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Part 2: Leaving the ADF : Career Transition Assistance Scheme

2.2.1 Overview

  1. This Part contains information on the Career Transition Assistance Scheme. The Scheme assists members with career transition when they separate from the ADF after continuous full-time service.

  2. Note: In the total workforce model, ceasing continuous full-time service may be described as ceasing service in Service category 6 or 7 or ceasing service in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and also on Service option C.

  3. Effective career transition is a shared responsibility. It is mainly up to the member to start preparing well before their intended date of separation.

2.2.2 Member this Part applies to

The Career Transition Assistance Scheme is available to all members of the Permanent Forces and members of the Reserves who have been on continuous full-time service.

See: Division 2, Eligibility and levels of assistance

2.2.3 Definitions

This table outlines the definition used in this Part.

Definition
Term Special meaning in this Part
Qualifying service

Service in Australia, overseas or on attachment or exchange with the armed forces of another country, by a member of the Permanent Forces or a member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service.

Note: In the total workforce model, the following arrangments apply.
a. A member pf the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7.
b. A member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5 who is also on Service option C.

2.2.4 Contents

This Part includes the following Divisions.

Division 1 About the Career Transition Assistance Scheme

Division 2 Eligibility and levels of assistance

Division 3 ADF transition seminars

Division 4 Approved absence for career transition activities

Division 5 Career transition training

Division 6 Career transition management coaching

Division 7 Curriculum vitae coaching

Division 8 Financial counselling

Application to Reservists: Yes.



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