Certificate IV in Military Leadership

Not applicable.


18 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

6 core units

12 elective units

Choose a minimum of 10 elective units from the Group A (Specialisation) and Group B (General) lists below, of which 7 units must be from Group A.

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 DEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

add topic BSBWOR404B

Develop work priorities

add topic PSPGOV406B

Gather and analyse information


Group A Elective Units (Specialisation)

add topic DEFCA406B

Operate a service pistol

add topic DEFCA411B

Operate a grenade launcher

add topic DEFCA416C

Employ hand operated pyrotechnics

add topic DEFCM001B

Use personal camouflage and concealment in a threat environment

add topic DEFCM002C

Operate night fighting equipment

add topic DEFCM101C

Operate a service rifle

add topic DEFCM102C

Operate a light support weapon

add topic DEFCM103C

Operate a service hand grenade

add topic DEFCM104C

Operate in a threat environment

add topic DEFCM106C

Display the attributes of an Australian soldier

add topic DEFCM118B

Act as a range safety officer on a permanent range

add topic DEFCM119B

Conduct basic range practices on a permanent range


Perform the duties of a defending officer at service tribunals


Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer at service tribunals

add topic SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment


Group B Elective Units (General)

add topic DEFCM005B

Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry

add topic DEFRI001B

Treat risk within Defence at an operational level

add topic DEFRI002B

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic HLTHIR403C

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTFA311A

Apply basic first

add topic PSPGOV201B

Work in a public sector environment

add topic PSPGOV207B

Use technology in the workplace

add topic PUAOPE013A

Operate communications systems and equipment

add topic PUATEA005A

Manage own professional performance


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

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 DEF42212 Certificate IV in Military Leadership 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


communicate objectives and required standards

consult team members about implementing new work practices

follow verbal and written workplace instructions

present written documents in a format that meets the organisation’s standards of style and accuracy

provide team members with up-to-date information

use active listening skills and questioning techniques to clarify issues

use language (in all communications) that is clear concise and appropriate to client, assignment and organisation’s requirements


acknowledge contributions to team operations

encourage other team members and provide suggestions

guide and facilitate teams

manage and improve performance of teams and individuals

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

take part in group discussions and informal meetings

Problem solving

identify, analyse and develop solutions for difficulties to achieve required outcomes

manage difficulties to achieve positive outcomes

undertake conflict resolution and negotiation

Initiative and enterprise

understand, acknowledge and accurately represent to others, where required, the views and opinions of individuals or a group

Planning and organising

develop an action plan to meet individual and team training and development needs

identify and assess training needs of individuals and the team

use coaching and mentoring as development tools


ensure personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

ensure personal conduct complies with an awareness of workplace equity and diversity

provide leadership to individuals and teams

work without supervision


support and participate in development activities


use information technology effectively