Unit of competency details

PUADEFCA209B - Select sites for deployment in a threat environment (Release 1)


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

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Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  03/Sep/2009 
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Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

This unit covers the competency required to select a work site in a threat environment .

The person will select sites through an independent reconnaissance to determine the most suitable location for deployment.

The person would normally work within a team providing protection from possible threats.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

The application of this unit in the workplace - the environments, complexities and situations involved - will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

This text will be useful for the purposes of job descriptions, recruitment advice or job analysis; where possible, it will not be too job specific to allow other industries to import it into other Training Packages, where feasible.

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Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a Unit of Competency.

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the Required Skills and Knowledge and/or the Range Statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for site selection 

1.1 Orders are received from supervisor and confirmed

1.2 A reconnaissance plan  is prepared

1.3 Equipment  is selected and checked for serviceability in accordance with standard procedures 

2. Select sites 

2.1 Possible sites are reviewed  from appropriate areas

2.2 Possible sites are evaluated for suitability 

2.3 Most suitable site is selected and relevant data is recorded

2.4 Post site selection activities  are conducted in accordance with standard procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge


This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills 

  • calculate mathematical data
  • navigate
  • use communications systems
  • work in a team environment

Required Knowledge 

  • Characteristics, capabilities of the equipment to be deployed
  • Use of an appreciation process

Evidence Guide


Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Assessment must confirm the ability to make workable assessments of site suitability; to record data accurately and to complete the task within the allocated time frame.

Consistency in performance 

Competency should be demonstrated over a number of occasions and in a range of settings.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Context of assessment 

Competency should be assessed in an operational or simulated operational environment. The simulation should replicate the live environment where stress and fatigue are key features.

Specific resources for assessment 

Access to a training or operational setting and equipment required for reconnaissance.

Guidance information for assessment 

Information that will assist or guide assessment will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

Range Statement


The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Threat environment may include 

An area that features a hostile presence

Reconnaissance plan may include 

Actions to be taken in the event of an incident

Methods of movement


Security considerations


Equipment may include 

Communications equipment

Global positioning systems

Navigational equipment

Site markers

Survey instruments

Standard procedures include 

Australian Standards

Defence Instructions

Doctrinal pamphlets

Job guides, other publications

Manufacturers' handbooks, industry specifications and technical instructions

Occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations

Organisational policies and procedures

Procedure manuals

Relevant local government by-laws

Relevant state/territory or federal legislation

Routine Orders

Standing Operating Procedures

Standing Orders

Written and verbal orders

Reviewing possible sites may include examination of 

Aerial photographs

Geospatial data


Satellite imagery

Evaluating suitable sites includes considering 


Clear fields of view

Forward terrain obstruction


Natural obstacles


Threat levels

Post site selection activities may include 

Analysis of collected data

Briefing site occupants and supervisors

Preparation for site occupation

Preparation of directions in relation to site

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

Corequisite Unit/s

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