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139111 - Commissioned Defence Force Officer


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.

Skill Level



    • 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)


No caveats apply to this occupation.

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 organisational, geographical and operational units and sections within the defence forces and fire and police services.


    • 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

Skill Level

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).

Occupations in this Group

    • 139111 Commissioned Defence Force Officer
    • 139112 Commissioned Fire Officer
    • 139113 Commissioned Police Officer





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