You may be directed to perform duties in a vacant higher level position. You may get higher duties allowance. You get the allowance in addition to your salary.
You only get higher duties allowance if it is approved by a directing officer.
You may be directed to perform higher duties and get higher duties allowance if you are a member of the:
A higher level position is one with a higher rank or employment level.
The position may be:
The higher level position must be temporarily vacant.
You can give direction to perform higher duties if you are an ADF member who:
You can give direction to perform higher duties if you are an APS employee who:
The direction to perform higher duties can be stopped at any time.
You can't be directed to temporarily perform duties at a higher level if:
You may get higher duties allowance if you are:
You must be directed to work in the higher level position for five continuous working days or more to be paid higher duties allowance.
You can't be directed to perform higher duties for longer than six months.
You may perform higher duties for longer if you are posted into a position.
Your performance may be assessed for a trial period of up to 3 months. If you’re assessed as capable, you may get higher duties allowance from the first day of the trial period.
More information about this allowance allowance and rates for other ranks, commissioned officers and specialist officers can be found in Chapter 4 Part 1.
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.
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