Certificate III in Public Safety (Infantry Operations)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 19 units

All 7 core units, plus 5 units from the specialisation elective units, plus 5 weapons elective units, plus 2 general elective units

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

The 3 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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Undertake security operations

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Undertake defensive operations

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Undertake offensive operations

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Operate a service rifle on operations

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Operate 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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Operate a radar to locate 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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Undertake reconnaissance tasks

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Undertake surveillance patrol tasks

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Undertake sniper tasks

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Use personal camouflage and concealment in a threat environment

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Maintain security in a Defence communications and information systems environment

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Navigate in urban and rural environments

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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Assist in the preparation, construction, operation and maintenance of a field water-point

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Assist in the construction of wet gap crossings

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Assist in the construction of dry gap crossings

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Assist in the construction and maintenance of field structures

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Perform military high-risk search

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Provide emergency care

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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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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

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Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


Weapons Elective Units

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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 light support weapon on operations

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Operate a service rifle


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

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA31906 Certificate III in Public Safety (Infantry Operations)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA31906 Certificate III in Public Safety (Infantry 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 cultural sensitivity

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

complete documentation

conduct post operation administration

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

identify and rectify defects within limits of authority or reported to supervisor

maintain communication between individuals and groups

maintain effective body language, communication styles and have due consideration for the individual's gender, race culture and religion

receive and clarify security operations orders (where required), defensive operation orders, offensive operations orders, confirmatory orders

receive, interpret and carry out orders and instructions

use field signals to communicate with other team members

understand tactical terminology and orders


adhere to formations

apply equity and diversity principles

maintain the security of the team

operate as a team member during the conduct of security operations, defensive operations and offensive operations

participate in patrols

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

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

work under supervision as part of a team

Problem solving

apply mine and booby trap incident drills

apply obstacle crossing drills

deal with enemy offensive measures and tactics

identify and engage targets

identify and rectify defects within the limits of authority

judge distances

respond to an enemy threat or enemy actions

undertake basic contact drill

undertake counter ambush drill

undertake immediate ambush drill

use natural and artificial cover to provide a measure of protection on the battlefield

use detection avoidance techniques

use range cards to document distances to discernible features

Initiative and enterprise

use improvised techniques appropriately such as minimising personal signature

Planning and organising

assist in the employment of early warning and area protection devices

conduct battle procedures, defensive routines, weapon drills and drills and routines

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

prepare for security operations, defensive operations, offensive operations


apply individual camouflage and concealment measures to minimise detection

apply individual movement techniques

comply with workplace equity and diversity practices

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

maintain individual health and hygiene in the field

perform the duties and responsibilities of an individual member of a tactical team

recognise limit of own authority


develop an understanding of weapon drills, drills and routines, counter ambush drill, immediate ambush drill, mine and booby trap incident drills, obstacle crossing drills


clean weapons

employ the weapons and weapon sighting systems and associated equipment

handle weapons safely in an operational environment

identify, select and safely handle ammunition

safely handle and carry a service rifle

test or check equipment

use field equipment