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Part 7: Foreign language training for spouse or partner – member posted before 1 July 2017

15.7.1 Purpose

The purpose of this Part is to provide foreign language training to a member's spouse or partner when they accompany the member on long-term posting.

See also: For foreign language tuition for a member's dependant child see Part 6 Division 2 section 15.6.13.

15.7.1A Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to a member posted before 1 July 2017

See: Chapter 12 Part 3 section 12.3.9A for the definition of Member posted before 1 July 2017

15.7.2 Foreign language training

  1. The Director Attaché and Overseas Management may grant up to 40 hours of foreign language training at Commonwealth expense for a member's spouse or partner, taking the following into consideration.

    1. Whether English is a common language in the country.

    2. Whether the foreign language is required for everyday or professional reasons.

    3. Whether knowledge of the foreign language will assist in the personal security of the member's spouse or partner.

  2. The Director Attaché and Overseas Management may approve up to an additional 40 hours training taking the following into consideration.

    1. The requirement of the spouse or partner to engage in representational activities.

    2. The difficulty of the language.

    3. The progress the spouse or partner has already made.

  3. The cost of textbooks and other training aides related to the foreign language training is not paid by the Commonwealth or reimbursed to the member, spouse or partner.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.




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