139111-Commissioned Defence Force Officer˜

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Job Title: 

Commissioned Defence Force Officer˜

Job Description: 

Provides high level management to support the running of an organisational 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.


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) ,Observer (Navy)

  • establishing administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organisation's operating environment
  • making policy decisions and accepting responsibility for operations, 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 organisation in dealings with other organisations 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 organisation
  • preparing budgets and other management plans
  • preparing reports, authorising the release of information, and handling public relations activities
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In Australia and New Zealand:

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).

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Source Of Info: 

Reference Australian Bureau of Statistics
1220.0 - ANZSCO -- Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.62