Supervise a section during defensive operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver DEFCM133, 'Supervise a section during defensive operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare and plan for defensive operations

1.1 Ability of subordinates to complete the task is confirmed and maintained in accordance with standard procedures.

1.2 Personnel administration is actioned in accordance with standard procedures.

1.3 Orders are received and clarified in accordance with the higher commander’s intent.

1.4 Constraints and risks relevant to the task are determined and managed in accordance with standard procedures.

1.5 Appropriate resources for the task are assembled, and any shortfalls that limit capability are reported to the chain of command.

1.6 Occupational health and safetyWork health and safety (OH&SWHS) and environmental requirements are recognised and applied throughout the operation, in accordance with standard procedures.

1.7 Planning decisions are made based on a logical process to solve operational problems.

1.8 Battle procedures are conducted in accordance with standard procedures.

2. Conduct defensive operations

2.1 Orders are prepared and delivered in accordance with standard procedures.

2.2 Liaison is conducted in accordance with operational requirements and standard procedures.

2.3 Support from outside agencies is coordinated.

2.4 Technical advice is provided to the chain of command or supported agencies.

2.5 All unexpected situations that require a quick and decisive response are recognised and responded to, in accordance with operational requirements and standard procedures.

2.6 Command authority is exercised.

2.7 Subordinates are led by example in accordance with standard procedures.

2.8 Mission and tasks are carried out in accordance with orders.

2.9 Communication is maintained with the chain of command as required.

3. Finalise defensive operations

3.1 Debriefs are conducted in accordance with standard procedures.

3.2 Post activity analysis is conducted and subsequent recommendations are made in accordance with standard procedures.

3.3 Equipment, stores and ammunition are reconditioned, replaced or returned as applicable.

3.4 Documentation is completed in accordance with standard procedures.

3.5 Soldiers’ health and wellbeing is monitored and any anomalies are referred or fixed.