I have been thinking about joining the army for the past couple of months and have an appointment at my AFCO next week but was hoping someone on here could give me a heads up on a couple of questions. I am 26 and was laid off 3 months ago, I've always been interested in a career in the forces and think that now could be the right time to join the army. I have previous military experience in that I joined the marines when I was 18 but left during training. I then went to university and then worked for the company I was with until recently. I have bit of a dilemma in that a friend of mine in Australia has offered me a place to stay if I moved out there in search of work. So my questions are these, if I were to press ahead with my application how long would it be roughly until i enter phase 1 of training for either RMP or the Int corps, that is assuming I pass everything during my application? And given that I left during training in the marines before, will this prevent me/delay me from joining the army? I intend to discuss this with my ACA but essentially I don't know whether to move to Oz in the next couple of months or press forward with my application. It will probably come down to timescales in that I don't know if I can afford to wait 8-9 months to get in as employment opportunities in my part of the world are very slim. Any advice info would be appreciated.