This competency was developed for combat arms personnel required to operate line of sight ground based air defence weapon systems in a deployed operational environment but is applicable to any individual in this field of work.
Typically, operators work as part of a team under direct and/or indirect supervision, use discretion and judgement, and take responsibility for the quality of their outputs.
All activities are carried out in accordance with relevant organisational policies and procedures.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Manoeuvre the weapon
1.1 Line of sight ground based air defence weapon system is prepared for movement in accordance with standard procedures.
1.2 Weapon is positioned as directed.
1.3 Work health and safety (WHS) requirements and recognised safety precautions are applied throughout the operation in accordance with standard procedures.
2. Prepare the weapon for firing
2.1 Ammunition is handled under supervision and in accordance with standard procedures.
2.2 Ammunition is visually inspected, ammunition defects are reported to supervisor and defective ammunition is quarantined as directed.
2.3 Ammunition is loaded and unloaded as directed.
2.4 Ancillary equipment is positioned and operated as directed and in accordance with standard procedures.
3.Engage aerial targets
3.1 Aerial targets are identified and confirmed by supervisor.
3.2 Targets are sighted and tracked using the system as directed and in accordance with standard procedures.
3.3 Weapon is fired as ordered by supervisor.
3.4 Defects with firing are reported to supervisor and corrective action is taken as directed.
3.5 Aim off drills are initiated on dispute of aircraft identification in accordance with standard procedures.
4.Maintain the serviceability of the weapon
4.1 Maintenance defects are reported to supervisor.
4.2 Operating maintenance is conducted in accordance with standard procedures.
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
recognise aerial targets appropriately
work in a team
characteristics, technical capabilities of the system
characteristics of a range of aerial targets likely to be encountered
methods of range estimation
safety precautions associated with the equipment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assessment must confirm the ability to:
correctly identify the number of aerial targets specified by CATC
track and engage targets using very short range air defence systems and short range air defence systems
successfully carry out simulated engagements using weapon simulators
communicate information quickly, clearly and accurately in a high pressure environment
Consistency in performance
Competency should be demonstrated over time and across a range of simulated or actual workplace situations
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Context of assessment
Competency should be assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace environment
Specific resources for assessment
Access to operational equipment, training and simulation equipment.
The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.
Line of sight ground based air defence weapon systems may include:
in service ground based air defence weapon system
short range air defence
very short range air defence
Standard procedures may include:
job guides, other publications
manufacturers’ handbooks, industry specifications and technical instructions
organisational policies and procedures
relevant local government by
relevant state/territory or federal legislation
standing operating procedures
written and verbal orders
Ammunition defects may include:
protective covers missing
Ancillary equipment may include:
Targets may include:
air launched weapons
other targets as directed (land and sea)
tactical ballistic missile
unpiloted aerial vehicle
Identified aerial targets may include:
Defects with firing may include:
late interrogation of friend or foe (target)
Operating maintenance may include:
basic servicing of ancillary equipment
This unit contains employability skills.