Example for table item 1: The directing person is able to approve the payment of higher duties allowance to a member who has been directed to perform the duties of a position whilst the incumbent is, attending a course or on leave, commonly known as positional higher duties. To be eligible for higher duties allowance, the member must meet the criteria in this Part.
Non-example for table item 1: A member is not able to be directed to perform higher duties when the designated incumbent of the position is still performing those duties subject to performance management. The designated incumbent of the position is to be managed in accordance with individual service career management policies.
Example for table item 3: A member of the Permanent Forces may be directed to perform the duties of a Reserve Position of a higher rank, which duties if unfilled would affect the unit operations.
Examples for table item 4:
A member may be directed to perform the duties of a higher rank or role that is not an established position. For example, a Project Team, Taskforce or other activity.
A member may be directed to perform the duties of a higher ranked position if the incumbent has been tasked to perform duties that is not an established position (see example for table item 3). For example, Project Team, Taskforce or other activity.
Note: Approving Officer for applications under table item 3, is a minimum of Brigadier or equivalent.
4.1.3 Member this Part applies to
1. If a member meets the criteria under this section it does not provide automatic benefits for a 'cascading effect' down the chain of command.
Example: If a Sergeant is approved higher duties allowance to work in the Warrant Officer Class 2 position, it does not make the Corporal eligible to be approved higher duties allowance if directed to perform the duties for the Sergeant position, noting that the Sergeant may more than likely still be undertaking some of their primary Sergeant duties and remains within the unit.
2. A posting to a position of higher rank does not constitute a direction to perform higher duties. A directing officer may choose to assign aspects of the role to alternate positions, therefore the approval for higher duties allowance will still need to be approved by the position's chain of command.