Qualification details

PUA31312 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 02/May/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced13/Mar/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced17/Aug/2012

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)Packaging rules wording reviewed. Imported units updated. 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
BSBFLM312C - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectiveness Elective
HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life supportProvide basic emergency life support Elective
HLTFA302B - Provide first aid in remote situationProvide first aid in remote situation Elective
HLTFA311A - Apply first aidApply first aid Core
HLTFA404C - Apply advanced resuscitation techniquesApply advanced resuscitation techniques Elective
HLTFA412A - Apply advanced first aidApply advanced first aid Elective
PMAOHS214B - Undertake helicopter safety and escapeUndertake helicopter safety and escape Elective
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Core
PUACOM002B - Provide services to clientsProvide services to clients Elective
PUAEME003C - Administer oxygen in an emergency situationAdminister oxygen in an emergency situation Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3911 Police Officers 
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,Maritime Operations 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Lifeguard Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3911 Police Officers 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 17/Aug/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

3

PUA12 V2.1

Imported units updated.

2

PUA12 V2

Imported units updated

1

PUA12 v1

New release of existing qualification from PUA00 v8.1: PUA31310. Packaging rules wording revised, imported units updated. Equivalent.

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, such as:

  • after achieving the PUA21012 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • working in a lifesaver, lifeguard, first responder or marine rescue role
  • with vocational experience in beach or marine safety and first responder roles.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:

  • PUA41112 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA42612 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management).

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 PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) 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 

  • accurately record the details of casualties' condition, treatment and response to treatment in line with organisation's procedures
  • communicate, which may include Auslan gestures; calming and reassuring a casualty; face-to-face; facsimile; feedback of information; landline and mobile telephone; pamphlets translated into other languages; radio; signalling systems; using interpreters
  • record vital signs in planning treatment and report as appropriate
  • relay instructions clearly, concisely and accurately and obtain confirmation of understanding
  • use clear concise and appropriate language in all communications to client, assignment and organisation's requirements
  • use established communication pathways for routine and non-routine communication
  • use questioning, learning and summarising skills to establish client needs
  • write reports

Teamwork 

  • assist members of other emergency services
  • contribute to maintaining safety of other work group members
  • have knowledge of the composition of team and the roles and responsibilities of team members
  • move a casualty, which may be as part of a team
  • establish issues affecting safety of self and other personnel by identifying hazards and assessing risks
  • obtain search operation information and task information, and discuss with team members
  • participate in group discussions and informal meetings

Problem solving 

  • apply fault finding techniques
  • assess the movement of a casualty to a safer location by scene assessment, visual inspections, planning reviews, recognising hazard warnings, interviewing others at the scene
  • employ alternative communication strategies
  • identify hazards to self and others and take appropriate action to safeguard against injury
  • provide emergency care pending the arrival of appropriately qualified personnel
  • seek expert advice

Initiative and enterprise 

  • assess extent and nature of emergency care required
  • assist work group members in danger in accordance with standard operating procedures, ensuring personal safety is maintained
  • immediately report any changes in situation and/or conditions to designated person
  • improvise techniques where there is limited access to equipment
  • monitor, assess and amend treatment and management plan in response to changes in condition of the casualty and/or environment

Planning and organising 

  • assess extent and nature of initial emergency care required
  • select and check personal protective clothing and equipment according to organisational procedures to ensure it is operational prior to entry into incident situation
  • select and check search equipment for serviceability, and store/pack it for use
  • use equipment according to casualty's condition, availability and to organisation's procedures
  • use search formation or grids to locate missing persons or objects

Self-management 

  • establish issues affecting safety of self and other personnel by identifying hazards and assessing risks
  • implement hazard control and mitigation measures with minimum damage to the environment, while maintaining safety of self and others
  • maintain knowledge of legal and ethical issues in pre-hospital care and knowledge of current practices and procedures in emergency care
  • maintain universal hygiene precautions
  • maintain water and food intake, rest breaks and shelter requirements
  • recognise impact of own actions on safety of others
  • remain calm under pressure
  • undertake duties in line with organisational health and safety codes of practice and relevant legislation

Learning 

  • learn about current practices and procedures in emergency care
  • maintain knowledge in managing identified injuries in line with approved emergency care
  • recognise and refer personal capabilities and limitations to the team leader
  • recognise and report symptoms of operational stress

Technology 

  • identify hazards by accessing databases
  • operate first aid equipment
  • use communication systems and equipment
  • use hazard control equipment such as atmospheric monitoring equipment; meteorological equipment; radiation monitoring equipment
  • use search equipment such as radio communications equipment; information technology systems; mobile telephone; radio; signalling systems

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 6 core units
  • 5 elective units

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

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective 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.

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 

PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident scene

PUAOPE013A

Operate communications systems and equipment

PUASAR011C

Search as a member of an aquatic search team

PUATEA004D

Work effectively in a public safety organisation

HLTFA311A

Apply first aid

Code 

Elective Units 

PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

PUAEME003C

Administer oxygen in an emergency situation

∟ PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

PUAEME004A

Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

PUAEME005A

Provide pain management

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

OR

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

PUAEMR026

Treat operational risk

∟ PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk

PUAEMR027

Assess operational risk

PUAEQU001B

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUAOHS001C

Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures

PUAOPE009C

Navigate in an aquatic environment

PUAOPE010C

Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency

∟ PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

OR

∟ HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

PUAOPE012A

Control a Level 1 incident

PUAOPE027A

Undertake beach safety management activities

PUAPOLIM002A

Promote public safety objectives by liaison with a culturally specific community

PUASAR014A

Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations

PUASAR015A

Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation

PUASAR016A

Operate and maintain a personal water craft for rescue operations

PUASAR017A

Undertake advanced surf rescue

∟ PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace

∟ PUASAR012C Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills

∟ PUASAR013A Participate in an aquatic rescue operation

PUASES012A

Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre

PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

PUAVEH001B

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

BSBFLM312C

Contribute to team effectiveness

HLTFA302B

Provide first aid in remote situation

HLTFA412A

Apply advanced first aid

HLTFA404C

Apply advanced resuscitation techniques

PMAOHS214B

Undertake helicopter safety and escape

SISCAQU202A

Perform basic water rescues

SISCAQU306A

Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environment

SISCAQU307A

Perform advanced water rescues

SISCAQU312A

Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities

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