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1.1.T.137 Training activity (DSP)

Definition: 15 hour rule

This definition applies to people subject to the 15 hour rule for DSP qualification (see

For the purposes of DSP, a training activity includes:

  • education,
  • pre-vocational training,
  • vocational training,
  • vocational rehabilitation, and/or
  • work related training (including on-the-job training).

Training also includes activities specifically designed for people with disabilities. In most cases this will be provided through DES or CDP (former Remote Jobs and Communities Programme (RJCP)).

Act reference: SSAct section 94(5) In this section: training activity means…

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