Certificate IV in Public Safety (Community Safety)

Not applicable.


12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

4 core units

8 elective units

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the Group A list below.

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the Group A and B elective lists below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from elsewhere in this training package or another endorsed training package or accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be selected an equivalent qualification level or higher.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to a unit it is identified by this symbol .

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of units required for the qualification.


Core Units

add topic PUACOM003B

Manage information

add topic PUACOM005B

Foster a positive organisational image in the community

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUAEMR008B

Contribute to an emergency risk management process


Elective Units

Group A

add topic PUACOM006B

Plan and conduct a public safety awareness program

add topic PUACOM015B

Conduct community safety activities

add topic PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation


add topic PUAFIR301B

Undertake community safety activities


Treat operational risk

PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk


Assess operational risk

add topic PUAFIR403B

Assess building plans

add topic PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR404B

Inspect dangerous goods facilities

add topic PUAFIR403B Assess building plans

add topic PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR405B

Collect, analyse and provide regulatory information

add topic PUAFIR507B

Inspect building fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire

add topic HLTFA311A Apply first aid

add topic PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire

add topic PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

add topic PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR509B

Implement prevention strategies



Plan and implement a treatment measure

add topic PUAFIR510B

Inspect for legislative compliance

add topic PUAOPE011B

Inspect property and facilities

add topic PUAPOL036B

Provide crime prevention advice through environmental design

add topic PUAWER005B

Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

add topic PUAWER009B

Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team

add topic CHCDFV402C

Manage own professional development in responding to domestic and family violence

add topic CHCDFV404C

Promote community awareness of domestic and family violence

Group B

add topic PUACOM011B

Develop community awareness networks

add topic PUACOM012B

Liaise with media at a local level

add topic PUALAW001B

Protect and preserve incident scene

add topic PUALAW003B

Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUALAW004B

Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUAMAN002B

Administer work group resources

add topic PUAMAN005B

Manage projects

add topic PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings and debriefings

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic AHCCCF406A

Facilitate ongoing group development

add topic AHCILM506A

Operate within community cultures and goals

add topic BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

add topic BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

add topic CHCGROUP403D

Plan and conduct group activities

add topic CHCPOL403C

Undertake research activities

add topic CHCYTH301D

Work effectively with young people

add topic PSPPOL401A

Contribute to policy development

add topic PSPREG402C

Promote client compliance


Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials

add topic SISXRES402A

Support implementation of environmental management practices

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

For the purposes of gaining a qualification the following three units count as one unit*:

add topic TAEASS401B *

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B *

Assess competence


add topic TAEASS301B *

Contribute to assessment

add topic TAEASS403B *

Participate in assessment validation


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA41112 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Community Safety) 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.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


answer general enquiries

listen to questions

make presentations at community group gatherings, special interest forums, other organisation forums, community events and festivals

participate in conferences

provide advice on prevention and mitigation techniques in a way that acknowledges community concerns

provide information in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination


collect information that is timely and relevant to the needs of individuals/teams

determine the information needs of individuals/teams and identify the sources

develop networks and relationships

gather information which is disseminated to appropriate personnel within the specified timeframe

liaise effectively

participate in regular meetings and forums

support mutual cooperation

suggest and debate practical consultation and decision making strategies

Problem solving

analyse, which may include problem solving

assess credibility, accuracy and currency of available risk information

identify sources of useful, credible information through stakeholders, community networks and interested parties

review information held by the organisation to determine suitability and accessibility

seek additional information from specialists, organisations and other stakeholders regarding information gaps and conflicting data or views

Initiative and enterprise

analyse documented risk assessments

analyse family and historical records

analyse, which may include critical analysis

prepare plans to obtain information which is not available or accessible within the organisation

report the results of information gathering, analysis and synthesis so they can be input to policy development and organisation decision making

source information, which may include community information, credible individuals, group and community leaders

Planning and organising

develop risk statements jointly by considering sources of risk, elements at risk and community/environmental vulnerability

develop with others, a draft project plan that is jointly refined and finalised prior to communication with stakeholders

identify organisational resources that can be provided to support the emergency risk management process


collect information that is timely and relevant to the needs of individuals/teams

demonstrate commitment by sharing knowledge and expertise, completing allocated tasks on time and encouraging others to help achieve common goals

place overall community safety outcomes above personal or organisational/constituency interests

provide input to help assess the effectiveness of existing treatment strategies

report information gathering, analysis and synthesis within specified timeframes and to the standard defined by the organisation


learn about active listening

learn about reporting procedures of the organisation

learn about the promotion of two-way communication with organisation/constituency


locate and interpret community information

know risks, which may include technology/technical issues

make technology available in the work area/organisation to manage information

use information systems, which may include computers; communication channels; records management; market trends, registries and file records, basic statistical information

use management information systems to store and retrieve data for decision making