Qualification details

PUA60712 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety) (Release 2)


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

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Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA60704 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)Packaging rules wording reviewed. Units updated. 16/Aug/2012

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
BSBADV602A - Develop an advertising campaignDevelop an advertising campaign Elective
BSBADV603A - Manage advertising productionManage advertising production Elective
BSBADV604A - Execute an advertising campaignExecute an advertising campaign Elective
BSBADV605A - Evaluate campaign effectivenessEvaluate campaign effectiveness Elective
LGAPLEM606B - Develop ecologically sustainable land management systemsDevelop ecologically sustainable land management systems Elective
LGAPLEM608A - Identify and evaluate options to improve road safetyIdentify and evaluate options to improve road safety Elective
PSPREG601B - Manage regulatory complianceManage regulatory compliance Elective
PSPREG602B - Evaluate regulatory complianceEvaluate regulatory compliance Elective
PSPWPI605B - Audit management systemsAudit management systems Elective
PUACOM004B - Manage organisational communication strategiesManage organisational communication strategies Core
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 440000 Protective Service Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Public Safety 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 440000 Protective Service Workers 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 03/Dec/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 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: PUA60704. Packaging rules wording revised, imported units updated. Equivalent.


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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60712 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety) 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.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 


  • demonstrate effective interpersonal interactions
  • develop risk statements
  • explain emergency risk management concepts
  • inform the community in ways that suit their language, literacy and cultural needs
  • negotiate the means of implementing the emergency risk management process
  • undertake consultation at all stages of the process


  • confirm, in the context of assessment, the ability to work cooperatively with others to develop emergency plans that have own organisation/constituency approval and broad community and stakeholder support
  • develop with others, frameworks for project planning, management and evaluation
  • maintain knowledge of group dynamics
  • monitor and enhance team work
  • use strategies for team building and resolving conflict

Problem solving 

  • apply decision making techniques
  • define and solve problems
  • evaluate strategies and limitations, and identify and communicate impacts to stakeholders
  • maintain knowledge of problems likely to preclude the implementation of strategies
  • maintain knowledge of potential hazards and their consequences
  • maintain knowledge of problem solving and decision making techniques
  • prioritise risks by considering vulnerability and priority for treatment

Initiative and enterprise 

  • apply knowledge of techniques for the prioritisation and evaluation of public safety risk management systems
  • apply skills that define and anticipate implementation barriers
  • determine vulnerability of communities and environments by analysing their susceptibility and resilience to risk
  • ensure that a project is broken down into a logical sequence of manageable and time related activities and identify the required resources
  • identify existing prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies through research and stakeholder consultation
  • investigate sponsorship/joint venture opportunities to maximise impact within budget

Planning and organising 

  • collect information on community characteristics, safety expectations, risk perceptions, and the roles and requirements of stakeholders
  • conduct a pilot program, where appropriate, to assess effectiveness in achieving required outcomes and making changes as necessary
  • develop with stakeholders feasible consultation and project management strategies
  • develop a community profile
  • develop an agreed list of prioritised risks using an emergency risk management process
  • identify, define and engage community
  • produce resources to ensure that relevant materials are available in sufficient quantities to meet identified needs


  • apply decision making techniques
  • establish a project and see it through
  • maintain knowledge of culture, diversity and history of communities, environments and associated concerns, issues and sensitivities, perception of risks
  • maintain momentum and achieve project outcomes within available resources


  • learn about emergency risk management terminology; risk; prevention, preparedness, response and recovery concepts and principles; mitigation; organisational requirements for the submission and approval of treatment plans; and reporting of treatment outcomes
  • learn about legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to emergency management
  • learn about potential hazards and their consequences
  • learn about research tools and demographic and economic analysis techniques
  • learn about the planning process and the kinds of outcomes and benefits for communities


  • apply tools for assessing treatment options
  • consult and communicate via email messages, websites, surveys
  • develop and get agreement on information management, reporting and accountability strategies
  • use information technologies such as computerised simulations
  • use project planning software
  • use technology to develop educational support materials

Packaging Rules

12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 3 core units
  • 9 elective units

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the Group A list below.

Choose a minimum of 4 units from the Group A and/or B lists below.

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

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.


Core Units 


Manage organisational communication strategies


Develop and organise public safety awareness programs


Facilitate emergency risk assessment


Elective Units 

Group A 


Liaise with other organisations


Develop emergency management plans


Plan and implement a treatment measure



Implement prevention strategies


Determine treatment options

∟ PUAEMR008B Contribute to an emergency risk management process


∟ PUAEMR009B Facilitate emergency risk assessment


Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises


Design emergency management exercises


Manage the implementation of community safety strategies

∟ PUAFIR509B Implement prevention strategies


Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system


Manage emergency procedures, equipment and other resources


Lead an emergency control organisation

∟ PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation


Manage an emergency control organisation


Lead a workplace emergency initial response team ∟ PUAWER009B Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team


Manage workplace emergency initial response teams


Elective Units 

Group B 


Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting


Manage the organisation’s public safety responsibilities


Manage human resources


Manage projects


Manage and facilitate change


Manage financial resources


Manage physical resources


Promote a learning environment in the workplace


Manage marketing requirements


Lead, manage and develop teams


Develop an advertising campaign


Manage advertising production


Execute an advertising campaign


Evaluate campaign effectiveness


Develop ecologically sustainable land management systems


Identify and evaluate options to improve road safety


Manage regulatory compliance


Evaluate regulatory compliance


Audit management systems

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