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Unit of competency details

DEFLAW008 - Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to DEFCM127A - Conduct a Defence administrative inquiryUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. 21/Oct/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 22/Oct/2015


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091199 Justice And Law Enforcement, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091199 Justice And Law Enforcement, N.e.c.  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in DEF Defence Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to DEFCM127A Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice

Application

This unit describes the skills required to conduct administrative inquiries under the inherent authority of commanders and under the Defence (Inquiry) Regulations. Staff may be appointed to conduct administrative inquiries to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding an incident or situation so that an informed decision may be taken about the action required including, where appropriate, action to avoid a recurrence.

This unit applies to those working as warrant officers and officers of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), and some civilian staff of the Australian Defence Organisation.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work under indirect supervision, while performing sophisticated tasks in a broad range of contexts. The type of inquiry conducted will be dependent on the level of authority, rank or position.

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

Competency Field

Military Justice

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Prepare to conduct an inquiry 

1.1 Receive and acknowledge appointment as inquiry officer from appointing authority.

1.2 Analyse and discuss inquiry circumstances if necessary, with the appointing authority.

1.3 Confirm and acknowledge independence.

1.4 Determine course of action by referring to the appropriate Defence publications.

2. Plan an inquiry 

2.1 Identify, analyse and clarify inquiry Terms of Reference.

2.2 Develop an inquiry plan.

2.3 Seek advice where appropriate.

3. Gather and analyse evidence 

3.1 Conduct interviews.

3.2 Identify, acquire, confirm and analyse evidence.

3.3 Provide progress reports in accordance with the Terms of Reference and appointing authority requirements.

3.4 Suspend inquiry and notify appointing authority when Defence Force Discipline Act (DFDA) offence or other notifiable incident is suspected.

4. Present inquiry findings 

4.1 Draw conclusions and recommendations, based on the evidence gathered and within the boundaries of the terms of reference.

4.2 Present inquiry findings in accordance with the Terms of Reference and appointing authority requirements.

Foundation Skills

The foundation skills demands of this unit have been mapped for alignment with the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The following tables outline the performance levels indicated for successful attainment of the unit.

ACSF levels indicative of performance:

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Further information on ACSF and the foundation skills underpinning this unit can be found in the Foundation Skills Guide on the GSA website.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to DEFCM127A Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in DEF Defence Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

  • Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • analysing evidence to form conclusions and recommendations.
  • communicating ideas, arguments and conclusions logically
  • conducting interviews
  • interpreting policies
  • preparing complex documents
  • identifying the issues surrounding the inquiry

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • Defence (Inquiry) Regulations
  • inquiry processes
  • interview techniques
  • relevant Defence publications
  • relevant legislation, policies and procedures
  • scope of authority of an investigating officer undertaking an administrative inquiry

Assessment Conditions

Competency should be assessed in an actual workplace or in a simulated environment, with access to equipment and infrastructure appropriate to the outcome. Competency should be demonstrated over time to ensure the candidate is assessed across a variety of situations.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6bdbab1e-11ed-4bc9-9cba-9e1a55d4e4a9