Qualification details

PUA60909 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation) (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to PUA60913 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)Unchanged. 12/Mar/2013

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
CPPSEC3028A - Compile investigative reportCompile investigative report N/A
PSPREG411A - Gather information through interviewsGather information through interviews N/A
PUACOM009B - Manage media requirements at major incidentManage media requirements at major incident N/A
PUAFIR201B - Prevent injuryPrevent injury N/A
PUAFIR302B - Suppress urban fireSuppress urban fire N/A
PUAFIR303B - Suppress wildfireSuppress wildfire N/A
PUAFIR603A - Determine origin and cause of wildfireDetermine origin and cause of wildfire N/A
PUAFIR604A - Determine origin and cause of structure fireDetermine origin and cause of structure fire N/A
PUAFIR605A - Determine origin and cause of mobile property fireDetermine origin and cause of mobile property fire N/A
PUAFIR606A - Apply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigationApply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigation N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 440000 Protective Service Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 
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 Fire and Rescue Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Fire Investigator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 440000 Protective Service Workers 03/Dec/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 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 09/Feb/2011 
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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for PUA60909 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety  (Fire Investigation )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60909 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation) 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.

The Employability Skills within a qualification may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

These Employability Skills may be obtained by the completion of this qualification but in no way reflect skills that may apply to any particular position within a fire service.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 

Communication 

  • communicate non-verbally and verbally, follow procedures and instructions, record information
  • complete fire investigation report in accordance with evidentiary, legal and agency requirements
  • conduct interviews and record information accurately and according to organisational requirements
  • document maintenance routines to comply with established maintenance schedules, where required
  • maintain contact at all times with other work group members
  • clearly relay warnings of hazardous situations to work group members using appropriate terminology and codes
  • report a fault or failure, verbally or in writing in accordance with documented procedures

Teamwork 

  • establish issues affecting safety of self and other personnel by identification of hazards and assessment of risks, and by liaison with others at the scene
  • implement hazard control and mitigation measures with minimum damage to the environment, while maintaining safety of self and others
  • liaise with technical specialists as required
  • maintain personal safety and safety of others

Problem solving 

  • identify hazards by scene assessment, visual inspections, hazard warnings, databases, interviewing others at scene, seeking expert advice
  • identify risks or hazards and take action to protect personnel in line with occupational health and safety guidelines
  • rectify, where possible, hazardous situations and report and/or record them according to organisation's policies and procedures
  • report equipment fault or failure and employ alternative equipment or methods
  • undertake risk analysis of fire scene and associated hazards

Initiative and enterprise 

  • give assistance to work group members in danger in accordance with standard operating procedures, ensuring personal safety is maintained
  • immediately report changes in situation and/or conditions to designated person

Planning and organising 

  • develop and apply a systematic approach to fire investigation
  • determine appropriate fire investigation strategies
  • monitor and communicate hazard controls to relevant personnel, to ensure continuing effectiveness
  • select and check personal protective clothing and equipment according to organisational procedures to ensure it is operational prior to entry into incident situation
  • store and handle equipment to maintain its security in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations
  • wear/fit and use personal protective clothing and equipment appropriate to dealing with the hazard in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures, and manufacturer's guidelines

Self-management 

  • apply occupational health and safety principles
  • implement hazard control and mitigation measures with minimum damage to the environment, while maintaining safety of self and others
  • maintain water and food intake, rest breaks and shelter requirements
  • select and use appropriate laboratory and field equipment
  • undertake duties in line with organisational health and safety codes of practice and relevant legislation

Learning 

  • learn about occupational health and safety legislation, laboratory safety and relevant Australian Standards
  • learn about the organisation's occupational health and safety policy, relevant standard operating procedures and survival techniques for various situations
  • learn how to label and store hazardous substances

Technology 

  • apply photographic gathering techniques
  • identify hazards by accessing databases
  • use communication equipment
  • use hazard control equipment
  • use life support equipment
  • use measuring equipment

Packaging Rules

Qualification Requirement : 15 units 

All 13 core units , plus 2 elective units 

Note: Either PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire OR  PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire, can be counted as a core unit toward the qualification; the other unit may be taken as an elective unit. The 2 elective units must be taken from the elective units listed below or the remaining core unit.

Note: Of the 13 core  units, the following 9 core  units have Fire specific pre-requisite units when assessed in the Fire Sector:

PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire

  • PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire specific)
  • PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)
  • PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire specific)

PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire

  • PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire specific)
  • PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)
  • PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire specific)

PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire

  • PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)
  • PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire specific)

PUAFIR607A Apply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigations

  • PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire (Fire specific) OR 
  • PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire (Fire specific)
  • PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire (Fire specific)
  • PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence (Fire specific)

PUAFIR608A Investigate fatal fires

  • PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire (Fire specific) OR 
  • PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire (Fire specific)
  • PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire (Fire specific)
  • PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence (Fire specific)

PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence

  • PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)

PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene

  • PUAFIR201B Prevent fire injury

Code 

Core Units 

PUAFIR603A

Determine origin and cause of wildfire

OR

PUAFIR604A

Determine origin and cause of structure fire

PUAFIR605A

Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire

PUAFIR606A

Apply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigation

PUAFIR607A

Apply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigations

PUAFIR608A

Investigate fatal fires

PUAFIR609A

Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence

PUAFIR610A

Manage imaging and electronic data

PUALAW003B

Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

PUALAW004B

Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident scene

PUAPOLFC029A

Use and maintain specialist forensic equipment

CPPSEC3028A

Compile investigative report

PSPREG411A

Gather information through interviews

Code 

Elective Units 

PUACOM009B

Manage media requirements at major incident

PUAFIR611A

Process and analyse fire scene data and laboratory results

PUAFIR612A

Undertake post-incident analysis

PUAPOLFC005B

Prepare and submit forensic documentation

PUAPOLFC006B

Contribute to and comply with quality systems

PUAPOLFC014A

Conduct investigations at a bomb/explosion scene*

NOTES 

CPP unit has been imported from the CPP07 Property Services Training Package.

PSP unit has been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page12 .

* This unit has been assigned not for public access (NFPA), which means that it is not publicly available - it is only available through request via the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) website (http://www.anzpaa.org) as is the case with some other endorsed NFPA Police units.

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