Qualification details

PUA40112 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing) (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 17/Aug/2012

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by POL41115 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal Community PolicingSupersedes PUA40112 Certificate IV in Public Safety (ATSI Community Policing). Not equivalent. 18/Oct/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA40110 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)Packaging rules reviewed. Units updated. 16/Aug/2012

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3911 Police Officers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Police Forces 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aboriginal Community Police Officer 

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 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 17/Aug/2012 
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Modification History


TP version 



PUA12 v1

New release of existing qualification from PUA00 v8.1: PUA40110. Packaging rules wording revised, units updated. Equivalent.


Not applicable.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

In the public safety industry, qualification pathways depend on a range of factors specific to each industry such as organisational/agency structure, promotional structure and rank structure.

Liaison and community policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards that should be contextualised within the specifics of each jurisdiction/agency/ organisational policy and procedure.

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • achievement of the PUA30112 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)
  • appropriate vocational experience in a range of environments providing liaison services between communities and others or in providing support services to communities
  • appropriate experience working as a volunteer
  • appropriate experience participating in community activities

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA40112 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role. Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to:

  • commence the PUA50212 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)
  • undertake community/policing related qualifications

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 PUA40112 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing) have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification as 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 


  • interact with others effectively
  • legitimately collect and document relevant information
  • provide information to other organisations in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner


  • minimise workplace risks to self, colleagues and the public
  • provide encouragement, support and advice to personnel as required
  • mentor people as required

Problem solving 

  • explore possible resolutions or compromises
  • readily identify and critically evaluate problems and barriers to resolution and develop and plan a range of response options
  • resolve conflict

Initiative and enterprise 

  • analyse, note and disseminate features particular to a patrol area
  • correctly analyse emergent situations and take appropriate actions, including requests for further assistance
  • regularly use self-assessment and reflection in practice to monitor performance against established standards and to accurately identify personal strengths and weaknesses

Planning and organising 

  • involve other community groups/organisations when opportune, to help reach a solution
  • note and file outcomes of the proceedings and complete reports where required according to organisation requirements
  • plan and implement personal improvement plans


  • assess competing demands and organise within time constraints to achieve individual, team and organisational priorities
  • maintain an acceptable demeanour (in relation to issues such as appearance, confidence, deportment, dress standard)
  • organise and manage time effectively


  • learn about acceptable/non-acceptable behaviour and practices
  • learn about professional standards
  • learn about the rules of evidence


  • manage computers and information
  • select appropriate equipment

Packaging Rules

7 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 7 core units


Core Units 


Liaise with other organisations


Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting


Apply policing methods


Undertake initial police investigation


Manage involvement in the judicial process


Manage personal and ethical performance


Enhance status as a role model in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community


Information about customising PUA12 Public Safety Training Package qualifications in the Customisation of Qualifications section.

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