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Qualification details

PUA50519 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA50513 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) 15/Jul/2019

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


Units of competency

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BSBINS501 - Implement information and knowledge management systemsImplement information and knowledge management systemsElective
PUAWHS003 - Implement and monitor organisational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programsImplement and monitor organisational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programsCore
PUACOM007 - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisationsCore
PUAOPE001 - Manage the investigation function at an incidentManage the investigation function at an incidentElective
PUAFIR505 - Administer cost centre's financial resourcesAdminister cost centre's financial resourcesElective
PUAFIR516 - Assess and evaluate a facility's fire and incident safety management systemsAssess and evaluate a facility's fire and incident safety management systemsElective
PUASAR004 - Implement and monitor USAR operation plansImplement and monitor USAR operation plansElective
PUAMAN008 - Manage physical resourcesManage physical resourcesElective
BSBOPS505 - Manage organisational customer serviceManage organisational customer serviceElective
PUAEMR002 - Assess emergency riskAssess emergency riskElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 139112 Commissioned Fire Officer 
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 Public Safety and Security 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Firefighting Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 139112 Commissioned Fire Officer 16/Jul/2019 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 16/Jul/2019 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 16/Jul/2019 
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Modification History

Release 2.0  This is the second release of this qualification in the PUA – Public Safety Training Package.

Editorial adjustments and upgrade to electives.

Release 1.0  This is the first release of this qualification in the PUA – Public Safety Training Package.

Qualification Description

The PUA50519 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) is designed for firefighting professionals undertaking a diverse range of management responsibilities. This will include the management of resources, personnel and stakeholders as well as the coordination of activities with other agencies.

The role of a firefighter at this level is to manage emergency incidents, protect lives and prevent the destruction of property and the environment. To prevent incidents from occurring and to improve community safety a firefighter’s duties may include conducting community education programs about fire and community safety and undertaking fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to manage operations and a multi-team sector and to perform a range of related fire management activities. It typically involves the management of equipment, services and contingency measures.

The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.

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 13 units of competency comprising

  • 7 core units  listed below; plus
  • 6 elective units  from the general elective units listed

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

2 elective units (maximum) may be chosen from Group B

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

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must contribute to the vocational outcome of the 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 obtained and are additional to the number of units required for this qualification.

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

Note: 

Refer to the PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide for information on fire prerequisites.

Core units  

PUACOM007

Liaise with other organisations

∟PUACOM005 Foster a positive organisational image in the community

PUAFIR502

Develop incident control strategies

PUAFIR509

Implement prevention strategies

PUAOPE016

Manage a multi-team sector

*one of the following:

∟ PUAFIR302 Suppress urban fire

∟ PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire

PUAOPE023

Manage operations for a Level 2 incident

∟ PUAOPE015 Conduct briefings and debriefings

∟ PUAOPE016 Manage a multi-team sector

PUAPRO001

Promote a learning environment in the workplace

PUAWHS003

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

Group A: Elective units 

BSBINS501

Implement information and knowledge management systems

BSBLDR522

Manage people performance

BSBOPS505

Manage organisational customer service

CPPSIS4035

Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems

PUACOM008

Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

∟ PUACOM006 Plan and conduct a public awareness program

PUACOM016

Manage media requirements at major incident

PUAEMR002

Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAEMR001 Establish context for emergency risk assessment

PUAFIR002

Manage aviation resources for an incident

∟PUAFIR003 Manage aviation support operations at an air base

PUAFIR012

Supervise aerial firefighting operations

∟PUAFIR005 Observe fire from an aircraft

PUAFIR013

Supervise incendiary operations during aerial ignition

∟ PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire

∟ PUAFIR005 Observe fire from an aircraft

∟ PUAOPE020 Lead a crew

PUAFIR501

Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities

∟ PUALAW001 Protect and preserve incident scene

PUAFIR503

Coordinate human resource management activities

PUAFIR504

Assist with formulation and implementation of plans and policies

PUAFIR505

Administer cost centre’s financial resources

PUAFIR506

Conduct complex prescribed burns

∟ PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire

PUAFIR507

Inspect building fire safety systems

∟ PUAFIR302 Suppress urban fire

∟ PUAFIR314 Utilise installed fire safety systems

PUAFIR508

Develop and analyse the behaviour and suppression options for a wildfire

PUAFIR510

Inspect for legislative compliance

PUAFIR515

Develop complex prescribed burn plans

∟ PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire

PUAFIR516

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

∟ PUAFIR404 Inspect dangerous goods facilities

PUAFIR517

Conduct an inspection of a performance based design building

∟ PUAFIR403 Assess building plans

∟ PUAFIR507 Inspect building fire safety systems

PUAFIR518

Conduct and record a bushfire attack level (BAL) assessment

PUAMAN004

Manage procurement

∟ PUAMAN002 Administer work group resources

PUAMAN005

Manage projects

∟ PUATEA003 Lead, manage and develop teams

PUAMAN007

Manage financial resources

∟ PUAFIR505 Administer cost centre’s financial resources

PUAMAN008

Manage physical resources

∟ PUAMAN002 Administer allocation of resources

PUAOPE001

Manage the investigation function at an incident

PUAOPE002

Manage the finance function at an incident

PUAOPE003

Manage the public information function at an incident

PUAOPE004

Manage the intelligence function at an incident

PUAOPE017

Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident

PUAOPE018

Control a Level 2 incident

∟ PUAOPE012 Control a Level 1 incident

PUAOPE022

Manage logistics for a complex incident

∟ PUAOPE015 Conduct briefings and debriefings

PUAOPE025

Manage planning for a complex incident

∟ PUAFIR502 Develop incident control strategies

∟ PUAOPE015 Conduct briefings and debriefings

PUASAR003

Develop plans for deployment of a USAR team

∟ PUACOM007 Liaise with other organisations

∟ PUACOM012 Liaise with media at a local level

∟ PUAEMR002 Assess emergency risk

∟ PUAMAN007 Manage financial resources

∟ PUAOPE015 Conduct briefings and debriefings

PUASAR004

Implement and monitor USAR operation plans

∟ PUASAR003 Develop plans for deployment of a USAR team

PUASAR005

Review USAR team plans implemented at an incident

∟ PUASAR003 Develop plans for deployment of a USAR team

∟ PUASAR004 Implement and monitor USAR operation plans

Group B: Elective units 

TAEASS502

Design and develop assessment tools

TAEDES502

Design and develop learning resources

TAETAS501

Undertake organisational training needs analysis

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification replaces and is equivalent to PUA50513 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management).

Links

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