Certificate IV in Public Safety (Preventive Health)

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Qualification Requirement: 18 units

The 1 core unit plus 12 units from the specialisation elective units listed below plus 3 units from the occupational health and safety elective units listed below plus 2 units from the general elective units

The general elective units may be taken from the remaining specialisation or occupational health and safety elective units listed below, 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 PUADEFPH008A

Coordinate environmental health operations


Specialisation Elective Units

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Conduct chlorine dosing of water at the point of supply

add topic PUADEFPH009A

Conduct a quick assessment of disease outbreak

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Conduct a field hygiene survey


Implement the food safety program and procedures


Participate in a HACCP team

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Participate in deployed health capability

add topic HLTHIR402B

Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry

add topic HLTPOP216B

Monitor and maintain septic or on-site systems

add topic NWP240B

Inspect and report catchment and surrounding areas

add topic NWP264B

Monitor, operate and report wastewater pre-treatment processes

add topic NWP260A

Monitor and report water treatment processes

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Operate and maintain water treatment plant and equipment

add topic NWP262A

Monitor and report wastewater treatment processes

add topic NWP268B

Monitor, operate and report chlorine disinfection systems

add topic NWP364B

Perform laboratory testing

add topic PRMPM19B

Organise and monitor pest management operations

add topic PRMWM07B

Implement waste management plan

add topic PRMWM30B

Determine waste management services

add topic PRMWM32B

Inform and educate clients on waste management issues

add topic PRMWM36B

Develop a waste management plan

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Apply animal trapping techniques

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Use firearms to humanely destroy animals


Occupational Health and Safety Elective Units

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Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS

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Contribute to the implementation of the OHS consultation process

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Identify hazards and asses OHS risks

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Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

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Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures

add topic BSBOHS406B

Use equipment to conduct workplace monitoring


General Elective Units

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Provide technical advice

add topic BSBADM409A

Coordinate business resources

add topic BSBAUD402B

Participate in a quality audit

add topic BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

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Develop work priorities


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

FDF units have been imported from the FDF03 Food Processing Industry Training Package.

HLT units have been imported from the HLT07 Health Training Package.

NWP units have been imported from the NWP07 Water Training Package.

PRM units have been imported from the PRM04 Asset Maintenance Training Package.

RTD units have been imported from the RTD02 Conservation And Land Management 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 PUA42309 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Preventive Health)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA42309 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Preventive Health) 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 effectively with people at all levels of the organisation

communicate technical advice relating to environmental health to personnel within the dependent organisation

prepare reports for a range of target groups


implement team leadership management principles

obtain, interpret and where necessary, clarify with team supervisor, instructions for environmental health support

undertake liaison with relevant persons at the dependent organisation to inform about and gain consent to, the occurrence of tasking

Problem solving

address small disputes relating to OHS implementation issues

manage workplace issues and problems

modify tasking to meet unforeseen requirements, reallocate resources and communicate the extent of change to team supervisor

Initiative and enterprise

determine best use of available resources

implement time management strategies to set priorities

evaluate relevant workplace OHS data trends and recognise limitations of data collected

investigate the interactions between people, their activities, environment and systems

Planning and organising

allocate resources within tasking allocation to ensure tasks are achievable and to make efficient use of resources

coordinate environmental health operations

plan environmental health tasking for individuals within a team

prioritise tasking

revise tasking allocation as required, to meet planned objectives

sequence tasks and meet timelines


build relationships with stakeholders (internal and external to the organisation)

complete tasks in appropriate order and minimise duplication of effort


learn about duty of care arrangements

learn about food storage and distribution standards including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to food control

learn about legal framework of OHS in the workplace

learn about principles relating to hazard identification, hierarchy of control, risk management, systematic approaches to OHS


establish and maintain administrative systems

use a range of communication media

use relevant office equipment