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Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme

The Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme was introduced in March 1944 to provide educational and vocational training to those who had served in Australia's armed services during World War II. To be eligible for assistance under the scheme, servicemen and women were required to have had a minimum of six months' service and to have been honourably discharged.

Training was available in one of three categories – professional, vocational or rural – and could be undertaken either full time or part time. Individuals embarking on full-time training had tuition and other fees paid and received a living allowance. The scheme was administered by the Central Reconstruction Training Committee.

The Soldiers' (later Veterans') Children Education Scheme provided financial assistance to families with school-age children.

SELECTED SERIES RELATING TO THE COMMONWEALTH RECONSTRUCTION TRAINING SCHEME IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Sydney
Recorded by: Commonwealth Office of Education, Branch Office/Department of Education, State Office, South Australia
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme policy and procedure files, 1944–57 AP3/3
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme policy and procedure files, 1944–57 AP48/1
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme policy and procedure files, 1944–57 AP114/3
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme policy and procedure files, 1944–57 AP163/6
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme trainees' files, 1944–55 AP3/4
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme trainees' files, 1944–55 AP48/2
General files extracted from registry (Regional Reconstruction Training Committee), 1951–63 AP233/2
SELECTED SERIES RELATING TO THE COMMONWEALTH RECONSTRUCTION TRAINING SCHEME IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA – VETERANS' AFFAIRS
Recorded by: Deputy Commissioner of Repatriation/Department of Veterans' Affairs, Branch Office, South Australia
Soldiers' Children Education Scheme control cards (15A), 1921– D1771
Soldiers' Children Education Board annual reports, 1930–63 AP279/2
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme miscellaneous registers, 1946–52 D2933
Soldiers' Children Education Scheme minute books, 1946–63 AP279/1
South Australian Regional Reconstruction Training Committee minutes, 1950–61 D349
South Australian Regional Reconstruction Training Committee, Korea and Malaya training scheme minutes, 1952–59 D348
South Australian Regional Reconstruction Training Committee disabled members and widows training scheme minutes, 1953–59 D347
Commonwealth Reconstruction Training Scheme alphabetical list of assisted trainees, 1965 D346

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