Unlike the .059 there are no clear definetions of tech report types
Please see below chapter from .059 Part 6
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CONTINUING AIRWORTHINESS MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS
1.10 Each CAMO is responsible for:
a. The timely management of reports, including allocation of the CAMO priority for actioning the report.
b. Ensuring Defect Category 1 (CAT1) and Category 2 (CAT2) reports are dispatched to the National Military Airworthiness Authority (NMAA) within the required timeframes.
c. Forwarding of Defect Category 3 (CAT 3), Deficiency, and Aircraft Damage and Condition reports to the NMAA, as necessary.
d. Engaging with Military Type-Certificate Holder (MTCH), DASR Part 21 Maintenance Design Organisation (MDO), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)s, contracted and other external organisations, as deemed necessary.
e. Ensuring report closure and follow-up with the originator.
REPORT TYPE DETERMINATION
1.11 Where the originating MO considers a report is warranted, they shall determine which type of report is the most appropriate for the condition being reported. The types of report are:
a. Defect report
b. Deficiency report
c. Aircraft damage report
d. Condition report.
1.12 Defects in components and parts are normally detected post-installation, or as the result of an occurrence during operation. Defect Reports are the means by which the MO alerts the CAMO and NMAA to the existence of a potentially serious condition in aircraft, components or parts, so that remedial action can be instigated. Defects are categorised to enable timely notification of the discovery of a condition or failure which may have implications on flight safety.
1.13 When to raise a defect report. A Defect report shall be raised and categorised as follows:
a. CAT1. Any condition or failure which is categorised as an Accident or Serious Incident in accordance with DASR BR.20 Appendix 1 section V109. A reportable occurrence in accordance with DASR BR.20 Appendix 1 Section I to IV which is further categorised as a Serious Incident.
b. CAT2. Any condition or failure which is categorised in accordance with DASR BR.20 Appendix 1110 Sections I to IV.
c. CAT3. Other conditions or failures which do not fall into any of the categories in paragraphs 11a and 11b and when it is considered by the originating MO that the condition or failure warrants engineering action or notification to the NMAA.
1.14 Content of a defect report. The body of a Defect Report shall include, but is not limited to, part A of Form AE061. Fields that are not relevant may be marked 'N/A'.
1.15 Photographs and other documentation should be attached where these assist in clarifying any area of interest.
1.16 Dispatch procedures. Defect Reports shall be dispatched in accordance with the timeframe assigned to the report category:
a. CAT1 reports shall be raised and dispatched to both the CAMO and NMAA within 24 hours of the initiating incident or discovery of the fault. Where the reports are dispatched as a message, they shall be dispatched with a precedence of 'PRIORITY' or 'IMMEDIATE' under the message heading of 'IMPACT'. Unless otherwise directed by higher authority or external agency, the content and format of a message report shall be in accordance with Annex 1B. Message reports shall be followed up as soon possible with a Form AE061report.
b. CAT2 reports shall be raised and dispatched to the CAMO within 72 hours of the initiating incident or discovery of the fault, unless otherwise directed by the CAMO.
c. CAT3 reports shall be raised and dispatched to the CAMO within 15 working days of the initiating incident or discovery of the fault.
1.17 The CAMO is responsible for ensuring the report is forwarded to the NMAA within the required reporting timeframe. The CAMO will forward CAT3 reports to the NMAA if required.
1.18 Most deficiencies are normally detected during receipt, pre-installation inspection or functional check. Deficiencies in aircraft, components and parts shall be reported to the CAMO to highlight any systemic problem that may exist in the repair pipeline.
1.19 When to raise a deficiency report. A deficiency report shall be raised when any of the following occur:
a. incorrect performance of the component or part when received from the repair facility
b. faults in physical configuration, which may indicate poor workmanship or quality control
c. involves faulty preservation/packaging of the component or part
d. involves an unapproved/unauthorised component or part
e. missing or incorrect documentation of work performed
f. omission of applicable Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, modifications or Special Technical Instructions.
1.20 Content of a deficiency report. The body of a Deficiency Report shall include, but is not limited to, part A of Form AE061. Fields that are not relevant may be marked 'N/A'. Photographs and other documentation should be attached where these assist in clarifying any area of interest.
1.21 Dispatch procedures. Deficiency reports shall be dispatched in accordance with the following timeframes;
a. Within 24 hours of the discovery of the deficiency wherever the condition or failure has any of the following characteristics:
(1) The condition or failure of an aircraft, component or part could affect flight safety or cause the loss of an aircraft.
(2) The condition or failure of an aircraft, component or part could adversely affect wider fleet operations.
(3) The condition or failure of aircraft, component or part could affect the safety of personnel.
(4) The condition or failure causes serious restriction to the operational role or readiness of the aircraft, component or part.
b. Within 72 hours of the discovery of the deficiency wherever the condition or failure involves components or parts which may be subject to a warranty claim, unless otherwise directed by the CAMO.
c. Within 15 working days of the discovery of the deficiency wherever a condition and failure does not fall into paragraphs 1.21a, or 1.21b.
Quarantine of components and parts subject to defect and deficiency reporting
1.22 All aircraft, components and parts subject to defect and deficiency reporting action shall be quarantined pending receipt of disposition instructions. The originating MO is responsible for quarantining or arranging the quarantine of the subject components and parts. Blanks should be fitted to pipeline connections, orifices, electrical connectors and further measures taken to protect the components and parts during transit in accordance with authorised instructions, including DEF(AUST)1000C – Australian Defence Force Packaging Standard111 and SAFETYMAN Volume 2 Part 1 – Hazardous Chemicals Management112 (Excluding Explosives and Radioactive Materials). Samples of petroleum, oils and lubricants should be collected at the soonest available opportunity after the incident that led to the report. These samples should then be quarantined and dispatched with the subject item, as applicable. The following forms shall be attached to the subject component or part:
a. An acceptable unserviceable label as detailed in Part 5 Chapter 1—Components and Parts.
b. A completed Form EE373113 envelope including the registration number of the report.
c. A copy of the report, if security classification allows, placed inside Form EE373 envelope.
1.23 A copy of the completed Form EE373 should also be attached to the outside of any packaging that conceals the Form EE373 attached to the subject component or part.
Aircraft damage report
1.24 Aircraft damage reports are the primary source of detailed information on the extent of damage which has occurred to an aircraft. Aircraft Damage Reports are used to notify the CAMO of the aircraft damage and assist in determining the causes, secondary effects, preventive action, restoration, or disposal of the affected item.
1.25 When to raise an aircraft damage report. Reports shall be raised as an Aircraft Damage Report when an aircraft sustains a Repair Category 3 damage or greater.
1.26 Repair categories. Repair categories shall be based on an assessment made by qualified personnel of the extent of repair necessary to restore aircraft, component or part to a serviceable condition. The assessor is to assume that adequate resources are available, that work can start immediately, and that the most effective personnel can be employed. A standard working day is based on the normal working routine for the MO concerned, be it one or two shifts, with the usual complement of personnel. Repair categories, where applicable, shall be recorded on the report in accordance with the repair categories listed below.
a. Category 0 (CAT0). No component or part requires replacement or repair, notwithstanding the time taken for functional checks
b. Category 1 (CAT1). Aircraft and/or components and parts are repairable in four hours or less.
c. Category 2 (CAT2). Aircraft and/or components and parts are repairable in two days or less
d. Category 2E (CAT2E). Damage confined to an aircraft engine, but necessitating an engine change
e. Category 3 (CAT3). Aircraft and/or components and parts are repairable in more than two days and up to 14 days
f. Category 4 (CAT4). Aircraft and/or components and parts are repairable in more than 14 days
g. Category 5 (CAT5). Aircraft and/or components and parts are unrepairable, missing, or inaccessible for recovery
1.27 Content of an aircraft damage report. The body of an Aircraft Damage Report shall include, but is not limited to, part A of Form AE061. Fields that are not relevant may be marked 'N/A'.
1.28 Photographs and/or other documentation should be attached where these assist in clarifying any area of interest.
1.29 Dispatch procedures for aircraft damage reports. Aircraft Damage Reports shall be dispatched within 24 hours of the accident or incident, unless a complete assessment is not possible. In this case, the CAMO shall be notified, followed by the report when all details are available.
1.30 Condition reports are used to provide a description of the physical state of aircraft, components and parts. A Condition report is raised to assist the CAMO in:
a. making decisions on the economic reparability and continued maintainability of the aircraft, component or part
b. making decisions on the repair of the aircraft, component or part, which may be beyond the resources of the reporting MO
c. assessing the consequences of the aircraft, component or part continuing in service
d. analysing the causes of deterioration and development of preventive measures
e. the investigation of liability, where appropriate.
1.31 Raising a condition report. Reports shall be raised as a condition report when the aircraft, component or part either:
a. has suffered damage or deterioration
b. is surplus to requirement or no longer required as determined by the CAMO.
1.32 A condition report is not required when an aircraft is the subject of an aircraft damage report.
1.33 Content of a condition report. Dependent on the aircraft, component or part subject to the report, the body of a condition report shall include, but is not limited to, part A of Form AE061. Fields that are not relevant may be marked 'N/A'.
1.34 Photographs and/or other documentation should be attached where these assist in clarifying any area of interest.
1.35 Dispatch procedures for condition reports. Condition reports shall be dispatched within 15 working days of the initial assessment.
1A Form AE061 – Report on Aircraft, Components and Parts
1B Content and format of a message report