Qualification details

PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to PUA42612 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)Packaging rules wording reviewed. Units updated. 16/Aug/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 09/Feb/2011

Units of competency

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PUAOPE027A - Undertake beach safety management activitiesUndertake beach safety management activitiesSupersededN/A
PUAOHS001C - Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and proceduresFollow defined occupational health and safety policies and proceduresSupersededN/A
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisationsSupersededN/A
SRCAQU001B - Monitor pool water qualityMonitor pool water qualitySupersededN/A
PUACOM002B - Provide services to clientsProvide services to clientsSupersededN/A
PUAEMR006B - Treat risk at an operational levelTreat risk at an operational levelSupersededN/A
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceSupersededN/A
SRCAQU004B - Maintain pool water qualityMaintain pool water qualitySupersededN/A
PUATEA003B - Lead, manage and develop teamsLead, manage and develop teamsSupersededN/A
PUAOPE015A - Conduct briefings and debriefingsConduct briefings and debriefingsSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3911 Police Officers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0699 Other Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Maritime Operations,Public Safety 

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 0699 Other Health 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 09/Feb/2011 
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Modification History

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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:

  • working in an beach or marine rescue management role
  • with vocational experience in beach or marine management roles.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA42610 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for PUA42610 Certificate IV in Public Safety  (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA42610 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management) 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 


  • ensure information is in a form suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination
  • identify information needs and sources
  • produce resource reports


  • collect information that is timely and relevant to the needs of individuals/teams
  • continually seek, encourage and value contributions from personnel during the briefing or debriefing
  • provide feedback and encourage contributions from group members

Problem solving 

  • identify, analyse and develop solutions for difficulties in achieving required outcomes
  • review information held by the organisation to determine suitability and accessibility
  • review the activity against the policies, practices and training of the organisation to identify any discrepancies

Initiative and enterprise 

  • identify briefing or debriefing follow-up actions and act upon them in a timely manner
  • manage difficulties to achieve positive outcomes
  • prepare plans to obtain information which is not available or accessible within the organisation

Planning and organising 

  • allocate resources to facilitate required outcomes
  • analyse information to identify relevant trends and developments in terms of the needs for which it was acquired
  • prepare briefing and/or debriefing plan in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


  • lead and manage group processes
  • provide leadership to individuals and teams


  • support and participate in development activities
  • use coaching and mentoring as development tools


  • use management information systems to store and retrieve data for decision making
  • use technology available in the work area/organisation to manage information

Packaging Rules

Qualification Requirement : 12 units 

All 5 core units plus 7 elective units 

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol ∟.

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.

The 7 elective units may be taken from the elective units listed below and may include 2 units taken from this Training Package, any other endorsed Training Package or any state/territory accredited qualification where the unit is in a qualification at the same level or a higher level.


Core Units 


Communicate in the workplace


Manage Information


Administer work group resources


Conduct briefings and debriefings


Lead, manage and develop teams

Elective Units 


Coordinate search and rescue operations


Provide services to clients


Foster a positive organisational image in the community


Liaise with other organisations


Liaise with media at a local level


Administer a local public safety group


Treat risk at an operational level


Conduct risk assessment


Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures


Maintain safety at an incident scene


Control a Level 1 incident


Undertake beach safety management activities


Search as a member of an aquatic search team


Monitor pool water quality


Maintain pool water quality


Implement aquatic facility plant and equipment maintenance program


Coordinate lifeguard service at an aquatic facility or environment


SRC units have been imported from the SRC04 Community Recreation Industry Training Package.

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