Qualification details

PUA41306 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations) (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to DEF41312 - Certificate IV in Artillery Operations 14/Mar/2012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 PUA41306 Certificate IV in Public Safety  (Artillery Operations )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA41306 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery 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 


  • brief site occupants and supervisors
  • 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
  • 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)
  • observe, receive and clarify circumstances that require the provision of advice
  • provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers
  • receive and confirm orders from supervisor
  • select the most suitable site and record relevant data
  • 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 monitor equity and diversity processes within the workplace
  • understand team dynamics, aims and objectives
  • understand the composition, roles and responsibilities of team members
  • work within a team environment

Problem solving 

  • analyse and solve problems
  • analyse collected data
  • calculate mathematical data
  • deal with minor incidents
  • identify issues, analyse circumstances and undertake research
  • navigate
  • resolve grievances and complaints without bias
  • select the most suitable site and record relevant data
  • take action to correct inappropriate behaviour

Initiative and enterprise 

  • select sites
  • translate research and analysis into clear advice to stakeholders

Planning and organising 

  • apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints
  • determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task
  • evaluate possible sites for suitability
  • identify sources of information on equity and diversity in accordance with legislative requirements, and organisational policies and practices
  • prepare for site occupation
  • prepare for site selection
  • prepare a reconnaissance plan
  • provide advice to stakeholders within resource constraints and operational requirements
  • review possible sites from appropriate areas
  • 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
  • ensure that the individual decision making process is conducted in accordance with standard procedures
  • select sites through an independent reconnaissance


  • develop an understanding of research and analysis techniques


  • select and check equipment for serviceability
  • deploy the characteristics and capabilities of equipment
  • 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 


Select sites for deployment in a threat environment


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


Maintain radar systems at field operator level


Supervise indirect fire weapons


Supervise the destruction of hostile air targets using line of sight ground based air defence weapon systems


Conduct range practices


Manage range practices and qualifications


Observe and direct machine gun fire


Supervise the operation of mortars


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


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


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


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


Liaise with other organisations


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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