Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Policing)

Not applicable.


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.


Core Units

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUALAW003B

Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUAPOLGD002A

Apply policing methods

add topic PUAPOLGD003A

Undertake initial police investigation

add topic PUAPOLGD009A

Manage involvement in the judicial process

add topic PUAPOLGD011A

Manage personal and ethical performance

add topic PUAPOLIM006A

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.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

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 Skill

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

Problem solving

explore possible resolutions or compromises

readily identify and critically evaluate problems and barriers to resolution and develop and plan a range of response options

resolve conflict

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