DEF Military Justice System

Project scope

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned a project to revise existing Units of Competency in the DEF Defence Training Package.




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.



The project will ensure alignment with Commonwealth regulations and legislative requirements.

The project will include:

  • 13 existing Units of Competency to be revised



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


24 AUGUST 2018



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




Defence have finalised an internal capability review regarding Military Justice skills, 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.


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, to ensure that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

Quality Assurance


18 JUNE 2020



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



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 Defence.


Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next meeting.



3 MARCH 2020



Defence 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
  • DEFLAW009Y Make 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 Defence.


Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next meeting.



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


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



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.




20 JULY 2020



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




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





Paschal Somers

Industry - Aviation and Defence




Phone: 0439 975 796