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.
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