Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management)
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.
Liaise with other organisations
Manage physical resources
Control a Level 2 incident
Lead, manage and develop teams
Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program
Manage organisational communications strategy
Manage media requirements at a major incidents
Manage recovery functions and services
Manage human resources
Manage financial resources
Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system
Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
Manage operations for a Level 3 incident
Manage planning for a Level 2 incident
Plan and oversee an emergency disease or plant pest program
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.
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
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