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Division B.1: Trainee allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.1.1 Purpose

Trainee allowance may apply to a member on continuous full-time service who is paid salary under Schedule B.13 to DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries, as in force from time to time.

B.1.2 Member this allowance applies to

Trainee allowance may apply to a member of the Permanent Forces who is paid salary under Schedule B.13 to DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries, as in force from time to time.

See: Chapter 3 Part 1 Schedule B.13, Trainee salary rates

G4.1 Generally, a member who does training for which salary is not payable under Schedule B.13 to DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries, would be eligible for Service allowance.

See: Division B.2, Service allowance

B.1.3 Conditions for eligibility

  1. A member is eligible for trainee allowance for any period in which any of the following circumstances apply to the member.

  2. Eligible circumstances
    Item Circumstance Reference in Part 1 of Schedule B.13 to Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries.
    a. Normal entry recruit undergoing basic recruit training. Item 1
    b. A member undergoing initial category or trade or employment training. Item 2
    c. A member undertaking a combination of degree course and officer training, or study in preparation for such a course. Item 3
    d. A member undergoing officer training and not undertaking a degree course. Item 6
    e. A member in their first postgraduate legal year. Item 4
  3. A member is not eligible for trainee allowance for any period in which any of the following circumstances apply to the member.

  4. Non-eligible circumstances
    Item Circumstance Reference in Part 1 of Schedule B.13 to Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries.
    a. - -
    b. A member participating in the undergraduate entry scheme.
    Exception: A member described in item e. of the table in subsection B.1.3.1.
    Item 4
    c. A member participating in the Officer Tertiary Recruitment Scheme who immediately before entering the scheme was not a member rendering continuous full-time service. Item 5
    d. A member participating in the graduate medical scheme who immediately before entering the scheme was not a member rending continuous full-time service. Item 7
  5. A member who meets both of the following conditions is eligible for trainee allowance for the period during a semester break.

    1. The member is in any of the circumstances listed in the table at subsection B.1.3.2.

    2. The member is undertaking ADF training.

    See:Chapter 3 Part 1 Schedule B.13, Trainee salary rates

B.1.4 Annual rate of allowance

The eligible member is to be paid the annual rate of training allowance as set out in the following table.

Annual rate of allowance
Item A member who has met the conditions of eligibility under this subsection... is to be paid
1. B.1.3.1 the annual rate listed at item 1, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
2. B.1.3.3 the annual rate listed at item 1, table 1 in Part F of this Determination on a pro rata basis for the training period.
See: Paragraph A.1.7.3.a, Payment arrangements

B.1.5 Interaction with other allowances

Trainee allowance is not payable for any period for which the member is entitled to service allowance under Division B.2 of this Determination.

See: Division B.2, Service allowance

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



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