Qualification details

PUA60212 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue - Management) (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/May/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced17/Aug/2012

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by POL68115 - Advanced Diploma of Police Search and Rescue ManagementSupersedes PUA60212 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue - Management). Not equivalent. 18/Oct/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA60210 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search Rescue - Management) 16/Aug/2012

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3911 Police Officers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Police Forces 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Police Search and Rescue Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441312 Police Officer 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3911 Police Officers 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 03/Dec/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 17/Aug/2012 
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Modification History


TP version 



PUA12 V2.1

Imported units updated.


PUA12 v1

New release of existing qualification from PUA00 v8.1: PUA60210. Packaging rules wording revised, units updated. Equivalent.


Not applicable.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

In the public safety industry, qualification pathways depend on a range of factors specific to each industry such as organisational/agency structure, promotional structure and rank structure.

Policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards for police personnel that should be contextualised within the specifics of each Police jurisdiction/ agency/organisational policy and procedure.

A recruit will join a Police agency, generally become a Police Officer and subsequently move into a specialist role (such as a supervisor, detective, dog handler, scientific officer etc.).

Therefore, the recruit will be equipped vocationally with generic Police competencies and often move into a supervising, managing, leading role or into a technical specialist role.

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

  • achievement of the PUA50112 Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search and Rescue Coordination)
  • completion of police jurisdictional specific training
  • entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, including vocational experience within a range of environments such policing, search and rescue and other relevant environments or relevant work experience in such environments.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving the PUA60212 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue – Management) candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, either to enhance technical expertise in a specialist area or to move into a supervising or managing role.

Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to undertake:

  • other qualifications in the Public Safety Training Package
  • policing management qualifications
  • national search and rescue programs.

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 PUA60212 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue – 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 


  • communicate in a group setting
  • communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders
  • provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward individual and team efforts and contributions


  • consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with organisational goals, plans and objectives
  • encourage team members and individuals to participate in and to take responsibility for team activities, including communication processes
  • explain team goals, address team conflict and build an environment of trust

Problem solving 

  • communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by team members and follow-up with line manager/management and other relevant stakeholders
  • develop strategies to ensure team members have input into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team
  • use tools and techniques to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise 

  • identify and address information gaps to improve operational response
  • provide advice
  • report or deal with breaches and inconsistencies in applying guidelines as required by the organisation

Planning and organising 

  • develop performance plans to establish expected outcomes, outputs, key performance indicators and goals for work team
  • implement coordination plans including predicting consequences and identifying improvements
  • use navigation plans and navigation aids to maintain compliance with planned route


  • ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation's image for all stakeholders
  • manage own time
  • mentor and coach team members


  • implement adult learning principles
  • learn about emergency management concepts and principles
  • learn about jurisdictional laws


  • access specialist information systems
  • gather and check relevant navigational maps and navigation equipment
  • use a range of information technology devices including computers

Packaging Rules

9 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 9 core units
  • Code 

    Core Units 


    Manage search and rescue operations


    Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises


    Design emergency management exercises


    Navigate in an aquatic environment


    Navigate to an incident


    Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident


    Manage information within specialised policing functions


    Contribute to policy formulation and revision


    Ensure team effectiveness

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