Certificate IV in Armoured Operations

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 17 units

All 4 core units plus 7 units from the specialisation elective units plus 6 general elective units

Specialisation elective units should be selected from the fields that most closely align to an individual's occupational outcomes.

The 6 general elective units may be taken from the general elective units listed below, or may include 2 units taken from within this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level or a higher level.


Core Units

add topic DEFCA103B

Supervise an armoured fighting vehicle and crew

add topic DEFCM008B

Provide technical advice

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Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace

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Monitor a safe workplace


Specialisation Elective Units

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Observe targets and coordinate multi asset firepower on multiple targets

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Observe targets and engage with joint asset firepower from any agency

add topic DEFCA209B

Select sites for deployment in a threat environment

add topic DEFCA422B

Conduct range practices

add topic DEFCA423B

Manage range practices and qualifications

add topic DEFCA424B

Observe and direct machine gun fire

add topic DEFCA426B

Supervise the operation of direct fire support weapons

add topic DEFCM107B

Supervise a section during defensive operations

add topic DEFCM108B

Supervise a section during offensive operations

add topic DEFCM109B

Supervise platoon level defensive operations

add topic DEFCM110B

Supervise platoon level offensive operations

add topic DEFCO108A

Support the operation of a communications and information system facility

add topic DEFOH003B

Identify and monitor radiation hazards

add topic DEFOH005B

Apply radio frequency radiation safety procedures

add topic DEFOH010B

Apply laser safety procedures

add topic DEFOH015B

Control entry to confined spaces

add topic DEFRI001B

Treat risk in defence at an operational level

add topic DEFRI002B

Conduct a risk assessment in a defence environment

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Plan, activate and maintain a communications network

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

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Gather and analyse information

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Design simple projects

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Manage simple projects

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Close simple projects


General Elective Units

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Develop teams and individuals

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Support operational plan

add topic BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic PSPGOV307B

Organise workplace information

add topic PSPGOV403B

Use resources to achieve work unit goals

add topic PSPGOV404B

Develop and implement work unit plans

add topic PSPPROC406A

Procure goods and services

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic DEFCM004B

Instruct a workplace physical training session in Defence

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Perform the duties of a defending officer

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Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer

add topic DEFCM116C

Provide advice on service discipline law

add topic DEFCM118B

Act as a range safety officer on a permanent range

add topic DEFCM119B

Conduct basic range practices on a permanent range

add topic DEFCM120C

Conduct individual and collective ceremonial drill

add topic PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

add topic TAAASS301B

Contribute to assessment

add topic TAADEL301C

Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills

add topic TDTU101A

Implement and monitor environmental protection policies and procedures


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for DEF41212 Certificate IV in Armoured Operations

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF41212 Certificate IV in Armoured Operations 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.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement

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.


communicate and apply interpersonal skills

communicate and consult with battlespace operating system experts, commanders, other technical agencies and resource managers

compile reports on equity and diversity issues

complete and maintain documentation (such as reports and returns)

comply with organisational policies and practices including legislative requirements and standard procedures

conduct debriefings

conduct research and seek advice from relevant personnel to clarify unclear findings

develop techniques for giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner

ensure written communication is to the required level to complete workplace forms and reports

identify and communicate equity and diversity strategies to team members

identify and confirm issues through consulting with relevant personnel (if necessary)

identify problems/shortfalls and report to supervisor

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

prepare and deliver orders to crew

provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers

receive, understand, interpret and accept orders, instructions and directions and follow standard procedures

report any major incidents that are beyond the supervisor's level of authority or competence to deal with, to managers

supervise the crew of an armoured fighting vehicle, its weapons, and ancillary equipment

use verbal and non-verbal communication techniques including body language, language style and active listening


apply techniques to support others

foster and promote equity and diversity practices

provide assistance to maximise individual contribution to the attainment of the team objectives

supervise and command the operation of the armoured fighting vehicle

supervise and monitor equity and diversity processes within the workplace

supervise crew tasks

supervise maintenance

supervise the deployment of the armoured fighting vehicle into areas of operations

understand team dynamics, aims and objectives

understand the composition, roles and responsibilities of team members

Problem solving

analyse and solve problems

deal with minor incidents

identify issues, analyse circumstances and undertake research

resolve grievances and complaints without bias

take action to correct inappropriate behaviour

Initiative and enterprise

demonstrate the ability to translate research and analysis into clear advice for stakeholders

Planning and organising

apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints

assess the competence of the crew

coordinate and conduct battle procedure in accordance with standard procedures

determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task

determine the resources required for the performance of the task

identify sources of information on equity and diversity in accordance with legislative requirements, and organisational policies and practices

prepare the armoured fighting vehicle for operation

prepare the crew and manage crew personnel administration

provide advice to stakeholders within resource constraints and operational requirements

understand and apply throughout the operation, occupational health and safety requirements and recognised safety precautions, including those contained in Australian Defence Force procedures


act independently and ensure that the individual decision making process is conducted in accordance with standard procedures


develop an understanding of research and analysis techniques


check vehicle serviceability and prepare vehicle for operations

identify, handle and prepare in-service ammunition under supervision

operate the vehicle communications systems under supervision

use and operate ancillary equipment

use and operate vehicle communication systems

use appropriate information technology and software