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Qualification details

PUA42912 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Leadership) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by PUA40419 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Leadership) 15/Jul/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 02/May/2013
(View details for release 1) 17/Aug/2012

Units of competency

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PUAOPE025A - Manage planning for a Level 2 incidentManage planning for a Level 2 incidentElective
PUAOPE021A - Manage information function at an incidentManage information function at an incidentElective
TLIG3002A - Lead a work team or groupLead a work team or groupCore
PUAOPE016A - Manage a multi-team sectorManage a multi-team sectorElective
BSBWOR403A - Manage stress in the workplaceManage stress in the workplaceElective
AHCOHS401A - Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processesMaintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processesElective
PUAOHS003B - Implement and monitor the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programsImplement and monitor the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programsElective
PSPGOV417A - Identify and treat risksIdentify and treat risksCore
PUAOPE023A - Manage operations for a Level 2 incidentManage operations for a Level 2 incidentElective
PUACOM006B - Plan and conduct a public awareness programPlan and conduct a public awareness programElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3999-79 Associate Professionals Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Public Safety 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3999-79 Associate Professionals Nec 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 17/Aug/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

PUA12 V2.1

Imported units updated.

1

PUA12 v1

New qualification.

Description

Not applicable.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

There are no pre requisites for entering this qualification. This qualification is open to any candidate who has worked in or is likely to work in a leadership role in biosecurity response; either in a field or operations centre role.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA42912 Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Leadership), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:

  • PUA52412 Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA42912 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Leadership) 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  Skills 

Employability Skills Statements 

Communication 

  • advise and involve the community in public safety activities, presentations at community group gatherings, special interest forums, other organisation forums, community events and festivals
  • participate in conferences
  • represent the organisation’s position on particular issues in a way which acknowledges community concerns and promotes community awareness
  • write reports

Teamwork 

  • allocate resources, which may include considering urgency, cost effectiveness, accessibility, maintenance demands, availability and deployment time
  • collect timely information that is relevant to the needs of individuals/teams
  • determine the information needs of individuals/teams and identify the sources
  • gather and disseminate information to appropriate personnel within the specified timeframe

Problem solving 

  • allocate resources to facilitate required outcomes
  • analyse feedback and cooperation with community groups
  • analyse, which may include problem solving
  • brief and debrief content and format, which may include problem based approaches
  • provide advice that takes into account type of risk, locality, and protection of life, property and the environment
  • review activity against the policies, practices and training of the organisation to identify any discrepancies
  • review information held by the organisation to determine suitability and accessibility

Initiative and enterprise 

  • identify and act upon briefing and debriefing follow-up actions in a timely manner
  • prepare plans to obtain information which is not available or accessible within the organisation
  • report the results of information gathering, analysis and synthesis so they can be input to policy development and organisation’s decision making
  • select an appropriate location for the brief/debrief

Planning and organisation 

  • conduct inspections to provide for relevant information for pre-incident planning
  • evaluate resource usage against targets and organisational standards
  • gather, analyse, synthesise and report information within specified timeframes and to the standard defined by the organisation
  • monitor resource usage
  • plan and prepare a briefing/debriefing in accordance with organisation’s policy and procedures
  • report the results of information gathering, analysis and synthesis so they can be input to policy development and organisation’s decision making
  • store equipment stock and supplies in accordance with organisation’s policy and procedures

Self-management 

  • analyse needs
  • manage and store equipment stock and supplies in accordance with organisation’s policy and procedures
  • provide leadership to individuals and teams
  • voice personal view to the review process

Leadership 

  • learn about legislative requirements relevant to emergency management
  • learn about organisation’s policies
  • learn about organisation’s procedures for activity debriefing
  • learn about practices and training processes in relation to activity
  • learn about reporting procedures of the organisation
  • learn about techniques for the prioritisation and evaluation of public safety risk management systems
  • maintain records of resource allocation and usage in accordance with relevant legislation and organisational guidelines
  • support and participate in development activities

Technology 

  • ensure that computer-based tools are used to produce resource reports
  • use basic statistical information
  • use communication channels
  • use information technology effectively
  • use management information systems that may include computers
  • use management information systems to store and retrieve data for decision making
  • use market trends
  • use records management systems, registries and file records

Packaging Rules

11 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 5 core units
  • 6 elective units

Choose a minimum of 4 elective units from the Group A and/or B lists below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the Group A and/or B lists below or elsewhere within this training package or another endorsed training package or accredited course.

Only 1 unit may be chosen from the Group A elective list.

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.

Code 

Core Units 

PUAMAN002B

Administer workgroup resources

PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings/debriefings

AHCBIO501A

Manage active operational emergency disease or plant pest sites

PSPGOV417A

Identify and treat risks

TLIG3002A

Lead a work team or group

Code 

Elective Units 

Group A 

PUAOHS003B

Implement and monitor the organisation’s OH&S policies, procedures and programs

AHCOHS401A

Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processes

Code 

Elective Units 

Group B 

PUACOM006B

Plan and conduct a public awareness campaign

PUAEMR014A

Deliver recovery services

PUAOPE007B

Command agency personnel within a multi agency emergency response

PUAOPE012A

Control a level 1 incident

PUAOPE016A

Manage a multi-team sector

PUAOPE021A

Manage information function at an incident

PUAOPE022A

Manage logistics for a Level 2 incident

PUAOPE023A

Manage operations for a Level 2 incident

PUAOPE025A

Manage planning for a Level 2 incident

AHCBIO401A

Supervise activities on infected premises

AHCPMG601A

Develop a plant pest survey strategy

AHCPMG602A

Develop a plant pest destruction strategy

BSBWOR403A

Manage stress in the workplace