Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)
Qualification Requirement: 7 units
All 7 core units
Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .
The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.
Liaise with other organisations
Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting
Apply policing methods
Undertake initial police investigation
Manage involvement in the judicial process
Manage personal and ethical performance
Enhance status as a role model in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community
Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12.
Pathways into the qualification
In the public safety industry, qualification pathways depend on a range of factors specific to each industry such as organisational/agency structure, promotional structure and rank structure.
Liaison and community policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards that should be contextualised within the specifics of each jurisdiction/agency/ organisational policy and procedure.
Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:
achievement of the PUA30110 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)
appropriate vocational experience in a range of environments providing liaison services between communities and others or in providing support services to communities
appropriate experience working as a volunteer
appropriate experience participating in community activities.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving the PUA40110 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role. Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to:
commence the PUA50210 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)
undertake community/policing related qualifications.
Employability Skills Summary for PUA40110 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA40110 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing) 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
interact with others effectively
legitimately collect and document relevant information
provide information to other organisations in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner
minimise workplace risks to self, colleagues and the public
provide encouragement, support and advice to personnel as required
mentor people as required
explore possible resolutions or compromises
readily identify and critically evaluate problems and barriers to resolution and develop and plan a range of response options
Initiative and enterprise
analyse, note and disseminate features particular to a patrol area
correctly analyse emergent situations and take appropriate actions, including requests for further assistance
regularly use self-assessment and reflection in practice to monitor performance against established standards and to accurately identify personal strengths and weaknesses
Planning and organising
involve other community groups/organisations when opportune, to help reach a solution
note and file outcomes of the proceedings and complete reports where required according to organisation requirements
plan and implement personal improvement plans
assess competing demands and organise within time constraints to achieve individual, team and organisational priorities
maintain an acceptable demeanour (in relation to issues such as appearance, confidence, deportment, dress standard)
organise and manage time effectively
learn about acceptable/non-acceptable behaviour and practices
learn about professional standards
learn about the rules of evidence
manage computers and information
select appropriate equipment