Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)
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.
Communicate in the workplace
Administer work group resources
Conduct briefings and debriefings
Lead, manage and develop teams
Coordinate search and rescue operations
Provide services to clients
Foster a positive organisational image in the community
Liaise with other organisations
Liaise with media at a local level
Administer a local public safety group
Assess operational risk
Treat operational risk
PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk
Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
Maintain safety at an incident scene
Control a Level 1 incident
Undertake beach safety management activities
Search as a member of an aquatic search team
Monitor pool water quality
Maintain pool water quality
Implement aquatic facility plant and equipment maintenance program
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.
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 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
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