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17.2.1 Purpose

17.2.2 Member this Part does not apply to


Example: Defence Attachés.

17.2.3 Members on continuous full-time service


In the total workforce system, the following arrangements apply.

  1. A member of the Permanent Forces may be described as a member in Service category 7. A member in Service category 6 is unlikely to be deployed.

  2. A member of the Reserves on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5 who is also in Service option C.

  3. A member on Reserve service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member in Service option C is not a member on Reserve service.

Members under the age of 18

  1. Members under the age of 18 are not to deploy to operational areas.

  2. This exclusion is part of the obligations of the 1998 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  3. These members are managed in accordance with Defence People Policy Manual Part 7 Chapter 5, Management and administration of Defence members under 18 years of age.

Philanthropic representatives

  1. A philanthropic representative is someone such as a member of the Salvation Army.

  2. They are officially recognised on a deployment but do not receive a salary from the ADF. Salaries are paid by the organisation they represent.

  3. They may be eligible for most benefits except the following.

    1. Home loans assistance.

    2. Deployment allowance.

  4. The deploying Service headquarters will liaise with the philanthropic organisation about the administrative arrangements.

Exchange personnel

  1. Exchange personnel from other countries can be on exchange with the ADF and deploy with their host unit. They are not eligible for the ADF conditions of service package.

  2. The parent country of these personnel is responsible for establishing and providing their own conditions of service for the deployment.

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