Defence Training Package

The DEF Defence Training Package comprises 48 qualifications, 12 Skill Sets, 480 units of competency and associated assessment requirements and covers: military skills on land, in the air and on water, explosive ordnance, sensor operations, electronic forensics, simulator maintenance, range control, management (in areas such as intelligence, procurement, contracting, risk management, planning, policy development, OH&S, etc.), institutional and operational chaplaincy

The DEF Defence Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: the manufacture, storage, distribution, maintenance and use of explosives, mechanic, health officer, combat system operations, sensor operations, electronic forensics, simulator maintenance, range control for land, sea and air, management, work health and safety and pastoral care chaplaincy.


Public Safety Industry Reference Committee

New arrangements for training product development commenced in January 2016.  These arrangements consider the needs of employers of all sizes, across all industry sectors, and ensure the delivery of high quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded.

Industry References Committees (IRCs):

  • Provide a forum for industry engagement
  • Direct the review, development and implementation of training package content relevant to the industry sectors they cover
  • Act as a conduit for industry feedback to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and governments on industry trends


DEF Training Package Materials


View or download the current DEF Defence Training Package materials below:

DEF Defence Training Package Release 2.0


Training Package Projects

DEF Defence Training Package Project

DEF12 Defence Training Package Transition Project

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