Diploma of Range Management

Not applicable.


15 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

6 core units

9 elective units

Range Inspection Specialty: Choose a minimum of 7 elective units from the Group A (Range Inspection) list below.

Range Management Specialty: Choose a minimum of 7 elective units from the Group B (Range Management) 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 DEFRM201B

Develop and maintain range standing orders

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations


Assess emergency risk

PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment


Group A Elective Units (Range Inspection)

add topic DEFRM202B

Approve training area and range activities

add topic DEFRM204B

Monitor and control training area and range activities

add topic DEFRM205B

Manage emergency operations

add topic DEFRM207B

Conduct training area inspections

add topic DEFRM208B

Manage training area and range contamination

add topic DEFRM210B

Monitor and implement environmental plans and procedures

add topic DEFRM212A

Manage training areas and ranges


Develop treatment options for emergency risk


Manage risk treatment implementation


Group B Elective Units (Range Management)

add topic DEFRM206B

Conduct range inspections

add topic DEFRM211B

Site range complexes

add topic BSBAUD401A

Prepare for a quality audit

add topic BSBAUD501B

Initiate a quality audit

add topic BSBAUD503B

Lead a quality audit

add topic BSBAUD504B

Report on a quality audit

add topic BSBCOM403B

Provide education and training on compliance requirements and systems

add topic BSBCOM404B

Promote and liaise on compliance requirements, systems and related issues

add topic BSBCOM501B

Identify and interpret compliance requirements

add topic BSBCOM502B

Evaluate and review compliance

add topic BSBCOM601B

Research compliance requirements and issues


Group C Elective Units (General)

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic PSPPROC406B

Procure goods and services

add topic TAAASS401C

Plan and organise assessment

add topic TAAASS403B

Develop assessment tools

add topic TAADEL403B

Facilitate individual learning

add topic TAEASS301B

Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEASS402A

Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction


    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 DEF50712 Diploma of Range Management 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 verbal communication techniques

complete reports, which may include reports required for coronial or other legal proceedings, organisational reports, debrief reports

formulate advice and discussion with stakeholders

interpret information contained in policy, legislation and regulations related to ranges and training areas


mark maps, charts and documentation in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

prepare letters and reports to specified standard

raise regular and timely situation reports and distribute in accordance with organisational standards


activate internal and external liaison networks and maintain to ensure effective communication

allocate operations centre tasks and conduct briefings in accordance with operational plans

allocate priority for action in accordance with relevant safety parameters, Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

establish and maintain participation

formulate solutions for specified issues and provide to appropriate personnel

provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner

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

task operation centre staff to collect and collate operational information using standard operational procedures

Problem solving

analyse circumstances, and interpret and clearly define the issue/s

analyse operational information to modify and update plans and prioritise tasks in accordance with operational plans and policies

analyse post activity reports and other incident or activity reports for probable contamination and location

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

identify hazards and prioritise to ensure that the response is appropriate to the type and scale of the event

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

obtain information required and analyse in accordance with professional standards

Initiative and enterprise

establish an improvised operations centre

plan for emergency response, including the setting up of appropriate control and coordination structures

solve problems and make decisions

Planning and organising

establish plans for searches, confirm and mark contaminant/s in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

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

identify resources required for location/marking of the contaminant/s and acquire in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

manage physical and financial resources in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures

obtain operational information and identify hazards to permit accurate assessment of the problem

review training and operational planning requirements to enhance future operations

terminate the operation in accordance with operational standards


apply the concepts of due diligence

apply the principles of duty of care

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

ensure personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

maintain a calm approach under stress

manage communications within and between teams and organisations

participate as a team member

provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner


learn about AS/NZS ISO 14001(Int): 1995, Environmental Management Systems – specifications with guidance for use

learn about federal and state/territory legislation, regulations within legislation, government policy, organisation policy, those in Range Standing Orders

learn about principles of risk management, locally used information management and communications systems, local alert and warning systems, locally available resources, their capabilities and access to them

learn about regional, state or national plans, relevant occupational health and safety, regulatory requirements, and emergency plans

use formation or unit instructions


access electronic or manual recording procedures

establish radio and allied communication nets in accordance with standard operating procedures

implement message and information management systems and maintain to provide accurate operational records

maintain environmental management documentation

use appropriate information technology and software

use HF, VHF and UHF radio systems

use specialised information sources

use telephone systems, satellite phones, internet or intranet links