DEF Chaplaincy

Project scope

Review and development of Defence Training Package components relating to Chaplaincy will be undertaken as part of ongoing capability reviews across the Australian Defence Force. Wider industry practices and Defence legislative requirements will also be addressed during this process. Where imported elective Units of Competency are identified as either deleted or superseded, the IRC may also elect to update the affected Defence qualification(s) through this review.

 

VIEW 2019 IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

The Public Safety IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Defence focus group will be formed to provide the subject matter expertise for this project.

 

Deliverables

One qualification to be reviewed

  • DEF53415 Diploma of Institutional and Operational Chaplaincy

One existing Skill Set to be reviewed:

  • DEFSS00012 Defence Chaplain Skill Set

Seven existing Units of Competency to be reviewed:

  • DEFCHP001 Provide pastoral care
  • DEFCHP002 Provide ethical and pastoral advice
  • DEFCHP003 Plan the delivery of chaplaincy support
  • DEFCHP004 Conduct and facilitate religious observances and activities
  • DEFCHP005 Perform as an effective member of the Chaplains’ branch
  • DEFCHP006 Perform the duties of a chaplain in a deployed environment
  • DEFGEN003 Lead a team

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 October 2020.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you are a subject matter and would like to be considered for the TAC please contact the industry manager.

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

 

Technical advisory committee

 

25 JULY 2019

DEFENCE PROJECT COMMENCEMENT

 

Work on the Defence Chaplaincy project has commenced.

 

The Public Safety IRC is currently working with Defence to revise existing qualifications in the DEF Defence Training Package.

 

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

 

Consultation

 

3 MARCH 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

Defence has finalised a review of draft Training Package materials for this project and would like your feedback on the following qualification and seven Units of Competency:

  • DEF53415Y Diploma of Institutional and Operational Chaplaincy
  • DEFCHP001Y Provide pastoral care
  • DEFCHP002Y Provide ethical and pastoral advice
  • DEFCHP003Y Plan the delivery of chaplaincy support
  • DEFCHP004Y Conduct and facilitate religious observances and activities
  • DEFCHP005Y Perform as an effective member of the Chaplains’ branch
  • DEFCHP006Y Perform the duties of a chaplain in a deployed environment
  • DEFGEN003Y Lead a team

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

31 JANUARY 2020

A focus group comprised of Defence personnel and industry experts is continuing review and development work for this project.

 

Summary of development

 

Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.

 

Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in Defence, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

Quality Assurance

 

18 JUNE 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT (RELEASE 3.0)

 

The draft Training Package materials for Release 3.0 have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

 

Consultation

 

9 APRIL 2020

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The Defence Skills project is continuing with the review and development of Training Package products that will support Defence capability building.

 

Review of the Release 3.0 materials were made available for stakeholder validation.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Monday, 27 April 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

Summary of feedback

 

Feedback was received during consultation regarding consideration towards theology training to be part of the Chaplaincy qualification. Defence reviewed the feedback and provided the following response: The requirement to hold a Bachelor of Theology is a Defence recruitment and capability requirement, and not a requirement underpinning this qualification.

 

VIEW Summary of Consultations – DEF R 3.0

 

 

Endorsement

 

29 October 2020

 

The Defence Training Package (Release 3.0) has been endorsed for implementation.

 

The approved Defence Training Package (Release 3.0) is now available on training.gov.au.

 

The Defence Training Package aligns with Defence capability and Commonwealth legislative and regulatory requirements.

 

Qualifications and Skill Sets contained in the Training Package provide effective pathways for individuals moving between jobs and occupational roles of the same nature across the Australian Defence Force, as well as wider Defence personnel and service suppliers.

 

Overall, 18 qualifications and 121 Units of Competency covering Defence Sensor Operations, Range Control, Chaplaincy, Military Justice and Explosive Ordinance have been updated.

 

Six new Skill Sets related to Explosive Ordinance roles were designed to support capabilities in Dangerous Goods, Facilities, Engineering, Supervision and Explosive Ordinance Management.

 

The Certificate IV in Range Control and DEF33115 Certificate III in Sensor Operations were deleted as they are no longer required or delivered.

 

This release reviewed Defence Training Package material relating to the following projects:

 

The following changes have been made in this release:

  • 15 Revised Qualifications
  • 3 Qualifications with minor changes
  • 2 Qualifications deleted
  • 6 new Skill Sets
  • 7 revised Units of Competency
  • 114 Units of Competency with minor changes
  • 19 Units of Competency deleted

 

Approval

 

18 AUGUST 2020

 

At its meeting on the 12 August 2020 the AISC approved the Defence Training Package (Release 3.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

Submission

 

20 JULY 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The draft Training Package (Release 3.0) materials have been submitted to the AISC.

 

VIEW CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

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Paschal Somers

Industry - Aviation and Defence

 

 

Email: Paschal.Somers@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0439 975 796