Shadow Cat said:
You will have to get approval from your superiors, than get a copy of your non-restricted posting notice and take that to CFHA. As well if memory serves me correctly this course is shorter than six months so if they do approve it the expense of getting there will most likely be at your own expense.
The message you are speaking of is the posting message, it states on it if the member is on a restricted posting (IR--imposed restriction) or not. If the member is on an IR then you ask for the restriction to be lifted and for your family to move to where you are. Your course starts on March 27th and ends 2 Nov 06 if you are taking your 3s, I take it, you do have time now while on PRETC to request a PMQ, take 5 days relocation leave to "pack load and move" and then take 5 days on the other end (which you don't have to take if you are pressed for time) for unload, unpack and move in. You will be entitled to "return to assist" which is just what is says but only if you have time to do so. If you don't have time thats OK, your family can still move you just can't go back to help them.
I have been on your end as well as the Admin end of this, its not complicated, you need to ask via memo to get a PMQ, if they give you a hard time just keep trying.
I thought I would never get a Q, but one day the WO just walked up to me and said go to housing and secure your Q, I then went to the BOR and signed my move plan, was on a plane in 2 hours (Yeah the BOR here is INCREDIBLE) and suprised my Husband who had no clue I was even coming home. 1 week later I was driving to Ontario with a 15 year old, a Husband, and 2 Cats.
There is paperwork available for you to apply for your Q at PRETC. And yes, if your course is longer than 6 months you can get your IR lifted and move your family.