Certificate III in Public Safety (Regional Surveillance Operations)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 19 units

All 6 core units, plus 6 units from the combat specialisation elective units, plus 7 general elective units

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

The 7 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

add topic PUADEFCA405B

Undertake surveillance patrol tasks

add topic PUADEFCM001B

Use personal camouflage and concealment in a threat environment

add topic PUADEFCM101C

Operate a service rifle

add topic PUADEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic PUATEA001B

Work in a team

add topic BSBCMN211A

Participate in workplace safety procedures


Specialisation Elective Units

Combat Field

add topic PUADEFCA001B

Observe and monitor hostile areas to detect targets

add topic PUADEFCA002B

Operate remote sensors to detect targets

add topic PUADEFCA003B

Operate a radar to locate targets

add topic PUADEFCA004B

Conduct military searches

add topic PUADEFCA005B

Operate communications equipment

add topic PUADEFCA304B

Prepare, operate and maintain small watercraft

add topic PUADEFCA404B

Undertake reconnaissance tasks

add topic PUADEFCA406B

Operate a service pistol

add topic PUADEFCA407B

Operate a sustained fire machine gun

add topic PUADEFCA411B

Operate a grenade launcher

add topic PUADEFCA413B

Operate a direct fire support weapon

add topic PUADEFCA415B

Operate anti-personnel weapon

add topic PUADEFCA416C

Employ hand operated pyrotechnics

add topic PUADEFCA419B

Operate a service rifle on operations

add topic PUADEFCA420B

Operate a light support weapon on operations

add topic PUADEFCM103C

Operate a service hand grenade

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 at night using night fighting equipment (NFE)

add topic PUAEME001B

Provide emergency care

add topic TDMMC901B

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


General Elective Units

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Use small plant and equipment

add topic BSBCMN203A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic BSBCMN206A

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Apply advanced first aid

add topic PSPGOV204B

Access and use resources

add topic PSPGOV207A

Use technology in the workplace

add topic PUADEFEO201C

Respond to fire

add topic PUAOPE003B

Navigate in urban and rural environments

add topic PUATEA001B

Work in a team

add topic PUATEA005A

Manage own professional performance

add topic RTC1301A

Operate basic machinery and equipment

add topic TDTC2501A

Operate four wheel 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 TDTD397C

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


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.

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 PUA32106 Certificate III in Public Safety (Regional Surveillance Operations)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA32106 Certificate III in Public Safety (Regional Surveillance 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


access, interpret and rehearse fire emergency procedures

access, read and interpret local emergency procedures

adjust own communication styles to reflect equity and diversity

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

apply non operational and operational communication processes

communicate en-route and arrival, reporting information

comply with range safety brief and practice brief

detect and report sign

direct driver

ensure communication is achieved through non-verbal signals

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

ensure written communication is to a level required to complete workplace forms and reports

follow indicated route

follow legislative and statutory requirements

follow standard procedures, safety procedures, instructions, organisation policies and guidelines

identify and rectify defects, within limits of authority or report to supervisor

identify, confirm and report the nature and scope of the fire

prepare navigation records

receive and apply orders and send and receive simple non-verbal signals

receive and clarify (where required) security operation orders

recognise and report breaches of organisational codes of ethics and/or practice and statements of values

report unanticipated access difficulties

use record of proposed route and navigation aids

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

usually operate under direct orders for opening fire


adhere to formations

assist in the completion of tasks when requested by other teams members and is appropriate

contribute to identifying team goals and objectives

encourage and acknowledge participation by team members

guide and facilitate teams

recognise and apply equity and diversity principles

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

seek support where required to enable identification and implementation of positive alternatives to personal problems

share and communicate effectively between team members, information, knowledge and skills relevant to work

understand principles of teamwork and team's aims and objectives

undertake surveillance patrols as part of a team

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

work under supervision and usually as part of a team

work with others and make a positive contribution to the effectiveness and efficiency of a team

Problem solving

apply immediate action and stoppage drills

apply navigational techniques

assess a fire situation and determine an appropriate course of action

carry out patrol rehearsals

conduct patrol drills and procedures

continually assess the environment to identify the threat or their sign

effectively react to changes in the operating environment necessitating re-planning of course

extinguish fires

identify and engage targets

identify and rectify defects within limits of authority

identify weaknesses exploitation

interpret cartographic information, navigation techniques, local and environmental conditions

minimise personal signature

navigate to destination

select the type of camouflage required for a particular situation, and detect the capabilities of the threat

Initiative and enterprise

use improvised techniques appropriately such as minimising personal signature

Planning and organising

apply bayonet fighting drills

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

assess factors influencing camouflage and concealment

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

assess threat's detection capabilities

conduct weapon drills

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

determine and plan a safe route

determine current location, destination and resources

gather and check relevant maps and navigation equipment

prepare for patrolling

select appropriate routes


commit to the jurisdiction's laws and the organisation's policy procedures

comply with workplace equity and diversity practices

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

ensure personal preparation is carried out

identify, plan and implement personal development strategies

model and maintain high standards of personal performance, ethics and integrity

monitor and manage personal physical and emotional health

recognise limit of own authority

review, monitor and self-assess own performance

regularly seek formal and informal performance feedback


access, interpret and rehearse fire emergency procedures

apply bayonet fighting skills

apply immediate action and stoppage drills

carry out patrol rehearsals

conduct patrol drills and procedures


check and assemble equipment

check, identify, select and use firefighting equipment

clean weapons

employ the weapons and weapon sighting systems and associated equipment

fill and empty a magazine

handle weapons safely in an operational environment

identify, select and safely handle ammunition

recover, reset, update and service navigational equipment

safely handle and carry a service rifle

strip, assemble and clean the F88

test or check equipment

use communications and signalling devices

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

use field equipment

use technology