Certificate III in Public Safety (Preventive Health)
Qualification Requirement: 18 units
All 3 core units, plus 9 units from the specialisation elective units listed below, plus 3 units from the occupational health and safety elective units listed below, plus 3 units from the general elective units listed below
The general elective units may be taken from the remaining specialisation or occupational health and safety 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.
Contribute to environmental health operations
Apply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplace
Organise personal work priorities and development
Specialisation Elective Units
Participate in deployed health capability
Assist with monitoring food storage and handling procedures in the community
Perform basic water quality tests
Perform and record sampling
Assess pest management options
Modify environment to manage pests
Apply pesticide to manage pests
Implement a pest management plan
Advise client on pest management options
Assist with quick assessment of disease outbreak
Operate environmental measuring devices
Undertake a vector borne diseases surveillance program
Assist with field hygiene and sanitation
Monitor water handling and distribution practices
Conduct chlorine dosing of water at the point of supply
Occupational Health and Safety Elective Units
Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes
Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment
Contribute to OHS hazard control
Contribute to OHS issue resolution
Contribute to implementing emergency prevention activities and response procedures
Participate in OHS investigations
General Elective Units
Contribute to effective workplace relationships
Contribute to team effectiveness
Organise workplace information
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Organise personal work priorities and development
Write simple documents
Undertake a basic construction project
Implement sampling procedures
Apply first aid
Use hand tools
Use power tools/hand held operations
Provide services to clients
BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.
CPC unit has been imported from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Version 1.
FDF unit has been imported from the FDF03 Food Processing Industry Training Package.
HLT units have been imported from the HLT07 Health Training Package.
MEM units have been imported from the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.
NWP units have been imported from the NWP07 Water Training Package.
PRM units have been imported from the PRM04 Asset Maintenance Training Package.
Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12.
Employability Skills Summary for PUA32809 Certificate III in Public Safety (Preventive Health)
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA32809 Certificate III in Public Safety (Preventive Health) 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 Skills Statement
communicate technical information relating to environmental health to non health personnel to gain their support of environmental health activities
compile and submit reports and returns to relevant persons, to assist with health surveillance at the organisational level
formulate and discuss environmental health advice with stakeholders to fully develop environmental health measures and to ensure coordination with other local activities
gather and communicate information in support of environmental health planning to team leader
regularly update and communicate information on workplace OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures relevant to self and other employees
assist line managers with physical health inspections
attend and participate in planning briefs and activities to contribute to the team planning task
implement team leadership management principles
monitor personnel health to identify the spread of illness to enable early intervention of disease transmission and to limit the impact on the organisation
operate as a member of a small planning team and be responsive to the team leader
implement environmental injury control measures to reduce the risk of injury and to equip commanders with the information to make informed decisions regarding physical activity levels, water consumption and acclimatisation
implement risk management principles
manage workplace issues and problems
respond to outbreak of disease, to limit the spread of disease and to protect the health of the organisation
review and clarify health support assessment to ensure advice is based on full consideration of health threats identified in local operating area
solve routine problems
Initiative and enterprise
conduct research related to environmental health advice to ensure advice is technically correct and is based on organisational policies and procedures
determine best use of available resources
identify sources of stress and access appropriate supports and resolution strategies
implement time management strategies to set priorities
Planning and organising
coordinate a range of environmental health measures in a practical field setting
identify environmental health measures through consideration of health threats and review of resources available to apply in the provision of environmental health measures
organise work priorities and arrangements
access, complete and record professional development opportunities to facilitate continuous learning and career development
accurately monitor and adjust personal work performance through self-assessment to ensure achievement of tasks
coordinate personal skill development and learning
identify personal learning needs and skill gaps using self-assessment and advice from colleagues and clients in relation to role and organisational requirements
identify signs of stress and effects on personal wellbeing
organise and complete own work schedules
recognise limits of own expertise and legal responsibilities, and access appropriate sources of expertise as required
learn about duty of care arrangements
learn about food storage and distribution standards including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to food control
learn about legal framework of OHS in the workplace
learn about pathophysiology of common communicable diseases
learn about principles and techniques of goal setting, measuring performance, time management and personal assessment
establish and maintain administrative systems
use business technology efficiently and effectively to manage and monitor scheduling and completion of tasks
use technology, as required, to implement environmental injury control measures to reduce the risk of injury and to equip commanders with the information to make informed decisions regarding physical activity levels, water consumption and acclimatisation
use technology, as required, to monitor quality of field water supply via application of water quality measures to ensure availability of water supply to support the local area organisation
use technology, as required, to monitor quality of food supply via application of food quality measures to ensure availability of food supply to support local area organisation