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Part 2: Eligibility to receive conditions of service

17.2.1 Purpose

The purpose of this Part is to describe who is eligible to receive conditions of service for deployment.

17.2.2 Member this Part does not apply to

  1. Members with diplomatic status are not eligible for conditions of service for deployments within their area of accreditation.

    Example: Defence Attachés.

  2. These members may be eligible for long-term posting or short-term duty conditions of service.

    See also: Part 1 section 17.1.4, Member this Chapter does not apply to

17.2.3 Members on continuous full-time service

  1. A member may be eligible for benefits under this Chapter, for the period that applies to the member in the following table.

    Period
    Item A member of the... is eligible for benefits under this Part for...
    1. Permanent Forces the period for which the member is assigned for duty as part of the deployed force and performs that duty.
    2. Reserves
    1. if the member transferred to continuous full-time service before deploying – the period for which the member is assigned for duty as part of the deployed force and performs that duty.
    1. if CDF grants a member permission to be deployed while on Reserve service – the period for which the member is assigned for duty as part of the deployed force and performs that duty.
  2. Note: In the total workforce model, the following arrangements apply.

    1. A member of the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 7. A member in Service category 6 is unlikely to be deployed.

    2. A member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5 who is also in Service option C.

    3. A member on Reserve service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member in Service option C is not a member on Reserve service.

  3. Before granting permission under item 2.b. of the preceding table, the CDF must consider all of the following factors.

    1. The effect on the member of deploying on continuous full-time service.

    2. Any other factor relevant to the member's service.

    Related Information: Reserve medical officers may also qualify for civil practice support allowance.

    See: Part 7 Division 2, Civil practice support allowance

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 17.2.3.1, table item 2, on behalf of the CDF:
Director General Navy People
Director General Personnel – Army
Director General Personnel – Air Force

 

17.2.4 Members under the age of 18

  1. Members under the age of 18 are not to deploy to operational areas.

  2. This exclusion is part of the obligations of the 1998 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  3. These members are managed in accordance with Defence People Policy Manual Part 7 Chapter 5, Management and administration of Defence members under 18 years of age.

  4. See: Defence People Policy Manual Part 7 Chapter 5, Management and administration of Defence members under 18 years of age

17.2.5 Philanthropic representatives

  1. A philanthropic representative is someone such as a member of the Salvation Army.

  2. They are officially recognised on a deployment but do not receive a salary from the ADF. Salaries are paid by the organisation they represent.

  3. They may be eligible for most benefits except the following.

    1. Home loans assistance.

    2. Deployment allowance.

  4. The deploying Service headquarters will liaise with the philanthropic organisation about the administrative arrangements.

17.2.6 Exchange personnel

  1. Exchange personnel from other countries can be on exchange with the ADF and deploy with their host unit. They are not eligible for the ADF conditions of service package.

  2. The parent country of these personnel is responsible for establishing and providing their own conditions of service for the deployment.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.




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