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PSPBDR013 Examine and test firearms_validation

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Unit application and prerequisites

UNIT CODE

PSPBDR013

UNIT TITLE

Examine and test firearms

APPLICATION

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and classify firearms subject to international trade or travel and to safety test imported firearms.

 

This unit applies to those working autonomously, as firearms specialists. They identify, classify and conduct safety tests on firearms, performing routine tasks in familiar contexts.

 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

 

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

PREREQUISITE UNIT

Nil

COMPETENCY FIELD

Border protection

UNIT SECTOR

 

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Elements and performance criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

  1. Identify firearms and components`
    1. Prepare firearms and components for examination.
    2. Examine firearms and components to determine features.
    3. Research to confirm observations.
    4. Seek advice on obscure or complex items.
    5. Determine classification of firearms and components.
    6. Determine requirement for, or exemption from, safety testing.
  1. Conduct safety tests
    1. Identify and action work health and safety issues.
    2. Test firearms against standards specified in legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines.
    3. Interpret the results of equipment use correctly.
  1. Maintain resources
    1. Maintain equipment to manufacturers’ specifications and standard operating procedures and guidelines.
    2. Organise repairs to equipment as soon as practicable.
  1. Review and report on activities
    1. Record and disseminate outcomes of firearm identification and safety testing activities.
    2. Evaluate the outcomes, procedures and processes used.
    3. Identify and action improvements to procedures and processes.

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Foundation skills

FOUNDATION SKILLS

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.

SKILLS

DESCRIPTION

Reading skills to:

  • read and understand user manuals and implement maintenance procedures.

 

Writing skills to:

  • document maintenance performed according to organisational templates and requirements.
  • communicate report findings with organisations or individuals.

Oral communication skills to:

  • identify and discuss issues
  • liaise with people from diverse backgrounds.

Numeracy skills to:

  • use measuring equipment to achieve accuracy in measurement.

Problem-solving skills to:

  • undertake analysis and decision-making using sound judgment
  • plan, prioritise and seek support as required.

 

UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION

Release 1: Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBDR013.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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Performance evidence

TITLE

Assessment Requirements for PSPBDR013 Examine and test firearms

PERFORMANCE EVIDENCE

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • Examine and test 4 different firearms
  • For the above examinations and tests:
    • apply legislation, regulations and policies relating to firearms examination and testing
    • operate and maintain equipment to achieve desired outcomes
    • select and use correct cleaning agents, solvents and lubricants
    • select and use appropriate tools and equipment 
    • apply procedures relating to work health and safety and environment in the context of firearms being examined and tested.

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Knowledge evidence

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • legislation including work health and safety and environment, regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines and standard operating procedures relating to examination and testing of firearms in the context of international trade or travel
  • custodial firearms safe handling procedures
  • firearms safety issues
  • firearms and firearms related components recognition indicators
  • firearms research materials and resources
  • organisational values/ethics codes of conduct or service charter
  • security and reporting procedures
  • risk management policy and practices
  • risk assessment techniques
  • protocols for handling and storage of evidence
  • equipment maintenance procedures
  • equipment operation and usage.

 

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Assessment conditions

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

Skills must be demonstrated in:

  • a workplace environment or
  • a simulated environment.

 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • legislation, policy, procedures, protocols and standard operating procedures relating to examination and testing of firearms
  • testing and maintenance equipment
  • sample firearms resources and equipment required of the working environment.

 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors.

LINKS             

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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