Use of Motor Vehicles on Institute Business Policy
To inform staff on the appropriate method of motor vehicle use for official Institute business purposes.
This policy applies to all employees of the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
3.1 Motor Vehicle Options
If staff are required to travel on official Institute business, and a motor vehicle has been chosen as the most cost effective form of travel as per the CIT Travel Policy, the following options are available:
- use a CIT vehicle;
- use Cab Charge vouchers;
- use own private vehicle (owned or leased); or
- hire a rental vehicle (This option is to be used for interstate travel only. Please see Travel Policy and Travel Procedures Manual for more information).
3.2 Use of own private vehicle or own privately leased vehicle
Where a staff member chooses to use his/her own private vehicle for official business purposes, prior approval must be granted by the Delegate.
A private vehicle authorised for official business use must carry comprehensive insurance cover. If a staff member chooses to use their own private vehicle for business purposes without the proper authority, they do so at their own risk and expense. The form for approval to use a private vehicle for official purposes is attached.
3.3 Comprehensive Motor Vehicle insurance for private vehicles
CIT does not provide or carry insurance on private motor vehicles used for official purposes. Staff should find out from their insurance company whether cover in excess of normal comprehensive insurance is required because of such use.
3.4 Motor Vehicle Allowance
If a private vehicle is approved for use for official business purposes, an allowance is payable for each kilometre travelled. Exceptions may apply in the case of interstate travel, refer to principle 5 below. A Vehicle Running Sheet for Payment of Motor Vehicle Allowance to be used for claims is attached.
3.5 Motor Vehicle Allowance and Interstate travel
Where the use of the private vehicle relates to interstate travel, a Travel Approval Form must be submitted. Further, the allowance payable is limited to the cost of the 'lowest logical fare' return flights as per the CIT Travel Procedures. Refer to the CIT Travel Policy and Travel Procedure Manual for further information.
3.6 The CIT will not accept responsibility for:
- financial liability or loss through the operation of an "excess" clause or loss of "no-claim bonus" which may be incurred by officers involved in an accident, or as a result of theft;
- an accident;
- mechanical failure;
- flat tyres;
- theft of vehicle parts; or
- any other similar costs.
- Public Sector Management Standard 2006
- CIT General Staff Enterprise Agreement
- CIT Teachers Enterprise Agreement
- Application for Approval to use Private Motor Vehicle for Official Purposes
- Vehicle Running Sheet for Payment of Motor Vehicle Allowance
CIT Vehicle - Is an A.C.T. government plated vehicle, a private plated, CIT owned vehicle or a CIT leased vehicle that has been authorised to be used for official business.
Interstate Travel - Is travel outside A.C.T. and immediate surrounding regions as defined within the CIT Travel Policy and Travel Procedures Manual.
6. Policy Contact Officer
For more information about this policy contact Manager, Safety and Employment Relations.
Contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policy No: 2019/134
Approved: February 2015
Next Review: December 2021
Category: Staff Policies, Corporate Policies
Policy Owner: Executive Director, Corporate Services
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