Diploma of Public Safety (Preventive Health)

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Qualification Requirement: 14 units

All 4 core units plus 4 units from the specialisation elective units listed below plus 3 units from the occupational health and safety elective units listed below plus 3 units from the general elective units

The general elective units may be taken from the remaining specialisation or occupational health and safety elective units listed below, 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

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Perform environmental health planning

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Manage environmental health operations

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Manage a deployed capability

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Ensure team effectiveness


Specialisation Elective Units

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Investigate and control outbreak of disease


Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs


Assess compliance with food safety programs


Conduct food safety audits


Identify, evaluate and control food safety hazards


Communicate and negotiate to conduct food safety audits


Control food contamination and spoilage

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Plan and schedule pest management operations


Occupational Health and Safety Elective Units

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Apply principles of OHS risk management

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Manage hazards in the work environment

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Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant

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Facilitate the application of principles of occupational health to control OHS risk

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Participate in the investigation of incidents


General Elective Units

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Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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Initiate a quality audit

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Lead a quality audit

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Report on a quality audit

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Write complex documents


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

FDF units have been imported from the FDF03 Food Processing Industry Training Package.

PRM unit has been imported from the PRM04 Asset Maintenance 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 PUA51609 Diploma of Public Safety (Preventive Health)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA51609 Diploma of Public Safety (Preventive Health) 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


communicate complex issues and ideas in a logical and persuasive manner

compile and submit reports and returns in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

issue detailed instructions to team leaders

maintain work records to allow reference and tracking of workflow to dependent organisations

prepare complex verbal or written health assessments for communication to others that can be readily understood

receive, acknowledge and clarify deployment instructions in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


issue pre deployment tasking to team leaders in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

liaise with dependent organisations to set expectations about the service being provided and to establish a common understanding of the team performance and interaction

mentor team leaders to achieve team tasking and objectives

provide technical guidance to team leaders to ensure correct performance of environmental health measures

support team members in meeting expected performance outcomes

Problem solving

conduct health threat assessment to identify key health threats that exist and which require attention during environmental health planning

develop processes to ensure that issues, concerns and problems identified by team members are recognised and addressed

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

identify and rectify problems with deployment as they occur to ensure the deployment of capability is in accordance with the deployment instructions

manage workplace issues and problems

use a range of problem solving and decision making strategies

Initiative and enterprise

conduct evaluation of deployment to identify lessons learned to improve future deployments

determine best use of available resources

identify and implement measures to improve the delivery of environmental health support across all teams to improve workflow across the formation

make decisions that maximise the effective implementation of health support plans

refer rectification action outside own limits of authority to commander for resolution

use feedback to achieve positive outcomes

Planning and organising

allocate resources within tasking schedule to ensure teams are equipped to achieve objectives

develop plan in detail to minimise oversight and to ensure it can survive changing circumstances and be adaptable to situations presented

develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work

monitor and introduce practices to improve work performance

monitor maintenance of stores and equipment to ensure they are available and ready for use

prioritise tasking

use planning and organisational skills to keep team on track and focussed on work outcomes


be a positive influence on colleagues

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

exercise considerable discretion and judgement

negotiate complex issues and ideas to arrive at a common understanding

implement team leadership management principles

maintain lines of communication with team leaders during the pre deployment phase to ensure teams are kept informed of the developments in the situation

understand structure, function and layout of own capability


learn about Geneva conventions

learn about food storage and distribution standards including the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach to food control

learn about legal rights and responsibilities

learn about the principles of health support

learn about the structure and function of the ADF Health Services


use technology to monitor the preparation of stores and equipment to ensure they are operational, and ready for use and deployment - stores and equipment may include climate control systems, field tentage systems, general field equipment, lifting devices, mobile field equipment, power distribution systems, vehicles

use technology to operate pesticide dispersal equipment

use technology to operate preventive medicine resources equipment