Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Leadership)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 18 units

All 6 core units plus 8 units from the specialisation elective units listed below plus 4 units from the general elective units listed below

The general elective units may be taken from the remaining specialisation or 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

add topic PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUADEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

add topic BSBWOR404A

Develop work priorities

add topic PSPGOV406B

Gather and analyse information


Specialisation Elective Units

add topic PUADEFCA406B

Operate a service pistol

add topic PUADEFCA411B

Operate a grenade launcher

add topic PUADEFCA416C

Employ hand operated pyrotechnics

add topic PUADEFCM001B

Use personal camouflage and concealment in a threat environment

add topic PUADEFCM002C

Operate night fighting equipment

add topic PUADEFCM101C

Operate a service rifle

add topic PUADEFCM102C

Operate a light support weapon

add topic PUADEFCM103C

Operate a service hand grenade

add topic PUADEFCM104C

Operate in a threat environment

add topic PUADEFCM106C

Display the attributes of an Australian soldier

add topic PUADEFCM118B

Act as a range safety officer on a permanent range

add topic PUADEFCM119B

Conduct basic range practices on a permanent range

add topic PUADEFCM113C

Perform the duties of a defending officer

add topic PUADEFCM114C

Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer

add topic SRONAV002B

Navigate in difficult or trackless area


General Elective Units

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CHCCS405A

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply basic first

add topic PSPGOV201B

Work in a public sector environment

add topic PSPGOV207B

Use technology in the workplace

add topic PUADEFCM005B

Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry

add topic PUADEFRI001B

Treat risk within Defence at an operational level

add topic PUADEFRI002B

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

add topic PUATEA005A

Manage own professional performance


BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

CHC unit has been imported from the CHC02 Community Services Training Package.

HLT unit has been imported from the HLT07 Health Training Package.

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

SRO unit has been imported from the SRO03 Outdoor Recreation Industry Training Package.

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


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA42209 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Leadership)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA42209 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Leadership) 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


communicate objectives and required standards

consult team members about implementing new work practices

follow verbal and written workplace instructions

present written documents in a format that meets the organisation's standards of style and accuracy

provide team members with up-to-date information

use active listening skills and questioning techniques to clarify issues

use language (in all communications) that is clear concise and appropriate to client, assignment and organisation's requirements


acknowledge contributions to team operations

encourage other team members and provide suggestions

guide and facilitate teams

manage and improve performance of teams and individuals

recognise individual differences in the workplace, value these differences and adjust own behaviour to account for these

take part in group discussions and informal meetings

Problem solving

identify, analyse and develop solutions for difficulties to achieve required outcomes

manage difficulties to achieve positive outcomes

undertake conflict resolution and negotiation

Initiative and enterprise

understand, acknowledge and accurately represent to others, where required, the views and opinions of individuals or a group

Planning and organising

develop an action plan to meet individual and team training and development needs

identify and assess training needs of individuals and the team

use coaching and mentoring as development tools


ensure personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

ensure personal conduct complies with an awareness of workplace equity and diversity

provide leadership to individuals and teams

work without supervision


support and participate in development activities


use information technology effectively