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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.      More ?
Officer training



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.