Qualification details

PUA20713 - Certificate II 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 PUA20701 - Certificate II 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
FPICOT2236 - Fall trees manually (basic)Fall trees manually (basic) Elective
FPICOT2237A - Maintain chainsawsMaintain chainsaws Elective
FPICOT2239A - Trim and cut felled treesTrim and cut felled trees Elective
FPICOT3259 - Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roadsOperate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads Elective
HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life supportProvide basic emergency life support Elective
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Elective
PUACOM002B - Provide services to clientsProvide services to clients Elective
PUAEQU001B - Prepare, maintain and test response equipmentPrepare, maintain and test response equipment Core
PUAFIR203B - Respond to urban fireRespond to urban fire 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 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 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 521 Certificate II 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.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA20713 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:

  • PUA30713 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)

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 PUA20713 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.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 

Communication 

Working under direction:

  • give and receive information to complete workplace tasks in accordance with organisational requirements
  • follow given procedures and work instructions
  • note evidence of fire cause and bring this to the attention of the supervisor
  • participate in activities/debriefings
  • raise identified work health and safety issues with designated personnel
  • report identified changes in incident behaviour and conditions to supervisor
  • respond and react to instructions in a safe, correct and timely manner

Teamwork 

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

Problem solving 

Working under direction and in accordance with organisational procedures:

  • employ alternative communication strategies
  • gain access to the fire, protect life and minimise damage to property and environment
  • implement actions in the workplace to avoid the risk of injury
  • identify and diagnose equipment faults, malfunctions and irregular operations
  • recognise hazards in the work area, rectifying where possible and reporting to designated personnel

Initiative and enterprise 

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

Planning and organising 

  • clean, maintain, assemble and stow equipment
  • identify, select and check rescue resources required based on incident information
  • inspect equipment

Self-management 

  • maintain personal safety at all times in accordance with organisational procedures and work health and safety guidelines
  • recognise personal capabilities and limitations and refer them to supervisor

Learning 

  • follow instructions
  • provide suggestions and information
  • share knowledge and skills between team members

Technology 

In accordance with organisational procedures:

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

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 4 core units
  • 7 elective units

Choose a minimum of 5 elective units from the lists below.

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

A maximum of 2 elective units may be chosen from Group B.

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

Elective units selected from outside the qualification must not duplicate content already covered by 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 

PUAEQU001B

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR204B

Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR215

Prevent injury

PUATEA001B

Work in a team

Group A general elective Units 

PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

PUAFIR203B

Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR205B

Respond to aviation incident (specialist)

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR206B

Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR207B

Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR208B

Participate in community safety activities

PUAFIR209B

Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR212B

Rappel from helicopter

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR213

Assist with prescribed burning

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR214

Use Class A foam in wildfire operations and non-structural applications

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR216

Undertake hover-exit operations from helicopter

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR217

Undertake helicopter winch operations

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR218

Respond to isolated structure fire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR301B

Undertake community safety activities

PUALAW001B

Protect and preserve incident scene

PUAOHS001C

Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures

PUAOPE013A

Operate communications systems and equipment

PUASAR022A

Participate in a rescue operation

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

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)

PUASAR033

Perform land based swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

PUATEA004D

FPICOT3259

HLTFA211A

Work effectively in a public safety organisation

Operate 4x4 vehicles

Provide basic emergency life support

Group B Chainsaw Electives  

AHCARB205A

Operate and maintain chainsaws

FPICOT2237A

Maintain chainsaws

FPICOT2236

Fall trees manually (basic)

FPICOT2239A

Trim and cut felled trees

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