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PUASS00002 - Alpine Search and Survival Operations (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by PUASS00027 - Alpine Search and Survival Operations 16/Aug/2012

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Pathways Information


These units may contribute to a number of qualifications from the Public Safety Training Package including those at AQF Certificate III and above.

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Skill Set Requirements

Unit /s 


Apply first aid


Protect and preserve incident scene


Operate communications systems and equipment


Undertake land search rescue


Apply snowcraft skills when performing search operations


Work in a team


Navigate in unmodified landscapes in extreme environmental conditions


Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site

Target Group

Target Group 

Those who will be a member of an alpine land search team during winter operations.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment 

These units of competency from the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package, the HLT07 Health Training Package and the SRO03 Outdoor Recreation Training Package meet the industry requirements to commence working as an alpine land search team member within the SES.


Readers should ensure that they have also read the part of the Training Package that outlines licensing and regulatory requirements.

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