Unit of competency details

DEFMIL117 - Throw grenades on operations (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to DEFCA410B - Throw grenades on operationsUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Element 3 one new PC. Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 21/Oct/2015


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  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 DEFCA410B Throw grenades on operations.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice
  • Element 3 one new PC

Application

This unit describes the skills required to throw a grenade on operations in the Defence Force.

This unit applies to those working as combat arms personnel required to throw grenades in a deployed operational environment.

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 supervision, usually as part of a team, and usually under direct orders. They would use discretion and judgement, and take responsibility for the quality of their outputs while performing specific tasks in a broad range of unpredictable contexts.

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

Competency Field

Military Skills

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. Handle a grenade 

1.1 Identify and select grenade.

1.2 Handle and carry grenade.

1.3 Adopt throwing positions as required by environment and threat.

2. Throw a grenade 

2.1 Conduct grenade drills.

2.2 Identify and engage targets as required by the operational environment.

3. Maintain and stow grenades 

3.1 Clean and service grenade and associated equipment in all operational conditions.

3.2 Identify defects and report to supervisor.

3.3 Complete 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.

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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 DEFCA410B Throw grenades on operations.

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. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • interpreting fire control orders
  • completing grenade drills including:
  • safety precautions
  • throwing drills
  • throwing the high explosive (HE) grenade from various positions including at least one of:
  • kneeling
  • lying
  • standing

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.

  • battle craft
  • characteristics, technical capabilities, effects, employment and limitations of the grenade
  • fieldcraft
  • fire control orders
  • grenade drills
  • recognised safety precautions
  • target indications

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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