Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search Rescue - Coordination)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 8 units

All 7 core units plus 1 elective unit from the elective units listed below

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.


Core Units

add topic PUAAMS006B

Coordinate search and rescue resources

add topic PUAAMS007B

Coordinate search and rescue operations

add topic PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings and debriefings

add topic PUAOPE019A

Control a Level 3 incident

add topic PUAPOLMG004A

Manage media requirements

add topic PUAPOLGD013A

Develop productive working relationships

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams


Elective Units

add topic PUAOPE009C

Navigate in an aquatic environment

add topic PUAOPE014A

Navigate to an incident


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


    Pathways into the qualification

    In the public safety industry, qualification pathways depend on a range of factors specific to each industry such as organisational/agency structure, promotional structure and rank structure.

    Policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards for police personnel that should be contextualised within the specifics of each Police jurisdiction/ agency/organisational policy and procedure.

    A recruit will join a Police agency, generally become a Police Officer and subsequently move into a specialist role (such as a supervisor, detective, dog handler, scientific officer etc.).

    Therefore, the recruit will be equipped vocationally with generic Police competencies, and often move into a supervising, managing, leading role or into a technical specialist role.

    Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

    an interest in search and rescue

    completion of police jurisdictional specific training

    achievement of the PUA50210 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)

    entry points that demonstrate potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, including vocational experience within a range of environments such policing, search and rescue and other relevant environments or relevant work experience in such environments.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving the PUA50110 Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search&Rescue - Coordination), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, either to enhance technical expertise in a specialist area or to move into a supervising or managing role. Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to:

    commence the PUA60210 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search and Rescue - Management).

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA50110 Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue - Coordination)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA50110 Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search&Rescue - Coordination) 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 clearly in a group setting

communicate establishment of the facility to participating and relevant personnel/authorities

maintain incident records in accordance with organisational guidelines


acknowledge contributions of personnel in a positive way

provide feedback and encourage contributions from group members

respond to the concerns of individuals and work teams

Problem solving

address concerns held by other agencies positively, honestly and respectfully

deal with and resolve promptly or refer to the appropriate personnel for resolution, issues raised through consultations

use tools and techniques to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

counsel and mentor colleagues

monitor work environment to ensure it is maintained in line with organisational standards

seek input from others in developing new ideas

Planning and organising

develop an Incident Action Plan

prepare briefing and/or debriefing plans

use media plan to form the media strategy


monitor work performance, formally and informally

overtly display professionalism in all day-to-day work activities

retain professionalism under duress


assess training needs

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

provide on-the-job training to the required organisational standard and to meet team needs


account for physical resources, which may include technology devices

be aware of equipment characteristics and communication modes when establishing control facility

establish communications systems and procedures to facilitate the functions of control