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Qualification details

PUA20701 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to PUA20713 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)New units added. Pre-requisites updated. Imported units updated. 12/Mar/2013

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 09/Feb/2011

Units of competency

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PUASAR023A - Participate in an urban search and rescue Category 1Participate in an urban search and rescue Category 1SupersededN/A
PUAFIR204B - Respond to wildfireRespond to wildfireSupersededN/A
PUACOM002B - Provide services to clientsProvide services to clientsSupersededN/A
PUAEQU001B - Prepare, maintain and test response equipmentPrepare, maintain and test response equipmentSupersededN/A
PUAFIR212B - Rappel from helicopterRappel from helicopterSupersededN/A
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceSupersededN/A
PUASAR022A - Participate in a rescue operationParticipate in a rescue operationSupersededN/A
PUATEA004D - Work effectively in a public safety organisationWork effectively in a public safety organisationSupersededN/A
PUAEME001B - Provide emergency careProvide emergency careSupersededN/A
PUAFIR210B - Undertake hover-exit operations from helicopterUndertake hover-exit operations from helicopterDeletedN/A
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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 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Fire and Rescue Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Firefighter (Rural),Emergency Response Team Member 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4985-11 Fire Fighter 09/Dec/2002 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 09/Dec/2002 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 09/Feb/2011 
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Description

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Entry Requirements

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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for PUA20701 Certificate II in Public Safety  (Firefighting Operations )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA20701 Certificate II 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.

The Employability Skills within a qualification may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

These Employability Skills may be obtained by the completion of this qualification but in no way reflect skills that may apply to any particular position within a fire service.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 

Communication 

Working under direction:

  • give and receive information to complete workplace tasks in accordance with the organisation's requirements
  • follow given procedures and work instructions
  • report identified changes in incident behaviour and conditions to supervisor
  • raise identified occupational health and safety issues with designated personnel
  • participate in activities/debriefings
  • note evidence of fire cause and bringing this to the attention of the supervisor

Teamwork 

  • work with others and make a positive contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of a team
  • recognise roles and responsibilities of team members
  • undertake activities as a member of a team
  • seek peer support when required

Problem solving 

Working under direction and in accordance with the organisation's procedures:

  • gain access to the fire, protect life and minimise damage to property and environment
  • recognise hazards in the work area, rectify where possible and report to designated personnel according to workplace procedures

Initiative and enterprise 

  • raise occupational health and safety issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant occupational health and safety legislation

Planning and organising 

  • inspect equipment in accordance with organisation's procedures
  • clean, maintain, assemble and stow equipment according to organisation's procedures

Self-management 

  • maintain personal safety at all times in accordance with the organisation's procedures and occupational health and safety guidelines
  • recognise personal capabilities and limitations and refer them to the supervisor

Learning 

  • learn about fire behaviour
  • learn about methods of heat transfer
  • learn about principles and methods of extinguishment
  • learn about occupational health and safety policy relevant to the maintenance, servicing and testing of equipment
  • learn about organisation's policies and procedures concerning the use, testing, cleaning and servicing of response equipment

Technology 

In accordance with the organisation's procedures:

  • operate equipment
  • monitor, transmit and receive information using communications systems and equipment

Packaging Rules

Code 

Core Units 

PUAFIR201B

Prevent injury

PUAFIR204B

Respond to wildfire

PUAEQU001B

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUATEA001B

Work in a team

Code 

Elective Units 

PUAFIR202B

Respond to isolated/remote structure fire

PUAFIR203B

Respond to urban fire

PUAFIR205B

Respond to aviation incident (specialist)

PUAFIR206B

Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR207B

Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUAFIR208B

Participate in community safety activities

PUAFIR209B

Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR210B

Undertake hover-exit operations from helicopter

PUAFIR211B

Undertake helicopter winch operations

PUAFIR212B

Rappel from helicopter

PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

PUAEME001B

Provide emergency care

PUALAW001B

Protect and preserve incident scene

PUAOHS001C

Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures

PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

PUASAR001B

Participate in a rescue operation

PUASAR008B

Search as a member of a land search team

PUATEA004D

Work effectively in a public safety organisations

PUAOPE013A

Operate communications systems and equipment

PUASAR022A

Participate in a rescue operation

PUASAR023A

Participate in an urban search and rescue Category 1

NOTES 

It is important to note that where units of competency within this qualification have pre-requisite requirements, the learner must have been assessed as competent within a fire context prior to undertaking training or assessment.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12 ..