Certificate IV in Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)

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Qualification Requirement: 12 units

All 7 core units plus 5 elective units

The 5 elective units may be taken from the 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 PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUADEFCM008B

Provide technical advice

add topic PUADEFTE003A

Conduct testing processes

add topic PUAEMR006B

Treat risk at an operational level

add topic PUAEMR007B

Conduct risk assessment

add topic PSPGOV406B

Gather and analyse information

add topic PSPGOV504B

Undertake research and analysis


Elective Units

add topic BSBOHS407A

Monitor a safe workplace

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic PSPFIN401A

Use public sector financial processes

add topic PSPGOV413A

Compose complex workplace documents

add topic PSPGOV513A

Refine complex workplace documents

add topic PSPPM401B

Design simple projects

add topic PSPPM402B

Manage simple projects

add topic PSPPM403B

Close simple projects

add topic PSPPM404A

Carry out simple project activities

add topic PSPPM405A

Administer simple projects

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUADEFRM209B

Supervise contractors


BSB unit has been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector 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 PUA42409 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA42409 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Test and Evaluation) 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 and interact with other organisations

provide information to other organisations in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner

undertake consultation with affected and interested parties


apply team work principles and strategies

apply techniques for giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner

apply techniques for supporting others

develop networks and relationships and liaise effectively

develop relationships

establish formal and informal networks

identify the sources of risk from the perspective of all stakeholders

participate in regular meetings and forums to support mutual cooperation

provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner

Problem solving

apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems

apply techniques/methods used to identify or analyse information

compare calculated level of risk to the established risk evaluation criteria and determine to be acceptable or unacceptable in consultation with supervisor

estimate potential consequence of a risk and the likelihood of that consequence

solve problems for a defined range of problems

Initiative and enterprise

use public relations strategies to promote and gain endorsement

Planning and organising

clearly define aims, objectives, scope and boundaries of the risk assessment in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

evaluate treatment plans to determine residual risk following implementation

identify and confirm risk evaluation criteria as contained in organisational policies, procedures or supervisors' guidance

identify and record aims and objectives of stakeholders in accordance with workplace procedures and guidelines

identify risks using a specified methodology or tool in accordance with workplace procedures and guidelines

monitor, review and record effectiveness and efficiency of the treatment plan, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures to ensure compliance and validity


follow instructions/directives and report information

make notes of observations

undertake local supervisory/management responsibility

voice personal view to the review process


implement legislation, organisational policies and procedures that may impact on the test and evaluation process

maintain the security and confidentiality of data in accordance with workplace and regulatory requirements

use risk management terminology and language in accordance with relevant standards (risk, hazard, risk assessment, risk management and risk treatment)


monitor required systems throughout the process in accordance with test plan

perform qualitative tests to observe relevant critical parameters, in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and the test plan

perform quantitative tests to measure relevant critical parameters in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and the test plan

evaluate testing process, equipment performance and achievement against objectives, and report initial results in accordance with the test plan and organisational policy and procedures and test plan