1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1294-11 Commissioned Defence Force Officer

Provides high level management to support the running of an organisational unit within the Australian Defence Forces.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • establishes administrative and operational procedures, taking account of the organisation's operating environment
  • makes policy decisions and accepts responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures
  • establishes lines of control and delegates responsibilities to subordinate staff
  • controls the selection and training of staff
  • represents the organisation in dealings with other organisations
  • controls the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance
  • controls the use of, and accounts for, the assets and facilities of the organisation
  • prepares reports for superior officers, giving information and recommendations concerning defence policy, and authorises the release of information
  • prepares and executes operational and tactical plans during war to achieve objectives set by headquarters and commanding officers
  • performs ceremonial and public tasks, and coordinates industrial and public relations activities

Specialisations:
Captain (Army)
Commander (Navy)
Flight Lieutenant
Lieutenant (Navy and Army)
Lieutenant Colonel (Army)
Lieutenant Commander (Navy)
Major (Army)
Pilot Officer
Flying Officer
Squadron Leader (Air Force)
Sub-Lieutenant (Navy)
Wing Commander (Air Force)

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