Qualification details

PUA50419 - Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA50412 - Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management) 15/Jul/2019

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 2) 08/Feb/2021
1 (this release) 16/Jul/2019

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Public Safety and Security 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A State Emergency Service Operations Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441211 Emergency Service Worker 16/Jul/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 16/Jul/2019 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 16/Jul/2019 
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Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this qualification in the PUA Public Safety Training Package.

Qualification Description

The PUA50419 Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management) is designed for experienced community, volunteer and emergency service organisational personnel to develop the knowledge and skills required to manage SES operations in emergency response situations.

State Emergency Services (SES) assist with emergency responses to floods, storms, earthquakes and tsunamis. They also assist in road accidents, search and rescue operations and often play a support role during major bushfire responses. The SES also assists in the development and implementation of local emergency management plans and the provision of community education programs.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by SES personnel to perform a range of management activities in responding to disasters and search and rescue operations. It typically involves the management of teams, equipment, resources and contingency measures.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

A total of 12 units of competency comprising

  • 8 core units  listed below; plus
  • 4 elective units  from the general elective units listed

Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the general elective list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from the elective unit list below or from 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.

Where imported units are selected, care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisite units specified are complied with.

Prerequisites attached to any of the units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of units required for this qualification.

Where a prerequisite is attached to a unit it is identified by this symbol ∟.

By default, all prerequisites listed with ∟ become part of the core and elective units of this qualification.

Core units  


Manage organisational communication strategies


Liaise with other organisations


Liaise with media at a local level


Administer a local public safety group


Establish context for emergency risk assessment


Manage human resources


Implement and monitor organisational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programs


Manage emergency operations

General elective units 


Manage search and rescue operations


Manage media requirements at major incident


Develop community awareness networks


Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR001 Establish context for emergency risk assessment


Manage risk treatment implementation


Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises


Design emergency management exercises


Conduct initial investigation at incident scene


Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting


Manage projects


Manage and facilitate change


Control a Level 1 incident


Control a Level 2 incident


Manage a multi-team sector


Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident


Control a Level 3 incident


Promote a learning environment in the workplace

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces and is equivalent to PUA50412 Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management).


PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf