Qualification details

PUA50912 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination) (Release 2)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)Packaging rules wording reviewed. Units updated. Elective groupings changed. 16/Aug/2012

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
LGAPLEM404A - Prepare and present geographic information systems dataPrepare and present geographic information systems data Elective
PUAAMS003B - Conduct stores dropping operationsConduct stores dropping operations Elective
PUAAMS006B - Coordinate search and rescue resourcesCoordinate search and rescue resources Core
PUAAMS007B - Coordinate search and rescue operationsCoordinate search and rescue operations Core
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Core
PUACOM003B - Manage informationManage information Core
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisations Elective
PUACOM009B - Manage media requirements at major incidentManage media requirements at major incident Elective
PUACOM012B - Liaise with media at a local levelLiaise with media at a local level Elective
PUAEMR027 - Assess operational riskAssess operational risk Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 17/Aug/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

PUA12 V2.1

Imported units updated.

1

PUA12 v1

New release of existing qualification from PUA00 v8.1: PUA50904. Packaging rules wording revised, imported units updated, elective groupings changed. Equivalent.

Description

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Pathways Information

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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Entry Requirements

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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA50912 Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination) 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.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 

Communication 

  • apply skills to collect and analyse information, and to effectively communicate and consult with a range of individuals by a range of means
  • communicate search and rescue procedures and policies to interested and affected persons, groups and organisations in accordance with the needs of those people
  • document and communicate levels of risk in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • negotiate
  • use verbal and non verbal skills

Teamwork 

  • access resources, which may include human resources - personnel within own work area and other areas and personnel from outside statutory bodies/agencies
  • have knowledge of coaching and team building concepts
  • have the skills to cooperate as part of a team with minimum supervision
  • know about each person's role within the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC)
  • prepare plans to obtain information which is not available or accessible within the organisation

Problem solving 

  • assess the capabilities and limitations of assets and continually review resources
  • consider support requirements, which may include revising make-up of shifts
  • estimate potential consequence of a risk and the likelihood of that consequence
  • identify sources of risk from the perspective of all stakeholders
  • interpret cartographic information, navigation techniques and local and environmental conditions to determine and plan a safe and timely route
  • review resource needs based on intelligence

Initiative and enterprise 

  • apply skills that use initiative to achieve goals
  • determine the availability of required resources using intelligence gathering methods
  • develop a compromised search area to suit available assets
  • modify route to address prevailing conditions and, if required, initiate alternate strategies
  • plan with contingency in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • prepare plans to obtain information which is not available or accessible within the organisation
  • review resource needs based on intelligence

Planning and organising 

  • apply datum search planning principles including calculating a search area consistent with organisational policies and procedures; determining search pattern and tracking spacing consistent with organisational policies and procedures; and calculating probability of detection factor consistent with organisational policies and procedures
  • clearly define the aims, objectives, scope and boundaries of the risk assessment in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • prioritise tasks to determine resource requirements in accordance with the rescue plan
  • use strategies for obtaining the required resources as determined by the necessities of the search and rescue activity in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

Self-management 

  • collect information that is timely and relevant to the needs of individuals/teams
  • make notes of observations
  • understand coronial requirements in relation to search and rescue
  • understand hypothermia/hyperthermia factors
  • understand risk management principles

Learning 

  • learn about organisational policies and procedures
  • learn about reference publications/material/documents, which may include IMO Manual; ICAO Manual; NATSAR Manual; MERSAR Manual
  • learn to collect and analyse information
  • read and understand the organisation's plans, policies and procedures
  • understand the personal development plan

Technology 

  • calculate to establish intended track/area/position in accordance with planned route
  • maintain databases by updating details on a regular basis as determined by local policies and procedures
  • manage information with the technology available in the work area/organisation
  • record in databases
  • represent mathematical ideas in appropriate format
  • use databases for contact names; telephone numbers; addresses (where appropriate); aircraft/vessel details; aircraft/vessel requirements
  • use navigational equipment that includes computers

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 6 core units
  • 5 elective units

Choose 1 elective unit from the Group A list of elective units.

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

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the Group B 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.

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

Code 

Core Units 

PUAAMS006B

Coordinate search and rescue resources

PUAAMS007B

Coordinate search and rescue operations

PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

PUACOM003B

Manage information

PUAEMR027

Assess operational risk

PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings and debriefings

Code 

Elective Units 

Group A 

PUAOPE014A

Navigate to an incident

TDMMH807B

Plan and navigate an offshore passage within the limits of responsibility of a Master 5

LGAPLEM404A

Prepare and present geographic information systems data

Code 

Elective Units 

Group B 

PUAAMS003B

Conduct stores dropping operations

PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

PUACOM009B

Manage media requirements at major incident

PUACOM012B

Liaise with media at a local level

PUAEMR030

Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises

PUAEMR031

Design emergency management exercises

PUALAW003B

Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

PUAOPE006B

Control multi-agency emergency situations

PUAPOLGD013A

Develop productive working relationships

PUATEA001B

Work in a team

PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

For the purposes of gaining a qualification the following three units count as one unit*: 

TAEASS401B *

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B *

Assess competence

OR

TAEASS301B *

Contribute to assessment

TAEASS403B *

Participate in assessment validation

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