DEF Simulator Maintenance

Project scope

This project will consider the current and future capability needs relating to Defence simulator maintenance, including the use of emerging technologies. The project addresses ongoing Defence capability reviews, wider industry practices, or Defence legislative requirements.

 

This project addresses the ongoing requirement to review and update DEF Defence Training Package materials previously endorsed in 2015 and ensuring that Defence’s current and future capability needs are met beyond 2019-20. The project will be undertaken as part of ongoing Defence capability reviews across the Australian Defence Force. Where imported elective Units of Competency are identified as either deleted or superseded, the IRC may also elect to revise the affected Defence qualification(s) through the IRC minor upgrade process.

 

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

Two qualifications to be reviewed:

  • DEF43215 Certificate IV in Simulator Maintenance
  • DEF53215 Diploma of Simulator Maintenance

11 existing Units of Competency to be reviewed:

  • DEFGEN005 Develop relationships with other organisations
  • DEFGEN007 Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment
  • DEFSIM001 Fault find and repair simulator power distribution and control systems
  • DEFSIM002 Fault find and repair simulator computer systems and peripheral hardware
  • DEFSIM003 Fault find and repair simulator image generator and visual display systems
  • DEFSIM004 Fault find and repair simulator motion and control loading systems
  • DEFSIM005 Fault find and repair simulator sound systems
  • DEFSIM006 Fault find and repair simulator weapons systems
  • DEFSIM007 Conduct simulator performance evaluation
  • DEFSIM008 Work effectively with simulator systems
  • DEFSIM009 Operate the simulator for testing purposes

 

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 Simulator Maintenance 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 qualifications are available for review:

Qualifications:

  • DEF43215 Certificate IV in Simulator Maintenance
  • DEF53215 Diploma of Simulator Maintenance Management

 

The following Units of Competency, including three new units are available for review:

Units of Competency:

  • DEFGEN005 Develop relationships with other organisations
  • DEFGEN007 Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment
  • DEFSIM001 Fault find and repair simulator power distribution and control systems
  • DEFSIM002 Fault find and repair simulator computer systems and peripheral hardware
  • DEFSIM003 Fault find and repair simulator image generator and visual display systems
  • DEFSIM004 Fault find and repair simulator control loading systems
  • DEFSIM005 Fault find and repair simulator sound systems
  • DEFSIM006 Fault find and repair simulator weapons systems
  • DEFSIM007 Conduct simulator performance evaluation
  • DEFSIM008 Work effectively with simulator systems
  • DEFSIM009 Operate the simulator for testing purposes
  • DEFSIM010 Fault find and repair simulator motion loading systems
  • DEFSIM011 Apply knowledge of simulator systems and architecture
  • DEFSIM012 Manage simulator accreditation or in service testing

 

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

 

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

 

31 JANUARY 2020

A TAC group comprised of Defence personnel and industry experts 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 by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in Defence, it 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 

 

The Defence TAC group 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.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

Summary of Feedback

 

View Summary of Consultations – DEF R4.0

 

 

Endorsement

 

15 FEBRUARY 2021

 

The Defence Training Package (Release 4.0) has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee, with support from subject matter experts, has led the development of new Skill Sets and Units of Competency, and the revision of qualifications and units through the projects below to address Defence capability reviews, wider industry practices, and Defence legislative requirements:

 

  • Simulator Maintenance – three new Units of Competency have been developed and two qualifications updated to address the skills and knowledge requirements for simulator maintenance managers and simulator maintenance technicians.

 

To support the delivery of the Training Package, a Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG) has been developed to assist assessors, trainers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and enterprises. The CVIG contains a comprehensive list of all products in the Training Package; mapping information which details the changes that have been made to the materials; regulation and licensing implications; and useful links to other information.

 

The Defence Training Package Release 4.0 is now available on training.gov.au.

 

This release includes the below listed projects:

 

The following materials were approved:

 

Qualifications

DEF40520 Certificate IV in Simulator Maintenance
DEF50420 Diploma of Simulator Maintenance Management

 

Revised Units

DEFSIM011 Fault find and repair simulator control systems
DEFSIM014 Work effectively with simulator systems
DEFSIM015 Fault find and repair simulator power distribution and control systems
DEFSIM016 Fault find and repair simulator computer systems and peripheral hardware
DEFSIM017 Fault find and repair simulator image generator and visual display systems
DEFSIM018 Fault find and repair simulator sound systems
DEFSIM019 Fault find and repair simulator weapons systems
DEFSIM020 Conduct simulator performance evaluation
DEFSIM021 Operate the simulator for testing purposes

 

New Units

DEFSIM010 Apply knowledge of Simulator Systems and Architecture
DEFSIM012 Fault find and repair simulator motion systems
DEFSIM013 Manage Simulator accreditation or in service testing

Deleted Qualifications

DEF43315 Certificate IV in Work Health Safety
DEF54315 Diploma of Evaluations

 

Deleted Units

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

Approval

 

16 DECEMBER 2020

 

At its meeting on 2 December 2020 the AISC approved the Defence Training Package (Release 4.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

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

 

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 Skills Manager - Aviation, Corrections, Defence and Public Safety

 

 

Email: Paschal.Somers@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0439 975 796