Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT)

The Tri-service resettlement policy was designed to ensure that all Service personnel have access to timely and accurate resettlement information and advice before leaving the Services.  This may include, for example, workshops, further training and job finding.  Service personnel may use their Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT) in the period 2 years prior to discharge, on dates agreed by their Commanding Officer.         

The majority of serving personnel are entitled to access to resettlement activities, but the type of activity and the length of time permitted to pursue them are determined by length of service.      

The table below summarises the provision of GRT.

Years Service

Normal Discharge
(4)

Medical Discharge
(3) (6)

Before (1)

After
(2)

Graduated Resettlement
Time (5)

Graduated Resettlement
Time (5)

   

0

10

1+

1+

0

30

3+

4+

0

30

5+

6+

20

30

8+

8+

25

30

12+

12+

30

30

>16 (3)

>16 (3)

35

35

Notes:
(1) Those who enlisted prior to 1 Sep 02.
(2) Those who enlisted on 1 Sep 02 or later.
(3)  For ALL Service personnel, including those medically discharged, GRT is an entitlement.   
(4)     These entitlements do not apply to those Service personnel who are discharged compulsorily and lose entitlement they otherwise have because of circumstances of discharge. 
(5)    Amount of GRT is in working days.

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