Defence Training Package

The DEF Defence Training Package was released in July 2018, it comprises 48 qualifications, 14 Skill Sets, 484 Units of Competency, following the completion of the Geospatial Skills project.

The DEF Defence Training Package covers: military skills on land, in the air and on water, explosive ordnance, sensor operations, electronic forensics, simulator maintenance, range control, management (in areas such as intelligence, procurement, contracting, risk management, planning, policy development, OH&S, etc.), institutional and operational chaplaincy.

The DEF Defence Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: the manufacture, storage, distribution, maintenance and use of explosives, mechanic, health officer, combat system operations, sensor operations, electronic forensics, simulator maintenance, range control for land, sea and air, management, work health and safety and pastoral care chaplaincy.


Public Safety Industry Reference Committee

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for the DEF Defence Training Package.

New arrangements for training product development commenced in January 2016. These arrangements consider the needs of employers of all sizes, across all industry sectors, and ensure the delivery of high quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded.

Industry References Committees (IRCs):

  • Provide a forum for industry engagement
  • Direct the review, development and implementation of training package content relevant to the industry sectors they cover
  • Act as a conduit for industry feedback to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and governments on industry trends

Public Safety Industry Intelligence


DEF Training Package Materials

View or download the current DEF Defence Training Package materials below:

DEF Defence Training Package Release 2.1


Training Package Projects

DEF Explosive Ordnance Skills

DEF Military Justice System

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