Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 11 units

All 4 core units plus 7 elective units

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

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

The 7 elective units may be taken from the elective units listed below and may include 2 units taken from this Training Package, any other endorsed Training Package or any state/territory accredited qualification where the unit is in a qualification at the same level or a higher level.


Core Units

add topic PUADEFEO101D

Work safely with explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

add topic TLID107C

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Elective Units

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic HLTFA201A

Provide basic emergency life support


add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic PUADEFEO201C

Respond to fire

add topic PUADEFEO204C

Examine and certify free from explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO215A

Operate lighterage equipment

add topic PUADEFEO216A

Operate a small quantity explosive ordnance facility

add topic PUADEFEO301D

Package ammunition

add topic PUADEFEO302D

Unpackage ammunition

add topic PUADEFEO303D

Monitor explosive ordnance environmental conditions

add topic PUADEFEO502D

Conduct external explosive ordnance maintenance

add topic PUADEFEO503C

Conduct explosive ordnance packaging inspection

add topic PUADEFEO508D

Conduct electrical/electronic circuitry tests

add topic PUADEFEO521A

Refurbish explosive ordnance packaging

add topic PUADEFEO522A

Conduct broken seal inspection

add topic PUADEFEO715C

Gauge explosive ordnance

add topic PUAWER004B

Respond to workplace emergencies

add topic TLIA1207C

Pick and process orders

add topic TLIA1307C

Receive goods

add topic TLIA2107C

Despatch stock

add topic TLID1207C

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLIF1207D

Apply safe procedures when handling/transporting dangerous goods or explosives

add topic TLIF207C

Conduct housekeeping activities

add topic TLIO207D

Follow security procedures


BSB unit has been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

HLT unit has been imported from the HLT07 Health Training Package.

TLI units have been imported from the TLI07 Transport and Logistics Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA20810 Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA20810 Certificate II in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture) 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 Skill

Employability Skills Statement


adjust communication styles to reflect equity and diversity

apply cross-cultural communications

apply interpersonal communications

apply techniques for giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner

consult people on policies and decisions that affect them

follow instruction and reporting information

identify and apply legislative and statutory requirements

read and interpret job instructions, workplace forms and reports

use a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques including language style, active listening

use non operational and operational communication processes

write to the level required to complete workplace forms and reports


apply knowledge of composition of teams, and roles and responsibility of team members

apply the principles of equity and diversity

encourage other team members

guide and facilitate teams

understand principles of team work, and team aims and objectives

work in an acceptable and non-discriminatory way while establishing rapport and good working relationships with all colleagues

Problem solving

assess and apply compatibility

assess fire situation and determine appropriate course of action

calculate and apply net explosive quantity

calculate, which may include weight, volume and dimensions

carry out and recording relevant calculations

Initiative and enterprise

apply techniques for supporting others

Planning and organising

apply occupational health and safety requirements, including those contained in organisational procedures, throughout the operation

carry out periodic checks on firefighting equipment

identify, acquire and prepare technical references, tools, equipment, consumables and packaging components

identify emergency alarms and match with response requirement

prepare for maintenance

prepare for packaging


adhere to relevant occupational health and safety requirements and operational safety

apply personal safety measures

demonstrate personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

demonstrate that personal conduct complies with an awareness of workplace equity and diversity

perform operational safety in a manner which maximises individual safety and the safety of others


learn about Defence Explosive Ordnance Publications

learn about material safety data sheets (MSDS)

learn about procedures related to a fire emergency

learn about Section Procedural Instructions (SPI)

learn about types, operations and application of firefighting equipment including extinguishers and hose-reels


achieve a safe work environment when working with explosive ordnance

conduct external maintenance on all types of explosive ordnance

handle and move hazardous materials

identify and check the location of firefighting equipment

package ammunition/explosive ordnance

understand the operation and limitations of packaging tools and equipment