Diploma of Preventive Health
14 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
4 core units
10 elective units
Choose a minimum of 4 elective units from the Group A (Specialisation) list below.
Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the Group B (Work Health and Safety) list below.
Choose a minimum of 1 elective unit from the Group C (General) list below.
Choose the remaining 2 elective units from 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.
Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.
Perform environmental health planning
Manage environmental health operations
Manage a deployed capability
Ensure team effectiveness
Group A Elective Units (Specialisation)
Investigate and control outbreak of disease
Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs
FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures
Assess compliance with food safety programs
Conduct food safety audits
Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards
Communicate and negotiate to conduct food safety audits
Control food contamination and spoilage
FDFTEC3001A Participate in a HACCP team
Plan and schedule pest management operations
Group B Elective Units (Work Health and Safety)
Apply principles of OHS risk management
Manage hazards in the work environment
Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant
Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk
Participate in the investigation of incidents
Group C Elective Units (General)
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Initiate a quality audit
Lead a quality audit
Report on a quality audit
Write complex documents
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF51612 Diploma of Preventive Health 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 Skills Statement
communicate complex issues and ideas in a logical and persuasive manner
compile and submit reports and returns in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
issue detailed instructions to team leaders
maintain work records to allow reference and tracking of workflow to dependent organisations
prepare complex verbal or written health assessments for communication to others that can be readily understood
receive, acknowledge and clarify deployment instructions in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
issue pre deployment tasking to team leaders in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
liaise with dependent organisations to set expectations about the service being provided and to establish a common understanding of the team performance and interaction
mentor team leaders to achieve team tasking and objectives
provide technical guidance to team leaders to ensure correct performance of environmental health measures
support team members in meeting expected performance outcomes
conduct health threat assessment to identify key health threats that exist and which require attention during environmental health planning
develop processes to ensure that issues, concerns and problems identified by team members are recognised and addressed
evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders
identify and rectify problems with deployment as they occur to ensure the deployment of capability is in accordance with the deployment instructions
manage workplace issues and problems
use a range of problem solving and decision making strategies
Initiative and enterprise
conduct evaluation of deployment to identify lessons learned to improve future deployments
determine best use of available resources
identify and implement measures to improve the delivery of environmental health support across all teams to improve workflow across the formation
make decisions that maximise the effective implementation of health support plans
refer rectification action outside own limits of authority to commander for resolution
use feedback to achieve positive outcomes
Planning and organising
allocate resources within tasking schedule to ensure teams are equipped to achieve objectives
develop plan in detail to minimise oversight and to ensure it can survive changing circumstances and be adaptable to situations presented
develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work
monitor and introduce practices to improve work performance
monitor maintenance of stores and equipment to ensure they are available and ready for use
use planning and organisational skills to keep team on track and focussed on work outcomes
be a positive influence on colleagues
ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisationâ€™s image for all stakeholders
exercise considerable discretion and judgement
negotiate complex issues and ideas to arrive at a common understanding
implement team leadership management principles
maintain lines of communication with team leaders during the pre deployment phase to ensure teams are kept informed of the developments in the situation
understand structure, function and layout of own capability
learn about Geneva conventions
learn about food storage and distribution standards including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to food control
learn about legal rights and responsibilities
learn about the principles of health support
learn about the structure and function of the ADF Health Services
use technology to monitor the preparation of stores and equipment to ensure they are operational, and ready for use and deployment
use technology to operate pesticide dispersal equipment
use technology to operate preventive medicine resources equipment