DEF Defence Range Control

This project is part of the DEF Defence Skills.

Project Updates

18 August 2020

AISC Approval

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.

For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

20 JULY 2020


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

Case for Endorsement

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

18 June 2020


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

To view the final drafts, please visit the Defence Skills project page.

3 March 2020

Review of this material is complete and is now undergoing industry validation. Draft material will not be released publicly. Request for access to this material must be made in writing to the Industry Manager and will be subject to case by case approval from the Department of Defence.

31 January 2020

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

25 July 2019


Work on the Defence Range Control project has commenced.

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

As this material is sensitive in nature, initial requests for access to draft DEF Defence Training Package products is by written application only via email to the Industry Manager.

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


Review and development of Defence Training Package components relating to Range Control 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 Where imported elective Units of Competency are identified as either deleted or superseded, the IRC may also elect to update the affected Defence qualification(s) through this review.

The expected submission of the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) by 30 October 2020.

View 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.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

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Katherine White
Industry Manager

Project Deliverables

One qualification to be reviewed:

  • DEF45115 Certificate IV in Range Control

Nine existing Units of Competency to be reviewed:

  • DEFGEN008 Treat risk within Defence at an operational level
  • DEFGEN010 Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace
  • DEFGEN011 Interpret policy, legislation and regulations
  • DEFRNG001 Provide technical advice on ranges and training areas
  • DEFRNG002 Develop and maintain range standing orders
  • DEFRNG003 Approve training area and range activities
  • DEFRNG004 Monitor and control training area and range activities
  • DEFRNG007 Conduct training area inspections
  • DEFRNG009 Supervise contractors

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