Qualification details

DEF50712 - Diploma of Range Management (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 24/Jan/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced15/Mar/2012

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by DEF55115 - Diploma of Range ManagementSupersedes Diploma of Range Management. Not equivalent. 21/Oct/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA50707 - Diploma of Public Safety (Range Management) 14/Mar/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBMGT502B - Manage people performanceManage people performance Elective
BSBMGT515A - Manage operational planManage operational plan Elective
BSBMGT516C - Facilitate continuous improvementFacilitate continuous improvement Elective
BSBOHS509A - Ensure a safe workplaceEnsure a safe workplace Core
BSBSUS301A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBWOR502B - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectiveness Elective
DEFEO101D - Work safely with explosive ordnanceWork safely with explosive ordnance Core
DEFEO201C - Respond to fireRespond to fire Elective
DEFEO205C - Conduct technical explosive ordnance investigationsConduct technical explosive ordnance investigations Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1294-11 Commissioned Defence Force Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 
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 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 03/Sep/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1294-11 Commissioned Defence Force Officer 03/Sep/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 03/Sep/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 15/Mar/2012 
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Modification History


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DEF12 V2

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DEF12 V1

First release.


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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF50712 Diploma of Range Management have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.

Defence qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 


  • apply verbal communication techniques
  • complete reports, which may include reports required for coronial or other legal proceedings, organisational reports, debrief reports
  • formulate advice and discussion with stakeholders
  • interpret information contained in policy, legislation and regulations related to ranges and training areas
  • liaise
  • mark maps, charts and documentation in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures
  • prepare letters and reports to specified standard
  • raise regular and timely situation reports and distribute in accordance with organisational standards


  • activate internal and external liaison networks and maintain to ensure effective communication
  • allocate operations centre tasks and conduct briefings in accordance with operational plans
  • allocate priority for action in accordance with relevant safety parameters, Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures
  • establish and maintain participation
  • formulate solutions for specified issues and provide to appropriate personnel
  • provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner
  • recognise individual differences in the workplace, to value these differences and to adjust behaviour to account for these differences
  • task operation centre staff to collect and collate operational information using standard operational procedures

Problem solving 

  • analyse circumstances, and interpret and clearly define the issue/s
  • analyse operational information to modify and update plans and prioritise tasks in accordance with operational plans and policies
  • analyse post activity reports and other incident or activity reports for probable contamination and location
  • conduct research related to the issue/s is and seek the advice of relevant personnel to clarify findings that are unclear
  • identify hazards and prioritise to ensure that the response is appropriate to the type and scale of the event
  • negotiate stakeholders requirements, and document and incorporate within the proposed advice
  • obtain information required and analyse in accordance with professional standards

Initiative and enterprise 

  • establish an improvised operations centre
  • plan for emergency response, including the setting up of appropriate control and coordination structures
  • solve problems and make decisions

Planning and organising 

  • establish plans for searches, confirm and mark contaminant/s in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures
  • identify relevant policy, legislation and regulations to meet organisation information requirements
  • identify resources required for location/marking of the contaminant/s and acquire in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures
  • manage physical and financial resources in accordance with the organisation s policies and procedures
  • obtain operational information and identify hazards to permit accurate assessment of the problem
  • review training and operational planning requirements to enhance future operations
  • terminate the operation in accordance with operational standards


  • apply the concepts of due diligence
  • apply the principles of duty of care
  • comply with professional codes of practice (as applicable) and ethical standards
  • ensure personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues
  • maintain a calm approach under stress
  • manage communications within and between teams and organisations
  • participate as a team member
  • provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner


  • learn about AS/NZS ISO 14001(Int): 1995, Environmental Management Systems specifications with guidance for use
  • learn about federal and state/territory legislation, regulations within legislation, government policy, organisation policy, those in Range Standing Orders
  • learn about principles of risk management, locally used information management and communications systems, local alert and warning systems, locally available resources, their capabilities and access to them
  • learn about regional, state or national plans, relevant occupational health and safety, regulatory requirements, and emergency plans
  • use formation or unit instructions


  • access electronic or manual recording procedures
  • establish radio and allied communication nets in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • implement message and information management systems and maintain to provide accurate operational records
  • maintain environmental management documentation
  • use appropriate information technology and software
  • use HF, VHF and UHF radio systems
  • use specialised information sources
  • use telephone systems, satellite phones, internet or intranet links

Packaging Rules

15 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 6 core units
  • 9 elective units

Range Inspection Specialty: Choose a minimum of 7 elective units from the Group A (Range Inspection) list below.

Range Management Specialty: Choose a minimum of 7 elective units from the Group B (Range Management) list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective lists below, or  elsewhere within this training package, or  another endorsed training package, or  accredited course.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol ∟.

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.

The elective units should be selected from the units that most closely align to an individual s occupational outcomes. Electives selected must not duplicate outcomes of other units.

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


Core Units 


Provide technical advice on ranges and training areas


Interpret policy, legislation and regulations


Develop and maintain range standing orders


Provide services to clients


Liaise with other organisations


Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment


Group A Elective Units (Range Inspection) 


Approve training area and range activities


Monitor and control training area and range activities


Manage emergency operations


Conduct training area inspections


Manage training area and range contamination


Monitor and implement environmental plans and procedures


Manage training areas and ranges


Develop treatment options for emergency risk


Manage risk treatment implementation


Group B Elective Units (Range Management) 


Conduct range inspections


Site range complexes


Prepare for a quality audit


Initiate a quality audit


Lead a quality audit


Report on a quality audit


Provide education and training on compliance requirements and systems


Promote and liaise on compliance requirements, systems and related issues


Identify and interpret compliance requirements


Evaluate and review compliance


Research compliance requirements and issues


Group C Elective Units (General) 


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Procure goods and services


Plan and organise assessment


Develop assessment tools


Facilitate individual learning


Contribute to assessment


Assess competence


Provide work skill instruction

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