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Division 2: Officers

From DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017

B.2.1 Purpose

This Division sets out the method for pay grade placement and rates of salary that apply to officers.

B.2.2 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to all officers.

Exception: Officers who are paid salary under Division 1 or Division 3.

See:
Division 1, Senior officer
Division 3, Specialist officer

B.2.3 Pay grade for an officer

  1. An officer has the pay grade specified in Schedule B.2 that is relevant to their Service, employment category and classification (if any).

  2. See: Schedule B.2, Officer pay grades
    Part 1: All services
    Part 2: Navy
    Part 3: Army
    Part 4: Air Force

  3. If Schedule B.2 does not specify a pay grade that applies to the officer, the officer is placed in pay grade 2.

  4. If an officer is liable to serve in more than one employment category and more than one pay grade would apply under Schedule B.2, the higher pay grade applies.

  5. A pay grade listed in Schedule B.2 applies to an officer only during the period the officer meets the requirements for the relevant employment category and classification, including any required levels of qualification, experience or skill.

  6. The pay grade for an officer of the Air Force is increased by one when the officer meets all of the following conditions.

    1. The member is in a pay grade below pay grade 10.

    2. The member is appointed to, and exercises, a command position.

    3. The member is not in an aircrew employment category.

    5A.   If subsection 5 applies to a member and the member ceases to hold a Command Appointment, subsection 5 continues to apply to the member if all of the following conditions apply.

    1. The officer has served a minimum of 12 months in the Command Appointment.

    2. The officer was not removed from the Command Appointment due to poor performance, inappropriate behaviour, disciplinary action or adverse administrative action.

    5B.   The CDF may determine that a member has met the conditions under subsection 5A if the member serves less than 12 months in the Command Appointment for service reasons.

  7. The pay grade is increased by one for an officer who meets all of the following conditions.

    1. The member has a pay grade below pay grade 10.

    2. The member is posted to a designated submarine escape instructor position.

    3. The member is qualified and reasonably expected to perform duties supporting submarine escape training in that position for the duration of the posting.

B.2.4 Rate of salary for an officer

An officer is to be paid the rate of salary in Schedule B.3 that corresponds to all of the following.

  1. The officer's Force in Schedule B.3.

  2. The officer's rank and increment.

  3. The officer's pay grade.

See: Schedule B.3, Officer salary rates

B.2.5    Rate of salary on becoming an officer

An officer who held an enlisted rank immediately before becoming an officer is paid salary as set out in the following table. 

Salary on advancement from enlisted rank
Item A member became an officer... is to be paid the higher of the following rates...

1.

on or before 30 June 2015, having held the rank of Sergeant or above immediately before

a. The rate of salary in Schedule B.4 that:

i. corresponds to the officer's Force, rank and increment; and

ii. is next above the rate of salary that the member was paid immediately before becoming an officer.

b. The rate of salary payable to the officer under section B.2.4.

c. The rate of salary that corresponds to the Force, rank, increment and tier that the officer held immediately before becoming an officer.

2.

a. on or after 1 July 2015, having held the rank of Sergeant or above immediately before

i. The rate of salary payable to the officer under section B.2.4.

ii. The rate of salary that corresponds to the Force, rank, increment and tier that the officer held immediately before becoming an officer.

b. who held the rank of Corporal or below immediately before

i. The rate of salary payable to the officer under section B.2.4.

ii. The rate of salary that corresponds to the Force, rank, increment and tier that the officer held immediately before becoming an officer

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances approved by the Tribunal.



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