Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)

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Core Units

add topic PUAOPE001B

Supervise response

add topic PUAOPE004B

Conduct briefings/debriefings

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams


Elective Units

add topic PUAFIR401B

Obtain incident intelligence

add topic PUAFIR402B

Supervise specialist response to aviation incidents

add topic PUAFIR403B

Assess building plans

add topic PUAFIR404B

Inspect dangerous goods facilities

add topic PUAFIR405B

Collect, analyse and provide regulatory information

add topic PUAFIR406B

Develop prescribed burning plans

add topic PUAFIR407B

Conduct prescribed burning

add topic PUAFIR408B

Plan aircraft operations

add topic PUAFIR409B

Develop air attack strategies

add topic BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

add topic PUACOM011B

Develop community awareness networks

add topic PUACOM012B

Liaise with the media in the region

add topic PUAMAN002B

Administer work group resources


Plan and conduct a public awareness program

add topic PUAEMR001B

Establish context and develop risk evaluation criteria

add topic TAAASS401C

Plan and organise assessment

add topic TAAASS301B

Contribute to assessment


add topic TAAASS402B

Assess competence

add topic TAAASS404B

Participate in assessment validation

add topic TAADEL401B

Plan and organise group-based delivery

add topic TAADEL402B

Facilitate group-based learning


add topic TAADEL405B

Coordinate and facilitate distance-based learning

add topic TAADES402B

Design and develop learning programs

add topic TAATAS401B

Maintain information requirements of training and/or assessment organisations

add topic PUAFIR410A

Provide safety advice at a rural/land management incident

add topic PUAFIR411A

Provide safety advice at an urban incident

add topic PUAOPE012A

Control a Level 1 incident

add topic PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings and debriefings

add topic PUAOPE016A

Manage a multi-team sector


It is important to note that where units of competency within this qualification have pre-requisite requirements, the learner must have been assessed as competent within a fire context prior to undertaking training or assessment.

BSB unit has been imported from the BSB01Training package.

TAA units have been imported from the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12.


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA40301 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA40301 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) 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.

The Employability Skills within a qualification may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

These Employability Skills may be obtained by the completion of this qualification but in no way reflect skills that may apply to any particular position within a fire service.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


communicate changes in the incident plan to relevant personnel and organisations

communicate effectively

communicate incident information to assigned personnel clearly, accurately and in a timely manner

conduct briefings and debriefings

establish and maintain communication in accordance with organisation's procedures

maintain incident records of incident actions and decisions

prepare post incident reports to organisation's requirements

receive and deal with requests for response


acknowledge contributions of personnel in a positive way

allocate tasks to appropriate personnel

monitor welfare of team members and take appropriate action

provide feedback and encourage contributions from group members

provide leadership and supervision to ensure that performance and practice are to operational standards

seek, encourage and value contributions from personnel during the brief/debrief

supervise a response by a small team to incidents

supervise post-response activities

support and participate in development activities

Problem solving

assess and minimise or control hazards and potential hazards

follow up brief/debrief action, which may include identifying issues for review and subsequent action

identify alternative strategies and tactics where required and convey them to appropriate personnel

identify and request the need for additional resources

Initiative and enterprise

evaluate impact of strategies, tactics and incident operations

Planning and organising

develop and implement an operational plan including objective, strategies and tactics, based on available information and in accordance with organisational procedures

monitor, and review operational plan

obtain and assess relevant incident information to assist in the planning process

plan and prepare a briefing/debriefing in accordance with organisation's policy and procedures


communicate clearly in a group setting

maintain safe working practices

provide leadership to individuals and teams


learn about the principles of command and control in relation to initial response to incidents

learn about the principles of supervision

learn about self-management issues such as time management, workplace administration requirements


collect and analyse data applicable to work

record and document information collected in accordance with the organisation's requirements

use communication equipment