You may get a refund if you take part in approved professional development activities. Defence may also pay the costs directly.
You may get a refund for professional development activities if you are a member of the:
and you are
You don't have to be fit for operational deployment.
You may get a refund for professional development activities or equipment.
The refund depends on:
You may get a refund for travel costs related to these activities, or you may use your Defence Travel Card for approved travel.
You can't get a refund for some professional development activities. This includes:
You may get a refund for approved professional development activities up to $10,000 in a financial year. You may get a refund for travel costs related to these activities.
You must pay for your professional development activities up front. You can get a refund in the same financial year.
Defence may also pay the supplier directly.
More information about this allowance and the refund amount can be found in Chapter 4 Part 8 Division 6.
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.
This Member's Guide does not incorporate or make provision for members on a flexible service determination.
Print this page
Defence Service Centre
1800 DEFENCE (1800 333 362)
Do you like the Member's Guide layout?
Would you like to see more information?
Do you have any suggestions for us to consider?
Help us improve the Members Guide by providing your feedback and suggestions.
Defence Pay and Conditions is a Defence People Group website.
Please email your website feedback to the DPG Communication Team.