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ILS Practitioner (4-day) Course - 2023 Public Courses *

  Course 1 : February 19th-22nd
  Course 2 : June 24th-27th
  Course 3 : October 28th-31st

* Please note that LES reserves the right to reschedule courses.

Register your interest in the above courses through the Register Now link.

ILS Practitioner Course


The course focuses on the principles of conducting Integrated Logistic/Product Support (ILS/IPS) throughout the Materiel Product Life Cycle (PLC) and is aimed at providing students with a first principles overview of ILS/IPS. This understanding will enable students to work in a collaborative Logistic Support and Engineering environment in both Materiel acquisition and sustainment programs.

Students are guided through the concepts of ILS at different phases of the PLC, and are also introduced to the principles of Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) activities which directly influence development of the ILS/IPS Elements, Support System Constituent Capabilities (SSCC) and the Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FIC) for Materiel programs. LSA topics introduced include: Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD); Spares Optimisation; Training and Training Support Analysis; Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA).

Throughout the course the experienced instructors will bring to life the theoretical knowledge with examples and scenarios to ensure students can apply the knowledge to their individual workplace.

While the course is primarily structured and aligned to the Australian Defence Organisation (ADO) policies, the instructors endeavour to relate the learning material to the wider Australian civil industries.


The target audience for this course includes (for both) Contracting and Defence Staff, either new or experienced ILS Personnel – wishing to gain a greater awareness of ILS or to refresh their previous ILS knowledge:

  • Program/Project Managers
  • ILS Managers
  • Engineering Staff
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Supply/Procurement Staff
  • Training and Training Development Staff


The course includes (in no particular order):

  • Introduction to ILS – Why we do it
  • Intro to CASG Activities, including an overview of the Australian Defence Contracting (ASDEFCON) suite
  • The Capability / Product Life Cycle
  • Introduction to the 10 ILS Elements
  • Introduction to DEF(AUST)5691 - Logistics Support Analysis – Defence Standard
  • Introduction to DEF(AUST)5692 – LSA Record Requirements for the ADO
  • Configuration Management
  • Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD) and how it influences ILS Elements, inclusive of the following:
    • Maintenance – An Overview
    • Principles of Reliability Availability and Maintainability - RAM
    • Functions and Failures
    • Principles of Failure Modes Effect (and Criticality) analysis – FMEA/FMECA
    • Principles of Reliability Centred maintenance – RCM
    • Principles of Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)
    • Introduction to Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) and LORA Methodologies
    • Principles of Spares Optimisation
  • Introduction to S1000D and DEF(AUST)5630 - Developing S1000D Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP)
  • Codification & Cataloguing
  • Technical Data Management
  • Training and Training Support
  • Life Cycle Costing


The course is conducted over four (4) consecutive days – 0800 to 1630 AEST/AEDT (each day) with scheduled breaks included.

Course Information

LES can conduct the course Online via MS Teams or Face-2-Face at client premises.

  • The course includes a Student Manual (and handouts) and a certificate of attendance.
  • A Confirmatory Exercise (and assessment) will be issued to you by LES. This is to be completed post course in your own time and returned to LES, and is a requirement for being issued with a course completion Certificate.

Registration Information

For Public Courses Registrations select the 'Register Now' link; For group enquiries please contact the LES Training Coordinator via ; For all other enquiries please use our 'Information Request Form'.

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