Provides high-level management to support the running of an organizational unit within the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.
This occupation includes the following ranks:
Air Force: Flight Lieutenant, Flying Officer, Pilot Officer, Squadron Leader
Army: Captain, Lieutenant, Major, Second Lieutenant
Navy: Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander, Midshipman, Sub Lieutenant
This occupation excludes Commissioned Defence Force Officers performing duties for which there is a civilian equivalent. These officers are included with the civilian occupation, for example, Nursing Officers are included in Unit Group 2544 Registered Nurses, in Occupation 254499 Registered Nurses nec.
Skill Level 1
Air Defence Officer (Air Force) (Aus)
Ground Defence Officer (Air Force) (Aus)
Military Police Officer (Air Force) (NZ)
Security Police Officer (Air Force) (Aus)
Armoured Corps Officer (Army)
Artillery Officer (Army)
General Service Officer (Army) (Aus)
Infantry Officer (Army)
Military Police Officer (Army)
Special Service Officer (Army) (Aus)
Military Police Officer (Navy) (NZ)
Caveats - No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
1294-11 Commissioned Defence Force Officer
Group: 1391 Commissioned Officers (Management)
provide high-level management to support the running of organizational, geographical and operational units and sections within the defense forces and fire and police services.
establishing administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organization's operating environment
making policy decisions and accepting responsibility for operations, the performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures
establishing lines of control and delegating responsibilities to subordinate staff
representing the organization in dealings with other organizations and the public
controlling the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance
controlling the use of, and accounting for, the assets and facilities of the organization
preparing budgets and other management plans
preparing reports, authorizing the release of information, and handling public relations activities
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).