Diploma of Military Leadership

Not applicable.


18 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

4 core units

14 elective units

Choose a minimum of 12 elective units from the Group A (Specialisation) and Group B (General) lists below, of which 7 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 BSBCMN311B

Maintain workplace safety

add topic BSBWOR501B

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502B

Ensure team effectiveness

add topic PSPGOV406B

Gather and analyse information


Group A Elective Units (Specialisation)

add topic DEFCA406B

Operate a service pistol

add topic DEFCA411B

Operate a grenade launcher

add topic DEFCA413B

Operate a direct fire support weapon

add topic DEFCA415B

Operate anti-personnel weapon

add topic DEFCA416C

Employ hand operated pyrotechnics

add topic DEFCA419B

Operate a service rifle on operations

add topic DEFCM001B

Use personal camouflage and concealment in a threat environment

add topic DEFCM002C

Operate night fighting equipment

add topic DEFCM101C

Operate a service rifle

add topic DEFCM102C

Operate a light support weapon

add topic DEFCM103C

Operate a service hand grenade

add topic DEFCM104C

Operate in a threat environment

add topic DEFCM106C

Display the attributes of an Australian soldier

add topic DEFCM118B

Act as a safety officer on a permanent range

add topic DEFCM119B

Conduct basic range practices on a permanent range


Perform the duties of a defending officer at service tribunals


Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer at service tribunals

add topic DEFCM201B

Apply non-lethal unarmed self-defence techniques

add topic DEFCM105C

Participate in ceremonial activities

add topic DEFCO401C

Maintain security in a Defence communications and information systems environment

add topic SISONAV302A

Apply navigation skills in an intermediate environment


Group B Elective Units (General)

add topic DEFCM005B

Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry

add topic DEFCM008B

Provide technical advice

add topic DEFEQ002B

Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace

add topic DEFRI001B

Treat risk within Defence at an operational level

add topic DEFRI002B

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic HLTHIR403C

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic CHCCSL503B

Facilitate the counselling relationship

add topic CSCSAS402B

Manage threatening behaviour

add topic HLTFA311A

Apply first aid

add topic PSPGOV201B

Work in a public sector environment

add topic PSPGOV207B

Use technology in the workplace

add topic PSPGOV403B

Use resources to achieve work unit goals

add topic PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUAOPE013A

Operate communications systems and equipment

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic TAAASS401C

Plan and organise assessment

add topic TAADEL403B

Facilitate individual learning

add topic TAAENV401B

Work effectively in vocational education and training

add topic TAAENV402B

Foster and promote an inclusive learning culture

add topic TAEASS402A

Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL401A

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for DEF51512 Diploma of Military Leadership

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF51512 Diploma of Military Leadership 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.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement

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.


clearly explain to the work group the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs

consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities

establish and maintain open communication processes with all stakeholders

interpret written and verbal information about workplace requirements


develop performance plans to establish expected outcomes, outputs, key performance indicators and goals for work team

develop strategies to ensure team members have input into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team

encourage and assist team members to contribute to the management of occupational health and safety at the workplace

Problem solving

evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders

identify hazards and assess risks in the work area

promptly deal with issues raised through consultation

support the team in identifying and resolving work performance problems

Initiative and enterprise

take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives

Planning and organising

establish team performance plan

keep team on track and focussed on work outcomes

provide advice on occupational health and safety training needs of individuals and workgroup

set and meet own work priorities


ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation's image for all stakeholders

maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to


identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence


use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments