Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations)
10 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
4 core units
6 elective units
Choose 1 elective unit from the Group A list below.
Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the Group B list below.
Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the Group B elective list below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package or accredited course.
All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be from an equivalent qualification level or higher.
Although some units within this qualification have pre-requisite units (in a fire context), those pre-requisites are not required for this qualification.
Communicate in the workplace
Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
Work in a team
Work effectively in an emergency disease or pest plant response
Organise workplace information
Read and interpret maps
Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
Work safely around aircraft
Maintain safety at an incident scene
Operate communications systems and equipment
Conduct briefings and debriefings
Lead a crew
Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre
Drive vehicles under operational conditions
Follow site quarantine procedures
Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
Carry out movement and security procedures
Carry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pest
Collect and preserve biological samples
Identify and treat risks
Pathways into the qualification
There are no pre requisites for entering this qualification. This qualification is open to any candidate who has worked in or is likely to work in biosecurity response; either in a field or operations centre role.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving the PUA33112 Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Operations), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, such as:
PUA42912 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Leadership)
PUA52412 Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management).
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA33112 Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response 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 Skills Statement
control the conversation to ensure necessary information is obtained from the caller
use active listening skills and questioning techniques to clarify issues
use codes, abbreviations, prowords or specialist terminology in the transmission of information
encourage and acknowledge participation by team members
make contributions to participative arrangements in the workplace (such as occupational health and safety committees team or workgroup meetings) within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies
request assistance in the completion of tasks from other team members where appropriate
identify and communicate difficulties/problem areas to the appropriate person
identify and report faulty equipment in accordance with the organisationâ€™s policies and procedures, and employ alternative strategies employed when necessary
make decisions and solve problems to prioritise requests
Initiative and enterprise
make contributions to identifying team goals and objectives
raise occupational health and safety issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant occupational health and safety legislation
understand, acknowledge and accurately represent to others where required, views and opinions of individuals or a group
Planning and organising
prioritise request/s for assistance in accordance with agency protocols and legislation where required
receive, record and relay information
summarise and communicate information using clear and appropriate language, in accordance with the organisationâ€™s policies and procedures
maintain readiness in periods of low operational activity
respond calmly to multiple demands in high operational activity
learn about communication protocols
learn about the meaning of occupational health and safety signs and symbols relevant to area of work
learn about the types of emergencies (with regards to relevant legislation)
effectively use telephony equipment, radios, computer systems and associated software
use equipment designed to receive incoming incident calls/enquiries in accordance with the organisationâ€™s and supplierâ€™s procedures
use equipment relating to incident/information management