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Qualification details

PUA30619 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA30613 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) 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

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BSBCMM401 - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
HLTAID006 - Provide advanced first aidProvide advanced first aid Elective
HLTAID007 - Provide advanced resuscitationProvide advanced resuscitation Core
PUACOM005 - Foster a positive organisational image in the communityFoster a positive organisational image in the community Elective
PUACOM006 - Plan and conduct a public awareness programPlan and conduct a public awareness program Elective
PUAFIR301 - Undertake community safety activitiesUndertake community safety activities Elective
PUAFIR302 - Suppress urban fireSuppress urban fire Core
PUAFIR303 - Suppress wildfireSuppress wildfire Elective
PUAFIR304 - Respond to marine emergenciesRespond to marine emergencies Elective
PUAFIR305 - Respond to aviation incidents (general)Respond to aviation incidents (general) Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Public Safety and Security 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Firefighter (Urban) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 16/Jul/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 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 PUA30619 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) is designed for experienced firefighting and emergency response professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment.

The role of a firefighter is to suppresses and extinguish fires, undertake rescues, respond to hazardous materials incidents, protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and the environment. At this level, firefighters are expected to make informed, timely and confident decisions working as a member of a firefighting team under limited supervision.

To prevent fires from starting and to improve community safety a firefighter's duties may include conducting community education programs about fire safety and undertaking fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to suppress urban fires and respond to hazardous materials and to perform a range of other related activities. It typically involves some discretion in selecting equipment and determining tactics.

The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.

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

  • 7 core units  listed below; plus
  • 4 elective units  from the general elective units listed

Choose a minimum of 2 elective units the elective list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from the elective unit 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 and must contribute to the vocational outcome of the qualification.

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  

PUAFIR302

Suppress urban fire

∟HLTAID003 Provide first aid

∟PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire

PUAFIR308

Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident

∟ PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUAFIR309

Operate pumps

∟ PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

*and one of the following:

∟ PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR220 Respond to isolated structure fire

∟ PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR205 Respond to aviation incident (specialist)

PUAFIR324

Render hazardous materials incidents safe

∟ PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUAWHS002

Maintain safety at an incident scene

∟ PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUAVEH001

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

HLTAID007

Provide advanced resuscitation

Elective units 

PUACOM005

Foster a positive organisational image in the community

∟ PUATEA004 Work effectively in a public safety organisation

PUACOM006

Plan and conduct a public awareness program

∟ PUACOM005 Foster a positive organisational image in the community

PUAFIR301

Undertake community safety activities

PUAFIR303

Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR304

Respond to marine emergencies

∟ PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUAFIR305

Respond to aviation incidents (general)

*one of the following:

∟ PUAFIR220 Respond to isolated structure fire

∟ PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire

PUAFIR311

Dispatch rappel personnel and equipment from a helicopter

∟ PUAFIR212 Rappel from helicopter

PUAFIR312

Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft

∟ PUAFIR209 Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR313

Operate aviation support equipment

∟ PUAFIR209 Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR314

Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206 Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR315

Navigate from an aircraft

∟ PUAFIR209 Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR306

Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

∟ PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUAFIR307

Operate aerial appliance

∟ PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

∟ PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

∟ PUAVEH001 Drive vehicles under operational conditions

PUAFIR310

Operate specialist appliance

PUALAW002

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

PUAOPE014

Navigate to an incident

PUAOPE020

Lead a crew

PUASAR018

Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents

PUASAR019

Train canines to work in a USAR environment

PUASAR020

Develop a canine search team for USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR018 Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR019 Train canines to work in a USAR environment

∟ PUASAR023 Participate in a first response urban search and rescue Category 1

PUASAR021

Search as part of a canine search team at USAR incidents

∟ PUASAR020 Develop a canine search team for USAR incidents

PUASAR024

Undertake road crash rescue

∟ HLTAID003 Provide first aid

∟ PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

PUASAR025

Undertake confined space rescue

∟ PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

∟ PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

PUASAR026

Undertake industrial and domestic rescue

PUASAR027

Undertake land search rescue

∟ PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUASAR028

Undertake rescue from a partial structural collapse

∟ PUASAR023 Participate in a first response urban search and rescue Category 1

PUASAR029

Undertake a complex transport rescue

PUASAR030

Undertake trench rescue

∟ PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

PUASAR031

Undertake an urban search and rescue Category 2 rescue technician

∟ PUASAR023 Participate in a first response urban search and rescue Category 1

PUASAR032

Undertake vertical rescue

∟ PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

PUASAR002

Undertake swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery

∟ PUASAR001 Perform land based swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery

PUATEA002

Work autonomously

∟ PUATEA001 Work in a team

BSBCMM401

Make a presentation

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces and is equivalent to PUA30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

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