This document is part of the Flexible work policy and resources resource.

Types of flexible work

There are many types of flexible work, which can be ad-hoc, formal, informal, short- or long-term.

Employees can ask for flexible work at any stage of their employment and careers.

Examples

When you work

Examples of this are:

  • compressed work week
  • flexible start and finish times
  • shift swap
  • flexible daily schedules

Where you work

Examples of this are:

  • primary workplace
  • other workplaces, such as a suburban hub
  • from your home
  • other safe work environments
  • a combination of these

How you work

Examples of this are:

  • job sharing
  • part-time
  • negotiated working days

Other types

Examples of this are:

  • leave entitlements, such as purchased leave
  • flexitime

Read clause 8 of the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement to see what flexible arrangements employees can use.

If you don’t know what any of these types mean, you can speak with your HR team or get in touch for advice.