Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)

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Core Units

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Implement and monitor the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs

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Manage workplace information

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Implement prevention strategies

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Manage a multi-team response

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Command agency personnel within a multi-agency emergency response

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Promote a learning environment in the workplace

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Liaise with other organisations

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Develop incident control strategies


Elective Units

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Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities

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Co-ordinate human resource management activities

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Assist with formulation and implementation of plans and policies

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Administer cost centre's financial resources

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Conduct an assessment of a building's performance based design

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Inspect building fire safety systems

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Assess and evaluate a facility's fire/incident safety management systems in hazardous materials

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Inspect for legislative compliance

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Manage quality customer service

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Develop and organise public safety education programs

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Manage media requirements at major incident

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Identify, analyse and evaluate risk

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Manage procurement

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Manage projects

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Manage physical resources

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Develop assessment tools

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Develop training and/or assessment organisational policies and procedures

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Lead and conduct training and/or assessment evaluations

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Design and develop learning strategies

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Undertake organisational training needs analysis

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Control a Level 2 incident

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Manage information function at an incident

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Manage logistics for a Level 2 incident

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Manage operations for a Level 2 incident

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Manage planning for a Level 2 incident


It is important to note that where units of competency within this qualification have pre-requisite requirements, the learner must have been assessed as competent within a fire context prior to undertaking training or assessment.

BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Training Package.

TAA units have been imported from the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package.

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


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA50501 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA50501 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting 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.

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.

The Employability Skills within a qualification may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

These Employability Skills may be obtained by the completion of this qualification but in no way reflect skills that may apply to any particular position within a fire service.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


complete post incident documentation to organisational requirements

complete records for work area, accurately and legibly, in accordance with organisation's requirements

promote positive relations with stakeholders by facilitating open communication and responding promptly to queries

provide access to information on the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs; and accurately and clearly explain this information to the work group

report significant changes in status and actions taken, consistent with organisational policy and procedures


apply the principles of conflict resolution and problem solving to improve team dynamics

identify opportunities to develop workplace knowledge and skills of team member/s

manage human and physical resources

use feedback from individuals/teams to identify and introduce improvements in future learning arrangements

use knowledge of team and personnel management to effectively and efficiently deploy human resources

Problem solving

deal with and resolve, issues raised through consultation promptly or refer them to the appropriate personnel for resolution in accordance with organisation's procedures

deploy resources to ensure the operational plan is implemented in accordance with organisational guidelines

develop an operational plan for a medium size incident and adjust if required in accordance with response requirements and operational guidelines

identify and report inadequacies in resource allocation

Initiative and enterprise

maintain situational awareness

network at an appropriate level

Planning and organising

assess the incident and identify resources required to deal with the incident

deploy human and physical resources effectively and efficiently

develop and implement a plan of response to a medium size incident in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures

implement organisational procedures for consultation over occupational health and safety issues and monitor them to ensure that all members of the work group have the opportunity to contribute

provide progress reports to stakeholders in line with organisational policies and procedures


analyse needs

develop and use networks effectively

display knowledge and skills in terms of job role


learn about legislative requirements relevant to emergency management, techniques for the prioritisation and evaluation of public safety risk management systems

learn about securing emergency/operations site


gather information from existing plans/databases

operate communication systems and equipment