Diploma of Public Safety (Military Leadership)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 18 units

All 4 core units plus 7 units from the specialisation elective units listed below plus 7 units from the general elective units listed below

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


Core Units

add topic BSBCMN311B

Maintain workplace safety

add topic BSBWOR501A

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502A

Ensure team effectiveness

add topic PSPGOV406B

Gather and analyse information


Specialisation Elective Units

add topic PUADEFCA406B

Operate a service pistol

add topic PUADEFCA411B

Operate a grenade launcher

add topic PUADEFCA413B

Operate a direct fire support weapon

add topic PUADEFCA415B

Operate anti-personnel weapon

add topic PUADEFCA416C

Employ hand operated pyrotechnics

add topic PUADEFCA419B

Operate a service rifle on operations

add topic PUADEFCM001B

Use personal camouflage and concealment in a threat environment

add topic PUADEFCM002C

Operate night fighting equipment

add topic PUADEFCM101C

Operate a service rifle

add topic PUADEFCM102C

Operate a light support weapon

add topic PUADEFCM103C

Operate a service hand grenade

add topic PUADEFCM104C

Operate in a threat environment

add topic PUADEFCM106C

Display the attributes of an Australian soldier

add topic PUADEFCM113C

Perform the duties of a defending officer

add topic PUADEFCM114C

Perform the duties of a prosecuting officer

add topic PUADEFCM118B

Act as a safety officer on a permanent range

add topic PUADEFCM119B

Conduct basic range practices on a permanent range

add topic PUADEFCM201B

Apply non-lethal unarmed self-defence techniques

add topic PUADEFCM105C

Participate in ceremonial activities

add topic PUADEFCO401B

Maintain security in a Defence communications and information systems environment

add topic SRONAV002B

Navigate in difficult or trackless area


General Elective Units

add topic BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CHCCS405A

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

add topic CHCCSL602A

Facilitate the counselling relationship

add topic CSCSAS402A

Manage threatening behaviour

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic PSPGOV201B

Work in a public sector environment

add topic PSPGOV207B

Use technology in the workplace

add topic PSPGOV403B

Use resources to achieve work unit goals

add topic PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUADEFCM005B

Conduct a Defence administrative inquiry

add topic PUADEFCM008B

Provide technical advice

add topic PUADEFEQ002B

Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace

add topic PUADEFRI001B

Treat risk within Defence at an operational level

add topic PUADEFRI002B

Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment

add topic PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic TAAASS401C

Plan and organise assessment

add topic TAAASS402C

Assess competence

add topic TAADEL401B

Plan and organise group-based activity

add topic TAADEL402B

Facilitate group based learning

add topic TAADEL403B

Facilitate individual learning

add topic TAAENV401B

Work effectively in vocational education and training

add topic TAAENV402B

Foster and promote an inclusive learning culture


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

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

CSC unit has been imported from the CSC07 Correctional Service Training Package.

HLT units have been imported from the HLT07 Health Training Package.

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.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA51509 Diploma of Public Safety (Military Leadership)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA51509 Diploma of Public Safety (Military Leadership) 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


clearly explain to the work group the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs

consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities

establish and maintain open communication processes with all stakeholders

interpret written and verbal information about workplace requirements


develop performance plans to establish expected outcomes, outputs, key performance indicators and goals for work team

develop strategies to ensure team members have input into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team

encourage and assist team members to contribute to the management of occupational health and safety at the workplace

Problem solving

evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders

identify hazards and assess risks in the work area

promptly deal with issues raised through consultation

support the team in identifying and resolving work performance problems

Initiative and enterprise

take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives

Planning and organising

establish team performance plan

keep team on track and focussed on work outcomes

provide advice on occupational health and safety training needs of individuals and workgroup

set and meet own work priorities


ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation's image for all stakeholders

maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to


identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence


use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments