Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search and Rescue - Coordination)
8 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
7 core units
1 elective unit
Choose the elective unit from either the elective list below or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.
Elective unit 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.
Coordinate search and rescue resources
Coordinate search and rescue operations
Control multi-agency emergency situations
Conduct briefings and debriefings
Manage media requirements
Develop productive working relationships
Lead, manage and develop teams
Navigate in an aquatic environment
Navigate to an incident
Information about customising PUA12 Public Safety Training Package qualifications in the
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 PUA50212 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 PUA50112 Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue â€“ 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 PUA60212 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search and Rescue â€“ Management).
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA50112 Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue â€“ 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 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
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