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Unit of competency details

DEFMIL118 - Operate a grenade launcher (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to DEFCA411B - Operate a grenade launcherUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. PC 1.1 removed, PC 1.2 & 1.4 and 4.1 & 4.3 merged. Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 21/Oct/2015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 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 DEFCA411B Operate a grenade launcher.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice
  • PC 1.1 removed
  • PC 1.2 and 1.4, and 4.1 and 4.3 merged

Application

This unit describes the skills required to operate a grenade launcher. Operating a grenade launcher involves the ability to safely handle, maintain, operate and fire the grenade launcher. The grenade launcher fires a grenade designed to be used against area and point targets. The weapon is carried by one person and can be fired from normal small arms firing positions.

This unit applies to those working as combat arms personnel required to operate a grenade launcher.

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 will operate under direct orders. They would use discretion and judgement, and take responsibility for the quality of their outputs while performing specific tasks in a range of contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to 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 launcher 

1.1 Identify, select and safely handle ammunition.

1.2 Handle, carry and secure grenade launcher.

2. Maintain a grenade launcher 

2.1 Strip and assemble grenade launcher.

2.2 Clean and service grenade launcher and associated equipment.

2.3 Clean, inspect, carry and secure ammunition.

2.4 Identify and rectify defects within limits of authority or report them to supervisor.

2.5 Complete documentation.

3. Operate a grenade launcher 

3.1 Conduct weapon drills.

3.2 Apply marksmanship principles.

3.3 Adopt fire positions as required by environment and threat.

3.4 Employ weapon equipment.

4. Fire a grenade launcher 

4.1 Identify and engage targets to fire grenade launcher.

4.2 Comply with Range Safety Brief and Practice Brief when firing a grenade launcher on a range.

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 DEFCA411B Operate a grenade launcher.

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.

  • adopting appropriate firing position
  • aiming the grenade launcher
  • applying immediate action and stoppage drills
  • applying recognised safety precautions
  • conducting following weapon drills:
  • safety precautions
  • degrees of weapon readiness
  • immediate action and stoppage
  • firing the weapon
  • recognising the limit of own authority

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.

  • characteristics, technical capabilities, effects, employment and limitations of the grenade launcher and ammunition
  • WHS requirements
  • marksmanship principles
  • range safety
  • safety precautions of the grenade launcher
  • types of targets

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