Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)

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Qualification Requirement: 17 units

All 4 core units plus 7 units from the specialisation elective units plus 6 general elective units

Specialisation elective units should be selected from the fields that most closely align to an individual's occupational outcomes.

The 6 general elective units may be taken from the general elective units listed below, or may include 2 units taken from within this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level or a higher level.


Core Units

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Select sites for deployment in a threat environment

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Provide technical advice

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Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace

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Monitor a safe workplace


Specialisation Elective Units

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Observe targets and coordinate multi asset firepower on multiple targets

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Observe targets and engage with joint asset firepower from any agency

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Maintain radar systems at field operator level

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Supervise indirect fire weapons

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Supervise the destruction of hostile air targets using line of sight ground based air defence weapon systems

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Conduct range practices

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Manage range practices and qualifications

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Observe and direct machine gun fire

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Supervise the operation of mortars

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Supervise the operation of direct fire support weapons

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Supervise a section during defensive operations

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Supervise a section during offensive operations

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Supervise platoon level defensive operations

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Supervise platoon level offensive operations

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Identify and monitor radiation hazards

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Apply radio frequency radiation safety procedures

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Apply laser safety procedures

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Control entry to confined spaces

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Treat risk in defence at an operational level

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Conduct a risk assessment in a defence environment

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Plan, activate and maintain a communications network

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Lead, manage and develop teams

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Gather and analyse information

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Design simple projects

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Manage simple projects


General Elective Units

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Develop teams and individuals

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Support operational plan

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Show leadership in the workplace

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Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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Organise workplace information

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Use resources to achieve work unit goals

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Develop and implement work unit plans

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Procure goods and services

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Instruct a workplace physical training session in Defence

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Perform the duties of a defending officer

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Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer

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Provide advice on service discipline law

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Act as a range safety officer on a permanent range

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Conduct basic range practices on a permanent range

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Conduct individual and collective ceremonial drill

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Liaise with other organisations

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Work autonomously

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Contribute to assessment

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Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills

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Implement and monitor environmental protection policies and procedures


BSB units have been imported from the BSB01 and BSB07 Business Services Training Packages.

PMA units have been imported from the PMA02 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Oil Refining Training Package.

PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.

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

TDT units have been imported from the TDT02 Transport and Distribution 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 PUA41306 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA41306 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery 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 Skill

Employability Skills Statement


brief site occupants and supervisors

communicate and apply interpersonal skills

communicate and consult with battlespace operating system experts, commanders, other technical agencies and resource managers

compile reports on equity and diversity issues

conduct research and seek advice from relevant personnel to clarify unclear findings

develop techniques for giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner

ensure written communication is to the required level to complete workplace forms and reports

identify and communicate equity and diversity strategies to team members

identify and confirm issues through consulting with relevant personnel (if necessary)

observe, receive and clarify circumstances that require the provision of advice

provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers

receive and confirm orders from supervisor

select the most suitable site and record relevant data

use verbal and non-verbal communication techniques including body language, language style and active listening


apply techniques to support others

foster and promote equity and diversity practices

provide assistance to maximise individual contribution to the attainment of the team objectives

supervise and monitor equity and diversity processes within the workplace

understand team dynamics, aims and objectives

understand the composition, roles and responsibilities of team members

work within a team environment

Problem solving

analyse and solve problems

analyse collected data

calculate mathematical data

deal with minor incidents

identify issues, analyse circumstances and undertake research


resolve grievances and complaints without bias

select the most suitable site and record relevant data

take action to correct inappropriate behaviour

Initiative and enterprise

select sites

translate research and analysis into clear advice to stakeholders

Planning and organising

apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints

determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task

evaluate possible sites for suitability

identify sources of information on equity and diversity in accordance with legislative requirements, and organisational policies and practices

prepare for site occupation

prepare for site selection

prepare a reconnaissance plan

provide advice to stakeholders within resource constraints and operational requirements

review possible sites from appropriate areas

understand and apply throughout the operation, occupational health and safety requirements and recognised safety precautions, including those contained in Australian Defence Force procedures


act independently

ensure that the individual decision making process is conducted in accordance with standard procedures

select sites through an independent reconnaissance


develop an understanding of research and analysis techniques


select and check equipment for serviceability

deploy the characteristics and capabilities of equipment

use appropriate information technology and software