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Division 7: Pre-deployment leave

5.9.19 Purpose

Pre-deployment leave allows a member going on duty to a prescribed area overseas to finalise their personal affairs and make their farewells before they leave Australia.

See: Chapter 17, Warlike and non-warlike deployments.

5.9.20 Definition

This table defines a term used in this Division.

Definitions
Term Definition in this Division

Prescribed area

  1. An operational area, or
  2. another defined area approved by the Minister.

5.9.21 Benefit

The CDF may grant a member pre-deployment leave of up to seven days. This period includes weekends and public holidays. The CDF must consider the operational situation.

Persons who may make the decision under section 5.9.21 on behalf of the CDF:
Supervisor not below WO2(E)/APS 4, in the member's direct chain of command or supervision.

5.9.22 Conditions of benefit

  1. The member may be granted pre-deployment leave only if the intended period of service in a prescribed area is at least six months.

  2. Pre-deployment leave is only granted inside six weeks of the expected date of deployment.

    Exception: The CDF may approve earlier leave in special cases.

    Examples: The member is getting married or attending the birth of their child.

  3. A member may be granted recreation leave with pre-deployment leave.

  4. The member will be notified if pre-deployment leave is available as part of the conditions of service package for the deployment.

Persons who may make the decision under subsection 5.9.22.2, exception, on behalf of the CDF:
Supervisor not below WO2(E)/APS 4, in the member's direct chain of command or supervision.

5.9.23 Member of the Reserves

A member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service may be eligible for pre-deployment leave. To qualify, their period of continuous full-time service must begin more than 12 weeks before the expected date of deployment.

Note: In the total workforce model, a member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C.

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



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