Sometimes skills become critical to Defence. If you have these skills or move into such a role, you may get a bonus. If you get a bonus, you may have additional obligations.
You may get a bonus if you:
There are bonuses for the following critical skills:
You may not get a bonus if you:
You must serve in a critical role for between one and three years to get a bonus.
This period will be included in your offer. It must be served as effective service.
Effective service means it is paid, continuous full-time service. Some types of leave may affect the period of effective service. This includes:
If you transfer in from another bonus, you may not complete the agreed period of service for the bonus. You may get a pro-rata amount for that bonus.
You may not complete the agreed period of service. You won’t have to repay the bonus if:
You may have to repay the full bonus if you don’t complete the agreed period of service because you voluntarily:
You may also have to repay the full bonus if your service is terminated for performance or disciplinary reasons.
Before you offer a bonus to a member or class of member, you must consider whether:
You must also consider:
More information about the bonus framework can be found in Chapter 3 Part 5.
As the name suggests, this Member's Guide is designed as a guide to help you understand how your pay and conditions work. It is not a legal document. Therefore, if there is any conflict between the Member's Guide and Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of Service (and the Determinations made by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal), as compiled in PACMAN, PACMAN is the authority.
This Member's Guide does not incorporate or make provision for members on a flexible service determination.
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