Certificate III in Public Safety (Driving in a Threat Environment)

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Core Units

add topic PUADEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic PUADEFTP001B

Operate a vehicle in an environment of threat

add topic PUADEFTP002B

Operate a vehicle at night

add topic PUADEFTP003B

Operate a vehicle over difficult terrain

add topic PUADEFTP004B

Operate a vehicle using night fighting equipment (NFE)

add topic BSBCMN311A

Maintain workplace safety

add topic TDTF1097B

Apply fatigue management strategies

add topic TDTF1397B

Coordinate breakdowns and emergencies

add topic TDTH297C

Plan and navigate routes


Elective Units

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUADEFCA005B

Operate communications equipment

add topic PUADEFTP005B

Operate a multi-axle trailer

add topic PUADEFEO201C

Respond to fire

add topic PUADEFRI001B

Treat risk within Defence at an operational level

add topic PUADEFRI002B

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic PUAEME001B

Provide emergency care

add topic PUATEA001B

Work in a team

add topic TDTB797B

Carry out maintenance on trailers

add topic TDTB897B

Carry out inspection on trailers

add topic TDTB2901A

Use and maintain minor mechanical equipment

add topic TDTC197B

Drive vehicle

add topic TDTC297B

Drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TDTC397B

Drive medium rigid vehicle

add topic TDTC497C

Drive heavy rigid vehicle

add topic TDTD197B

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

add topic TDTD497B

Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TDTD1697B

Load and unload explosive and dangerous goods

add topic TDTE897B

Process workplace documentation

add topic TDTF1297B

Apply safe procedures when handling/transporting dangerous goods or explosives


BSB units have been imported from the BSB01 Business Services Training Package.

TDT units have been imported from the TDT02 Transport and Distribution 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 PUA31102 Certificate III in Public Safety (Driving in a Threat Environment)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA31102 Certificate III in Public Safety (Driving in a Threat Environment) 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


direct a vehicle at night

follow instructions/directives

give feedback/assistance to other team members in an appropriate manner

read and implement written or verbal orders and procedures

read maps and use navigational aids

rectify and/or report any vehicle faults

report information verbally

respond to directions from a co-driver and a guide, both with and without the assistance of external aids

use verbal and non-verbal communication techniques including hand signals, language style, active listening


apply knowledge of composition of teams and roles and responsibilities of team members

apply team work principles and strategies

conduct assessment as a team activity

contribute to team activities

encourage other team members

participate in a team

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

use techniques for supporting others

Problem solving

analyse difficult terrain to determine whether it is trafficable, and if so, what are the implications for vehicle preparation, safety of passengers and load planning

apply contingency actions that minimise risk

apply vehicle contingency actions when required

apply tactical deployment drills

confirm the ability to reduce vulnerability through preparation of the vehicle, the use of camouflage and concealment, and the application of contingency actions that minimise risk

deal with contingencies related to an emergency that may occur

navigate vehicle at night using navigational equipment

report any faults with night fighting equipment to appropriate personnel, rectify and/or return equipment

Initiative and enterprise

prepare vehicle, which may include reporting deficiencies to the supervisor and taking remedial action

understand work environment including all operational road transport situations, including a variety of road, terrain, weather and vegetation conditions and a range of threatening situations

Planning and organising

camouflage vehicle from observation, surveillance and detection

carry out contingency actions to prevent or minimise damage to the person, the vehicle and the load, both when travelling alone and in convoy with other vehicles

configure a vehicle for night driving

plan tasks and discuss with a supervisor

prepare a vehicle for driving at night

prepare a vehicle for driving at night using night fighting equipment

prepare for reconnaissance of the terrain to be traversed by map and/or visual observation, identifying potential hazards

prepare vehicle for tactical employment and operational driving


encourage other team members

ensure personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues


learn about Defence Road Transport Instructions, Driver's Handbook, Vehicle user's handbook

learn about occupational health and safety requirements for driving a vehicle at night

learn about standing orders, routine orders, procedures manuals, doctrine pamphlets, job guides and other publications

learn about tactical deployment procedures including convoy driving procedures, actions at a halt and occupation of a hide or administrative position

learn about the application of counter-surveillance doctrine and procedures and the employment of operational driving techniques


conduct serviceability check of the vehicle using night fighting equipment

fit specialist 'blackout' lighting equipment to vehicles

obtain specialist equipment appropriate to the task and checked for serviceability

use technology