Qualification details

PUA30613 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/May/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced13/Mar/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA30601 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)New units added. Pre-requisites updated. Imported units updated. 12/Mar/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
HLTFA311A - Apply first aidApply first aid Core
HLTFA404C - Apply advanced resuscitation techniquesApply advanced resuscitation techniques Core
HLTFA412A - Apply advanced first aidApply advanced first aid Elective
PUACOM005B - Foster a positive organisational image in the communityFoster a positive organisational image in the community Elective
PUACOM006B - Plan and conduct a public awareness programPlan and conduct a public awareness program Elective
PUAFIR301B - Undertake community safety activitiesUndertake community safety activities Elective
PUAFIR302B - Suppress urban fireSuppress urban fire Core
PUAFIR303B - Suppress wildfireSuppress wildfire Elective
PUAFIR304B - Respond to marine emergenciesRespond to marine emergencies Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4985-11 Fire Fighter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 03/Oct/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4985-11 Fire Fighter 03/Oct/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 03/Oct/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 13/Mar/2013 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

PUA12 V2.1

Editorial changes.

1

PUA12 V2

Primary release on TGA.

Description

Not applicable.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, such as:

  • after achieving the PUA20613 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:

  • PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.

Public Safety qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 

Communication 

  • consult community members and organisations, where appropriate, during the identification and/or inspection process
  • maintain and monitor communication throughout firefighting operations in accordance with organisational procedures
  • prepare reports, verbal and/or written, and submit to immediate supervisor
  • provide situation reports (Sitreps)
  • receive fire details and respond in accordance with organisational procedures

Teamwork 

  • discuss anticipated situational and environmental hazards with rescue team members while on approach
  • identify hazards to self and others and take appropriate action to safeguard against injury
  • work as a member of a team under limited supervision
  • work with others at a scene, which may include organisational personnel, personnel from other organisations, general public

Problem solving 

  • interpret weather signs to predict local conditions
  • report and act upon changes to fire condition, within limits of responsibility, to determine firefighting tactics
  • monitor equipment and take appropriate action to ensure efficiency of operation, in accordance with organisational procedures

Initiative and enterprise 

  • continually monitor fire and significant changes affecting the status of the fire and report the effectiveness of selected firefighting strategies in accordance with organisational procedures
  • identify potential situational and environmental hazards to self and others and report to supervisor

Planning and organising 

  • conduct inspections to provide for relevant information for pre incident planning
  • conduct risk reduction activities in accordance with organisational procedures
  • site and position equipment to support operations in accordance with organisational requirements
  • implement maintenance procedures to ensure equipment is serviceable, in accordance with organisational requirements

Self-management 

  • remain calm under pressure
  • ensure personal safety is maintained
  • undertake duties in line with organisational health and safety codes of practice and relevant legislation

Learning 

  • recognise personal capabilities and limitations and report to supervisor

Technology 

  • use computers
  • use firefighting and emergency response equipment and application techniques

Packaging Rules

12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 8 core units
  • 4 elective units

Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the lists below.

Choose the remaining 2 units from either the lists below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to a unit it is identified by this symbol ∟.

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of units required for the qualification.

Code 

Core Units 

PUAFIR302B

Suppress urban fire

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR308B

Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR309B

Operate pumps

∟PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

And one of the following four units

∟ PUAFIR218 Respond to isolated structure fire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR205B Respond to aviation incident (specialist)

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR320

Render hazardous materials incidents safe

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident site

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUAVEH001B

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

HLTFA311A

Apply first aid

HLTFA404C

Apply advanced resuscitation techniques

Group A General Elective Units 

PUACOM005B

Foster a positive organisational image in the community

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

PUACOM006B

Plan and conduct a public awareness program

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR301B

Undertake community safety activities

PUAFIR303B

Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR304B

Respond to marine emergencies

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR305B

Respond to aviation incidents (general)

∟ PUAFIR218 Respond to isolated structure fire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR311B

Dispatch rappel personnel and equipment from a helicopter

∟ PUAFIR212B Rappel from helicopter

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR312B

Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR313B

Operate aviation support equipment

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR314B

Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR315B

Navigate from an aircraft

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR316

Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR317

Operate aerial appliance

∟ PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions

PUAFIR318

Operate specialist appliance

PUALAW002B

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

PUAOPE014A

Navigate to an incident

PUAOPE020A

Lead a crew

PUASAR018A

Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents

PUASAR019A

Train canines to work in a USAR environment

PUASAR020A

Develop a canine search team for USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR018A Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR019A Train canines to work in a USAR environment

∟ PUASAR023A Participate in an urban search and rescue Category 1

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR021A

Search as part of a canine search team at USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR020A Develop a canine search team for USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR018A Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR019A Train canines to work in a USAR environment

∟ PUASAR023A Participate in an urban search and rescue Category 1

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR024A

Undertake road crash rescue

∟ PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

And either

∟ PUAEME002C Manage injuries at emergency incident

∟ PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

OR

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

PUASAR025A

Undertake confined space rescue

∟ PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation (Fire Sector specific)

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUASAR026A

Undertake industrial and domestic rescue

PUASAR027A

Undertake land search rescue

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR028A

Undertake rescue from a partial structural collapse

∟ PUASAR023A Participate in an urban search and rescue Category 1

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR029A

Undertake a complex transport rescue

PUASAR030A

Undertake trench rescue

∟ PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR031A

Undertake an urban search and rescue Category 2

∟ PUASAR023A Participate in an urban search and rescue Category 1

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR032A

Undertake vertical rescue

∟ PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR034

Undertake swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery

∟ PUASAR033 Perform land based swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

∟ PUATEA001B Work in a team (Fire sector specific)

BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

HLTFA412A

Apply advanced first aid

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

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