Qualification details

DEF50117 - Diploma of Test and Evaluation (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by DEF50922 - Diploma of Test and Evaluation 20/Oct/2022
Supersedes DEF51712 - Diploma of Test and EvaluationCore units decreased from 9 to 8 Core units changed Qualification packaging rules decreased from 13 to 12 units of competency 16/Aug/2017

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 17/Aug/2017

Units of competency

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DEFGEN011 - Interpret policy, legislation and regulationsInterpret policy, legislation and regulationsCurrentCore
PSPGEN035 - Provide workplace mentoringProvide workplace mentoringSupersededElective
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisationsSupersededElective
PSPGEN046 - Undertake research and analysisUndertake research and analysisSupersededCore
PSPGEN048 - Support workplace coaching and mentoringSupport workplace coaching and mentoringSupersededElective
PSPMGT001 - Manage resourcesManage resourcesSupersededElective
BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resourcesManage project human resourcesSupersededCore
BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagementManage project stakeholder engagementSupersededCore
PSPPCY006 - Develop organisation policyDevelop organisation policyDeletedElective
DEFGEN012 - Provide technical adviceProvide technical adviceCurrentCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 139211 Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Member 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Defence Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 139211 Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Member 12/Oct/2017 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 12/Oct/2017 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 17/Aug/2017 
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Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this qualification in the DEF Defence Training Package.

Qualification Description

This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies in the supervision of test and evaluation in a senior role in the Defence Capability Life Cycle.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

13 units of competency are required for this qualification comprising:

  • 10 core units listed below, plus
  • 3 elective units.

Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the list below.

Choose the remaining 1 elective unit from the elective unit list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

All elective units chosen from outside this qualification must support the learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level.

Elective units chosen must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification. 

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

Core units  


Manage project scope


Manage project human resources


Manage project risk


Manage project stakeholder engagement


Manage project integration


Apply knowledge of test and evaluation processes


Interpret policy, legislation and regulations


Provide technical advice


Undertake research and analysis


Refine complex workplace documents

General elective units 


Ensure a safe workplace


Provide workplace mentoring


Support workplace coaching and mentoring


Use complex workplace communication strategies


Develop and use political nous


Apply public sector financial policies and processes


Manage resources


Develop organisation policy


Provide services to clients


Liaise with other organisations

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces but is not equivalent to DEF51712 Diploma of Test and Evaluation.


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