DEF Test and Evaluation

Project scope

 

This project is to ensure that the Training Package standards continue to align with recent Defence Test and Evaluation Capability Life Cycle processes at Defence. This will require that the two qualifications in the Defence Training Package are reviewed (Certificate IV and Diploma in Test and Evaluation) including eight Units of Competency that have not been reviewed since 2017.

 

Defence Chief Capability Development Group and the Defence Director General Test & Evaluation (T&E) has identified that whilst T&E takes place in the physical world (use of model and simulation has been around for many years to design defence equipment) it is becoming increasingly challenging and can be very expensive – depending on what is being tested. Modern defence programmes use increasingly sophisticated digital models and simulations. For example, a digital twin is a virtual model of a process, product, or service, built alongside the actual item, and the digital thread is ultimately paired with the physical equivalent.

 

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 industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide subject matter expertise for the development of Training Package materials.

 

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 Skills Manager.

 

Timeline

 

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

 

Deliverables

 

The full list of products included in this project:

 

Qualifications

  • DEF40517Y Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation
  • DEF50117Y Diploma of Test and Evaluation

 

Qualification maintenance update:

  • DEF40420Y Certificate IV in Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental
  • DEF50220Y Diploma of Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental
  • DEF80220Y Graduate Certificate in Explosives

 

Units of Competency

  • DEFTST001Y Plan testing and evaluation processes
  • DEFTST002Y Prepare testing and evaluation processes
  • DEFTST003Y Conduct testing processes
  • DEFTST004Y Evaluate testing
  • DEFTST005Y Produce test and evaluation reports
  • DEFTST006Y Analyse test data
  • DEFTST007Y Apply knowledge of test and evaluation processes
  • DEFGEN005Y Develop relationships with other organisations

 

 

TAC Established

10 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for this project.

 

Comprising three subject matter experts with Test and Evaluation experience, the TAC has been tasked with:

  • Providing specialist industry subject-matter knowledge in the review of two qualifications in the Defence Training Package (Certificate IV and Diploma in Test and Evaluation) to ensure that the Training Package standards continue to align with recent Defence Test and Evaluation Capability Life Cycle processes at Defence.
  • 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 is scheduled for later in September.

 

Technical advisory committee

 

7 JULY 2021

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop Training Package materials to ensure that the Training Package standards continue to align with recent Defence Test and Evaluation Capability Life Cycle processes at Defence. This will require that the two qualifications in the Defence Training Package are reviewed (Certificate IV and Diploma in Test and Evaluation) including eight Units of Competency that have not been reviewed since 2017.

 

A background in the Defence force, ICT electronics or unit / product testing would be beneficial.

 

Registrations closed Wednesday, 21 July 2021.

Draft Material

 

11 JANUARY 2022

 

On behalf of the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee, in consultation with subject matter experts on the Technical Advisory Committee, draft Training Package materials for the Defence Test and Evaluations project have been finalised.

 

The Certificate IV and Diploma in Test and Evaluation, and seven Units of Competency have been reviewed and updated to enable Defence personnel who engage in Test and Evaluation to keep pace with changing technology and processes being used in their field. This draft material will not be made available publicly during consultation. Requests to access to the material can be made by contacting the Industry Skills Specialist who will then seek approval by Defence Education, Learning and Training Authority (DELTA).

 

Please submit your feedback by close of business Monday 7 February 2022.

 

If you would like to know more about this project, or request access to the materials please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.

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 materials include updates to the Certificate IV and Diploma in Test and Evaluation and seven associated Units of Competency. The changes are aimed at enabling Defence personnel who engage in test and evaluation to keep pace with changing technology and processes used in their field.

 

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

7 MARCH 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 in the process of validating the revised draft materials.

 

The draft materials include updates to the Certificate IV and Diploma in Test and Evaluation and seven associated Units of Competency.

 

The changes are aimed at enabling Defence personnel who engage in test and evaluation to keep pace with changing technology and processes used in their field.

 

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

 

Feedback for this second-round validation of material is required by close of business Monday 21 March 2022.

 

If you would like to know more about this project or request access to the materials, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.

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 materials include updates to the Certificate IV and Diploma in Test and Evaluation and seven associated Units of Competency. The changes are aimed at enabling Defence personnel who engage in test and evaluation to keep pace with changing technology and processes used in their field.

 

VIEW CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

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Vincent Panozzo

Industry Skills Specialist - Defence

 

 

 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0427 479 669