Qualification details

PUA41206 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Armoured Operations) (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 09/Feb/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to DEF41212 - Certificate IV in Armoured Operations 14/Mar/2012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
BSBCMN404A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individuals N/A
BSBCMN411A - Monitor a safe workplaceMonitor a safe workplace N/A
BSBMGT401A - Show leadership in the workplaceShow leadership in the workplace N/A
BSBSUS301A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
PSPGOV307B - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information N/A
PSPGOV403B - Use resources to achieve work unit goalsUse resources to achieve work unit goals N/A
PSPGOV404B - Develop and implement work unit plansDevelop and implement work unit plans N/A
PSPGOV406B - Gather and analyse informationGather and analyse information N/A
PSPPM401B - Design simple projectsDesign simple projects N/A
PSPPM402B - Manage simple projectsManage simple projects N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4991-11 Defence Force Member Not Elsewhere Included 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Defence Services 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4991-11 Defence Force Member Not Elsewhere Included 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 09/Feb/2011 
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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for PUA41206 Certificate IV in Public Safety  (Armoured Operations )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA41206 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Armoured Operations) 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 


  • communicate and apply interpersonal skills
  • communicate and consult with battlespace operating system experts, commanders, other technical agencies and resource managers
  • compile reports on equity and diversity issues
  • complete and maintain documentation (such as reports and returns)
  • comply with organisational policies and practices including legislative requirements and standard procedures
  • conduct debriefings
  • conduct research and seek advice from relevant personnel to clarify unclear findings
  • develop techniques for giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner
  • ensure written communication is to the required level to complete workplace forms and reports
  • identify and communicate equity and diversity strategies to team members
  • identify and confirm issues through consulting with relevant personnel (if necessary)
  • identify problems/shortfalls and report to supervisor
  • observe, receive and clarify circumstances that require the provision of advice
  • prepare and deliver orders to crew
  • provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers
  • receive, understand, interpret and accept orders, instructions and directions and follow standard procedures
  • report any major incidents that are beyond the supervisor's level of authority or competence to deal with, to managers
  • supervise the crew of an armoured fighting vehicle, its weapons, and ancillary equipment
  • use verbal and non-verbal communication techniques including body language, language style and active listening


  • apply techniques to support others
  • foster and promote equity and diversity practices
  • provide assistance to maximise individual contribution to the attainment of the team objectives
  • supervise and command the operation of the armoured fighting vehicle
  • supervise and monitor equity and diversity processes within the workplace
  • supervise crew tasks
  • supervise maintenance
  • supervise the deployment of the armoured fighting vehicle into areas of operations
  • understand team dynamics, aims and objectives
  • understand the composition, roles and responsibilities of team members

Problem solving 

  • analyse and solve problems
  • deal with minor incidents
  • identify issues, analyse circumstances and undertake research
  • resolve grievances and complaints without bias
  • take action to correct inappropriate behaviour

Initiative and enterprise 

  • demonstrate the ability to translate research and analysis into clear advice for stakeholders

Planning and organising 

  • apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints
  • assess the competence of the crew
  • coordinate and conduct battle procedure in accordance with standard procedures
  • determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task
  • determine the resources required for the performance of the task
  • identify sources of information on equity and diversity in accordance with legislative requirements, and organisational policies and practices
  • prepare the armoured fighting vehicle for operation
  • prepare the crew and manage crew personnel administration
  • provide advice to stakeholders within resource constraints and operational requirements
  • understand and apply throughout the operation, occupational health and safety requirements and recognised safety precautions, including those contained in Australian Defence Force procedures


  • act independently and ensure that the individual decision making process is conducted in accordance with standard procedures


  • develop an understanding of research and analysis techniques


  • check vehicle serviceability and prepare vehicle for operations
  • identify, handle and prepare in-service ammunition under supervision
  • operate the vehicle communications systems under supervision
  • use and operate ancillary equipment
  • use and operate vehicle communication systems
  • use appropriate information technology and software

Packaging Rules

Qualification Requirement : 17 units 

All 4 core units plus 7 units from the specialisation elective units plus 6 general elective units 

Specialisation elective units should be selected from the fields that most closely align to an individual's occupational outcomes.

The 6 general elective units may be taken from the general elective units listed below, or may include 2 units taken from within this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level or a higher level.


Core Units 


Supervise an armoured fighting vehicle and crew


Provide technical advice


Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace


Monitor a safe workplace


Specialisation Elective Units 


Observe targets and coordinate multi asset firepower on multiple targets


Observe targets and engage with joint asset firepower from any agency


Select sites for deployment in a threat environment


Conduct range practices


Manage range practices and qualifications


Observe and direct machine gun fire


Supervise the operation of direct fire support weapons


Supervise a section during defensive operations


Supervise a section during offensive operations


Supervise platoon level defensive operations


Supervise platoon level offensive operations


Support the operation of a communications and information system facility


Identify and monitor radiation hazards


Apply radio frequency radiation safety procedures


Apply laser safety procedures


Control entry to confined spaces


Treat risk in defence at an operational level


Conduct a risk assessment in a defence environment


Plan, activate and maintain a communications network


Lead, manage and develop teams


Gather and analyse information


Design simple projects


Manage simple projects


Close simple projects


General Elective Units 


Develop teams and individuals


Support operational plan


Show leadership in the workplace


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Organise workplace information


Use resources to achieve work unit goals


Develop and implement work unit plans


Procure goods and services


Liaise with other organisations


Instruct a workplace physical training session in Defence


Perform the duties of a defending officer


Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer


Provide advice on service discipline law


Act as a range safety officer on a permanent range


Conduct basic range practices on a permanent range


Conduct individual and collective ceremonial drill


Work autonomously


Contribute to assessment


Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills


Implement and monitor environmental protection policies and procedures


BSB units have been imported from the BSB01 and BSB07 Business Services Training Packages.

PMA units have been imported from the PMA02 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package.

PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.

TAA units have been imported from the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package.

TDT units have been imported from the TDT02 Transport and Distribution Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12 .

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