Qualification details

PUA41406 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Diving) (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to DEF41412 - Certificate IV in Defence Diving 23/Jan/2013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
BSBCMN211A - Participate in workplace safety proceduresParticipate in workplace safety procedures N/A
BSBCMN311A - Maintain Workplace SafetyMaintain Workplace Safety N/A
BSBCMN404A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individuals 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
PSPPROC406A - Procure goods and servicesProcure goods and services N/A
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisations N/A
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Classifications

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 PUA41406 Certificate IV in Public Safety  (Defence Diving )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA41406 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Diving) 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 (verbally by radio and non-verbally through signalling methods)
  • communicate non-verbally with other divers
  • communicate through underwater radio devices
  • compile briefs and clear messages
  • compile reports on equity and diversity issues
  • discuss and clear dive plan
  • identify and communicate equity and diversity strategies to team members
  • interpret and respond to all line signals between diver and supervisor
  • interpret signals and read gauges
  • maintain communications
  • provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers
  • report regularly and accurately to the supervisor on a diver's condition, position and progress
  • quarantine any unserviceable equipment and report defects
  • transmit and receive messages
  • use diver-to-diver hand signals
  • use the phonetic alphabet
  • use words twice procedures
  • use written and diagrammatic communications on underwater writing boards

Teamwork 

  • apply techniques to support others
  • assist a diver in fitting and inspecting dive equipment prior to undertaking the dive
  • assist diver in the removal and stowage of equipment
  • assist other divers
  • attend to a SCUBA (air) diver from the surface
  • confirm diver's equipment
  • control the diver from the surface during a poor visibility search
  • ensure all aspects of assistance is given in dive preparation
  • foster and promote equity and diversity practices
  • independently check fit and function of equipment
  • maintain diver's safety line throughout the dive
  • manage irrecoverable malfunctions through buddy breathing
  • provide assistance during diver's entry into, and exit from, the water
  • provide assistance to maximise individual contribution to the attainment of the team objectives
  • react to individual and group contingencies/emergencies
  • recognise signs and symptoms of compression related problems (in self and others)
  • 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
  • avoid or manage posed threats
  • clear and refit flooded face mask and/or blocked mouthpiece
  • conduct an in-water leak test at the surface to ensure the integrity and functionality of the equipment
  • conduct unplanned decompression procedures
  • consider and manage the effects of open water environment
  • deal with minor incidents
  • deploy lazy shot, cordage and bail-out cylinder, and set at required depth for the decompression stop
  • determine and manage constraints and risks relevant to the task
  • ensure recovery when lost and/or separated
  • ensure subsequent decompression stops are consistent with the dive plan
  • estimate and maintain distance
  • estimate distance travelled using a watch
  • identify and manage dive-specific medical problems
  • manage significant systemic failures
  • manage the range of surface and sub-surface hazards inherent to diving
  • navigate by day and night, vehicle and foot
  • navigate underwater and maintain compass bearing
  • react to, and manage a range of, individual and group contingencies/emergencies
  • recover spatial awareness when balance is lost under conditions of zero visibility
  • resolve grievances and complaints without bias
  • take action to correct inappropriate behaviour
  • take necessary corrective action/s
  • understand marine animal threats and marine hazards
  • use decompression tables

Initiative and enterprise 

  • act independently
  • be incisive in a fluid and demanding environment
  • lead by example

Planning and organising 

  • apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints
  • construct the dive plan using decompression tables
  • determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task
  • identify sources of information on equity and diversity in accordance with legislative requirements, and organisational policies and practices
  • plan the dive
  • prepare and rig lazy shot and bail-out cylinder
  • 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

Self-management 

  • act independently and ensure that the individual decision making process is conducted in accordance with standard procedures
  • demonstrate situational awareness
  • maintain measured and controlled breathing
  • maintain measured and controlled finning

Learning 

  • develop an understanding of research and analysis techniques

Technology 

  • assemble equipment
  • dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
  • inspect and prepare lazy shot, cordage and bail-out cylinder
  • inspect electronic communications device and accessories for serviceability and ensure correct fit
  • maintain attention to the diver throughout the dives
  • maintain equipment during the dive
  • select and inspect equipment for serviceability and if required fit and test equipment

Packaging Rules

Qualification Requirement : 15 units 

All 5 core units plus 7 units from the specialisation elective units plus 3 general elective units 

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

The 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 at a higher level.

Code 

Core Units 

PUADEFDV001B

Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

PUADEFDV002B

Support SCUBA diving operations from the surface

PUADEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

BSBCMN211A

Participate in workplace safety procedures

HLTFA1A

Apply basic First Aid

Code 

Specialisation Elective Units 

Specialist Diving Field 

PUADEFDV003B

Act as a standby diver

PUADEFDV004B

Dive using surface-supplied breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

PUADEFDV005B

Dive using closed-circuit breathing apparatus (NO) in open water to a maximum depth of 40 metres

PUADEFDV006B

Dive using closed-circuit breathing apparatus (O) in open water to a maximum depth of 10 metres

PUADEFDV007B

Dive using closed-circuit breathing apparatus (HeO) in open water to a maximum depth of 60 metres

SROSCB008A

Inspect and fill SCUBA cylinders

Work Diving Field 

PUADEFDV008B

Employ hand tools in an underwater environment

PUADEFDV009B

Conduct an underwater search of a ship's hull

PUADEFDV010B

Employ power tools in an underwater environment

PUADEFDV011B

Perform non-technical structural inspections underwater

PUADEFDV012B

Perform underwater beach and waterway surveys

PUADEFDV013B

Employ air-lift devices underwater

PUADEFDV014B

Perform concreting in an underwater environment

PUADEFDV015B

Employ explosive power tools in an underwater environment

PUADEFDV016B

Perform underwater rigging work

PUADEFDV017B

Employ thermal cutting and welding tools (non-load bearing) in an underwater environment

PUADEFEO714C

Conduct underwater explosive demolitions

Emergency Field 

PUAEMEO03B

Administer oxygen in an emergency situation

HLTFA2A

Apply advanced First Aid

HLTHY1A

Prepare multi-place hyperbaric chamber

HLTHY2A

Operate multi-place hyperbaric chamber

HLTHY3A

Conduct post compression routines

HLTHY4A

Implement emergency procedures for hyperbaric chamber

Code 

General Elective Units 

BSBCMN311A

Maintain workplace safety

BSBCMN404A

Develop teams and individuals

BSBFLM305A

Support operational plan

BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

PMASUP220A

Monitor and control environmental hazards

PSPGOV307B

Organise workplace information

PSPGOV403B

Use resources to achieve work unit goals

PSPGOV404B

Develop and implement work unit plans

PSPPROC406A

Procure goods and services

PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

NOTES 

BSB units have been imported from the BSB01 Business Services Training Package.

HLT units have been imported from the HLT02 Health Training Package.

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.

SRO unit has been imported from the SRO03 Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package.

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

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