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Guidance

from DFRT Determination No. 14 of 1992

Purpose

Guidance

Language allowance is paid to encourage and assist members to maintain proficiency in an approved foreign language and for the performance of linguistic duties.

Citation

Definition

Guidance

Board of Examiners means the Board of Examiners at the ADF School of Languages, Point Cook, Victoria.

Exercise of Powers by Chief of the Defence Force

Application

Specified languages

Rates of Allowance

Payment of Allowance

Guidance

Passing the intermediate examination or achieving an equivalent standard is a pre-requisite for consideration for higher or advanced standard. Normally, a minimum of three years must elapse between levels, but the Board of Examiners may waive this requirement in special cases.

Guidance

Approval might be given, for example, if a member is performing duties requiring proficiency in more than one language. Cases are to be referred to the Board of Examiners for consideration.

Member to be Taken to be Qualified

Guidance

Payment in these circumstances is restricted to the period the member is employed in a position requiring language skills.

Payment in Special Circumstances

Requalification

Qualification attained at other than the Australian Defence Force School of Languages

Guidance

Qualification is subject to the member achieving a standard of skill or attaining a pass in an examination which is assessed by the Board of Examiners as being equivalent to a pass in an end-of-course examination at the ADF School of Languages.

Repayment of Allowance

Date of Effect

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