Assessor Resource

Provide advice on service administrative law

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: August 2019

This unit only applies to members of the ADF who have or will have responsibility for subordinates.

This is to assist supervisors in the following situations:

reviewing administrative sanctions

reviewing the Notice to Show Cause process

drafting a regress of grievance

listing common administrative law references

reviewing administrative law principles

outlining how administrative law processes apply to common ADF policies such as illicit drugs, equity and diversity, harassment and bullying, sexual harassment, alcohol abuse

This unit covers the competency required to provide advice to subordinates on the procedural aspects and practical application of service administrative law as it relates to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

While advisors will be under the commander's direction, they must have authority to act independently.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)


Not applicable.

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Assessment must confirm the ability to:

provide advice that is relevant and appropriate to the circumstances

Consistency in performance

Competency should be demonstrated in a range of situations that could be expected in the workplace.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Competency should be assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment.

Specific resources for assessment

There are no specific resource requirements for this unit.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills

communicate effectively orally (conduct briefings, respond to questioning, listen, reflect)

interpret relevant policies

undertake research

Required Knowledge

ADF administrative policies and procedures for sanctions

ADF drug and alcohol policies

equity and diversity

work health and safety

origin and structure of the Defence administrative system

risk management

role, duties and powers of administrative decision makers

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Circumstances may include:

consequence of an administrative notice/determination

periodic information briefings


seeking information

seeking referral

Organisational policies may include:

regulations, orders and instructions made under the Defence Act

standing operating procedures

standing orders

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Circumstances that require the provision of advice on service administrative law are identified in accordance with organisational policies. 
Circumstances are analysed and research is conducted within the scope of own responsibility. 
Appropriate guidance is located in relevant administrative law organisational policy documents and is interpreted. 
Policy references on common administrative law issues are identified and explained to subordinates in accordance with organisational policies. 
Procedures on common administrative law issues are explained to subordinates in accordance with organisational policies. 
Administrative law principles are explained to subordinates. 
Assistance is provided to subordinates in preparing common administrative law documents. 


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