Qualification details

PUA40313 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) (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:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA40301 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)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
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
BSBMGT401A - Show leadership in the workplaceShow leadership in the workplace Elective
CPPSIS4026A - Read and interpret image dataRead and interpret image data Elective
PUACOM006B - Plan and conduct a public awareness programPlan and conduct a public awareness program Elective
PUACOM011B - Develop community awareness networksDevelop community awareness networks Elective
PUACOM012B - Liaise with media at a local levelLiaise with media at a local level Elective
PUAEMR022 - Establish context for emergency risk assessmentEstablish context for emergency risk assessment Elective
PUAFIR401B - Obtain incident intelligenceObtain incident intelligence Elective
PUAFIR403B - Assess building plansAssess building plans Elective
PUAFIR404B - Inspect dangerous goods facilitiesInspect dangerous goods facilities Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Fire and Rescue Services,Defence Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Firefighting Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 03/Oct/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior 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 511 Certificate IV 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, such as:

  • after achieving the PUA30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • after achieving the PUA30713 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:

  • PUA50513 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting 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 PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) 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 

  • communicate changes in the incident plan to relevant personnel and organisations
  • communicate effectively
  • communicate incident information to assigned personnel clearly, accurately and in a timely manner
  • conduct briefings and debriefings
  • establish and maintain communication in accordance with organisational procedures
  • maintain incident records of incident actions and decisions
  • prepare post incident reports in accordance with organisational requirements
  • receive and deal with requests for response

Teamwork 

  • acknowledge contributions of personnel in a positive way
  • allocate tasks to appropriate personnel
  • monitor welfare of team members and take appropriate action
  • seek, encourage and value contributions from personnel during the brief/debrief
  • supervise a response by a small team to incidents
  • supervise post-response activities
  • support and participate in development activities

Problem solving 

  • assess and minimise or control hazards and potential hazards
  • follow up brief/debrief action, which may include identifying issues for review and subsequent action
  • identify alternative strategies and tactics where required and convey them to appropriate personnel
  • identify and request the need for additional resources

Initiative and enterprise 

  • evaluate impact of strategies, tactics and incident operations

Planning and organising 

  • develop and implement an operational plan including objective, strategies and tactics, based on available information and in accordance with organisational procedures
  • monitor, and review operational plan
  • obtain and assess relevant incident information to assist in the planning process
  • plan and prepare a briefing/debriefing in accordance with organisation’s policy and procedures
  • manage data and maintain accurate records

Self -management 

  • communicate clearly in a group setting
  • maintain safe working practices
  • provide leadership to individuals and teams

Learning 

  • provide leadership and supervision to ensure that performance and practice are to operational standards
  • provide feedback and encourage contributions from group members

Technology 

  • collect and analyse data applicable to work
  • record and document information collected in accordance with organisational requirements
  • use communication equipment

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 3 core units
  • 8 elective units

Choose a minimum of 6 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.

Only 1 elective unit may be chosen from the Group B list.

Only 2 elective units in total may be chosen from Groups B & C.

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.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Code 

Core Units 

PUAOPE0015A

Conduct briefings and debriefings

PUAOPE012A

Control a Level 1 incident

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

∟ PUATEA002B Work autonomously (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA001B Work in a team (Fire sector specific)

Elective Units Group A 

PUAC0M006B

Plan and conduct a public awareness program

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

PUACOM011B

Develop community awareness networks

∟ PUAFIR301B Undertake community safety activities (Fire sector specific)

PUACOM012B

Liaise with media at a local level

PUAEMR022

Establish context for emergency risk assessment

PUAFIR401B

Obtain incident intelligence

PUAFIR403B

Assess building plans

∟ PUAFIR314C Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR404B

Inspect dangerous goods facilities

∟ PUAFIR403B Assess building plans

∟ PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR405B

Collect, analyse and provide regulatory information

PUAFIR408B

Plan aircraft operations

∟ PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR409B

Develop air attack strategies

∟ PUAFIR408B Plan aircraft operations

∟ PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment

∟ PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft

∟ PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment

PUAFIR410A

Provide safety advice at a rural/land management incident

PUAFIR411A

Provide safety advice at an urban incident

PUAFIR412

Conduct simple prescribed burns

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR413

Develop simple prescribed burn plans

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR414

Interpret and analyse fire weather information

PUAFIR415

Supervise use of machinery in wildfire operations

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR416

Supervise specialist response to aviation accidents and incidents

∟ PUAFIR205B Respond to aviation incident (specialist)

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAMAN002B

Administer work group resources

PUAOPE012A

Control a Level 1 incident

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAOPE016A

Manage a multi-team sector

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

CPPSIS4026A

Read and interpret basic image data

Elective Units Group B 

TAEASS301B

Contribute to assessment

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

Elective Units Group C 

TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL401A

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

TAEDEL404A

Mentor in the workplace

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