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Having said that Infantry can provide some decent experiences pretty quick (combined arms training, parachute drops, opportunities for overseas postings). But powers that be thought that it might be a good idea if everyone who was qualified to a certain level had all done the same training.
I think it totally changed what type of person was available to be a reservist, a whole bunch of people left directly due to "common induction training" and the move from 2-week training to 6-week training (not just recruit but also a lot of other promotion & IET level training).
Salary while undertaking or waiting to complete Employment Training: .61 per day tax free.
Each General Entry job in the Australian Defence Force is classified into a pay group.
It is a bit of a disincentive to buying decent field gear but decent gear makes going bush a lot less uncomfortable.
Do some research before you join a specific corps – some of them are a lot more comfortable than others.
Some of them increase in pay a lot quicker than infantry.
There might be other allowances which take you up to the quoted figure – but best check with Defence recruiting to get the full story. You need to work at least 20 days per year and maximum is 150 days...
Hey mate, I'm thinking of joining the reserves too! Pay info is here for Rifleman for Reserves: Salary while undertaking Military (Recruit) Training: .72 per day tax free.This particular job is classified as a Pay Group 2 occupation.