Career break extension
An engineer on the APER may apply to have a career break extension recognised.
A member is recognised as having a career break if they have a period of leave from the workforce of at least six months, but less than five years, for a reasonable cause such as:
- Serious illness
- Family care
- Parental leave
- Elite sport/cultural involvement
- Unemployment (involuntary)
Please note that permanent part-time work, volunteering, study, and retirement are not included under reasonable cause.
You must apply for the career break extension in advance.
To file an application for the APER career break extension, please email [email protected]