Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework
As of 1 March 2020, the Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) will no longer apply to new contracts. Contracts signed before 1 March 2020 under ARF conditions will continue to operate under the terms of the contract.
As of 1 July 2021, the rates for aid advisers engaged under the Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) have been revised to reflect the increase in superannuation contributions following changes to the Superannuation Guarantee (administration) Act 1992. See below tables for the revised short and long term adviser rates:
The Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (the Framework) defines DFAT's policies and procedures for determining the remuneration of commercially contracted international advisers. The Framework requires that advisers are paid in accordance with the market-based remuneration rates and prescribed set of allowances outlined in this document. Benchmarked against other aid agencies and Australian labour market standards, the Framework ensures that adviser remuneration represents value for money and is appropriate to the type and level of technical expertise required for each particular task. This document explains how DFAT staff and managing contractors are expected to apply the Framework to their adviser engagements.
Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework Guideline - For agreements entered into on or prior to 31 December 2015 [PDF 335 KB]Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework Guideline - For agreements entered into on or prior to 31 December 2015 [DOCX 968 KB]