|Navy||Army||Air Force||Rank equivalency|
|Admiral of the Fleet||Field Marshal||Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force||
|Admiral||General||Air Chief Marshal||
|Vice Admiral||Lieutenant General||Air Marshal||
|Rear Admiral||Major General||Air Vice-Marshal||
|Commander||Lieutenant Colonel||Wing Commander||
|Lieutenant Commander||Major||Squadron Leader||
|Acting Sub-Lieutenant||Second Lieutenant||Pilot Officer||
|Midshipman||Officer Cadet||Officer Cadet|
|Warrant Officer of the Navy||Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army||Warrant Officer of the Air Force||
|Warrant Officer||Warrant Officer Class 1||Warrant Officer||
|Chief Petty Officer||Warrant Officer Class 2||Flight Sergeant||
|Able Seaman||[Private Proficient]*||Leading Aircraftman||
*Note: For the definition of Private Proficient see Part 3 Division 1 section 1.3.59.
1.4.2 Chaplain and Maritime Spiritual Wellbeing Officer classification for benefit purposes
ADF Ranks and APS classifications
This table is a guide for comparing ADF and APS ranks and classification levels for clerical duties that do not require the exercise of military command responsibilities. It is not for use as a statement of equivalent ranks and classifications. It cannot be used to compare competency standards for employment category or work value purposes.
Classifications and ranks APS classification Army rank APS 1 Private
APS 2 Corporal APS 3 Sergeant
APS 4 Warrant Officer, Class 2
Warrant Officer, Class 1
APS 5 Captain APS 6 Major Executive Level 1 Lieutenant Colonel Executive Level 2 Colonel Senior Executive Service Band 1 Brigadier Senior Executive Service Band 2 Major General Senior Executive Service Band 3 Lieutenant General Secretary General
A member may be in a position (on either an ongoing or acting basis) that calls for the exercise of powers under the Public Service Act 1999 or the Defence Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020 (PDF 706KB). In this case, they need to hold a written delegation of those powers in order to perform those duties accountably.