Diploma of Public Safety (Range Management)

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Qualification Requirement: 15 units

All 6 core units plus 9 elective units

Candidates working in range inspection must select at least 7 of the 9 electives from the range inspection elective units listed below.

Candidates working in range management must select at least 7 of the 9 electives from the range management elective units listed below.

The other 2 elective units may be taken from the any of the elective units listed below, or from within this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level or a higher level.


Core Units

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUADEFRM101B

Provide technical advice on ranges and training areas

add topic PUADEFRM102B

Interpret policy, legislation and regulations

add topic PUADEFRM201B

Develop and maintain range standing orders

add topic PUAEMR002B

Identify, analyse and evaluate risk


Range Inspection Elective Units

add topic PUADEFRM202B

Approve training area and range activities

add topic PUADEFRM204B

Monitor and control training area and range activities

add topic PUADEFRM205B

Manage emergency operations

add topic PUADEFRM207B

Conduct training area inspections

add topic PUADEFRM208B

Manage training area and range contamination

add topic PUADEFRM210B

Monitor and implement environmental plans and procedures

add topic PUADEFRM212A

Manage training areas and ranges

add topic PUAEMR003B

Determine treatment strategies

add topic PUAEMR004B

Management treatment strategy implementation


Range Management Elective Units

add topic PUADEFRM206B

Conduct range inspections

add topic PUADEFRM211B

Site range complexes

add topic BSBAUD401A

Prepare for a quality audit

add topic BSBAUD501A

Initiate a quality audit

add topic BSBAUD503A

Lead a quality audit

add topic BSBAUD504A

Report on a quality audit

add topic BSBCOM403A

Provide education and training on compliance requirements and systems

add topic BSBCOM404A

Promote and liaise on compliance requirements, systems and related issues

add topic BSBCOM501A

Identify and interpret compliance requirements

add topic BSBCOM502A

Evaluate and review compliance

add topic BSBCOM601A

Research compliance requirements and issues


General Elective Units

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic PSPPROC406A

Procure goods and services

add topic TAAASS301B

Contribute to assessment

add topic TAAASS401C

Plan and organise assessment

add topic TAAASS402C

Assess competence

add topic TAAASS403B

Develop assessment tools

add topic TAADEL301C

Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills

add topic TAADEL403B

Facilitate individual learning


BSB units have been imported from the BSB01 and BSB07 Business Services Training Packages.

PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector 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

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA50707 Diploma of Public Safety (Range Management)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA50707 Diploma of Public Safety (Range 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.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


apply verbal communication techniques

complete reports, which may include reports required for coronial or other legal proceedings, organisational reports, debrief reports

formulate advice and discussion with stakeholders

interpret information contained in policy, legislation and regulations related to ranges and training areas


mark maps, charts and documentation in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

prepare letters and reports to specified standard

raise regular and timely situation reports and distribute in accordance with organisational standards


activate internal and external liaison networks and maintain to ensure effective communication

allocate operations centre tasks and conduct briefings in accordance with operational plans

allocate priority for action in accordance with relevant safety parameters, Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

establish and maintain participation

formulate solutions for specified issues and provide to appropriate personnel

provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner

recognise individual differences in the workplace, to value these differences and to adjust behaviour to account for these differences

task operation centre staff to collect and collate operational information using standard operational procedures

Problem solving

analyse circumstances, and interpret and clearly define the issue/s

analyse operational information to modify and update plans and prioritise tasks in accordance with operational plans and policies

analyse post activity reports and other incident or activity reports for probable contamination and location

conduct research related to the issue/s is and seek the advice of relevant personnel to clarify findings that are unclear

identify hazards and prioritise to ensure that the response is appropriate to the type and scale of the event

negotiate stakeholders' requirements, and document and incorporate within the proposed advice

obtain information required and analyse in accordance with professional standards

Initiative and enterprise

establish an improvised operations centre

plan for emergency response, including the setting up of appropriate control and coordination structures

solve problems and make decisions

Planning and organising

establish plans for searches, confirm and mark contaminant/s in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

identify relevant policy, legislation and regulations to meet organisation information requirements

identify resources required for location/marking of the contaminant/s and acquire in accordance with Range Standing Orders, instructions, policy and procedures

manage physical and financial resources in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures

obtain operational information and identify hazards to permit accurate assessment of the problem

review training and operational planning requirements to enhance future operations

terminate the operation in accordance with operational standards


apply the concepts of due diligence

apply the principles of duty of care

comply with professional codes of practice (as applicable) and ethical standards

ensure personal behaviour shows sensitivity to the differences between colleagues

maintain a calm approach under stress

manage communications within and between teams and organisations

participate as a team member

provide and receive feedback in a constructive manner


learn about AS/NZS ISO 14001(Int): 1995, Environmental Management Systems - specifications with guidance for use

learn about federal and state/territory legislation, regulations within legislation, government policy, organisation policy, those in Range Standing Orders

learn about principles of risk management, locally used information management and communications systems, local alert and warning systems, locally available resources, their capabilities and access to them

learn about regional, state or national plans, relevant occupational health and safety, regulatory requirements, and emergency plans

use formation or unit instructions


access electronic or manual recording procedures

establish radio and allied communication nets in accordance with standard operating procedures

implement message and information management systems and maintain to provide accurate operational records

maintain environmental management documentation

use appropriate information technology and software

use HF, VHF and UHF radio systems

use specialised information sources

use telephone systems, satellite phones, internet or intranet links