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1.1.Q.10 Qualifying period


For the purposes of the work test, a qualifying period is a period of 295 consecutive days (approximately 10 months) in a person's 392 day (approximately 13 month) work test period that are days:

  • on which the person has performed qualifying work (1.1.Q.20), or
  • that fall within a permissible break (1.1.P.130).

Act reference: PPLAct section 6 The Dictionary, section 32 When a person satisfies the work test

Policy reference: PPL Guide 2.2 PPL scheme work test for PLP

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