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Unit of competency details

PSPBDR014 - Command operational forces (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBORD501A - Command operational forcesUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 06/Mar/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/Mar/2016


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBORD501A Command operational forces.

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

Application

This unit describes the skills required to command operational forces within a compliance or law enforcement operational environment. It includes preparing and planning for the force’s role in the operation, communicating the plan to group commanders, and conducting operations and post-operation processes.

This unit applies to those working within operational forces in a compliance or law enforcement 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 autonomously supervising others, performing complex tasks in a range of contexts.

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

Competency Field

Border protection

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 and plan for the force’s role in the operation 

1.1 Clarify tasks relevant to the force with the operation commander.

1.2 Issue warning order to group commanders.

1.3 Gather all relevant information including that gained from a planned reconnaissance, when required.

1.4 Plan the operation using operational command principles and the appreciation process.

1.5 Confirm plan and obtain endorsement by the operation chief.

2. Communicate the plan to group commanders 

2.1 Produce written orders in the operational command format.

2.2 Issue oral orders to group commanders.

3. Conduct operations 

3.1 Deploy resources in the area of operations according to the plan.

3.2 Maintain the force under command and control for the duration of the operation.

3.3 Monitor situation and resources to ensure attainment of the mission.

3.4 Respond to situational and resource changes by redeploying resources to achieve the force mission.

4. Conduct post-operation processes 

4.1 Conduct the operational debrief in accordance with standing operating procedures.

4.2 Analyse operational and administrative aspects of the concluded operational activity.

4.3 Produce a post-operation report in accordance with standing operating procedures.

4.4 Contribute to implementation of agreed recommendations.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills are embedded within the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBORD501A Command operational forces.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in PSP Public Sector 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.

  • applying leadership and command in the context of leading operational forces
  • determining a response to diverse circumstances
  • justifying chosen response to any given situation against legislation, guidelines, policies and regulations
  • applying relevant patrol, search, seizure, apprehension and surveillance procedures
  • conducting research in the context of leading operational forces
  • communicating and liaising with diverse audiences
  • applying negotiation and conflict resolution methods
  • responding to feedback
  • reading and interpreting legislation, regulations and guidelines
  • undertaking analysis and decision making using sound judgment

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.

  • enabling and allied legislation
  • knowledge of the full range of regulatory powers enforceable by officers
  • operational command policy, methodology and principles
  • regulations, policy, procedures, guidelines, protocols and standing operating procedures
  • workplace and industry environment
  • workplace technology and equipment (Ionscan, X-ray)
  • work health and safety and environment policies and guidelines
  • risk assessment techniques
  • communication systems relevant to the workplace including communications network and radio protocols
  • organisational and jurisdictional values/ethics and codes of conduct
  • confidentiality, privacy and security issues
  • reporting requirements

Assessment Conditions

This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions. Guidance on suggested and recommended conditions and methods can be found in the Implementation Guide.

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=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623