Certificate II in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)
8 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
8 core units
Communicate in the workplace
Protect and preserve incident scene
Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
Operate communications systems and equipment
Maintain police operational safety
Use and maintain police operational equipment
Manage persons in care or custody
Work effectively in a public safety organisation
Information about customising PUA12 Public Safety Training Package qualifications in the
Pathways into the qualification
In the public safety industry, qualification pathways depend on a range of factors specific to each industry such as organisational/agency structure, promotional structure and rank structure.
Liaison and community policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards that should be contextualised within the specifics of each jurisdiction/agency/ organisational policy and procedure.
There are no specified pre-requisites for entry to this qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving the PUA20112 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role. Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to:
commence the PUA30112 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)
undertake further community/policing related qualifications
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA20112 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing) 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.
Employability Skills Statement
communicate effectively with a wide range of community members such as those with physical/sensory/intellectual impairment and with different cultural backgrounds
use active listening skills and questioning techniques to clarify issues
use clear, concise language in all communications that is appropriate to client, assignment and organisationâ€™s requirements
make contributions to participative arrangements in the workplace within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies
seek peer support when required
understand, acknowledge and accurately represent views and opinions of individuals or a group to others where required
identify and arrange for the needs of specific categories of persons in care or custody
raise workplace issues with appropriate personnel and make appropriate contribution to resolve issues in accordance with workplace procedures
recognise hazards in the work area, rectify where possible and report to designated personnel according to workplace procedures
Initiative and enterprise
minimise workplace risks to self, colleagues and the public
optimise the potential safety and security of persons in care or custody
raise occupational health and safety issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant occupational health and safety legislation
Planning and organising
employ alternative communications strategies according to organisational procedures to address identified faults and deficiencies in communication
participate in initial assessment to identify factors which will impact on public safety and scene preservation
plan, implement and where necessary adapt workplace safety responses to situational contexts
assess work load and set priorities within allocated timeframes
observe confidentiality in accordance with organisationâ€™s policies and procedures
recognise and manage signs of personal stress and take appropriate action to ensure continued work effectiveness
access workplace information and seek clarification where necessary
identify training and development needs relevant to area of work in conjunction with supervisor and follow up with relevant personnel
maintain currency of required licences and certificates
safely operate and use general issue and emergency operational equipment and safety clothing
use and maintain police communications equipment in accordance with manufacturerâ€™s specifications and organisational guidelines
use information technology effectively