Qualification details

PUA51410 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental) (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 09/Feb/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to DEF51412 - Diploma of Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental 14/Mar/2012
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA51409 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental) 10/Feb/2011

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
BSBMGT502B - Manage people performanceManage people performance N/A
BSBSUS301A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices N/A
BSBWOR501A - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional development N/A
BSBWOR502A - Ensure team effectivenessEnsure team effectiveness N/A
HLTFA201A - Provide basic emergency life supportProvide basic emergency life support N/A
PSPOHS301A - Contribute to workplace safetyContribute to workplace safety N/A
PSPPM501B - Design complex projectsDesign complex projects N/A
PSPPM502B - Manage complex projectsManage complex projects N/A
PSPPM503B - Close complex projectsClose complex projects N/A
PSPPM504A - Carry out complex project activitiesCarry out complex project activities N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4991-11 Defence Force Member Not Elsewhere Included 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Defence Services 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4991-11 Defence Force Member Not Elsewhere Included 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 09/Feb/2011 
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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for PUA51410 Diploma of Public Safety  (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA51410 Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental) 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 


  • access and identify safety procedures and instructions
  • follow instructions/directives and report information
  • identify and note organisation incident and injury statistics
  • identify and/or acquire documentation and licensing limitations
  • identify and report incidents
  • identify breaches in site safety and act or report on them
  • identify hazardous materials labels and characteristics, and apply recognised and relevant action/criteria
  • obtain relevant authorisation before specialised and hazardous work is carried out
  • present reports in a format that ensures the client can readily understand the determined options and solutions
  • provide evidence to inquiries/courts as required
  • read, interpret and apply information on safety
  • read to a level required to interpret job instructions, workplace forms and reports
  • record and report details of first aid administered
  • record and report incidents and injuries
  • use a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
  • write at the level required to complete workplace documentation and reports


  • apply team work principles and strategies
  • apply techniques for supporting others/team members
  • delegate authority to subordinates
  • encourage other team members
  • participate in and facilitate teams
  • understand the composition of teams, and the roles and responsibilities of team members

Problem solving 

  • action reported defects/problems
  • apply diagnostic techniques
  • check samples and analyses in accordance with laboratory procedures when non-standard results are obtained
  • conduct qualitative analysis and quantitative analysis
  • identify net explosive quantities, and calculate and monitor throughout the operation
  • perform established qualitative tests
  • prepare options and solutions in matters concerning the performance of explosive ordnance
  • provide and evaluate options
  • select appropriate solutions
  • use analytical and evaluation processes

Initiative and enterprise 

  • apply independent decision making
  • develop unique explosives
  • develop unique explosives within the research environment
  • initiate investigations by the Terms of Reference and/or Instruments of Appointment

Planning and organising 

  • collect and preserve evidence
  • conduct research
  • determine report requirements
  • determine resources required for their performance, and any special requirements for their conduct
  • establish investigation objectives
  • obtain methodology, coordination requirements and necessary authorisation to progress the investigation
  • select procedures that incorporate methods which are appropriate and feasible
  • set objectives within budget and time constraints
  • source and procure production and support materials


  • apply personal safety measures
  • apply principles of leadership
  • provide leadership to individuals and teams


  • learn about organisational policies, material safety data sheets (MSDS), Australian Book of Reference 862, Book of Reference (British), organisation instructions, Depot Standing Instructions, Section Procedural Instructions (SPI), Departmental Maintenance Procedure Instructions (DMPI), Technical Instructions Armament Depots (TIAD)
  • support and participate in development activities


  • handle and move hazardous materials
  • produce unique explosives
  • test and/or validate explosive models, simulation and/or prototypes
  • understand characteristics, technical capabilities, effects, employment and limitations of explosive ordnance
  • understand computer modelling relevant to explosives
  • understand technical capabilities, effects, employment and limitations of weapons/weapon systems
  • use available computer technology to control instruments or to acquire/translate/convert data

Packaging Rules

Qualification Requirement : 15 units 

All 5 core units plus 5 Group A  (specialisation ) elective units from the list below plus 5 Group B  (general ) elective units 

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

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

The 5 Group B (general) elective units may be taken from the elective units listed below and may include 2 units taken from this Training Package, any other endorsed Training Package or any state/territory accredited qualification where the unit is in a qualification at the same level or a higher level.


Core Units 


Work safely with explosive ordnance


Work with equity and diversity


Provide basic emergency life support


Contribute to workplace safety


Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Elective Units 

Group A  (specialisation )


Plan testing and evaluation processes


Prepare testing and evaluation processes


Conduct testing processes


Evaluate testing


Produce test and evaluation reports


Conduct technical explosive ordnance investigations


Manage explosive ordnance engineering and logistics processes


Apply explosive ordnance design principles

Group B  (general )


Manage people performance


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Ensure team effectiveness


Design complex projects


Manage complex projects


Close complex projects


Carry out complex project activities


Provide services to clients


Liaise with other organisations


Provide technical advice


Manage equity and diversity


Develop radio frequency radiation safety plans


Develop ionising radiation safety plans


Develop laser safety plans


Develop and maintain range standing orders


Approve training area and range activities


Monitor and control training area and range activities


Manage emergency operations


Conduct range inspections


Manage training area and range contamination


Supervise contractors


Monitor and implement environmental plans and procedures


Establish context and develop risk evaluation criteria


Identify, analyse and evaluate risk

∟ PUAEMR001B Establish context and develop risk evaluation criteria


Determine treatment strategies


Manage treatment strategy implementation

∟ PUAEMR003B Determine treatment strategies


Lead, manage and develop teams


Respond to workplace emergencies


Plan and manage storage of dangerous goods and hazardous substances


BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

HLT unit has been imported from the HLT07 Health Training Package.

PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.

TLI units have been imported from the TLI07 Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12 .

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