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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare and plan for operations
  2. Support subunit level offensive activities
  3. Coordinate subunit administrative activities

Required Skills

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

Required Skills

apply administrative procedures

apply WHS requirements

apply recognised safety precautions

conduct liaison

conduct the Individual Military Appreciation Process

control risk

display initiative

display leadership

employ equipment tactically

employ weapons tactically

manage resources


prepare reports

Required Knowledge

administrative processes

basis for security operations

employment of battlespace operating systems

employment of weapons and equipment

Individual Military Appreciation Process

laws of armed conflict

liaison requirements

military law

navigation techniques

offensive tactics techniques and procedures

WHS requirements

orders for opening fire

orders for the use of force

principles of leadership

principles of offensive operations

recognised safety precautions

resource management

risk control processes

rules of engagement

security tactics techniques and procedures

service writing

training processes

Evidence Required

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

Assessment must confirm the ability to work as part of a team

Consistency in performance

Competency must be demonstrated over time in a simulated operational environment either as part of a holistic assessment activity where individuals rotate through specified appointments or as a number of separate assessment activities such as Tactical Exercises Without Troops

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Competency should be assessed in the context of supporting offensive operations and leading the group when required

Assessment is in a simulated environment due to the nature of this highrisk environment

Specific resources for assessment

Access to operating areas stores doctrine and other publications

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.

Standard procedures may include:

Australian Standards

Defence Instructions

doctrinal pamphlets

job guides, other publications

manufacturers’ handbooks, industry specifications and technical instructions

work health and safety (WHS) regulations

organisational policies and procedures

procedure manuals

relevant local government bylaws

relevant state/territory or federal legislation

routine orders

standing operating procedures

standing orders

written and verbal orders

Logical process may include:

Combat Appreciation Process

Military Appreciation Process

Combat support may include:

airborne offensive support

armoured support

artillery support

engineers support

Combat service support may include:

air lift support

amphibious lift support

combat supplies

medical support

vehicle transport

Assistance in the execution of subunit offensive operations may include:

coordinating camouflage and concealment, and counter surveillance measures

coordinating fire support from external agencies

coordinating the use of control measures

providing advice on the formations and movement limitations

providing advice to commanders on subunit capabilities

Battlefield clearance may include:

coordinating casualty evacuation

coordinating the marking or clearing of mines, booby traps and unexploded ordnance

coordinating the removal of unwanted material from the cleared areas

processing prisoners of war and other detainees

Resupply may include:

distributing maintenance items and new equipment

issuing combat supplies