Unit of competency details

DEFLAW012 - Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer at service tribunals (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 22/Oct/2015

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to DEFCM131 - Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer at service tribunalsUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. 21/Oct/2015


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091103 Legal Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091103 Legal Studies  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 DEFCM131 Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer at service tribunals.

  • 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 prosecute an accused person for the purposes of legal trials and hearings as required under the provisions of the Defence Force Discipline Act (DFDA).

This unit applies to those prosecuting an accused service member at summary trials under the Defence Force Disciplinary Act (DFDA).

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 autonomously, while performing sophisticated tasks in a broad range of contexts. They would use discretion and judgement, and take responsibility for the quality of their outputs.

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 the prosecution s case 

1.1 Advise the accused of the charges preferred against him/her.

1.2 Research the prosecution s case.

1.3 Prepare and dispatch pre-trial documentation.

2. Present the prosecution s case 

2.1 Present prosecution s case in accordance with service discipline protocols, procedures and rules of evidence.

2.2 Communicate issues relating to the prosecution of the accused to the service tribunal s authority.

2.3 Cross examine witnesses and accused.

3. Finalise the case 

3.1 Provide feedback on outcomes of the tribunal to the relevant authorities.

3.2 Finalise documentation.

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 DEFCM131 Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer at service tribunals.

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.

  • reflecting
  • preparing statements and completing documentation
  • analysing and synthesising information

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.

  • ADF judicial policies and procedures for service tribunals
  • application of DFDA to service members
  • composition and content of the Defence Law Manual (DLM) and other relevant law including offences under the DFDA and the rules of evidence, equity and diversity
  • nature and limits of Defence jurisdiction
  • origin and structure of the Defence legal system
  • role, duties and powers of a discipline officer
  • scales of punishment
  • service tribunal procedures and processes

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

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