Diploma of Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental

Not applicable.


15 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

5 core units

10 elective units

Choose a minimum of 8 elective units from the Group A (Specialisation) and Group B (General) lists below, of which 5 must be from the Group A list.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from elective lists below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.

The elective units should be selected from the units that most closely align to an individuals occupational outcomes.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.


Core Units

add topic DEFEO101D

Work safely with explosive ordnance

add topic DEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic HLTFA211A

Provide basic emergency life support

add topic PSPOHS301A

Contribute to workplace safety

add topic TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Group A Elective Units (Specialisation)

add topic DEFTE001A

Plan testing and evaluation processes

add topic DEFTE002A

Prepare testing and evaluation processes

add topic DEFTE003A

Conduct testing processes

add topic DEFTE004A

Evaluate testing

add topic DEFTE005A

Produce test and evaluation reports

add topic DEFEO205C

Conduct technical explosive ordnance investigations

add topic DEFEO210C

Manage explosive ordnance engineering and logistics processes

add topic DEFEO709D

Apply explosive ordnance design principles


Group B Elective Units (General)

add topic DEFCM008B

Provide technical advice

add topic DEFEQ003B

Manage equity and diversity

add topic DEFOH006B

Develop radio frequency radiation safety plans

add topic DEFOH008B

Develop ionising radiation safety plans

add topic DEFOH011B

Develop laser safety plans

add topic DEFRM201B

Develop and maintain range standing orders

add topic DEFRM202B

Approve training area and range activities

add topic DEFRM204B

Monitor and control training area and range activities

add topic DEFRM205B

Manage emergency operations

add topic DEFRM206B

Conduct range inspections

add topic DEFRM208B

Manage training area and range contamination

add topic DEFRM209B

Supervise contractors

add topic DEFRM210B

Monitor and implement environmental plans and procedures

add topic BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic BSBWOR501B

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502B

Ensure team effectiveness

add topic PSPPM501B

Design complex projects

add topic PSPPM502B

Manage complex projects

add topic PSPPM503B

Close complex projects

add topic PSPPM504A

Carry out complex project activities

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations


Assess emergency risk

PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment


Develop treatment options for emergency risk


Manage risk treatment implementation

PUAEMR024 Develop treatment options for emergency risk

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic PUAWER004B

Respond to workplace emergencies

add topic TLIA5029A

Plan and manage storage of dangerous goods and hazardous substances


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF51412 Diploma of Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.

Defence qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


access and identify safety procedures and instructions

follow instructions/directives and report information

identify and note organisation incident and injury statistics

identify and/or acquire documentation and licensing limitations

identify and report incidents

identify breaches in site safety and act or report on them

identify hazardous materials labels and characteristics, and apply recognised and relevant action/criteria

obtain relevant authorisation before specialised and hazardous work is carried out

present reports in a format that ensures the client can readily understand the determined options and solutions

provide evidence to inquiries/courts as required

read, interpret and apply information on safety

read to a level required to interpret job instructions, workplace forms and reports

record and report details of first aid administered

record and report incidents and injuries

use a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques

write at the level required to complete workplace documentation and reports


apply team work principles and strategies

apply techniques for supporting others/team members

delegate authority to subordinates

encourage other team members

participate in and facilitate teams

understand the composition of teams, and the roles and responsibilities of team members

Problem solving

action reported defects/problems

apply diagnostic techniques

check samples and analyses in accordance with laboratory procedures when non-standard results are obtained

conduct qualitative analysis and quantitative analysis

identify net explosive quantities, and calculate and monitor throughout the operation

perform established qualitative tests

prepare options and solutions in matters concerning the performance of explosive ordnance

provide and evaluate options

select appropriate solutions

use analytical and evaluation processes

Initiative and enterprise

apply independent decision making

develop unique explosives

develop unique explosives within the research environment

initiate investigations by the Terms of Reference and/or Instruments of Appointment

Planning and organising

collect and preserve evidence

conduct research

determine report requirements

determine resources required for their performance, and any special requirements for their conduct

establish investigation objectives

obtain methodology, coordination requirements and necessary authorisation to progress the investigation

select procedures that incorporate methods which are appropriate and feasible

set objectives within budget and time constraints

source and procure production and support materials


apply personal safety measures

apply principles of leadership

provide leadership to individuals and teams


learn about organisational policies, material safety data sheets (MSDS), Australian Book of Reference 862, Book of Reference (British), organisation instructions, Depot Standing Instructions, Section Procedural Instructions (SPI), Departmental Maintenance Procedure Instructions (DMPI), Technical Instructions Armament Depots (TIAD)

support and participate in development activities


handle and move hazardous materials

produce unique explosives

test and/or validate explosive models, simulation and/or prototypes

understand characteristics, technical capabilities, effects, employment and limitations of explosive ordnance

understand computer modelling relevant to explosives

understand technical capabilities, effects, employment and limitations of weapons/weapon systems

use available computer technology to control instruments or to acquire/translate/convert data