Qualification details

PUA51709 - Diploma of Public Safety (Test and Evaluation) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to DEF51712 - Diploma of Test and Evaluation 14/Mar/2012

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 09/Feb/2011

Units of competency

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PUADEFTE006A - Analyse test dataAnalyse test dataDeletedN/A
PSPPM601B - Direct complex project activitiesDirect complex project activitiesDeletedN/A
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisationsSupersededN/A
PUAEMR003B - Determine treatment strategiesDetermine treatment strategiesSupersededN/A
PSPGOV504B - Undertake research and analysisUndertake research and analysisSupersededN/A
PUADEFTE004A - Evaluate testingEvaluate testingDeletedN/A
TAAASS402C - Assess competenceAssess competenceSupersededN/A
PUADEFTE002A - Prepare testing and evaluation processesPrepare testing and evaluation processesDeletedN/A
BSBSUS301A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesSupersededN/A
PUACOM002B - Provide services to clientsProvide services to clientsSupersededN/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 PUA51709 Diploma of Public Safety  (Test and Evaluation )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA51709 Diploma of Public Safety (Test and Evaluation) 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 


  • communicate with stakeholders using a range of communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes
  • detail requirements, write recommendations and monitor plans requiring precision of expression
  • prepare business case and obtain approvals to proceed with test development in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and guidelines
  • used language that is appropriate to audience and to report purposes and objectives


  • clarify and agree on skills, roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders, and identify reporting requirements
  • regularly consult staff and contractors to discuss progress and to ensure effective results

Problem solving 

  • apply risk management techniques
  • identify risks and apply the risk management process in accordance with test plan
  • conduct a critical analysis of the need for testing in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
  • undertake research and analysis to identify impacts and risks, constraining factors and alternate options

Initiative and enterprise 

  • check grammar, spelling and style for accuracy and punctuation
  • take responsibility for the quality of own output
  • use discretion and judgement
  • use public relations strategies to promote and gain endorsement

Planning and organising 

  • define aims, objectives and impacts in test plan, and timeframes and identify resources to complete quality deliverables on time and within budget
  • determine report structure
  • establish consultation and reporting mechanisms in accordance with test plan
  • implement and monitor plans
  • plan and establish programmed review of objectives and achievement accordance with test plan
  • schedule testing activities


  • work independently or as part of a team under direct and indirect supervision


  • implement relevant legislation, organisational policies and procedures that may impact on the test and evaluation process


  • access/prepare information electronically or in hard copy
  • monitor required systems throughout the process in accordance with test plan
  • use application software suited to the reporting of testing processes
  • use appropriate software to apply design elements to texts that satisfies report purposes and objectives

Packaging Rules

Qualification Requirement : 13 units 

All 9 core units plus 4 elective units 

The 4 elective units may be taken from the elective units listed below, or may include 2 units taken from within this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level or a higher level.


Core Units 


Conduct testing processes


Plan testing and evaluation processes


Prepare testing and evaluation processes


Evaluate testing


Produce test and evaluation reports


Design complex projects


Manage complex projects


Close complex projects


Carry out complex project activities


Elective Units 


Ensure a safe workplace


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Apply public sector financial policies and processes


Undertake research and analysis


Use complex workplace communication strategies


Develop and use political nous


Direct complex project activities


Provide services to clients


Liaise with other organisations


Analyse test data


Apply knowledge of test and evaluation processes


Establish context and develop risk evaluation criteria


Identify, analyse and evaluate risk


Determine treatment strategies


Manage treatment strategy implementation


Plan and organise assessment


Assess competence


Participate in assessment validation


BSB unit has been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

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

TAA units have been imported from the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package.

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