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Division C.2: Special Forces sustainability allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

C.2.1 Purpose

The purpose of Special Forces sustainability allowance is to provide members an incentive to take postings outside their parent unit where their knowledge, skills, attributes, and experience can be applied for the achievement of wider ADF outcomes.

C.2.2 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Division.

Definitions
Term Definition
Special Forces instructor position Means a position that is responsible for Special Forces training at a training establishment in Special Operations Command.
Special Forces Regiments Means any of the following
a. Special Air Service Regiment.
b. 1 Commando Regiment.
c. 2 Commando Regiment.
d. Special Operations Engineer Regiment
Special Operations Command (SOCOMD) Means the ADF formation that exercises direct command over the assigned Special Forces units.

C.2.3 Member this allowance applies to

  1. Special Forces sustainability allowance applies to a member of the Permanent Forces who holds any of the following current qualifications.

    1. Commando.

    2. Special Air Service.

    3. Disablement technician.

  2. To remove doubt, a member of the Reserves who is serving a period of continuous full-time service is not eligible for Special Forces sustainability allowance.

C.2.4 Conditions for eligibility

A Permanent Forces member who meets all of the following conditions is eligible for Special Forces sustainability allowance.

  1. The member holds a substantive rank from Corporal up to and including Lieutenant Colonel.

  2. The member holds a current qualification for any of the following.

    1. Commando.

    2. Special Air Service.

    3. Disablement technician.

  3. CDF decides that the member is liable to return to a Special Forces Regiment for a period.

  4. Note: If the member ceases to be liable to return, CDF may revoke or vary the decision.

  5. The member is in any of the following postings.

    1. A Special Forces instructor position.

    2. Any position that is outside their Special Forces Regiment.

    3. If the member is a disablement technician — a position outside Special Operations Command.

Persons who can make the decision under paragraph C.2.4.c on behalf of the CDF:
Special Operations Commander Australia
Deputy Special Operations Commander Australia
Chief of Staff Special Operations Command
Commander Special Forces

C.2.5 Annual rates of allowance

An eligible member is to be paid the relevant annual rate of Special Forces sustainability allowance as set out in the following table.

Annual rates of allowance
Item A member who holds a current qualification of... and is posted... is to be paid...
1. Commando
(C.2.4.b.i)
a. to a Special Forces instructor position
(C.2.4.d.i)
the annual rate listed for item 34, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
b. outside of their Special Forces Regiment
(C.2.4.d.ii)
the annual rate listed for item 27, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
2. Special Air Service
(C.2.4.b.ii)
a. to a Special Forces instructor position
(C.2.4.d.i)
the annual rate listed for item 28, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
b. outside of their Special Forces Regiment
(C.2.4.d.ii)
the annual rate listed for item 19, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.
3. Disablement Technician
(C.2.4.b.iii)
outside of Special Operations Command
(C.2.4.d.iii)
the annual rate listed for item 5, table 1 in Part F of this Determination.

C.2.6 Events that end eligibility

A member ceases to be eligible for Special Forces sustainability allowance from the earliest date on which any of the following events occur.

  1. An ongoing condition on which the member became eligible for the allowance is no longer met.

  2. The member is notified by CDF that their liability to return to a Special Forces Regiment ceases or is revoked from a specified date.

  3. The member notifies Special Operations Command that, from a specified date, they no longer agree to hold a liability to return to a Special Forces Regiment.

  4. Three years has passed since the member last became eligible.

Persons who can make the decision under paragraph C.2.6.b on behalf of the CDF:
Special Operations Commander Australia
Deputy Special Operations Commander Australia
Chief of Staff Special Operations Command
Commander Special Forces

C.2.7 Interactions with other allowances

Eligibility for Special Forces sustainability allowance does not exclude eligibility for any other allowance.

Application to Reservists: No.



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