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1. For the purposes of this Schedule, “the shortfall” means the difference between—
(a)the period of education and training received by the migrant (as established by him pursuant to regulation 5); and
(b)the period required of native applicants.
2. Subject to paragraph 6 of this Schedule, to the extent that the shortfall (or part of it) relates to post-secondary studies, or to a period of supervised probationary practice ending with an examination, the required period may not exceed twice the shortfall (or that part of it).
3. Subject to paragraph 6 of this Schedule, to the extent that the shortfall (or part of it) relates to professional practice acquired with the assistance of a qualified member of the profession, the required period may not exceed the shortfall (or that part of it).
4. Where the migrant’s qualification is one which, for the purposes of regulation 2(1) (definition of “diploma”) or of regulation 5(2), has been recognised as equivalent to one involving a post-secondary course, the duration of the education and training received by the migrant shall be deemed to be that required for the latter qualification.
5. In determining the length of the required period, the period of practice referred to in regulation 5(1)(b) shall be taken into account.
6. A period may be required in respect of both of the matters referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Schedule, but the total period so required may not in any event exceed four years.
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