DEF Work Health and Safety

Project scope

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 Where imported elective Units of Competency are identified as either deleted or superseded, the IRC may also elect to update the affected Defence qualification(s) through this review.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

  • DEF43315 Certificate IV in Work Health Safety

15 existing Units of Competency to be reviewed:

  • DEFGEN012 Provide technical advice
  • DEFWHS001 Identify and monitor radiation hazards
  • DEFWHS002 Develop noise management plans
  • DEFWHS003 Apply radio frequency radiation safety procedures
  • DEFWHS005 Apply ionising radiation safety procedures
  • DEFWHS007 Work safely with lasers
  • DEFWHS008 Apply laser safety procedures
  • DEFWHS010 Identify confined space
  • DEFWHS011 Enter confined space
  • DEFWHS012 Test confined space environment
  • DEFWHS013 Control entry to confined spaces
  • DEFWHS014 Monitor and report on hazardous substances safety
  • DEFWHS015 Conduct a work health and safety audit
  • DEFWHS016 Conduct work health and safety inspections
  • DEFWHS017 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation
  • DEFRNG009 Supervise contractors

One existing Skill Set to be reviewed:

  • DEFSS00014 Enter Confined Space Skill Set

 

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 have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, 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 Work Health and Safety project has commenced.

 

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

Consultation

 

11 MAY 2020

DRAFT MATERIALS

 

The following qualification has been identified for deletion from the DEF Defence Training Package:

Qualification:

  • DEF43315 Certificate IV in Work Health Safety

 

The following Skills Sets including three new Skill Sets are available for review:

Skill Sets:

  • DEFSS00014 Enter Confined Space Skill Set
  • DEFSS999991Y Laser Safety Officer Skill Set
  • DEFSS999992Y Ionising Radiation Safety Officer Skill Set
  • DEFSS999993Y Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Officer Skill Set

 

The following Units of Competency are available for review:

  • DEFGEN012 Provide technical advice
  • DEFWHS001 Identify and monitor radiation hazards
  • DEFWHS002 Develop noise management plans
  • DEFWHS003 Apply radio frequency radiation safety procedures
  • DEFWHS005 Apply ionising radiation safety procedures
  • DEFWHS007 Work safely with lasers
  • DEFWHS008 Apply laser safety procedures
  • DEFWHS010 Identify confined space
  • DEFWHS011 Enter confined space
  • DEFWHS012 Test confined space environment
  • DEFWHS013 Control entry to confined spaces
  • DEFWHS014 Monitor and report on hazardous substances safety

 

The following Units of Competency been identified for deletion from the DEF Defence Training Package:

  • DEFWHS015 Conduct a work health and safety audit
  • DEFWHS016 Conduct work health and safety inspections
  • DEFWHS017 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Friday, 5 June 2020 for consideration by Defence.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next focus group meeting.

 

31 JANUARY 2020

A focus group comprised of Defence personnel  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. Defence, has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

Quality Assurance

 

4 SEPTEMBER 2020

Final draft Case for Endorsement (Release 4.0)

 

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

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in October 2020.

Consultation

 

15 JUNE 2020

DRAFT MATERIALS 

 

Defence has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Summary of Feedback

 

View Summary of Consultations – DEF R4.0

 

 

Submission

 

27 OCTOBER 2020

CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The draft Training Package 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