DEF Moral Injury

Project Scope

The purpose of the project is to develop a new Skill Set and three new Units of Competency to address the skills and knowledge required by Defence Chaplains assisting Defence members and their families suffering trauma because of moral injury.

 

Moral Injury has traditionally been applied to military populations and in the clinical domain however there is growing attention to understanding trauma suffered by Defence personnel arising from moral injury.

 

The current Royal Commission into ADF Suicide is a key driver for this evolving work and as a result moral injury capability is being introduced into Defence Chaplaincy to support Defence members and their families after the withdrawal from conflict.

 

See Case for Change for further information:

VIEW CASE FOR CHANGE

 

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 Defence.

 

The IRC has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project, comprising subject matter experts from Defence.

 

Draft material will not be made available publicly during consultation, and access to this material will be authorised by contacting the Industry Skills Manager and approved by Defence Education, Learning and Training Authority (DELTA).

 

The Case for Endorsement and draft materials are due to be submitted by 30 June 2022.

TAC Established

9 FEBRUARY 2022

 

The IRC has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project, comprising subject matter experts from Defence.

 

The TAC has been tasked with:

Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge for the development of a new Skill Set and three new Units of Competency to address the skills and knowledge required by Defence Chaplains assisting Defence members and their families suffering trauma because of moral injury.

  • Validating the technical content of the Training Package products
  • Identifying relevant qualitative and quantitative data sources to inform the development of draft materials
  • Reviewing feedback from stakeholders through public consultations
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging broader industry networks to participate in consultation and/or validation activities during the duration of the project
  • Offering advice and guidance to assist in informing the direction of the project throughout its duration
  • Making recommendations on the developed Training Package materials to the relevant IRC, which has the final decision-making authority.

 

The first meeting of the TAC will be held on 16 February.

Consultation

1 APRIL 2022

DRAFT MATERIALS

 

On behalf of the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee, the assigned Defence Technical Advisory Committee has prepared draft Training Package materials.

 

This project is supporting capability being introduced into Defence Chaplaincy to assist Defence members and their families who may be dealing with moral injury. This material will not be made available publicly during consultation, and access to this material will be authorised by contacting the Industry Skills Manager and approved by Defence Education, Learning and Training Authority (DELTA).

 

The draft materials include:

  • Three new Units of Competency
  • One new Skill Set
  • Mapping information

 

Feedback closed Wednesday 4 May 2022.

 

Quality Assurance

10 JUNE 2022

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

Development work has been completed on draft materials for the Defence Training Package (Release 5.0), addressing priority skills needs of the industry.

 

Draft products include one new Skill Set and three new Units of Competency to support the skills and knowledge of Defence Chaplains to help defence members with moral injury, including the support of their families.

 

This material will not be made publicly available and access to the proposed products need to be authorised by contacting the Industry Skills Specialist and approved by Defence Education, Learning and Training Authority (DELTA).

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in June 2022.

 

 

Validation

9 MAY 2022

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

On behalf of the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback and is now seeking validation of revised draft materials.

 

The products include the development of one new Skill Set and three new units of competency to support the skills and knowledge of Defence Chaplains to help defence members with moral injury including the support of their families.

 

The development includes a Moral Injury Skill Set containing three new units of competency:

  • Assist personnel with moral injury through Pastoral Narrative Disclosure (PND)
  • Prepare to implement moral injury Pastoral Narrative Disclosure (PND)
  • Conduct moral injury Pastoral Narrative Disclosure (PND)

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 20 May, 2022

Approval

1 SEPTEMBER 2022

 

At its meeting on August 19, the AISC approved the DEF Defence Training Package Release 5.0 for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

Training Package materials developed through the projects below address priority skills needs for the Defence Industry.

  • Digital Forensics
  • Moral Injury
  • Paralegal Services
  • Range Control
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Work Diving

 

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

 

 

Submission

7 JULY 2022
CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT SUBMITTED TO AISC

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has submitted the Case for Endorsement and draft materials for the Defence Training Package (Release 5.0) to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration at its meeting on 17 August 2022.

 

The proposed materials address priority skills needs for the Defence Industry.

 

Draft products include one new Skill Set and three new Units of Competency to support the skills and knowledge of Defence Chaplains to help defence members with moral injury, including the support of their families.

 

VIEW CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

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Vincent Panozzo

Industry Skills Specialist - Defence

 

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0427 479 669