Qualification details

PUA60913 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation) (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 02/May/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced13/Mar/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA60909 - 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 Core
PSPREG411A - Gather information through interviewsGather information through interviews Core
PUACOM009B - Manage media requirements at major incidentManage media requirements at major incident Elective
PUAFIR603A - Determine origin and cause of wildfireDetermine origin and cause of wildfire Elective
PUAFIR604A - Determine origin and cause of structure fireDetermine origin and cause of structure fire Elective
PUAFIR605A - Determine origin and cause of mobile property fireDetermine origin and cause of mobile property fire Core
PUAFIR606A - Apply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigationApply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigation Core
PUAFIR607A - Apply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigationsApply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigations Core
PUAFIR608A - Investigate fatal firesInvestigate fatal fires Core
PUAFIR609A - Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidenceCollect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441212 Fire Fighter 
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 441212 Fire Fighter 03/Oct/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 03/Oct/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 03/Oct/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 13/Mar/2013 
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Modification History

Release 

TP version 

Comments 

2

PUA12 V2.1

Editorial changes.

1

PUA12 V2

Primary release on TGA.

Description

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Pathways Information

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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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 PUA60913 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

15 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units

Choose 1 elective unit from Group A.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the Group A or B list below, or 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.

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

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

Code 

Core units 

PUAFIR605A

Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR606A

Apply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigation

PUAFIR607A

Apply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigations

∟ PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

And either

∟ PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

OR

∟ PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR302C Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR608A

Investigate fatal fires

∟ PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene

And either

∟ PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

OR

∟ PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR302C Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR609A

Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

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

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury (Fire sector specific)

PUAPOLFC029A

Use and maintain specialist forensic equipment

CPPSEC3028A

Compile investigative report

PSPREG411A

Gather information through interviews

Code 

Group A elective units 

PUAFIR603A

Determine origin and cause of wildfire

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

PUAFIR604A

Determine origin and cause of structure fire

∟ PUAFIR302C Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

Code  

Group B elective units 

PUACOM009B

Manage media requirements at major incident

PUAFIR611A

Process and analyse fire scene data and laboratory results

∟ PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene

PUAFIR612A

Undertake post-incident analysis

∟ CPPSEC3028A Compile investigative report

∟ PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

And either

∟ PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

OR

∟ PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUAFIR302C Suppress urban fire (Fire sector specific)

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

∟ PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

∟ PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

∟ PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

∟ PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire sector specific)

∟ PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire sector specific)

PUAPOLFC005B

Prepare and submit forensic documentation

PUAPOLFC006B

Contribute to and comply with quality systems

PUAPOLFC014A

Conduct investigations at a bomb/explosion scene*

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* 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 that Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) website (www.anzpaa.org) as is the case with other endorsed NFPA Police Sector units.

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