Qualification details

PUA42612 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management) (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/May/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced17/Aug/2012

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)Packaging rules wording reviewed. Units updated. 16/Aug/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
PUAAMS007B - Coordinate search and rescue operationsCoordinate search and rescue operations Elective
PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplace Core
PUACOM002B - Provide services to clientsProvide services to clients Elective
PUACOM003B - Manage informationManage information Core
PUACOM005B - Foster a positive organisational image in the communityFoster a positive organisational image in the community Elective
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisations Elective
PUACOM012B - Liaise with media at a local levelLiaise with media at a local level Elective
PUACOM013B - Administer a local public safety groupAdminister a local public safety group Elective
PUAEMR026 - Treat operational riskTreat operational risk Elective
PUAEMR027 - Assess operational riskAssess operational risk Elective
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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 17/Aug/2012 
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Modification History


TP version 



PUA12 V2.1

Imported units updated.


PUA12 v1

New release of existing qualification from PUA00 v8.1: PUA42610. Packaging rules wording revised, imported units updated. Equivalent.


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:

  • 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 PUA42612 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 PUA42612 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 PUA42612 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.

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

12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 5 core units
  • 7 elective units

Choose a minimum of 5 elective units from the list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective list below or elsewhere within this training package or another endorsed training package or accredited course.

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.


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


Assess operational risk


Treat operational risk

∟ PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk


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

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