Recreation leave allows a member time to rest for a substantial period each year or to attend to personal matters. A period of leave should help them remain efficient and effective in their duties.
This Part applies to a member on continuous full-time service, and includes the CDF.
Note: In the total workforce model, a member on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7. A member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.
Despite subsection 1, in any period when a person holds one of the following statutory offices, only the rules about leave in Divisions 7 and 8 apply.
The Vice Chief of the Defence Force.
A Service Chief.
Note: The crediting and accrual of leave for these officers is provided in Remuneration Tribunal Determinations.
This Part does not apply to a member who meets any of these criteria.
They are undertaking a term of medical residency or a postgraduate internship at a hospital.
They are on Reserve service.
Note: In the total workforce model, Reserve service may be described as service in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member on Service option C is not on Reserve service.
They are on non-effective service.
This table defines terms used in this Part.
|Term||Definition in this Part|
|Leave year||The 12 months from 1 July to 30 June.|
A period of more than 24 hours when the member is in any of these situations.
Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.
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