Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)

Not applicable.


12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

5 core units

7 elective units

Choose a minimum of 5 elective units from the list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective list below or elsewhere within this training package or another endorsed training package or accredited course.

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

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


Core Units

add topic PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUACOM003B

Manage Information

add topic PUAMAN002B

Administer work group resources

add topic PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings and debriefings

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

Elective Units

add topic PUAAMS007B

Coordinate search and rescue operations

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUACOM005B

Foster a positive organisational image in the community

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUACOM012B

Liaise with media at a local level

add topic PUACOM013B

Administer a local public safety group


Assess operational risk


Treat operational risk

PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk

add topic PUAOHS001C

Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures

add topic PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident scene

add topic PUAOPE012A

Control a Level 1 incident

add topic PUAOPE027A

Undertake beach safety management activities

add topic PUASAR011C

Search as a member of an aquatic search team

add topic SISCAQU201A

Monitor pool water quality

add topic SISCAQU304A

Maintain pool water quality

add topic SISCAQU305A

Implement aquatic facility plant and equipment maintenance program

add topic SISCAQU416A

Coordinate lifeguard service at an aquatic facility


    Pathways into the qualification

    Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, such as:

    working in an beach or marine rescue management role

    with vocational experience in beach or marine management roles.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving the PUA42612 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA42612 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA42612 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management) 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


ensure information is in a form suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination

identify information needs and sources

produce resource reports


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

continually seek, encourage and value contributions from personnel during the briefing or debriefing

provide feedback and encourage contributions from group members

Problem solving

identify, analyse and develop solutions for difficulties in achieving required outcomes

review information held by the organisation to determine suitability and accessibility

review the activity against the policies, practices and training of the organisation to identify any discrepancies

Initiative and enterprise

identify briefing or debriefing follow-up actions and act upon them in a timely manner

manage difficulties to achieve positive outcomes

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

Planning and organising

allocate resources to facilitate required outcomes

analyse information to identify relevant trends and developments in terms of the needs for which it was acquired

prepare briefing and/or debriefing plan in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


lead and manage group processes

provide leadership to individuals and teams


support and participate in development activities

use coaching and mentoring as development tools


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

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