The Army School of Ordnance (ASO) conducts a wide range of training, holding the responsibility for all supply, administration and finance training to Army. Army School of Ordnance trains up to 1500 soldier and officers annually (aged between 17 and 50 years of age), delivering Quartermaster, Supply Chain, Ammunition, Petroleum, Parachute Rigger, Operator Administrative, Finance and Resource Management courses. The seven different trades that ASO train are detailed as below:
Quartermaster: Provides and manages the essential classes of supplies, at the face to face level so that units (individual organisations) can effectively function.
Supply: Manages and distributes all classes of supplies from global level to customer level, in support of military requirements.
Ammunition: How ammunition and explosive ordnance is designed and built, along with the safe storage and transportation. Conduct investigations into incidents involving explosive ordnance and the disposal of damaged, malfunctioned or unserviceable ammunition and explosive ordnance.
Petroleum: How to store, receive and issue bulk fuel (ground, marine and aviation). Also responsible for the conduct of laboratory testing of petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) to ensure required specifications are met and maintained. All of this within the marine and land environments.
Parachute Rigger: Provide Aerial Delivery support to the Special Forces community of the ADF and also to various Air Force and Navy units. This involves packing, repairing and maintaining all of the Australian Defence Force fleet of Aerial Delivery Equipment.
Operator Administrative: Personnel management, and human resource management of individual units (organisations) within the Australian Army.
Finance and Resource Management: Resource, budgeting and accounting within defence. Including corporate governance, procurement and contract management.