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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Manoeuvre the weapon
  2. Prepare the weapon for firing
  3. Engage aerial targets
  4. Maintain the serviceability of the weapon

Evidence Required

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

Assessment must confirm the ability to

correctly identify the number of aerial targets specified by CATC

track and engage targets using very short range air defence systems and short range air defence systems

successfully carry out simulated engagements using weapon simulators

communicate information quickly clearly and accurately in a high pressure environment

Consistency in performance

Competency should be demonstrated over time and across a range of simulated or actual workplace situations

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

Access to operational equipment training and simulation equipment

Range Statement

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.

Line of sight ground based air defence weapon systems may include:

in service ground based air defence weapon system

short range air defence

tracker radar

very short range air defence

Standard procedures may include:

Australian Standards

doctrinal pamphlets

defence instructions

job guides, other publications

manufacturers’ handbooks, industry specifications and technical instructions

organisational policies and procedures

procedure manuals

reengagement procedures

relevant local government bylaws

relevant state/territory or federal legislation

routine orders

standing operating procedures

standing orders

written and verbal orders

WHS regulations

Ammunition defects may include:



damage packaging

humidity desiccant

protective covers missing

Ancillary equipment may include:

confidence equipment


Targets may include:

air launched weapons


fixed wing

rotary wing

cruise missile

other targets as directed (land and sea)

tactical ballistic missile

unpiloted aerial vehicle

Identified aerial targets may include:




Defects with firing may include:

activated misfire

late interrogation of friend or foe (target)

system fault

unactivated misfire

Operating maintenance may include:

basic servicing of ancillary equipment