Certificate IV in Range Control

Not applicable.


12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

7 core units

5 elective units

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the elective list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective lists below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.

The elective units should be selected from the units that most closely align to an individuals occupational outcomes. Electives selected must not duplicate outcomes of other units.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.


Core Units

add topic DEFRM101B

Provide technical advice on ranges and training areas

add topic DEFRM102B

Interpret policy, legislation and regulations

add topic DEFRM202B

Approve training area and range activities

add topic DEFRM204B

Monitor and control training area and range activities

add topic DEFRM207B

Conduct training area inspections

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations


Elective Units

add topic DEFEQ002B

Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace

add topic DEFRI001B

Treat risk within Defence at an operational level

add topic DEFRI002B

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic DEFRM201B

Develop and maintain range standing orders

add topic DEFRM209B

Supervise contractors

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic PSPPROC406B

Procure goods and services


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF40612 Certificate IV in Range Control have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.

Defence qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


apply interpersonal skills

communicate and interact with other organisations

communicate range of possible organisational responses to the client in a timely manner

communicate treatment plans

complete necessary documentation

discuss needs and expectations with clients

exercise courtesy, consideration and sensitivity at all times with the client

gather information from other organisations

inform client of options for further action

interact with internal and external clients

locate, interpret and provide relevant information to requests

obtain, complete and process all necessary documentation

read selectively and summarise information

refer clients to other personnel where necessary

speak in public

undertake consultation with affected and interested parties

use effective (spoken) communication


ensure participation in regular meetings and forums supports mutual cooperation

provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner

recognise individual differences in the workplace, to value these differences and to adjust their behaviour to account for these differences

seek assistance to manage clients’ expectations when necessary

use a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques

use team work principles and strategies

Problem solving

analyse and probe

analyse, interpret and clearly define the issue/s

apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems

negotiate stakeholders’ requirements, document and incorporate within the proposed advice

obtain information required and analyse in accordance with professional standards

represent mathematical ideas in appropriate format

research the issue/s and seek the advice of relevant personnel to clarify findings that are unclear

Initiative and enterprise

apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems

make notes of observations

voice personal view to the review process

Planning and organising

calculate level of risk compared to the established risk evaluation criteria and determine to be acceptable or unacceptable

evaluate treatment options under consideration for effectiveness

identify all possible sources of risk which may impact on the situation or objectives and record in accordance with workplace procedures and guidelines

identify and select treatment options

identify, plan and implement treatment options in order to reduce risk

identify relevant policy, legislation and regulations to meet organisation information requirements

observe, receive and clarify circumstances that require the provision of advice


apply duty of care

apply personal behaviour that shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

comply with professional codes of practice (as applicable) and ethical standards

evaluate critically, an operational situation by listening, observing and clarifying information with supervisor

follow instructions/directives and report information


learn about federal and state/territory legislation, regulations within legislation, government policy, organisation policy

learn about Range Standing Orders and Range

learn about risk management terminology and language in accordance with relevant standards (such as risk, hazard, risk assessment, risk management and risk treatment, residual risk, treatment plans, risk evaluation criteria)

use procedures


use appropriate information technology and software

use specialised information sources