11 units of competency are required for this qualification comprising:

5 core units listed below, plus

6 elective units.

Choose a minimum of 4 elective units from Group A.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from Group B elective unit list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units chosen from outside this qualification must support the learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

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

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

Core units

add topic DEFDPA005

Develop and implement media plans

add topic DEFDPA006

Develop and implement a public affairs strategic plan

add topic DEFDPA007

Develop and implement effective communication strategies

add topic DEFDPA008

Manage public affairs projects

add topic DEFDPA009

Apply knowledge of public affairs in a service environment

Group A: Specialisation elective units

add topic DEFDPA004

Manage media requirements at major events

add topic PSPGEN070

Persuade and influence opinion

add topic PSPGEN082

Coordinate public affairs events and activities

add topic PSPGEN083

Manage public affairs

add topic PSPGEN084

Provide public affairs advisory service

add topic PSPGEN085

Manage media relationships

Group B: General elective units

add topic BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBINM501

Manage an information or knowledge management system

add topic BSBWOR501

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic DEFGEN005

Develop relationships with other organisations

add topic DEFGEN007

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic DEFGEN011

Interpret policy, legislation and regulations

add topic DEFGEN027

Manage equity and diversity

add topic PSPGEN053

Provide leadership

add topic TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction