Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 12 units of competency

All 3 core units plus at least 3 elective units from Group A plus 6 additional elective units from Group A or Group B

The Group B elective units may be taken from the elective units listed below and may include 2 units taken from this Training Package, any other endorsed Training Package or any state/territory accredited qualification where the unit is in a qualification at the same level or a higher level.


Core Units

add topic PUAEMR013B

Facilitate treatment strategy development and implementation


add topic PUAFIR602B

Manage the implementation of community safety strategies

add topic PUAEMR011B

Plan and implement a treatment measure


add topic PUAFIR509B

Implement prevention strategies

add topic PUAMAN005B

Manage projects


Elective Units

Group A

add topic PUACOM008B

Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

add topic PUAEMR008B

Contribute to an emergency risk management process

add topic PUAEMR009B

Facilitate emergency risk assessment

add topic PUAEMR010B

Undertake emergency planning

add topic PUAEMR012B

Determine treatment options

add topic PUAFIR403B

Assess building plans

add topic PUAFIR404B

Inspect dangerous goods facilities

add topic PUAFIR501B

Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities

add topic PUAFIR504B

Assist with the formulation and implementation of policies

add topic PUAFIR506B

Conduct an assessment of building's performance based design

add topic PUAFIR507B

Inspect building fire safety systems

add topic PUAFIR508B

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

add topic PUAMAN001B

Manage the organisation's public safety responsibility

add topic PUAOHS003B

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

add topic PUAWER002B

Ensure workplace emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented

add topic PUAWER005B

Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

add topic PUAWER006B

Lead an emergency control organisation

add topic PUAWER009B

Participate as a member of an initial workplace emergency response team

add topic PUAWER010B

Lead an initial workplace emergency response team

Group B


Elective Units

add topic PUACOM003B

Manage information

add topic PUACOM004B

Manage organisational communication strategies

add topic PUALAW003B

Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUALAW004B

Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUAPRO001B

Promote a learning environment in the workplace

add topic PUAPRS20529B

Manage marketing requirements

add topic BSBADV401A

Profile a target audience

add topic BSBADV507A

Develop a media plan

add topic BSBADV508A

Present an advertising campaign

add topic BSBFLM506A

Manage workplace information systems

add topic BSBFLM507A

Manage quality customer service

add topic BSBFLM510A

Facilitate and capitalise on change and innovation


Develop new networks


Manage research activities


Support youth programs

add topic LGACOM502B

Devise and conduct community consultations

add topic LGAEHRH604B

Develop and implement environmental health education, promotion and awareness strategies

add topic LGAEHRR504B

Implement public education programs to improve community compliance

add topic LGAPLEM403A

Attend requests for building and planning information and advice

add topic LGAPLEM501A

Achieve an efficient and sustainable use of natural resources

add topic LGAPLEM506A

Improve community knowledge and skills in environmental management practices

add topic NWP505A

Implement and manage environmental management policies, plans, procedures and programs

add topic PSPREG403B

Assess compliance

add topic RTD5910A

Contribute to regional planning process


BSB units have been imported from the BSB01 Business Services Training Package.

CHC units have been imported from the CHC02 Community Services Training Package.

LGA units have been imported from the LGA04 Local Government Training Package.

NWP unit has been imported from the NWP01 Water industry Training Package.

PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.

RTD unit has been imported from the RTD02 Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

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


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA51004 Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA51004 Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety) 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


document broad tactics, roles, tasks, responsibilities, resource implications and timeframe for implementing the selected strategy

document strategies according to organisational requirements

identify, through research and stakeholder consultation, existing prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies

inform stakeholders of progress

negotiate accountability for components of the strategy

maintain accurate records of meetings and communications with stakeholders and project team members

maintain effective communication between working group members


allocate team roles and responsibilities

apply knowledge of team work principles and strategies

confirm communication and reporting procedures

harness cooperation, motivation and diversity of others

identify treatment actions, resources required, milestones, budget, reporting procedures and roles and responsibilities of project team members

prepare for, participate in and lead meetings to achieve effective outcomes

Problem solving

adjust implementation action plans following the review process if required

apply knowledge of problem solving and decision making techniques

apply knowledge of risk analysis and management

apply problem solving and decision making techniques

evaluate strategies and limitations and impacts identified and communicated to stakeholders

identify implementation issues and contingencies developed where necessary

identify potential hazards and their consequences

identify problems likely to preclude the implementation of strategies

review planning processes to identify opportunities for improvements

Initiative and enterprise

identify existing prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies through research and stakeholder consultation

use knowledge of techniques for the prioritisation and evaluation of public safety risk management systems

use skills to define and anticipate implementation barriers

use knowledge of the planning process and the kinds of outcomes and benefits for communities

Planning and organising

assess and establish performance criteria for the effectiveness of treatment implementation

complete treatment activities efficiently

develop consultation strategies

develop effective processes for cooperative planning

develop feasible and effective plans, tactics and activities to achieve treatment objectives

develop information management, reporting and accountability strategies

identify a range of potential prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies through researching current best practice, alternative options, and seeking expert opinion

identify characteristics of the risk


establish a project and see it through

obtain commitment and agreement on reviewed strategies as negotiated with stakeholders

use knowledge of culture, diversity and history of communities, environments and associated concerns, issues and sensitivities, perception of risks

use knowledge of current principles and practices to conduct activities which exercise elements of public safety management

use knowledge of organisation's approval procedures

use knowledge of risk management and models

use skills to summarise and explain key information clearly


learn about benchmarking best practices in the implementation and review of management processes

learn about emergency risk management terminology; risk; prevention, preparedness, response and recovery concepts and principles; mitigation; organisational requirements for the submission and approval of treatment plans; and reporting of treatment outcomes

learn about legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to emergency management

learn about planning theory and processes

learn about potential hazards and their consequences


communicate using information technology, which may include meetings, letters, facsimile, electronic transmission of information

select technologies and processes which most effectively communicate the information

use information technologies, which may include computerised simulations

use resources, which may include project planning software