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Division B.6: Diving allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.6.1 Purpose

Diving allowance is paid in recognition of the disabilities associated with diving duties.

B.6.2 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Division.

Definitions
Term Definition
diver Means a member who holds the Service recognised qualification required to be held by a diver.
diving duties Means duties performed by any member that involve either of the following:
a. Performance of duties below the surface of the water with the aid of a breathing apparatus.
b. Performance of diving-related or medical duties within a pressurised recompression chamber.
diving instructor Means a member who holds the Service recognised qualification required to conduct diving training.
medical member Means a member who holds the Service recognised qualifications required to be a medical officer or medic in the ADF.

B.6.3 Member this allowance applies to

Diving allowance may apply to any member of the Permanent Forces and Reserves who perform diving duties.

B.6.4 Conditions for eligibility

  1. A member is eligible for diving allowance if the member is in any of the following circumstances.

    1. The member is undergoing diving training.

    2. The member is a diver and required to perform diving duties.

    3. The member is either of the following and required to perform diving duties.

      1. A medical member.

      2. A member under training to be a medical member.

  2. A member is eligible for diving allowance if all of the following conditions are met.

    1. The member is performing a period of continuous full-time service.

    2. The member is posted to a position of diving instructor at the Army Diving School.

    3. The member is required to regularly perform diving duties.

B.6.5 Annual rate of allowance

A member who is eligible under subsection B.6.4.2 is to be paid the annual rate listed for item 5, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.

See: Part F, Allowance rates

B.6.6 Daily rate of allowance

The eligible member is to receive the daily rate of diving allowance as set out in the following table.

Daily rate of allowance
Item A member who has met the conditions of eligibility under this paragraph... is to be paid...
1. B.6.4.1.a the rate listed for item 6, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
2. B.6.4.1.c
3. B.6.4.1.b the rate listed for item 7, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.

B.6.7 Interactions with other allowances

  1. A member who is eligible for diving allowance and submarine escape disability allowance for the same period is to be paid only the relevant rate of diving allowance for the period.

  2. Other allowances may not permit payment of this allowance for the same period.

  3. See:
    Division B.12, Special Forces disability allowance.
    Division B.14, Clearance diver allowance.

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



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