Rejoin Case Management Team (RCMT)

Navy is looking for highly trained and skilled individuals to fill important positions

Have you transferred to SERCAT 2, 3 or 5 (Naval Reserves (NR)) but keep thinking about all the benefits associated with SERCAT 7 (fulltime) service? Or, do you know someone who has transferred to the SERCATs 2, 3 or 5 but is missing the lifestyle and camaraderie and is thinking about transferring back to SERCAT 7?

If so, contact the Rejoin Case Management Team (RCMT) at

The RCMT provides individualised case management to SERCAT 2, 3 and 5 members with critical skills and experience who are interested in returning to SERCAT 7 service. A revised and improved transfer to SERCAT 7 process was introduced on 1 September 2020. This revised process is designed to complete transfers of applicants within 28 days from receipt of application to issue of Conditions of Service (Cos). The RCMT can provide the necessary information and guidance to assist you through the transfer process.

There are many reasons why you may be considering transferring back to SERCAT 7, but here are just a few:

  • Job security
  • Camaraderie/mateship
  • Attractive incentives such as:
    • free medical/dental for serving members and the ADF Family Health Program for dependents,
    • subsidised housing,
    • access to excellent superannuation schemes,
    • access to subsidised home loans (for eligible members),
    • lifestyle,
    • travel.

We welcome enquiries from any Navy member who are currently classified as SERCAT 2, 3 or 5 (Naval Reserves).

Additional further information is available on the Navy Re-join Team ForceNet page.


ADF Total Workforce System

On 1 July 2016, Navy, Army and Air Force began the transition to implementation of the ADF Total Workforce System (TWS).

The ADF TWS features a structure of Service Categories (SERCATs) and Service Options (SERVOPs) in which people serve. The model strengthens the opportunities for longer-term ADF careers by providing flexible ways to serve, that best meet the needs of both Defence and the member.

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