Diploma of Test and Evaluation

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13 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

9 core units

4 elective units

Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the elective list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from elective list 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

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Conduct testing processes

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Plan testing and evaluation processes

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Prepare testing and evaluation processes

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Evaluate testing

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Produce test and evaluation reports

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Design complex projects

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Manage complex projects

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Close complex projects

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Carry out complex project activities


Elective Units

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Analyse test data

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Apply knowledge of test and evaluation processes

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Ensure a safe workplace

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Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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Apply public sector financial policies and processes

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Undertake research and analysis

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Use complex workplace communication strategies

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Develop and use political nous

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Direct complex project activities

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Provide services to clients

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Liaise with other organisations


Establish context for emergency risk assessment


Assess emergency risk

PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment


Develop treatment options for emergency risk


Manage risk treatment implementation

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Plan and organise assessment

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Assess competence

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Participate in assessment validation


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF51712 Diploma of Test and Evaluation 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


communicate with stakeholders using a range of communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes

detail requirements, write recommendations and monitor plans requiring precision of expression

prepare business case and obtain approvals to proceed with test development in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and guidelines

used language that is appropriate to audience and to report purposes and objectives


clarify and agree on skills, roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders, and identify reporting requirements

regularly consult staff and contractors to discuss progress and to ensure effective results

Problem solving

apply risk management techniques

identify risks and apply the risk management process in accordance with test plan

conduct a critical analysis of the need for testing in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

undertake research and analysis to identify impacts and risks, constraining factors and alternate options

Initiative and enterprise

check grammar, spelling and style for accuracy and punctuation

take responsibility for the quality of own output

use discretion and judgement

use public relations strategies to promote and gain endorsement

Planning and organising

define aims, objectives and impacts in test plan, and timeframes and identify resources to complete quality deliverables on time and within budget

determine report structure

establish consultation and reporting mechanisms in accordance with test plan

implement and monitor plans

plan and establish programmed review of objectives and achievement accordance with test plan

schedule testing activities


work independently or as part of a team under direct and indirect supervision


implement relevant legislation, organisational policies and procedures that may impact on the test and evaluation process


access/prepare information electronically or in hard copy

monitor required systems throughout the process in accordance with test plan

use application software suited to the reporting of testing processes

use appropriate software to apply design elements to texts that satisfies report purposes and objectives