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 Post subject: ARes Trainee Discharge Advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:23 pm 
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Hello all,

Please excuse me if I've posted in the incorrect location.

I'm a relatively recent trainee, completed Kapooka this year, and I'm finding that I'm not particularly enjoying the Army. I've had some time parading at a UR and had a few weekend exercises and am not enjoying the field environment or training. I'm in a combat corps and was denied a corps transfer to a role I feel I would enjoy much more.

I do not see myself sticking with the Army long term in a combat role. I'm wondering whether anybody could offer any advice? Am I making the wrong decision?

I have also been waitlisted onto a course that is within a few months, and I would not want to cause problems for my unit by delaying this decision and not seeking advice on what I'm currently thinking. This is making me slightly stressed with trying to figure out how I want to proceed.

P.S. I am guesting with another unit and will be for some time.

Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: ARes Trainee Discharge Advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:38 pm 
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Hay mate as a fellow choc noob I can only give you my opinion which is worth fa really but I’d recommend changing roles or giving it a miss if combat role ain’t for you then don’t do it
Also is the courses your listed for your current combat role related?
If so you might be better off letting them know your not keen as you’d be potentially taking a spot away from a member who enjoys the role

Shame on the denial of the transfer of roles don’t really know enough to comment on that perhaps someone else can offer advise on that matter


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 Post subject: Re: ARes Trainee Discharge Advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, mate.

The course is indeed for combat corps.

Considering how many trainees are on the list for combat corp courses that definitely is a factor.


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 Post subject: Re: ARes Trainee Discharge Advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:20 pm 
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To easy mate

Also out of curiosity did they give a reason for role transfer denial


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 Post subject: Re: ARes Trainee Discharge Advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:27 pm 
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Only that the unit rarely allowed them prior to completion of IETs. I didn't get more info than that.


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 Post subject: Re: ARes Trainee Discharge Advice
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:48 am 
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Have a chat with the padre, he might be able to short circuit things for you.

And on the other side of the coin, upskilling is never a bad thing, you can take skills, attitudes and traits developed on that course into your new role if you're able to swing that corps change. You may even develop a new appreciation for the job when you get into it propperly.


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