Qualification details

PUA33112 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations) (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/May/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced17/Aug/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current

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
AHCBIO202A - Follow site quarantine proceduresFollow site quarantine procedures Elective
AHCBIO301A - Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest responseWork effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response Core
AHCBIO302A - Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signsIdentify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs Elective
AHCBIO303A - Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premisesCarry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises Elective
AHCBIO304A - Carry out movement and security proceduresCarry out movement and security procedures Elective
AHCBIO402A - Carry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pestCarry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pest Elective
AHCNAR302A - Collect and preserve biological samplesCollect and preserve biological samples Elective
PSPGOV307B - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information Elective
PSPGOV417A - Identify and treat risksIdentify and treat risks Elective
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3999-79 Associate Professionals Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3999-79 Associate Professionals Nec 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 17/Aug/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

PUA12 V2.1

Imported units updated.

1

PUA12 V1

New qualification.

Description

Not applicable.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

There are no pre requisites for entering this qualification. This qualification is open to any candidate who has worked in or is likely to work in biosecurity response; either in a field or operations centre role.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA33112 Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:

  • PUA42912 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Leadership)
  • PUA52412 Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management).

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 PUA33112 Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response 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

  • control the conversation to ensure necessary information is obtained from the caller
  • use active listening skills and questioning techniques to clarify issues
  • use codes, abbreviations, prowords or specialist terminology in the transmission of information

Teamwork

  • encourage and acknowledge participation by team members
  • make contributions to participative arrangements in the workplace (such as occupational health and safety committees team or workgroup meetings) within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies
  • request assistance in the completion of tasks from other team members where appropriate

Problem solving

  • identify and communicate difficulties/problem areas to the appropriate person
  • identify and report faulty equipment in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures, and employ alternative strategies employed when necessary
  • make decisions and solve problems to prioritise requests

Initiative and enterprise

  • make contributions to identifying team goals and objectives
  • raise occupational health and safety issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant occupational health and safety legislation
  • understand, acknowledge and accurately represent to others where required, views and opinions of individuals or a group

Planning and organising

  • prioritise request/s for assistance in accordance with agency protocols and legislation where required
  • receive, record and relay information
  • summarise and communicate information using clear and appropriate language, in accordance with the organisation’s policies and procedures

Self -management

  • maintain readiness in periods of low operational activity
  • manage stress
  • respond calmly to multiple demands in high operational activity

Learning

  • learn about communication protocols
  • learn about the meaning of occupational health and safety signs and symbols relevant to area of work
  • learn about the types of emergencies (with regards to relevant legislation)

Technology

  • effectively use telephony equipment, radios, computer systems and associated software
  • use equipment designed to receive incoming incident calls/enquiries in accordance with the organisation’s and supplier’s procedures
  • use equipment relating to incident/information management

Packaging Rules

10 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 4 core units
  • 6 elective units

Choose 1 elective unit from the Group A list below.

Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the Group B list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the Group B elective list 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 from an equivalent qualification level or higher.

Although some units within this qualification have pre-requisite units (in a fire context), those pre-requisites are not required for this qualification.

Code 

Core Units 

PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

PUAOHS001C

Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures

PUATEA001B

Work in a team

AHCBIO301A

Work effectively in an emergency disease or pest plant response

Code 

Elective Units 

Group A 

PUACOM003B

Manage information

PSPGOV307B

Organise workplace information

Code 

Elective Units 

Group B 

PUAECO006A

Read and interpret maps

PUAEQU001B

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUAFIR209B

Work safely around aircraft

PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident scene

PUAOPE013A

Operate communications systems and equipment

PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings and debriefings

PUAOPE020A

Lead a crew

PUASES012A

Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre

PUAVEH001B

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

AHCBIO202A

Follow site quarantine procedures

AHCBIO302A

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

AHCBIO303A

Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises

AHCBIO304A

Carry out movement and security procedures

AHCBIO402A

Carry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pest

AHCNAR302A

Collect and preserve biological samples

PSPGOV417A

Identify and treat risks

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