Support sub-unit level defensive operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 DEFMIL142, 'Support sub-unit level 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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Prepare and plan for operations


Obtain and clarify orders in accordance with commander’s intent


Provide assistance in planning defensive operations, in accordance with organisational procedures


Make planning decisions based on a logical process to solve operational problems


Prepare outline-plans to support sub-unit level defensive operations and present to personnel as required


Support sub-unit level defensive activities


Prepare and deliver orders in accordance with organisational procedures


Coordinate and integrate combat support and combat service support into operational plans


Assist in the execution of sub-unit defensive operations


Coordinate defensive routine in accordance with operational plan and orders


Coordinate patrol activity in accordance with operational plan and orders


Coordinate occupation of an echelon in a defensive position in accordance with operational plan and orders


Coordinate early warning and security measures in accordance with task requirements and operational procedures


Coordinate sub-unit administrative activities


Plan and execute sub-unit level battlefield clearance to meet task requirements


Coordinate sub-unit re-supply and maintenance in accordance with organisational procedures


Supervise sub-unit within an echelon in Defence in accordance with operational plan


Coordinate combat service support to sub-unit in accordance with organisational procedures


Support and foster sub-unit morale, welfare and discipline, as required, in accordance with organisational policies