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Part 7: Foreign language training for spouse or partner

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 Person this Part applies to

This Part applies to a member’s spouse or partner who accompanies a member on a long-term posting overseas.

15.7.2 Foreign language training

  1. A member's spouse or partner is eligible for up to 40 hours of training to learn a language other than English at Commonwealth expense if the Director Attaché and Overseas Management is satisfied that is it reasonable having regard to the following.

    1. Whether English is a common language in the posting location.

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

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

  2. A member’s spouse or partner is eligible for up to an extra 40 hours training to learn a language other than English at Commonwealth expense if the Director Attaché and Overseas Management is satisfied that is it reasonable having regard to the following.

    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.

    Note: A member's spouse or partner is not eligible for a benefit under subsection 2 if no benefit is provided under subsection 1.

  3. For the purpose of this section, training must be to learn a language commonly used in the posting location.

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




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