DEF Military Justice System

Project Updates

18 June 2020


The draft Training Package materials for Release 3.0 have undergone independent edit and quality assurance, and can be accessed via the links below.

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

9 April 2020


Defence 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.

3 March 2020


The TAC has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback on the following Units of Competency: 

  • DEFLAW008Y Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry 
  • DEFLAW013Y Conduct basic fact finding

The following Units of Competency will be deleted: 

  • DEFLAW001Y Provide advice on service discipline law 
  • DEFLAW002Y Perform the duties of a unit discipline officer 
  • DEFLAW003Y Provide advice on service administrative law 
  • DEFLAW004Y Conduct an arrest 
  • DEFLAW005Y Conduct a unit level investigation and prefer charges 
  • DEFLAW006Y Conduct summary authority proceedings 
  • DEFLAW009Make a Defence administrative decision 
  • DEFLAW010Y Perform the duties of an appointing officer 
  • DEFLAW011Y Perform the duties of a defending officer at service tribunals 
  • DEFLAW012Y Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer at service tribunals 
  • DEFLAW115Y Apply service discipline law 

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. 

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 Military Justice 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 working group 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 Units of Competency 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 Industry Manager Greg Spence.


The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned a project to revise existing Units of Competency in the DEF Defence Training Package. The project will ensure alignment with Commonwealth regulations and legislative requirements.

The project will include:

  • 13 existing Units of Competency to be revised

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
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