Trainee allowance makes up for the special demands of trainee life.
You may get trainee allowance if:
You may get trainee allowance if you are doing:
You can’t get trainee allowance if you are doing a Certificate of Technology course, but not doing initial category, trade, or employment training.
You can’t get trainee allowance if you are participating in the:
If you don't get trainee allowance, you may get service allowance.
More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division 1.
More information about the rates can be found in Chapter 3 Part 1 Schedule B.13.
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.
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