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PSPBDR014 Command operational forces_validation

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Unit application and prerequisites

UNIT CODE

PSPBDR014

UNIT TITLE

Command operational forces

APPLICATION

This unit describes performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to command operational forces within a compliance or law enforcement operational environment. It includes communicating with group commanders to plan, conduct and complete post-operation processes.

 

This unit applies to operation chiefs who work autonomously, supervising operational group commanders to execute routine and non-routine patrols, while performing complex tasks in a range of contexts.

 

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/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. Prepare and plan for the force’s role in the operation
    1. Clarify tasks with the operation commander.
    2. Issue warning order to group commanders.
    3. Gather all relevant information including that from planned reconnaissance.
    4. Plan the operation using operational command principles and the appreciation process.
    5. Confirm plan and obtain endorsement from the operation chief.
  1. Communicate the plan to group commanders
    1. Produce written orders in the operational command format.
    2. Issue oral orders to group commanders.
  1. Conduct operations
    1. Deploy resources in the area of operations according to the plan.
    2. Maintain the force under command and control for the duration of the operation.
    3. Monitor situation and resources to ensure attainment of the mission.
    4. Support the force mission by redeploying resources in response to situational and resource changes.
  1. Conduct post-operation processes
    1. Conduct the operational debrief in accordance with standing operating procedures.
    2. Analyse operational and administrative aspects of the activity.
    3. Produce a post-operation report in accordance with standing operating procedures.
    4. Contribute to implementation of agreed recommendations.

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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 interpret detailed organisational procedures and instructions
  • read and interpret legislation, regulations and guidelines

Writing skills to:

  • document factual information according to organisational templates and requirements.

Oral communication skills to:

  • communicate and liaise with diverse audiences
  • provide clear instructions
  • provide and respond to feedback
  • conduct team meetings.

Problem-solving skills to:

  • apply negotiation and conflict resolution methods
  • obtain a situation report and reassign resources.

Teamwork skills to:

  • lead and support operational team members.

Planning and organising skills to:

  • undertake analysis and decision making using sound judgment.

Technology skills to:

  • operate workplace equipment to support job outcomes.

UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION

Release 1: Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPBDR014 Command operational forces.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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Performance evidence

TITLE

Assessment Requirements for PSPBDR014 Command operational forces

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:

  • apply leadership and command in the context of leading operational forces for at least one patrol
  • for the above patrol:
    • determine a response to diverse circumstances
    • justify chosen response to any given situation against legislation, guidelines, policies and regulations
    • apply relevant patrol, search, seizure, apprehension and surveillance procedures
    • complete post patrol reporting. conduct research in the context of leading operational forces.

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Knowledge evidence

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

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

  • 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

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Assessment conditions

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

Skills must be demonstrated in either:

  • a workplace environment or
  • a simulated environment.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • legislation, regulations, policies, standing operating procedures and protocols relating to commanding operational forces
  • relevant resources and equipment required of working environment.

 

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

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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