|Item||Navy||Army||Air Force||Rank equivalency|
|1.||Admiral of the Fleet||Field Marshal||Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force||
|2.||Admiral||General||Air Chief Marshal||
|3.||Vice Admiral||Lieutenant General||Air Marshal||
|4.||Rear Admiral||Major General||Air Vice-Marshal||
|7.||Commander||Lieutenant Colonel||Wing Commander||
|8.||Lieutenant Commander||Major||Squadron Leader||
|11.||Acting Sub-Lieutenant||Second Lieutenant||Pilot Officer||
|12.||Midshipman||Officer Cadet||Officer Cadet|
|13.||Warrant Officer of the Navy||Regimental Sergeant Major of the Army||Warrant Officer of the Air Force||
|14.||Warrant Officer||Warrant Officer Class 1||Warrant Officer||
|15.||Chief Petty Officer||Warrant Officer Class 2||Flight Sergeant||
|20.||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.
Ranks and classifications Item APS classification Army rank 1. APS 1 Private
2. APS 2 Corporal 3. APS 3 Sergeant
4. APS 4 Warrant Officer, Class 2
Warrant Officer, Class 1
5. APS 5 Captain 6. APS 6 Major 7. Executive Level 1 Lieutenant Colonel 8. Executive Level 2 Colonel 9. Senior Executive Service Band 1 Brigadier 10. Senior Executive Service Band 2 Major General 11. Senior Executive Service Band 3 Lieutenant General 12. 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.