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DESIGNED IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE WORLD’S BEST SOLDIERS
June 30, 2016
INTRODUCTION of the ADF Total
Workforce Model (TWM) will enable
Army to better retain skilled and val-
Designed to meet changing needs of
the workforce and offer a different way
of thinking about how personnel contrib-
ute, the model will increase opportunities
for reservists, allowing them to combine
military and civilian skills, work prac-
tices and insights.
Director General Reserves -- Army
Brig Robert Marsh said the model would
create a closer link and more seamless
movement between regular and reserve
forces, maximising the ability of all types
"The ADF TWM will create more
opportunity and flexibility in the way we
serve," Brig March said.
"Through innovative application of
our people capability, we will become
more competitive with civilian industry
in attracting and retaining critical skill
"Throughout an Army member's
career there may be times where they
need to change the way they serve to
accommodate family or personal com-
"Creating more opportunity and flex-
ibility in the way a member serves allows
the Army to retain and grow certain skill
sets, rather than risk losing capability,"
With the new service arrangements
for reservists, a SERCAT 3 member
would be able to indicate availability for
short- or medium-term tasks -- generally
within a financial year.
Such tasks could include exercises,
deployments (when combined with a
SERVOP C arrangement), local unit or
SERCAT 5 members who are posted
to an Army Reserve position agree to
render a specified pattern of service -- for
example, 50 days a year for two years
approved by the unit CO.
Members of SERCAT 3 or 5 may
receive approval to serve under a
SERVOP C arrangement to render con-
tinuous full-time service (CFTS) for a
defined period of time.
On completion of the agreed period
of CFTS, the member would return to
Brig Marsh said these service cat-
egories and options would provide great-
er stability and opportunities to serve
because members who were considering
transferring from the regular Army to the
Reserve could now apply to transfer to
SERCAT 3 rather than being transferred
to the standby Reserve (SERCAT 2).
In doing so, they would be indicating
their availability to render service. He
said they could also apply to transfer to
SERCAT 5 if a vacancy existed.
He said SERCAT 3 members would
keep their Army ID card, Defence
intranet log-on and security clearance.
For more information about the ADF TWM, visit
the TWM Intranet site at: http://drnet.defence.
or the Army SharePoint page at http://drnet/
Those registered on ForceNet should visit the
ADF TWM page.
Members can email any questions or feedback to
WITH the end of the financial year fast approaching,
standby Reserve members are reminded that all
DA50 contracts will expire on June 30.
Standby Reserve members who wish to under-
take DA50 work in the new financial year will need
to submit new contracts and have them approved
before undertaking any work.
Members who have requested a new DA50 con-
tract and start work before approval might not be
paid for that work.
Members of the standby Reserve who are seek-
ing employment need to ensure they are registered
to enable offers of employment to be made.
Directorate of Projects and Standby Reserve
Management -- Army (DPSRM-A) manages the
pool of standby Reserve members and provides
all Reserve members (registered and posted) with
opportunities for rendering military service.
The registration form and additional information are available
from the DPSRM-A website: http://www.army.gov.au/Army-
EVERY year Defence supports
National Families Week, in late
May, acknowledging the impor-
tant role ADF families play in
supporting members and the work
they do in serving our nation.
The National Families Week
theme, "Stronger families, stronger
communities", encourages people
to spend time with their families,
make contact with extended family
and take part in family activities in
the wider community.
Over a few weeks, Defence
Community Organisation (DCO)
hosted family events around the
country with a wide range of activi-
ties designed to bring Defence fami-
lies together to celebrate.
Families in South Australia had
fun at Latitude aerial trampoline
and climbing park in Greenacre,
while families in Puckapunyal
enjoyed a night out with a retro
family disco. The photo booth was
very popular with the kids.
DCO Wagga's tenpin bowling
event was an opportunity for one
extended family to reunite, with
Graham and Deborah Noble of
Townsville enjoying the day with
their children and grandchildren.
Families enjoyed the opportunity
to take time out to catch up with
other Defence families, have fun
together and celebrate.
It was also a chance to meet the
area's local DCO support team,
which provides programs and ser-
vices to help Defence families man-
age the military way of life.
Time to sort out
It's no holds barred
as families connect
to pay off
Increased opportunities for reservists will
help to keep critical skill sets in the mix
Somaiya and Janine Harriden ham it up in the photo booth at
Puckapunyal's family event.
Dad and daughter slog it out on the battle beam at a trampoline park during DCO's family event in
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