Approval Details

Policy DomainUniversity Management
Policy Sub-domainHuman Resources

Policy Custodian

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Services and Resources

Approval Authority

Vice Chancellor

Date for next Major Review


Revision History


Approval date

Implementation date






Procedure moved from the policy to this procedure document in accordance with the Policy and Delegations Framework procedures.

Deputy Director, Human Resources