Qualification details

PUA50513 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/May/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced13/Mar/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA50501 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)New units added. Pre-requisites updated. Imported units updated. 12/Mar/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
BSBCUS501C - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer service Elective
BSBINM501A - Manage an information or knowledge management systemManage an information or knowledge management system Elective
BSBMGT502B - Manage people performanceManage people performance Elective
CPPSIS4035A - Apply GIS software to problem-solving techniquesApply GIS software to problem-solving techniques Elective
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisations Core
PUACOM008B - Develop and organise public safety awareness programsDevelop and organise public safety awareness programs Elective
PUACOM009B - Manage media requirements at major incidentManage media requirements at major incident Elective
PUAEMR023 - Assess emergency riskAssess emergency risk Elective
PUAFIR501B - Conduct fire investigation and analysis activitiesConduct fire investigation and analysis activities Elective
PUAFIR502B - Develop incident control strategiesDevelop incident control strategies Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 139112 Commissioned Fire Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Fire and Rescue Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Firefighting Manager,Fire Station Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 139112 Commissioned Fire Officer 03/Oct/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 03/Oct/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 03/Oct/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 13/Mar/2013 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

PUA12 V2.1

Editorial changes.

1

PUA12 V2

Primary release on TGA.

Description

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:

  • after achieving the PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA50513 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:

  • PUA60513 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting 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 PUA50513 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting 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 

Communication 

  • complete post incident documentation to organisational requirements
  • complete records for work area, accurately and legibly, in accordance with organisational requirements
  • promote positive relations with stakeholders by facilitating open communication and responding promptly to queries
  • provide access to information on organisational work health and safety policies, procedures and programs; and accurately and clearly explain this information to the work group
  • report significant changes in status and actions taken, consistent with organisational policy and procedures

Teamwork 

  • apply the principles of conflict resolution and problem solving to improve team dynamics
  • lead teams
  • manage human and physical resources
  • use knowledge of team and personnel management to effectively and efficiently deploy human resources

Problem solving 

  • deal with and resolve, issues raised through consultation promptly or refer them to the appropriate personnel for resolution in accordance with organisational procedures
  • deploy resources to ensure the operational plan is implemented in accordance with organisational guidelines
  • develop an operational plan for a medium size incident and adjust if required in accordance with response requirements and operational guidelines
  • identify and report inadequacies in resource allocation
  • make decisions, negotiate and resolve conflict
  • use techniques and tools to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise 

  • engage with the community and stakeholders
  • maintain situational awareness
  • network at an appropriate level

Planning and organising 

  • assess the incident and identify resources required to deal with the incident
  • deploy human and physical resources effectively and efficiently
  • develop and implement a plan of response to a medium size incident in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • implement organisational procedures for consultation over work health and safety issues and monitor them to ensure that all members of the work group have the opportunity to contribute
  • provide progress reports to stakeholders in line with organisational policies and procedures

Self-management 

  • analyse needs
  • develop and use networks effectively
  • display knowledge and skills in terms of job role

Learning 

  • identify opportunities to develop workplace knowledge and skills of team member/s
  • use feedback from individuals/teams to identify and introduce improvements in future learning arrangements

Technology 

  • gather information from existing plans/databases
  • operate communication systems and equipment

Packaging Rules

13 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units

Choose a minimum of 4 elective units from the lists below.

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

Only 2 elective units may be chosen from the Group B 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.

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

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

Code 

Core Units 

PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR502B

Develop incident control strategies

PUAFIR509B

Implement prevention strategies

PUAOHS003B

Implement and monitor the organisation’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs

PUAOPE016A

Manage a multi-team sector

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAOPE023A

Manage operations at a Level 2 incident

∟PUAOPE015A Conduct briefing and debriefings (Fire sector specific)

∟PUAOPE016A Manage a multi-team sector (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAPRO001B

Promote a learning environment in the workplace

Group A General Elective Units 

PUACOM008B

Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

∟ PUACOM006B Plan and conduct a public awareness program (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

PUACOM009B

Manage media requirements at major incident

PUAEMR023

Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment

PUAFIR501B

Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene

PUAFIR503B

Coordinate human resource management activities

PUAFIR504B

Assist with formulation and implementation of plans and policies

PUAFIR505B

Administer cost centre’s financial resources

PUAFIR506B

Conduct an assessment of a building’s performance based design

∟ PUAFIR403B Assess building plans

∟ PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR507B Inspect building fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR507B

Inspect building fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR510B

Inspect for legislative compliance

PUAFIR511

Conduct complex prescribed burns

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR512

Develop and analyse the behaviour and suppression options for a Level 2 wildfire

PUAFIR513

Develop complex prescribed burn plans

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAFIR514

Assess and evaluate a facility’s fire and incident safety management systems

∟ PUAFIR404B Inspect dangerous goods facilities

∟ PUAFIR403B Assess building plans

∟ PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

PUAMAN004B

Manage procurement

∟ PUAMAN002B Administer work group resources (Fire sector specific)

PUAMAN005B

Manage projects

∟ PUATEA003B Lead, manage and develop teams (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA002B Work autonomously (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA001B Work in a team (Fire sector specific)

PUAMAN007B

Manage financial resources

∟ PUAFIR505B Administer cost centre's financial resources (Fire sector specific)

PUAMAN008B

Manage physical resources

∟ PUAMAN002B Administer work group resources (Fire sector specific)

PUAOPE018A

Control a Level 2 incident

∟ PUAOPE012A Control a Level 1 incident (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR302C Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR303C Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAOPE021A

Manage information function at an incident

PUAOPE022A

Manage logistics for a Level 2 incident

∟ PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings (Fire sector specific)

PUAOPE023A

Manage operations for a Level 2 incident

∟ PUAOPE015A Conduct briefing and debriefings (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAOPE016A Manage a multi-team sector (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

OR

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUAOPE025A

Manage planning for a Level 2 incident

∟ PUAFIR502B Develop incident control strategies (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAOPE015A Conduct briefing and debriefings (Fire sector specific)

PUASAR035

Develop plans for deployment of a USAR task force

∟ PUACOM007B Liaise with other organisations

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUACOM012B Liaise with media at a local level

∟ PUAEMR023 Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment

∟ PUAMAN007B Manage financial resources

∟ PUAFIR505B Administer cost centre’s financial resources (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings

PUASAR036

Implement and monitor USAR task force plans

∟ PUASAR035 Develop plans for deployment of a USAR task force

∟ PUACOM007B Liaise with other organisations

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUACOM012B Liaise with media at a local level

∟ PUAEMR023 Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment

∟ PUAMAN007B Manage financial resources

∟ PUAFIR505B Administer cost centre’s financial resources (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings

PUASAR037

Review USAR taskforce plans implemented at an incident

∟ PUASAR035 Develop plans for deployment of a USAR task force

∟ PUACOM007B Liaise with other organisations

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUACOM012B Liaise with media at a local level

∟ PUAEMR023 Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment

∟ PUAMAN007B Manage financial resources

∟ PUAFIR505B Administer cost centre’s financial resources (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings

∟ PUASAR036 Implement and monitor USAR task force plans

∟ PUASAR035 Develop plans for deployment of a USAR task force

∟ PUACOM007B Liaise with other organisations

∟ PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation

∟ PUACOM012B Liaise with media at a local level

∟ PUAEMR023 Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment

∟ PUAMAN007B Manage financial resources

∟ PUAFIR505B Administer cost centre’s financial resources (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings

BSBCUS501C

Manage quality customer service

BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

BSBINM501A

Manage an information or knowledge management system

CPPSIS4035A

Apply GPS software to problem-solving techniques

Elective Units Group B 

TAEDES502A

Design and develop learning resources

TAEASS502B

Design and develop assessment tools

TAETAS501B

Undertake organisational training needs analysis

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