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Qualification details

PUA30319 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA31312 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) 15/Jul/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 16/Jul/2019


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BSBFLM312 - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectivenessElective
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aidCore
HLTAID005 - Provide first aid in remote situationsProvide first aid in remote situationsElective
HLTAID006 - Provide advanced first aidProvide advanced first aidElective
HLTAID007 - Provide advanced resuscitationProvide advanced resuscitationElective
PMAWHS214 - Undertake helicopter safety and escapeUndertake helicopter safety and escapeElective
PUACOM001 - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceCore
PUACOM002 - Provide services to clientsProvide services to clientsElective
PUAEME003 - Administer oxygen in an emergencyAdminister oxygen in an emergencyElective
PUAEME004 - Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injuryProvide emergency care for suspected spinal injuryElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Public Safety 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Surf Lifesaver 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 16/Jul/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 16/Jul/2019 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 16/Jul/2019 
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Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this qualification in the PUA – Public Safety Training Package.

Qualification Description

The PUA30319 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) is designed for participants performing aquatic search and rescue operations. Aquatic search and rescue personnel can participate in the search and rescue for missing persons either in the water, or on nearby land.

The role of an aquatic search and rescue team member is to prepare for search and rescue operations, recognise when a rescue response is required, perform complex patient rescues including the search and rescue of a missing person and demonstrate recovery and stand down processes. This may include undertaking patrol duties and surf awareness to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by aquatic search and rescue personnel to perform a range of activities such as responding to search and rescue incidents and undertaking recovery operations. It typically involves working as a team member, under guidance, in aquatic search and rescue operations.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

A total of 11 units of competency comprising

  • 6 core units  listed below; plus
  • 5 elective units  from the general elective units listed

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective unit lists 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 from outside the qualification must not duplicate content already covered by units in this qualification.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

Prerequisites attached to any of the units must be obtained and are additional to the number of units required for this qualification.

Where a prerequisite is attached to a unit it is identified by the symbol ∟.

By default, all prerequisites listed with ∟ become part of the core and elective units of this qualification.

Core units  

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

PUACOM001

Communicate in the workplace

PUAOPE013

Operate communications systems and equipment

PUASAR011

Search as a member of an aquatic search team

PUATEA004

Work effectively in a public safety organisation

PUAWHS002

Maintain safety at an incident scene

General elective units 

BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

HLTAID005

Provide first aid in remote situations

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

HLTAID007

Provide advanced resuscitation

PUACOM002

Provide services to clients

PUAEME003

Administer oxygen in an emergency

∟ PUAEME001 Provide emergency care

PUAEME004

Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury

∟ HLTAID003 Provide first aid

PUAEME005

Provide pain management

∟ HLTAID003 Provide first aid

PUAEMR005

Treat operational risk

∟ PUAEMR006 Assess operational risk

PUAEMR006

Assess operational risk

PUAEQU001

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUAOPE009

Navigate in an aquatic environment

PUAOPE010

Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency

∟ HLTAID003 Provide basic first aid

PUAOPE012

Control a Level 1 incident

PUAOPE027

Undertake beach safety management activities

PUASAR014

Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations

PUASAR015

Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation

PUASAR016

Operate and maintain a personal water craft for rescue operations

PUASAR017

Undertake advanced surf rescue

∟ PUACOM001 Communicate in the workplace

∟ PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills

∟ PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation

PUASES012

Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre

PUATEA002

Work autonomously

PUAVEH001

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

PUAWHS001

Follow defined work, health and safety policies and procedures

PMAWHS214

Undertake helicopter safety and escape

SISCAQU002

Perform basic water rescues

SISCAQU006

Supervise clients in aquatic locations

SISCAQU007

Perform advanced water rescues

SISCAQU012

Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces and is equivalent to PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)

Links

PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf