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Division 4: Service Warrant Officer and Warrant Officer Class 1

From DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017

B.4.1 Purpose

This Division sets out the method for tier and pay grade placement and the rate of salary payable to Service Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers Class 1.

B.4.2 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to Service Warrant Officers and to Warrant Officers Class 1 in the ADF.

B.4.3 Tiers

The following table sets out the tiers that apply to Warrant Officer Class 1 employment categories. 

Tier
Tier Description

Tier A

Applies to positions involving direct application of trade skills or entry level Regimental Sergeant Major (all corps) or Warrant Officer disciplinary positions at, or higher than, the relevant of the following.

a.    Navy — the department level.

b.   Army — the unit level.

c.    Air Force — the unit or squadron level.

Tier B

Applies to positions involving application of managerial skills (applied with or without reference to trade knowledge) at, or higher than, the relevant of the following.

a.    Navy — the unit level.

b.   Army — the formation level.

c.    Air Force — the wing level.

Tier C

Applies to positions involving high level management and representational duties, applied generally at a functional or environmental command level.

B.4.4 Pay grade for a Warrant Officer Class 1

  1. A Warrant Officer Class 1 is placed in the pay grade specified in Schedule B.9 for the Service, employment category and tier that applies to the member.

  2. See: Schedule B.9, Warrant officer pay grades
       Part 1: Navy
       Part 2: Army
       Part 3: Air Force

  3. If Schedule B.9 does not specify a pay grade that applies to the member, the member is to be placed in pay grade 2.

  4. If more than one pay grade applies to a Warrant Officer Class 1 under Schedule B.9, the higher pay grade is taken to apply.

  5. A pay grade listed in Schedule B.9 applies to a Warrant Officer Class 1 only during the period the member meets the requirements for the relevant employment category and tier, including any required levels of qualification, experience or skill.

  6. If a member of the Army is in a Special Forces capacity listed in the following table, then the member's pay grade is increased by the prescribed number, up to the maximum pay grade specified.

  7. Special Forces capacity
    Item Special Forces capacity... number of pay grades increased by... up to a maximum pay grade of...

    1.

    Special Forces Support Staff member – Level J

    1

    7

    2.

    Special Forces Support Staff member – Level K

    2

    8

    3.

    Special Forces Support Staff member – Level L

    3

    9

  8. The pay grade is increased by one for a Warrant Officer Class 1 who meets all of the following conditions.

    1. The member has a pay grade below pay grade 10.

    2. The member is posted to a designated submarine escape instructor position.

    3. The member is qualified and reasonably expected to perform duties supporting submarine escape training in that position for the duration of the posting.

B.4.5 Rate of salary for a Warrant Officer Class 1 

A Warrant Officer Class 1 is to be paid the rate of salary in Schedule B.10 that corresponds to all of the following.

  1. The member's Force in Parts 2 or 3 of Schedule B.10.

  2. The member's tier and increment.

  3. The member's pay grade.

See: Schedule B.10, Service Warrant Officer and Warrant Officer Class 1 salary rates

B.4.6 Rate of salary for Service Warrant Officers

A Service Warrant Officer is to be paid the rate of salary listed in Part 1 of Schedule B.10. 

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



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