Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)

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Qualification Requirement: 16 units

All 4 core units plus 5 Group A (specialisation) elective units from the list below plus 7 Group B (general) elective units

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.

The 7 Group B (general) 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 PUADEFEO101D

Work safely with explosive ordnance

add topic BSBOHS509A

Ensure a safe workplace

add topic MSAPMOHS210B

Undertake first response to non-fire incidents

add topic TLID107C

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Elective Units

Group A (specialisation)

add topic MSAPMOPS401A

Trial new process or product

add topic PMASUP540B

Analyse equipment performance

add topic PUADEFEO205C

Conduct technical explosive ordnance investigations

add topic PUADEFEO210C

Manage explosive ordnance engineering and logistics processes

add topic PUADEFEO211D

Apply a knowledge of explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO212C

License explosive ordnance facilities and potential explosive sites

add topic PUADEFEO602C

Plan explosive ordnance trials

add topic PUADEFEO603C

Conduct explosive ordnance trials

add topic PUADEFEO604C

Perform explosive tests, measurements and analyses

add topic PUADEFEO605D

Conduct explosive ordnance firings

add topic PUADEFEO606D

Develop unique explosives

add topic PUADEFEO607C

Determine the properties of explosive ordnance

add topic PUADEFEO709D

Apply explosive ordnance design principles

add topic PUAEMR001B

Establish context and develop risk evaluation criteria

add topic PUAEMR002B

Identify, analyse and evaluate risk

add topic PUAEMR001B Establish context and develop risk evaluation criteria

add topic PUAEMR003B

Determine treatment strategies

add topic PUAEMR004B

Manage treatment strategy implementation

add topic PUAEMR003B Determine treatment strategies

add topic PUAEMR005B

Design and manage activities which exercise elements of emergency management

add topic PUAEMR006B

Treat risk at an operational level

add topic PUAEMR007B

Conduct risk assessment

Group B (general)

add topic BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT515A

Manage operational plan

add topic BSBMGT516A

Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic BSBWOR501A

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502A

Ensure team effectiveness

add topic MSACMS600A

Develop a competitive manufacturing system

add topic MSACMS601A

Analyse and map a value chain

add topic MSACMS602A

Manage a value chain

add topic MSACMS603A

Develop manufacturing related business plans

add topic MSACMT452A

Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT620A

Develop quick changeover procedures

add topic MSACMT621A

Develop a Just in Time (JIT) system

add topic MSACMT630A

Optimise cost of product

add topic MSACMT631A

Undertake value analysis of product costs in terms of customer requirements

add topic MSACMT640A

Manage 5S system in a manufacturing environment

add topic MSACMT650A

Determine and improve process capability

add topic MSACMT660A

Develop the application of enterprise systems in manufacturing

add topic MSACMT661A

Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes

add topic MSACMT670A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

add topic MSACMT671A

Develop and manage sustainable environmental practices

add topic MSACMT675A

Facilitate the development of a new product

add topic MSACMT681A

Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUADEFEO201C

Respond to fire

add topic PUADEFEO206C

Apply a knowledge of the service environment

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams


BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

MSA units have been imported from the MSA07 Manufacturing Training Package.

PMA unit has been imported from the PMA08 Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package.

TLI unit has been imported from TLI07 Transport And Logistics 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 PUA51310 Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA51310 Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture) 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


adjust and document recommendations if required

communicate with others

conduct interviews

liaise with client/customer

prepare and present investigation reports

prepare letters and reports to a level required

present reports in a format that ensures the client can readily understand the determined options and solutions

provide evidence to inquiries/courts as required

record outcomes of the analysis and provide recommendations relevant to safety, legislative and statutory requirements


apply principles of teamwork, and team aims and objectives

apply techniques for supporting others/team members

encourage other team members

facilitate a team

participate in a team

understand composition of teams, and roles and responsibility of team members

Problem solving

apply analytical and evaluation processes

apply formulae to determine the net explosive quantity and compatibility for the facility

assess fire situation and determine appropriate course of action

demonstrate application of knowledge of explosive ordnance to assist in work and to guide problem solving

prepare options and solutions in matters concerning the performance of explosive ordnance

provide and evaluate options

select appropriate solutions

Initiative and enterprise

observe and respond to changing circumstances and unusual situations

support others/team members

Planning and organising

access and analyse relevant explosive ordnance information

apply occupational health and safety requirements relevant to explosive ordnance in accordance with the organisation requirements

assess, review and record effectiveness of the recommendations

collect and preserve evidence

conduct research

determine report requirements

establish investigation objectives

examine evidence using research methodology that meets relevant standards and procedures

gain agreement on methodology, coordination requirements and necessary authorisation to progress the investigation

identify emergency alarms and match with response requirement

plan and prepare for licensing

select procedures that incorporate methods which are appropriate and feasible

set objectives within budget and time constraints


adhere to relevant occupational health and safety requirements and operational safety

calculate licensing requirements

conduct inspections

maintain documentation

read and understand relevant workplace documentation

recognise individual responsibilities regarding hazardous materials


access, interpret and rehearse procedures related to a fire emergency

learn about guidelines and codes of practice that cover technical specifications

learn about legislative requirements considered in the examination of evidence

learn about relevant Australian and international standards

learn about safe handling of hazardous materials and quality assurance procedures

learn about types, operations and application of firefighting equipment including extinguishers, hose-reels and, where appropriate, monitors

submit a portfolio of licensing documentation conducted over a range of facilities


achieve a safe work environment when working with explosive ordnance

apply knowledge of characteristics, technical capabilities, effects, employment and limitations of explosive ordnance

apply knowledge of weapon system and platform integration

apply spatial measurement including length, width, perimeter and area

examine electronic and manual records

identify location of firefighting equipment and check the equipment

use appropriate information technology and software

use equipment such as computers, digital cameras, laser range finders, global positioning systems