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Annex 4.2.A: Adventurous training instructor allowance

See: Chapter 4 Part 2 Division B.4

Part 1: Authorised adventurous training activities

Authorised adventurous training activities
Serial Discipline Skill Grade
1. Climbing Abseiling  
Top rope climbing  
Canyoning  
Lead climbing Lead climbing grade 10
Caving  
2. White water White water rafting White water grade 2
White water kayaking White water grade 2
Sea kayaking  
3. Alpine Nordic skiing  

Snow survival

 

Mountaineering

Alpine climbing grade 2

Ice climbing

Alpine climbing grade 2

Note: Grade refers to the minimum grade of difficulty of the specific activity that will qualify for payment of the allowance.

Part 2: Guidelines for the completion of a unit adventurous training leader's log book

General guidelines

  1. The unit adventurous training leader's log book is used to record all adventurous trainingactivities conducted by a unit adventurous training leader. This serves two purposes:

    1. It provides a means by which unit activities are certified by a member's commanding officer or officer commanding in order that the adventurous training instructors' allowance may be paid to the member.

    2. It provides a means bywhich the Army Adventurous Training Centre can monitor all activities conducted by unit adventurous training leaders so that the unit adventurous training leaders can have their qualifications recertified every two years.

  2. All activities are to be entered in the log book for certification purposes but only unit activities are eligible for payment of the allowance and need to be certified by the commanding officer or officer commanding.

  3. The unit adventurous training leader's log book is to be returned to the Army Adventurous Training Centre for verification two years after receipt of an initial unit adventurous training leaders' qualification and each subsequent two years after that.

  4. The unit adventurous training leader's log book is an important document and every care should be taken to ensure that all detail entered is accurate and complete and that the log book is secured.

  5. A list of currently approved adventurous training activities is included in the front of the unit adventurous training leader's log book. This list should be updated in accordance with amendments issued by the Army Adventurous Training Centre when new activities are added to the list.

Guidelines for unit adventurous training leaders

  1. A record of qualifications held by the unit adventurous training leader is to be maintained in the front of the unit adventurous training leader's log book.

  2. Section 1 of the activity certification pro-forma is to be completed by the unit adventurous training leader at the completion of each activity and entries should be in sufficient detail to serve as a guide for planning future activities.

Guidelines for unit commanding officers or officers commanding

  1. Qualifying conditions for payment of the adventurous training instructors' allowance are detailed in Division 1 of this Part. Only activities which meet these qualifying conditions may be approved for payment of the allowance. The conditions are as follows:

    1. The activity must be an authorised activity as detailed in the list of authorised activities in Annex A and in the front of the unit adventurous training leader's log book.

    2. The activity must be a unit adventurous training activity. The following activities are not eligible for payment of the allowance:

      1. days spent in pre- and post-activity planning and administration,

      2. days spent in reconnaissance for an activity,

      3. adventurous training club activities,

      4. attendance as a student on a unit adventurous training leader course,

      5. attendance as a student on course of an adventurous nature, or

      6. participation in personal adventurous training activities.

    3. The unit adventurous training leaders must be appointed in writing by the commanding officer or officer commanding to conduct the activity.

    4. The unit adventurous training leaders must be certified by the Chief Instructor or Senior Instructor Army Adventurous Training Centre as qualified in the specific skill required for the activity to be conducted. Unit adventurous training leader qualifications are shown in the front page of the unit adventurous training leader's log.

    5. The allowance is only payable for days spent conducting an activity.

Guidelines for the unit pay representative

  1. The unit pay representative is to process payment of the adventurous training instructors' allowance for the number of days authorised by the commanding officer or officer commanding under procedures laid down in the appropriate Defence Force Salary and Allowance Accounting Circular.

  2. The appropriate activity certification pro-forma in the unit adventurous training leader's log book is to be signed by the unit pay representative to certify that payment has been made.

Part 3: Unit adventurous training leader's log book activity certification pro-forma

Part 3

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



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