Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management)

Not applicable.


11 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

5 core units

6 elective units

Choose a minimum of 4 elective units from the list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective list below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or any accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be from an equivalent qualification level or higher.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.


Core Units

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUAMAN008B

Manage physical resources

add topic PUAOPE018A

Control a Level 2 incident

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic AHCBIO502A

Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program


Elective Units

add topic PUACOM004B

Manage organisational communications strategy

add topic PUACOM009B

Manage media requirements at a major incidents

add topic PUAEMR017A

Manage recovery functions and services

add topic PUAMAN003B

Manage human resources

add topic PUAMAN004B

Manage procurement

add topic PUAMAN007B

Manage financial resources

add topic PUAOHS004B

Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system

add topic PUAOPE015A

Conduct briefings/debriefings

add topic PUAOPE017A

Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident

add topic PUAOPE024A

Manage operations for a Level 3 incident

add topic PUAOPE025A

Manage planning for a Level 2 incident

add topic AHCBIO601A

Plan and oversee an emergency disease or plant pest program

add topic PSPPA601A

Manage public affairs


    Pathways into the qualification

    There are no pre requisites for entering this qualification. This qualification is open to anyone who has worked in or is likely to work in a management role in a biosecurity response, as a member of an Incident Management Team, in an operations centre role.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving the PUA52412 Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role in emergency management.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA52412 Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response 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.

Employability Skills Statements


collect and analyse information about known risks, safety concerns, expectations and desired outcomes

develop a strategic plan for risk management

jointly develop recommendations and submitted for approval


identify and agree roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders participate in regular meetings and forums and support mutual


outline own role, organisational responsibilities, limits of authority, scope of community knowledge and expertise to other group members

Problem solving

identify organisational capabilities to manage risk

identify control procedures for the management of a response

resolve disagreements and disputes satisfactorily

Initiative and enterprise

apply conceptual and analytical skills to develop a strategy to achieve project objectives, outcomes and client requirements

demonstrate influencing skills

suggest and debate practical consultation and decision making strategies

Planning and organisation

prepare organisational control plans for own work area

plan and deliver briefings and debriefings

review and revise organisational control plans for own work area


contribute opinions and advice while appreciating the boundaries and cultures of organisations and diverse views of other participants

place overall community safety outcomes above personal or organisational/constituency interests


learn about emergency management concepts and principles

learn about state/territory and agency plans and procedures


use project management systems