From DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017
This Division sets out the method for pay grade placement and rates of salary that apply to officers.
This Division applies to all officers.
Exception: Officers who are paid salary under Division 1 or Division 3.
An officer has the pay grade specified in Schedule B.2 that is relevant to their Service, employment category and classification (if any).
If Schedule B.2 does not specify a pay grade that applies to the officer, the officer is placed in pay grade 2.
If an officer is liable to serve in more than one employment category and more than one pay grade would apply under Schedule B.2, the higher pay grade applies.
A pay grade listed in Schedule B.2 applies to an officer only during the period the officer meets the requirements for the relevant employment category and classification, including any required levels of qualification, experience or skill.
The pay grade is increased by one for an officer who meets all of the following conditions.
The member has a pay grade below pay grade 10.
The member is posted to a designated submarine escape instructor position.
The member is qualified and reasonably expected to perform duties supporting submarine escape training in that position for the duration of the posting.
Persons who can make the decisions under subsection B.2.3.5B on behalf of the CDF:
Director General Navy People
Director Navy People Career Management Agency
Deputy Director Navy People Career Management Agency
Director General Personnel – Air Force
Director Personnel – Air Force
An officer is to be paid the rate of salary in Schedule B.3 that corresponds to all of the following.
The officer's Force in Schedule B.3.
The officer's rank and increment.
The officer's pay grade.
See: Schedule B.3, Officer salary rates
An officer who held an enlisted rank immediately before becoming an officer is paid salary as set out in the following table.
|Item||A member became an officer...||is to be paid the higher of the following rates...|
on or before 30 June 2015, having held the rank of Sergeant or above immediately before becoming an officer
a. The rate of salary in Schedule B.4 that:
i. corresponds to the officer's Force, rank and increment; and
ii. is next above the rate of salary that the member was paid immediately before becoming an officer.
b. The rate of salary payable to the officer under section B.2.4.
c. The rate of salary that corresponds to the Force, rank, increment and tier that the officer held immediately before becoming an officer.
on or after 1 July 2015, having held the rank of Sergeant or above immediately before becoming an officer
a. The rate of salary payable to the officer under section B.2.4.
|b. The rate of salary that corresponds to the Force, rank, increment and tier that the officer held immediately before becoming an officer.|
|3.||the member held the rank of Corporal or below|
Notes for table item 1
For any period when salary is payable to the member under Schedule B.4, the member is not paid under Schedule B.3.
If the member is promoted to a rank that is not included in Schedule B.4, the member continues to be paid the rate of salary, as adjusted from time-to-time, that applied to the member before the member was promoted.
Notes for table items 1 and 2
For the period that the member receives salary under item 1.a, 2.b or 3.b, the member is still taken to hold the pay grade that applies under section B.2.3.
The member's eligibility for pay under this section ends on the day that the rate of salary that would be payable to the member under Schedule B.3 is higher than the rate payable to the member under Schedule B.4.
Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances approved by the Tribunal.