Certificate III in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 19 units

All 4 core units, plus 10 units from the specialisation elective units, plus 5 general elective units

Specialisation elective units should be selected from the fields that most closely align to an individual's occupational outcomes.

The 5 general elective units may be taken from the general elective units listed below, or may include 2 units taken from within this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level or a higher level.


Core Units

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Operate a radar to locate targets


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Operate indirect fire weapons


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Conduct field survey to determine fixation and orientation


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Produce meteorological data


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Destroy hostile air targets using line of sight ground based air defence weapon systems

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Use personal camouflage and concealment in a threat environment

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Work with equity and diversity

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Participate in workplace safety procedures


Specialisation Elective Units

Combat Field

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Observe and monitor hostile areas to detect targets

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Operate remote sensors to detect targets

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Conduct military searches

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Operate communications equipment

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Perform an individual free fall parachute descent

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Perform an individual free fall parachute descent carrying combat equipment

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Perform an individual static line parachute descent

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Perform an individual static line parachute descent carrying combat equipment

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Perform a team free fall parachute descent carrying combat equipment

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Observe targets and direct single asset firepower on a single target

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Observe targets and coordinate multi asset firepower on multiple targets

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Undertake security operations

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Undertake defensive operations

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Undertake offensive operations

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Undertake reconnaissance tasks

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Undertake surveillance patrol tasks

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Maintain security in a Defence communications and information systems environment

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Navigate in urban and rural environments

Weapons Field

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Operate a service pistol

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Operate a sustained fire machine gun

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Operate sustained fire machine guns on operations

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Operate a shotgun

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Throw grenades on operations

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Operate a grenade launcher

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Operate a mortar

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Operate a direct fire support weapon

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Operate direct fire support weapon systems on operations

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Operate anti-personnel weapon

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Employ hand operated pyrotechnics

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Destroy targets using a direct fire guided weapon system

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Operate a service rifle on operations

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Operate a light support weapon on operations

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Operate a service rifle

Explosive Ordnance Field

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Work safely with explosive ordnance

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Participate in the conduct of explosive ordnance disposal operations

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Conduct military demolition operations

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Lay and clear booby traps

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Lay and clear mines

Safety and Emergency Field

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Apply radio frequency radiation safety procedures

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Apply ionising radiation safety procedures

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Work safely with lasers

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Identify confined space

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Enter confined space

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Test confined space environment

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Provide emergency care

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Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

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Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident

Transport Field

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Prepare, operate and maintain small watercraft

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Operate a vehicle in an environment of threat

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Operate a vehicle at night

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Operate a vehicle over difficult terrain

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Operate a vehicle using night fighting equipment (NFE)

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Operate a multi-axle trailer

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Conduct dozer operations

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Manoeuvre a domestic vessel of less than 12 metres in length operating within inshore limits

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Plan and navigate a short voyage within inshore limits

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Operate four wheel drive vehicle

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Drive light rigid vehicle

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Drive medium rigid vehicle

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Drive heavy rigid vehicle


General Elective Units

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Use small plant and equipment

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Communicate in the workplace

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Process and maintain workplace information

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Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Apply advanced first aid

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Access and use resources

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Use technology in the workplace

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Respond to fire

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Work in a team

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Manage own professional performance

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Operate basic machinery and equipment

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Operate and maintain chainsaws


BCC units have been imported from the BCC03 Civil Construction Training Package.

BCG units have been imported from the BCG03 General Construction Training Package.

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

HLT units have been imported from the HLT02 Health Training Package.

PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.

RTC units have been imported from the RTC02 Rural/Conservation Common Units.

TDM units have been imported from the TDM01 Maritime 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

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA31606 Certificate III in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA31606 Certificate III in Public Safety (Artillery Operations) 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 own communication styles to reflect equity and diversity principles

apply appropriate techniques when providing constructive feedback to other team members and when giving and receiving support to/from team members

apply interpersonal and cross-cultural communication strategies

communicate information quickly, clearly and accurately

complete and maintain documentation and records

ensure that information, knowledge and skills are communicated effectively and shared

follow legislative and statutory requirements

follow organisational policies and guidelines

follow standard procedures, safety procedures and instructions

interpret data produced by the radar and used to assist command decisions

provide information and interpret directions/orders from a supervisor

record and communicate data (such as survey or meteorological)

report faults and defects to supervisor including defects with firing

send and receive simple non-verbal signals


recognise, value and adjust own behaviour to individual differences in the workplace by treating others with respect and dignity

work as part of a team such as a two-person survey team or a gun detachment team

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

Problem solving

conduct a field survey to determine fixation and orientation

conduct operating maintenance in accordance with procedures

confirm operational performance and accuracy of the radar and take appropriate action where performance is out of limits

continually assess the environment to identify the threat or their sign

identify weaknesses for exploitation

minimise personal signature

report or correct faults or difficulties within own ability by using basic fault finding skills

select the type of camouflage required for a particular situation

use tactical techniques and procedures and target recognition

verify results for omissions and errors by re-checking visual clues in measurements or actual data

Initiative and enterprise

use improvised techniques appropriately such as minimising personal signature

Planning and organising

assess factors influencing camouflage and concealment

assess the environment so that appropriate camouflage and concealment techniques can be applied

assess the tactical situation so that appropriate camouflage and concealment techniques can be applied

assess threat's detection capabilities

complete administration duties in accordance with procedures

gather meteorological data

prepare for meteorological operation

prepare for survey

prepare weapon for movement and firing

select appropriate routes

set up radar

understand and apply throughout operation, occupational health and safety requirements and recognised safety precautions including those contained in the Australian Defence Force procedures


comply with workplace equity and diversity practices

conduct self in a manner that shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

recognise the limit of own authority

work without supervision


compile meteorological data

conduct weapon drills

develop a detailed understanding of weapon systems, field surveys, personal camouflage and concealment


conduct equipment maintenance

ensure radar is operated in accordance with standard procedures

maintain equipment such as a weapon, survey equipment or meteorological equipment for serviceability

ensure targets are sighted and tracked using the system

prepare and operate a radar or weapon

safely handle, aim, fire, manoeuvre and maintain line of sight ground based air defence weapon systems

use ammunition under supervision

use communications and signalling devices

use emergency devices (e.g. parachute, life-raft) and weapons

use equipment/instruments including ancillary equipment or survey equipment