DAOD 5031-2, Individual Training and Education System Strategic Framework

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Definitions
  3. Abbreviations
  4. Individual Training and Education Instructions
  5. Professional Development Council
  6. Training Authorities
  7. Designated Training Authorities
  8. Functional Centres of Expertise
  9. Requirements Advisors
  10. Consequences
  11. References

1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2003-01-31

Date of Last Modification: 2016-10-13

Application:  This DAOD is a directive that applies to employees of the Department of National Defence (DND employees) who act as heads of functional centres of expertise or requirements advisors and an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Approval Authority: Chief of Military Personnel (CMP)

Enquiries: Director Military Personnel Generation Policy (Dir MPG Pol)

2. Definitions

designated training authority (responsable désigné de l’instruction)

A formation commander or commander of a command who is responsible for a military occupation or branch, and has command of one or more training establishments or functional centres of expertise. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 43042)

functional centre of expertise (centre d’expertise fonctionnel)

A CAF organization mandated to lead, coordinate, maintain and disseminate the intellectual foundation and authoritative professional body of knowledge within one or more assigned areas of expertise. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 694378)

individual training and education (instruction individuelle et éducation)

The training and educational activities for individual CAF members that develop the competencies, skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform assigned duties, correctly interpret information and exercise sound judgement. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 42483)

learning support centre (centre de soutien de l’apprentissage)

A CAF organization mandated to provide integrated virtual or physical individual training and education consultancy, and development and support services. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 694095)

requirements advisor (conseiller en matière de besoins)

A military occupation authority, branch adviser, force generator or force employer who is responsible for both quality control and quantity control of a military qualification. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 694096)

training authority (responsable de l’instruction)

A formation commander or commander of a command who is responsible for a military occupation or branch, and who has command of a learning support centre and one or more training establishments or functional centres of expertise. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 43202)

training establishment (établissement d’instruction)

A unit mandated as the primary provider or administrator of training for a military occupation or branch, or an element of the Canadian Armed Forces Professional Development System. (Defence Terminology Bank record number 23079)

3. Abbreviations 

AbbreviationComplete Word or Phrase
CDA Canadian Defence Academy
comd commander
DTA designated training authority
IT&E individual training and education
LSC learning support centre
PD professional development
PDC Professional Development Council
RA requirements advisor
SLA service level agreement
TA training authority
TE training establishment

4. Individual Training and Education Instructions

Issuance of IT&E Instructions

4.1 The CMP exercises functional authority for IT&E and PD, and provides direction and guidance through IT&E Instructions. The Comd CDA is responsible to issue IT&E Instructions on behalf of the CMP. This responsibility may not be further assigned or delegated.

5. Professional Development Council

Mandate

5.1 The PDC provides advice to the Comd CDA with respect to issues of strategic importance relating to the overall leadership, administration and management of the IT&E and PD systems.

Chair

5.2 The Comd CDA, or the person appointed by the Comd CDA, acts as the Chair of the PDC.

Executive Secretary

5.3 The Chair assigns the Executive Secretary to the PDC. On behalf of the Chair, the Executive Secretary provides secretarial services and analytical support for issues before PDC, and support for scheduling and meeting management, and production of records of decisions.

5.4 The Executive Secretary provides ongoing monitoring and analysis of committee and working group effectiveness, and follows up on PDC action items.

Subordinate Committees

5.5 The PDC may authorize subordinate committees to consider and examine matters related to IT&E or PD. Committees are constituted in accordance with IT&E Instructions.

Composition

5.6 All TAs and DTAs are members of the PDC.

5.7 Other organizations may be invited to participate in the PDC at the discretion of the Chair.

6. Training Authorities

Appointment and Responsibilities of a TA

6.1 TAs are appointed by the CMP through application to the PDC. A command cannot have both a TA and a DTA.

6.2 A TA is responsible for:

  1. providing IT&E within their military occupation or branch, in consultation with any RA recognized in accordance with IT&E Instructions for the military qualifications assigned to that TA;
  2. implementing within their organization IT&E systems consistent with current doctrine, policies and instructions, and consistent with Canadian law, including the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Employment Equity Act and the Official Languages Act, and applicable environmental protection legislation; and
  3. implementing IT&E information technology systems, adopted through IT&E Instructions, within their organization.

6.3 A TA may be required to provide:

  1. LSC services to a DTA; or
  2. IT&E in one or more of their TEs in support of a DTA.

6.4 Arrangements for the provision of services or support from a TA to a DTA are formalized by way of an SLA between the TA and DTA that is acceptable to the CMP. TAs and DTAs are responsible for submitting all SLAs and any amendments to the Executive Secretary, who maintains a record of all SLAs.

7. Designated Training Authorities

Appointment and Responsibilities of a DTA

7.1 DTAs are appointed by the CMP through application to PDC. A command cannot have both a DTA and a TA.

7.2 A DTA is responsible for:

  1. providing IT&E within their military occupation or branch, in consultation with any RA recognized in accordance with IT&E Instructions for the military qualifications assigned to that TA;
  2. implementing within their organization IT&E systems consistent with current doctrine, policies and instructions, and consistent with Canadian law, including the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Employment Equity Act and the Official Languages Act, and applicable environmental protection legislation;
  3. implementing IT&E information technology systems, adopted through IT&E Instructions, within their organization;
  4. negotiating with a TA, in consultation with the CMP, the provision of LSC services to the DTA; and
  5. negotiating, if required, the provision of IT&E in one or more TEs in support of the IT&E requirements of the DTA.

7.3 Arrangements for the provision of services or support from a TA to a DTA are formalized by way of an SLA between the TA and DTA that is acceptable to the CMP. DTAs and TAs are responsible for submitting all SLAs and any amendments to the Executive Secretary, who maintains a record of all SLAs.

8. Functional Centres of Expertise

Support Provided

8.1 Within its assigned areas of expertise, a functional centre of expertise provides support across the CAF, including within the systems approach to IT&E, capability development, doctrine development, the military employment structure, collective training and lessons learned.

9. Requirements Advisors

Appointment and Advice

9.1 An RA may not be appointed without the concurrence of the TA or DTA responsible for the relevant military qualification.

9.2 More than one RA may be appointed in respect of a military qualification.

9.3 An RA may provide advice to the TA or DTA responsible for a military qualification during the IT&E quality control and quantity control processes.

10. Consequences

Consequences of Non-Compliance

10.1 Non-compliance with this DAOD may have consequences for the DND and the CAF as institutions, and for DND employees and CAF members as individuals. Suspected non-compliance may be investigated. The nature and severity of the consequences resulting from actual non-compliance will be commensurate with the circumstances of the non-compliance. Consequences of non-compliance may include one or more of the following:

  1. the ordering of the completion of appropriate learning, training or PD;
  2. the entering of observations in individual performance evaluations;
  3. increased reporting and performance monitoring;
  4. the withdrawal of any authority provided under this DAOD to a DND employee or CAF member;
  5. the reporting of suspected offences to responsible law enforcement agencies;
  6. the liability of Her Majesty in right of Canada;
  7. the application of specific consequences as set out in applicable laws, codes of conduct, and DND and CAF policies and instructions; and
  8. other administrative or disciplinary action, or both.

Note – In respect of the compliance of DND employees, see the Treasury Board Framework for the Management of Compliance for additional information.

11. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

Other Reference

  • DAOD 5031-8, Canadian Forces Professional Development
  • IT&E Instructions