Qualification details

PUA30713 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting 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:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA30701 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting 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
AHCARB205A - Operate and maintain chainsawsOperate and maintain chainsaws Elective
CPPSIS3011A - Apply map presentation principlesApply map presentation principles Elective
CPPSIS3015A - Collect spatial dataCollect spatial data Elective
FPICOT2239A - Trim and cut felled treesTrim and cut felled trees Elective
FPIFGM3212 - Fall trees manually (intermediate)Fall trees manually (intermediate) Elective
FPIFGM3213 - Fall trees manually (advanced)Fall trees manually (advanced) Elective
FPIFGM3215 - Perform complex 4x4 operationsPerform complex 4x4 operations Elective
HLTFA302C - Provide first aid in remote situationProvide first aid in remote situation Elective
HLTFA311A - Apply first aidApply first aid Elective
HLTFA404C - Apply advanced resuscitation techniquesApply advanced resuscitation techniques 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 PUA20713 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA30713 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting 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 PUA30713 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting 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 

  • 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)
  • consult community members and organisations, where appropriate, during the identification and/or inspection process
  • 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
  • monitor equipment and take appropriate action to ensure efficiency of operation, in accordance with organisational procedures
  • report and act upon changes to fire condition, within limits of responsibility, to determine firefighting tactics

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
  • implement maintenance procedures to ensure equipment is serviceable, in accordance with organisational requirements
  • site and position equipment to support operations in accordance with organisational requirements

Self-management 

  • ensure personal safety is maintained
  • remain calm under pressure
  • 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:

  • 3 core units
  • 9 elective units

Choose a minimum of 7 elective units from the lists below, of which at least one must be chosen from Group A.

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

Only one elective unit may be chosen from the Group B list.

Only two elective units may be chosen from the Group C list.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be from a qualification level of Certificate II 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 

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

PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident site

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

∟ PUATEA001B Work in a team (Fire sector specific)

Elective Units Group A 

PUAFIR302B

Suppress urban fire

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR303B

Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

Elective Units Group B 

HLTFA302C

Provide first aid in remote situation

HLTFA404C

Apply advanced resuscitation techniques

Elective Units Group C 

AHCARB205A

Operate and maintain chainsaws

FPIFGM3212

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

FPIFGM3213

Fall trees manually (advanced)

FPICOT2239A

Trim and cut felled trees

Elective Units Group D 

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

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

PUAFIR308B

Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident

∟ 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

PUAFIR319

Take local weather observations

PUAFIR320

Render hazardous materials incidents safe

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR321

Operate heavy plant in fire control operations

PUAFIR322

Push trees with machines in forest fire control operations

PUALAW002B

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

PUAOPE014A

Navigate to an incident

PUAOPE020A

Lead a crew

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 (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUASAR026A

Undertake industrial and domestic rescue

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

PUAVEH001B

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

CPPSIS3011A

Apply map presentation principles

CPPSIS3015A 

Collect basic spatial data

FPIFGM3215

Perform complex 4x4 operations

HLTFA311A

Apply first aid

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

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