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4.4.2 Eligibility for CTAS

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2 June 2015

Qualifying service for the CTAS may be an aggregate of different periods of service, and can also be for service in one or more of the Army, Navy or Air Force.

The Career Transition Assistance (CTA) levels for the various types of separation from the ADF and qualifying service (as at the date of separation) are as follows.

CTA Level

Benefit

CTA levels and qualifying service at date of separation

CTA Level 1

Less than 12 years of service

CTA Level 2

Between 12 and 18 years of service

CTA Level 3 or

CTA Level 3 in one of these categories

(MED, CRA, MIER, RED)

18 or more years service, or has left the ADF compulsorily for any of the following:

  • medically unfit to continue service (MED)
  • Compulsory Retirement Age (CRA)
  • Management-initiated early retirement (MIER)
  • To meet the needs of the Service (ie declared Redundant) (RED)

 

Benefit

CTA Level 3 (18+ years, MED, RED, MIER)

CTAS Benefits for CTA Level 3 (MED)

Online information

Yes

ADF transition seminars

Yes

Approved absence for career transition activities

(see note 1)

23 days

Career Transition Training (CTT)

(See note 2)

Yes

Career Transition Management Coaching (CTMC)

(See note 2)

Yes

Curriculum Vitae Coaching

Yes

Financial Counselling

(See note 3)

Only for certain members

Notes
  • Note 1: A member may only access approved absence if they have completed their initial category, corps or mustering training at the time of separation.
  • Note 2: A member may only access career transition training or career transition management coaching, not both.
  • Note 3: A member is entitled to financial counselling if they have left the ADF compulsorily for any of the following:
    • medically unfit to continue;
    • to meet the needs of the Service (ie declared redundant); or
    • Management-initiated early retirement.

For more information, refer to the Department of Defence's Career Transition Assistance Scheme webpage.

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