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Periods Not Counted Toward Effective Full-time Service
Absences and offences
The periods that are not counted towards effective full-time service are any period in excess of 21 days during which a member was:
- on approved leave of absence
- absent without leave
- awaiting or undergoing trial for an offence which results in a conviction or
- undergoing detention or imprisonment for either a military or a civil offence.
Time spent undertaking officer training schemes run by the defence forces is not counted toward effective full-time service unless the person is subsequently commissioned as an officer.