Certificate III in Public Safety (Air Dispatch)

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Qualification Requirement: 17 units

All 7 core units, plus 6 units from the specialisation elective units listed below, plus 4 general elective units

The general elective units may be taken from any remaining specialisation elective units listed below, 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 PUADEFAD001A

Rig and hook up loads during rotary wing external lift operations

add topic PUADEFAD002A

Assist in establishing and clearing a cargo drop zone

add topic PUADEFCM104C

Operate in a threat environment

add topic PUADEFCM303B

Rig and dispatch air-drop loads

add topic PUADEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic PUATEA001B

Work in a team

add topic BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes


Specialisation Elective Units

add topic PUADEFEO101D

Work safely with explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO201C

Respond to fire

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 PUAWER008B

Confine small workplace emergencies


Prepare freight for flight


Package dangerous goods for air transport

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic MSAENV272A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic TLIA1507C

Complete receival/despatch documentation

add topic TLIB2807B

Maintain and use hand tools

add topic TLID107C

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

add topic TLID307D

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

add topic TLID407C

Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID707C

Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

add topic TLID1607C

Load and unload explosives and dangerous goods

add topic TLIE207C

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

add topic TLIE407C

Prepare workplace documents

add topic TLIE707B

Use communication systems


General Elective Units

add topic BSBCMM201A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic BSBWOR202A

Organise and complete daily work activities

add topic ICAU1133B

Send and retrieve information using web browsers and email

add topic PSPGOV204B

Access and use resources

add topic PSPGOV207B

Use technology in the workplace

add topic SROOPS001B

Implement minimal environmental impact practices

add topic TLIE507C

Carry out basic workplace calculations


AVI units have been imported from the AVI08 Aviation Training Package.

BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

HLT unit has been imported from the HLT07 Health Training Package.

ICA unit has been imported from the ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

MSA unit has been imported from the MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package.

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

SRO unit has been imported from the SRO03 Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package.

TLI units have been imported from the TLI07 Transport and Logistics 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 PUA32409 Certificate III in Public Safety (Air Dispatch)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA32409 Certificate III in Public Safety (Air Dispatch) 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


compile, use and distribute air-drop and air movement documentation

consult people on policies and decisions that affect them

interpret air logistic publications and comply with their requirements

receive, interpret and carry out orders and instructions

use field signals to communicate with other team members


complete aircraft loading as part of a crew

guide and facilitate teams

move in patrol formations

treat each other with respect and dignity

work as a team member under supervision

Problem solving

apply detection avoidance techniques

deal with enemy offensive measures and tactics

judge distances

respond to an enemy threat or enemy actions

use range cards to document distances to discernible features

Initiative and enterprise

display initiative

identify and access available support

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

Planning and organising

assist in the employment of early warning and area protection devices

manage resources

prepare load

prepare stores and equipment for container and platform air-drop

rig container and platform for air-drop loads


apply individual camouflage and concealment measures to minimise detection

apply individual movement techniques

ensure personal conduct complies with an awareness of workplace equity and diversity

implement duties and responsibilities of an individual member of a tactical team

maintain individual health and hygiene in the field


learn about and apply relevant drills

learn about standard procedures

understand relevant safety, legislative and statutory requirements


employ weapons

operate aircraft loading equipment

use field equipment

use hand and power tools

use weighing devices (scales) and calculators