Certificate III in Public Safety (Aviation Life Support Maintenance)

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Qualification Requirement: 20 units

All 10 core units, plus 4 units from the specialisation elective units, plus 3 fabrication elective units, plus 3 general elective units

The 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 at a higher level.


Core Units

add topic PUADEFEO101D

Work safely with explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic MEA101A

Interpret occupational health and safety practices in maintenance


add topic BSBCMN211A

Participate in workplace safety procedures

add topic MEA103A

Plan and organise work activities

add topic MEA105A

Apply quality standards applicable to maintenance processes

add topic MEA107A

Interpret and use industry manuals and specifications

add topic MEA108A

Complete industry documentation

add topic MEA109A

Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals


Use comparison and basic measuring devices

add topic TDAZ503A

Manage basic situation awareness in the aviation workplace


Specialisation Elective Units

add topic PUADEFEO501D

Conduct explosive ordnance inspection

add topic PUADEFLS001B

Maintain and fit Anti-G suits

add topic PUADEFLS002B

Maintain and fit helmets

add topic PUADEFLS003B

Maintain and fit immersion suits

add topic PUADEFLS004B

Maintain and fit oxygen masks

add topic PUADEFLS005B

Maintain and pack parachutes

add topic PUADEFLS006B

Maintain and pack survival inflatable life rafts or escape slides

add topic PUADEFLS007B

Maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests

add topic PUADEFLS008B

Maintain, install and remove restraint systems


Fabrication Elective Units

add topic PUADEFLS009B

Manufacture, repair and alter aircraft related fabric components

add topic AUR31268B

Select and apply trim/fabric materials

add topic LMFSF2001A

Cut single layer fabrics

add topic LMFSF2002A

Machine sew materials

add topic LMFUP3012A

Apply marine sewing and installation techniques

add topic LMTPRTF05C A

Operate and maintain sewing machine - 3


General Elective Units

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic LMTPRTF09B A

Use adhesives - 2


Undertake manual handling

add topic PUACOM001B

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUADEFCM007B

Marshal aircraft (Defence)

add topic PUAOPE004B

Conduct briefings/debriefings

add topic PUATEA001B

Work in a team

add topic PUAWER004B

Respond to workplace emergencies

add topic TDTA1197B

Package goods

add topic TDTA1397B

Receive goods


AUR units have been imported from the AUR05 Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package.

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

LMF units have been imported from the LMF02 Furnishing Industry Training Package.

LMT units have been imported from the LMT00 Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package.

MEA units have been imported from the MEA97 Aeroskills Training Package.

MEM units have been imported from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.

TDA units have been imported from the TDA03 Aviation 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.


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA31706 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aviation Life Support Maintenance)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA31706 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aviation Life Support 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


adjust own communication styles to reflect equity and diversity principles

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

apply interpersonal and cross-cultural communication strategies

communicate orally and in writing

demonstrate an understanding of:

standard procedures, job instructions, workplace forms and reports

organisational policies and guidelines

legislative and statutory requirements

relevant OH&S regulations/requirements, precautions equipment, material and personal safety requirements

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

non operational and operational communication processes

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

ensure workplace documentation and reports are to the standard required

explain and have verified the equipment fitting

identify, act on or report breaches in site safety, injuries or incidents

identify, recognise and apply relevant action/criteria to hazardous materials labels and characteristics

liaise with outside agencies relating to maintenance activities

obtain relevant authorisation before specialised and hazardous work is carried out

read, access, interpret and apply technical instructions and drawings

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

use literacy skills for comprehending and interpreting documentation including maintenance and aviation industry documentation


assist in the completion of tasks

make a positive contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of a team

present either an Anti-G suit, helmet suit, immersion suit, oxygen mast, parachute, survival inflatable life raft or escape slide, restraint belts/harnesses to a supervisor for inspection

take part in group discussions and informal meetings

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

work under supervision and as part of a team including recognising, valuing and adjusting own behaviour to individual differences in the workplace by treating others with respect and dignity

Problem solving

apply and assess compatibility

calculate dimension, allowable dimension variations and modifications for Anti-G garments, helmets, survival inflatable buoyancy vests

ensure net explosive quantities and compatibility are identified, calculated, assessed and applied throughout the operation

ensure participant is measured to select appropriate size and optimal fit for either an Anti-G suit, oxygen mask, or helmet

inspect, test and/or replace unserviceable parts of the Anti-G suit, helmet, oxygen mask, parachute, survival inflatable life raft, escape slide; survival inflatable buoyancy vest and/or ancillary equipment

provide problem solving skills for a limited range of differing procedural circumstances

recognise a range of faults and their serviceability limits and repair within limitations/tolerances

undertake emergency procedures in relation to chemical spills and emergency evacuation of personnel in distress

Initiative and enterprise

use improvised techniques appropriately

apply initiative to ensure that specialised equipment is serviceable and ready for use

Planning and organising

apply recognised safety precautions, prepare for inspection, and ensure the safe handling, storage and transportation of equipment

demonstrate an understanding of occupational health and safety requirements (including those contained in organisation procedures)

ensure explosive ordnance is acquired, identified and accounted for, and moved or pre-positioned in preparation for inspection

ensure tools and equipment required for the inspection are identified, acquired and prepared

plan/prepare for the brief/debrief and schedule brief/debrief


comply with workplace equity and diversity practices

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

recognise and apply individual responsibility regarding hazards

recognise the limit of own authority


participate in emergency response exercises


achieve a safe work environment when working with explosive ordnance and ensure hazardous materials are handled and moved safely

demonstrate electrical principles and specific electronic/electrical components knowledge, depending on the specialised equipment

demonstrate information technology skills to access and input to documentation

maintain, repair and fit either an Anti-G suit, helmets capable of housing communications equipment, immersion suits, survival inflatable life rafts or escape slides, survival inflatable buoyancy vests, or restraint systems

test and measure equipment, and tools used to maintain either Anti-G garments, helmets, oxygen masks, or communication system components

test for serviceability either an Anti-G suit, helmet immersion suits, survival inflatable life rafts or escape slides, survival inflatable buoyancy vests, or restraint systems

use communications systems

use relevant power and machine tools

use specialised military equipment

use testing and measuring equipment