Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Maintenance)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 17 units

All 4 core units plus 7 Group A (specialisation) elective units from the list below plus 6 Group B (general) 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 6 Group B (general) 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 BSBCMN311B

Maintain workplace safety

add topic TLID107C

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Elective Units

Group A (specialisation)

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Conduct range practices

add topic PUADEFCM118B

Act as a range safety officer on a permanent range

add topic PUADEFEO202D

Establish and maintain safety and security of explosive warehouses and workshops

add topic PUADEFEO207C

Inspect explosive ordnance facilities

add topic PUADEFEO208C

Supervise explosive ordnance engineering and logistics processes

add topic PUADEFEO213A

Establish and operate an explosive ordnance field storage site

add topic PUADEFEO217A

Operate a large quantity explosive ordnance facility

add topic PUADEFEO401D

Load and unload platforms

add topic PUADEFEO501D

Conduct explosive ordnance inspection

add topic PUADEFEO505D

Breakdown explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO506D

Fuze and defuze explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO507D

Assemble and disassemble explosive components

add topic PUADEFEO509D

Perform purging

add topic PUADEFEO701C

Dispose of explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO702D

Destroy unexploded ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO716C

Test for explosive substances

add topic PUADEFRI001B

Treat risk within Defence at an operational level

add topic PUADEFRI002B

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic TLIB607C

Carry out inspection of vehicles designed to carry special loads

add topic TLIC707C

Operate vehicle carrying special loads

add topic TLID1507D

Identify and label explosives and dangerous goods

add topic TLID1607D

Load and unload explosives and dangerous goods

add topic TLID2707D

Prepare for transport of dangerous good

add topic TLIF1207D

Apply safe procedures when handling/transporting dangerous goods or explosives

Group B (general)

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 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 PUADEFEO715C

Gauge explosive ordnance

add topic PUAWER004B

Respond to workplace emergencies

add topic TLIA1507C

Complete receival/despatch documentation

add topic TLIA2207C

Participate in stocktakes

add topic TLID1207C

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLIE207C

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

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

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA30810 Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Maintenance)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA30810 Certificate III in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Maintenance) 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


access and clarify safety procedures and instructions

access, read, interpret and apply information on safety

follow instructions/directives and report information

identify, analyse and confirm requirements to enter an explosive ordnance storage area/facility from work requests/instructions

identify and act on or report, breaches in site safety

identify and report incidents

identify and note organisation incident and injury statistics

identify documentation and licensing limitations

identify hazardous materials labels and characteristics

obtain relevant authorisation before specialised and hazardous work is carried out

read to a level required to interpret job instructions, workplace forms and reports

record and report details of first aid administered

record and report incidents and injuries

use a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication techniques

write at the level required to complete workplace documentation and reports


apply principles of team work, and team aims and objectives

encourage other team members

liaise with relevant personnel

recognise individual differences in the workplace, to value these differences and to adjust behaviour to account for these differences

Problem solving

apply emergency and contingency procedures

assess and apply compatibility

calculate and apply Net explosive quantity

prepare procedures to rectify problems or non-adherence to policy identified during the inspection

use knowledge of service environments to assist in work and to guide problem solving

Initiative and enterprise

maintain and/or refurbish site/equipment in accordance with organisation policy and procedures, and Range Standing Orders

undertake liaison and notification of parties affected by the disposal in accordance with organisation policy and procedures and Range Standing Orders

Planning and organising

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

determine the task(s) to be performed, the resources to be allocated and the constraints that must be observed for their achievement

develop and implement an explosive ordnance and/or weapons system policy

prepare and plan inspection

prepare for disposal

prepare for entry

research and identify environmental extremes related to the service environments


apply personal safety measures

ensure personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

meet personal protection equipment requirements

recognise and apply individual responsibilities regarding hazardous materials


learn about Explosive Transport Regulations

learn about Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail

learn about legislation such as Racial Discrimination Act 1975; Sex Discrimination Act 1984; Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986; Privacy Act 1988; Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991; Disability Discrimination Act 1992


apply relevant characteristics and requirements of the explosive ordnance to be loaded/unloaded

defuse and fuse explosive ordnance

identify, prepare and position lifting/transfer equipment appropriate for the loading/unloading task

understand characteristics and limitations of fuses

understand explosive ordnance

use appropriate information technology and software