Defence (Security Authorised Members—Training and Qualification Requirements) Determination 2013

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2013L01759

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Defence (Security Authorised Members—Training and Qualification Requirements) Determination 2013
I, P.W. Gilmore, Major-General, Deputy Chief of Army, Delegate of the Minister for Defence, make the following determination under subsection 71C(4) of the Defence Act 1903.
Dated 25 September 2013
P.W. Gilmore, Major-General, Deputy Chief of Army
Delegate of the Minister for Defence
 
  
  
  
Contents
Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1
1............ Name of determination.................................................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1
3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1
4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1
Part 2—Training and qualification requirements                                                                        2
5............ Training requirements.................................................................................................... 2
6............ Qualification requirements............................................................................................. 2
 
Part 1—Preliminary
  
1  Name of determination
                   This determination is the Defence (Security Authorised Members—Training and Qualification Requirements) Determination 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This determination commences on the day after it is registered.
3  Authority
                   This determination is made under subsection 71C(4) of the Defence Act 1903.
4  Definitions
                   In this determination:
Act means the Defence Act 1903.
Part 2—Training and qualification requirements
  
5  Training requirements
             (1)  This section sets out the training requirements for a person who is in a base armed response team.
             (2)  The person must have successfully completed training, organised by the Defence Force, that is designed to give the person familiarity with:
                     (a)  the powers and responsibilities of a security authorised member of the Defence Force under:
                              (i)  Part VIA of the Act; and
                             (ii)  other relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory laws; and
                     (b)  policing and security arrangements used in relation to defence premises; and
                     (c)  the security policies and protocols of the Department; and
                     (d)  the security alert system used by the Department; and
                     (e)  when the use of force is reasonable and necessary in exercising powers as a security authorised member of the Defence Force who is in a base armed response team, including:
                              (i)  the principles underpinning the use of force in a domestic environment; and
                             (ii)  limitations on using force, including using force as a response of last resort and other limits on the use of force under Part VIA of the Act.
             (3)  The training must have included guidance from the Australian Federal Police and lawyers in the Defence Force about the principles mentioned in subparagraph (e)(i).
             (4)  For each year after the person completes the training mentioned in subsections (2) and (3), the person must successfully complete training that is designed to refresh or update the knowledge the person needs to perform the duties of a security authorised member of the Defence Force who is in a base armed response team.
6  Qualification requirements
             (1)  This section sets out the qualification requirements for a person who is in a base armed response team.
             (2)  The person must:
                     (a)  hold a current qualification in first aid that provides basic emergency life support; and
                     (b)  hold a current security clearance issued or recognised in accordance with the Department’s security policy; and
                     (c)  have been assessed, within the previous 6 months, as having competency in the use of assault weapons; and
                     (d)  hold a current qualification showing that the person has proficiency:
                              (i)  as a junior leader for sailors, soldiers or airmen; or
                             (ii)  in basic leadership for officers; and
                     (e)  hold current identification as a special defence security official.
             (3)  The proficiency mentioned in paragraph (d) may relate to one or more arms of the Defence Force.