DEF Explosive Ordnance Skills

Project Update

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.

27 February 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.

24 February 2020

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

13 September 2019

Defence have finalised an internal capability review regarding Explosive Ordnance skills. A tri-service working group (Air Force, Army and Navy) will be established to form a TAC in the coming months, with submission to the AISC of the final draft materials now likely to be extended to October 2020.

7 March 2019

A tri-service working group (Air Force, Army and Navy) is being established to form a TAC in Mar-Apr this year, with the review being undertaken in May/early June.

24 August 2018


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.



The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned a project to revise existing qualifications in the DEF Defence Training Package. The project will ensure that Defence’s explosive ordnance skills are aligned with legislative and regulatory requirements, and consistent with industry best-practice.

The project will include:

  • Review of 14 existing qualifications
  • Review of up to 97 existing Units of Competency

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

View the 2018 IRC Skills Forecast

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project. This project is expected to be completed by July 2019.

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

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Katherine White
Industry Manager

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