DEFENCE FORCE MEMBERS – OTHER RANKS – UNIT GROUP 4411

General Description

DEFENCE FORCE MEMBERS – OTHER RANKS provide specialised military services to the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Task Information

  • guarding airfields and other defence force bases
  • serving as an infantry soldier
  • erecting bridges, building field defences, constructing temporary roads, clearing minefields, repairing airfields and demolishing targets using explosives
  • crewing armoured fighting vehicles
  • operating artillery, ground and surface-based defence systems, shipboard weapons and other advanced specialist military weapons and equipment
  • providing firepower and ground-based air defence
  • establishing and maintaining command, control and communications equipment and facilities
  • conducting surveillance, reconnaissance and boarding operations
  • maintaining personal arms and ammunition

 

Occupation in this group:

441111 DEFENCE FORCE MEMBER – OTHER RANKS
Provides specialised military services to the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.

This occupation includes the following ranks:

  • Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
  • Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
  • Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

This occupation excludes Defence Force Members – Other Ranks performing duties for which there is a civilian equivalent. These members are included with the closest civilian occupation. For example, Mechanic Recovery is included in Unit Group 7331 Truck Drivers, in Occupation 733115 Tow Truck Driver.

Specialisations: 

  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter (Air Force)
  • Airfield Defence Guard (Air Force)
  • Air Surveillance Operator (Air Force)
  • Geospatial Imagery Intelligence Analyst (Air Force)
  • Security Police (Air Force)
  • Signal Operator Linguist (Air Force)
  • Signal Operator Technical (Air Force)
  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter ( Army)
  • Air Dispatcher (Army)
  • Combat Engineer (Army)
  • Commando (Army)
  • Crewman Armoured Personnel Carrier M113 (Army)
  • Crewman Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) (Army)
  • Crewman Main Battle Tank (Army)
  • Ground Crewman Mission Support (Army)
  • Gun Number (Army)
  • Marine Specialist (Army)
  • Operator Artillery Meteorology and Surveyor (Army)
  • Operator Electronic Warfare (Army)
  • Operator Ground Based Air Defence (Army)
  • Operator Weapon Locating Radar (Army)
  • Rifleman (Army)
  • Acoustic Warfare Analyst (Navy)
  • Aircrewman (Navy)
  • Boatswains Mate (Navy)
  • Combat Systems Operator (Navy)
  • Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare (Navy)
  • Electronic Warfare – Linguist (Navy)
  • Electronic Warfare – Technical (Navy)
  • Naval Police Coxswain (Navy)
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