Certificate IV in Military Engineering

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 19 units

All 4 core units plus 6 units from the specialisation elective units plus 5 from the engineering elective units, plus 4 general elective units

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

The 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 DEFCA315B

Supervise engineering operations

add topic DEFCM008B

Provide technical advice

add topic DEFEQ002B

Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace

add topic BSBCMN411A

Monitor a safe workplace


Specialisation Elective Units

add topic LGAWORK301A

Evaluate works maintenance needs and priorities

add topic LGAWORK304A

Construct and maintain drainage systems

add topic PSPGOV406B

Gather and analyse information

add topic PSPPM401B

Design simple projects

add topic PSPPM402B

Manage simple projects

add topic PSPPM403B

Close simple projects

add topic DEFCA206B

Observe targets and coordinate multi asset firepower on multiple targets

add topic DEFCA207B

Observe targets and engage with joint asset firepower from any agency

add topic DEFCA421B

Supervise infantry operations

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 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

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic RTD2202A

Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

add topic TDTB197B

Check and assess operational capabilities of equipment

add topic TDTB1598B

Undertake site inspection


Engineering Elective Units

add topic PSPBORD405B

Develop operational effectiveness of detector dog teams

add topic DEFCA209B

Select sites for deployment in a threat environment

add topic DEFCA309B

Perform military high-risk search

add topic DEFCA312B

Construct equipment bridging

add topic DEFCA313B

Prepare and operate a field water-point

add topic DEFCA314B

Operate an inland modular raft/ferry

add topic DEFCA316B

Supervise the construction of short-term roads or tracks

add topic DEFCA317B

Coordinate area and route search, and clearance of explosive ordnance

add topic DEFCO108A

Support the operation of a communications and information system facility

add topic DEFEO703B

Supervise military explosive ordnance task

add topic PUAFIR306B

Render hazardous materials incidents safe


General Elective Units

add topic BSBCMN404A

Develop teams and individuals

add topic BSBFLM305A

Support operational plan

add topic BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic PMASUP220A

Monitor and control environmental hazards

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

add topic DEFCM113C

Perform the duties of a defending officer

add topic DEFCM114C

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 DEF41812 Certificate IV in Military Engineering

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF41812 Certificate IV in Military Engineering 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 managers

compile reports on equity and diversity issues

complete documentation and write reports

conduct debriefs

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

develop instructions from given orders

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

provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers

receive, clarify, prepare and deliver orders as necessary

report shortfalls that limit capability

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


apply techniques to support others

command, lead and manage engineering personnel

direct and supervise subordinates

foster and promote equity and diversity practices

organise and direct support from outside agencies

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

supervise and monitor equity and diversity processes within the workplace

supervise engineering operations

work within a team environment

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

determine and manage constraints and risks relevant to the task

identify issues, analyse circumstances and undertake research

navigate by day and night, vehicle and foot

resolve grievances and complaints without bias

take action to correct inappropriate behaviour

Initiative and enterprise

act independently

be incisive in a fluid and demanding environment

lead by example

translate research and analysis into clear advice for stakeholders

Planning and organising

apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints

assemble appropriate resources for the task

conduct battle procedures

confirm and maintain the competence of subordinates

determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task

draw simple construction plans

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

prepare and plan for engineering operations

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

be incisive in a fluid and demanding environment

conduct post activity analysis and make subsequent recommendations

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

lead by example


develop an understanding of research and analysis techniques


operate global positioning system (GPS)

operate weapons

recondition, replace or return equipment, stores and ammunition where applicable

undertake the construction process (including the design and use of field machines)

use appropriate information technology and software

use computers