Refurbish explosive ordnance packaging

This unit covers the competency required to refurbish explosive ordnance packaging.Refurbishing of the packaging is carried out in accordance with organisational policy and procedures while adhering to all relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements.


This competency normally applies to the individual who is required to prepare for and refurbish explosive ordnance packaging following deterioration or damage of the packaging through handling.

The unit requires the individual to inspect the packaging to determine whether it can be refurbished, refurbish the packaging and maintain a range of documentation.


Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for refurbishment

1.1 Requirement for refurbishing of packaging is identified from work requests/instructions and is confirmed

1.2 WHS requirements, including those contained in organisational procedures, are applied throughout the operation

1.3 Technical references, tools, equipment and consumables required for maintenance are identified, acquired and prepared in accordance with organisational procedures

1.4 Explosive ordnance packaging is inspected to confirm that it is free from explosives in accordance with statutory and organisational procedures

2. Refurbish explosive ordnance packaging

2.1 Explosive ordnance packaging is inspected to ensure it is capable of being refurbished in accordance with statutory and organisational requirements

2.2 Explosive ordnance packaging is refurbished in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and technical specifications

3. Carry out post reconditioning procedures

3.1 Explosive ordnance packaging is processed in accordance with organisational procedures

3.2 Housekeeping procedures are conducted in accordance with workshop requirements

3.3 Documentation and records are maintained in accordance with statutory, organisational and workshop requirements

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills

apply WHS requirements

apply protective coatings

communicate orally and in writing

identify packaging materials and components

maintain documentation

operate relevant equipment

read, access, interpret and apply technical instructions and drawings related to explosive ordnance packaging


use hand and power tools

Required Knowledge

application of free from explosive certification

characteristics and limitations of explosive ordnance packaging

organisational documentation requirements

organisational WHS requirements

refurbishment procedures

relevant colour coding

Evidence Required

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 comply with:

organisational safety requirements

appropriate legislative and regulatory requirements

Assessment must also confirm the ability to:

work safely within a workshop environment

refurbish packaging to an appropriate standard

process explosive ordnance packaging

maintain documentation

Consistency in performance

Competency should be demonstrated in a range of actual or simulated reconditioning contexts.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Competency should be assessed in the workplace or in a simulated work environment, in accordance with all relevant legislation and organisational requirements.

Specific resources for assessment

Access is required to:

facilities and resources used in the reconditioning of explosive ordnance packaging

Method of assessment

In a public safety environment assessment is usually conducted via direct observation in a training environment or in the workplace via subject matter supervision and/or mentoring, which is typically recorded in a competency workbook.

Assessment is completed using appropriately qualified assessors who select the most appropriate method of assessment.

Assessment may occur in an operational environment or in an industry-approved simulated work environment. Forms of assessment that are typically used include:

direct observation

interviewing the candidate

journals and workplace documentation

third party reports from supervisors

written or oral questions

Range Statement

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.

Refurbishing of packaging may include:

Cleaning including:



wire brushing

Painting or coating including:


spray painting

Removal and repair of:





Replacement of components including:



closing devices

fitments (internal/external)




Organisation may include:

Defence organisation

Enterprises that work with explosive ordnance

Other government departments or instrumentalities that work with explosive ordnance

Technical references may include:

Orders and instructions

Other publications

Technical drawings

Technical reference pamphlets

Consumables may include:

Cleaning materials

Packaging components

Packaging materials


Free from explosives is:

Certification that a container/package is free from explosives or explosive materials

Statutory requirement

Processing explosive ordnance packaging may include:

Passing for disposal

Preparing for issue

Returning to storage

Documentation and records may include:

Free from explosives certification labels

Receipt and issue records


Work records


Not applicable.

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.