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Pay and Conditions

ADF Member's Guide

Trainee allowance

Trainee allowance makes up for the special demands of trainee life.

Who can get trainee allowance?

You may get trainee allowance if:

  • you are a member of the Permanent Forces, or
  • you are a member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service.

When can I get trainee allowance?

You may get trainee allowance if you are doing:

  • basic recruit training
  • initial category training
  • initial trade or employment training
  • a degree course and officer training, or pre-course study
  • officer training but no degree course, or
  • 1st post graduate legal year.

When can't I get trainee allowance?

You can’t get trainee allowance if you are doing a Certificate of Technology course, but not doing initial category, trade, or employment training.

You can’t get trainee allowance if you are participating in the:

  • undergraduate entry scheme
  • officer tertiary recruitment scheme and were not on continuous full-time service immediately before, or
  • graduate medical scheme and were not on continuous full-time service immediately before.

If you don't get trainee allowance, you may get service allowance.

More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division 1.

More information about the rates can be found in Chapter 3 Part 1 Schedule B.13.


Important information

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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Who do I contact

Defence Service Centre

1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)

YourCustomer.Service@defence.gov.au


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