Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)
Qualification Requirement: 13 units
All 12 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.
Foster a positive organisational image in the community
Maintain police operational safety
Apply policing methods
Undertake initial police investigation
Gather, collate and record police information
Use and maintain police operational equipment
Facilitate effective communication in the policing environment
Manage persons in care or custody
Manage involvement in the judicial process
Perform police administrative duties
Manage personal and ethical performance
Address customer needs
Drive police vehicles
Perform inter-jurisdictional police duties
Work in a team
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. This qualification engages the candidate who accesses policing for the first time or has limited experience and /or knowledge of policing environments. The qualification will generally be accessed by candidates from varied contexts such as school leavers, candidates who have completed other qualifications and candidates who have experience in other industries and/or completed qualifications in other disciplines.
Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:
achievement of other Public Safety Training Package qualifications at Certificate IV level
completion of police jurisdictional specific training
entry points that demonstrate potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, such as vocational experience in a range of environments at the level supporting this qualification.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving the PUA50210 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role. Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to:
commence the PUA61810 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Supervision)
undertake specific technical specialist qualifications.
Employability Skills Summary for PUA50210 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA50210 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing) 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 effectively with a wide range of community members such as those with physical/sensory/intellectual impairment and with different cultural backgrounds
communicate in writing (prepare briefs of evidence, exhibit register)
prepare and compile statements
promote the organisation in the community
seek out and respond effectively to feedback related to personal performance
work in a team
make decisions and solve problems
negotiate/resolve/mediate conflict (negotiation can take place with supervisors, colleagues and members of the public)
recognise and accurately assess, situational risks/hazards
Initiative and enterprise
maintain an acceptable demeanour (in relation to issues such as appearance, confidence, deportment, dress standard)
minimise workplace risks to self, colleagues and the public
Planning and organising
analyse and plan appropriate action
command, control, coordinate initial emergency responses at an incident scene
organise and manage time effectively
maintain consistently high levels of professional ethics and integrity in all work practices and dealings with the community
recognise, accurately assess and acknowledge personal strengths and weaknesses
learn about jurisdictional laws, policy and procedures
learn organisational Codes of Ethics
plan and implement personal improvement plans
maintain a professional safety first attitude to the use of police equipment
operate interviewing recording equipment
safely operate and use general issue and emergency operational equipment and safety clothing