This unit was developed for Navy communications and information systems operators but is applicable to any individual in this field of work.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Perform flag ceremonial and protocol procedures
1.1 Ceremonial and protocol instructions are received and confirmed with appropriate personnel.
1.2 All equipment is checked for serviceability and any faults are reported to appropriate personnel.
1.3 Where faults are identified, advice from appropriate personnel is followed.
1.4 Equipment is set up and checked for readiness.
1.5 Ceremonial and protocol procedures are carried out in accordance with specific workplace and prescribed instructions.
1.6 Equipment is dismantled and safely stored.
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
connect equipment required to dress ship
encourage other team members
follow instructions/directives and report information
follow flagdeck discipline
provide timely and accurate reports
use a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
use actively listen techniques
bending on and breaking of flags
colours and meanings of flag disks
colours and meanings of flags
composition of teams and roles and responsibility of team members
dress ship blocks and halyards connection procedures
work health and safety/radiation hazard policies and procedures
safety harness operation
specific ceremonial procedures
techniques for supporting others
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assessment must confirm the ability to:
perform at least five of the specific flag ceremonial and protocol procedures listed in the Range Statement
make correct reports made to appropriate personnel
perform procedures in accordance with prescribed instructions
correctly interpret meanings of signal flags
Consistency in performance
Competency should be demonstrated over time to ensure the individual is assessed across a wide variety of situations within the workplace.
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 is required to:
specific workplace operating procedures
task specific 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.
Ceremonial and protocol procedures may
Ceremony of Colours
Ceremony of Sunset
Distinguishing flags and ensigns in boats
Dress ship as directed by appropriate authorities and detailed in relevant publications
Entering harbour flagshifts and leaving harbour flagshifts including:
Australian White Ensign
Australian National Flag
Harbour destination flags/pennants
Foreign national flags
Out of routine
Half-masting and rehoisting of the Australian White Ensign (AWE)/Australian National Flag (ANF) on ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and as directed by the appropriate authorities
Undress ship as directed by appropriate authorities and detailed in relevant publications
VIP flag ceremonial for members of the Royal family, officers entitled to fly a flag or broad pennant, Governor General
This unit contains employability skills.