Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search Rescue - Management)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 8 units

All 8 core 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.


Core Units

add topic PUAAMS008B

Manage search and rescue operations

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Design and manage activities which exercise elements of emergency management

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Navigate in an aquatic environment

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Navigate to an incident

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Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident

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Manage information within specialised policing functions

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Contribute to policy formulation and revision

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Ensure team effectiveness


BSB unit has been imported from the BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12.


    Pathways into the qualification

    In the public safety industry, qualification pathways depend on a range of factors specific to each industry such as organisational/agency structure, promotional structure and rank structure.

    Policing qualifications have been developed to set agreed minimum standards for police personnel that should be contextualised within the specifics of each Police jurisdiction/ agency/organisational policy and procedure.

    A recruit will join a Police agency, generally become a Police Officer and subsequently move into a specialist role (such as a supervisor, detective, dog handler, scientific officer etc.).

    Therefore, the recruit will be equipped vocationally with generic Police competencies and often move into a supervising, managing, leading role or into a technical specialist role.

    Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include:

    achievement of the PUA50110 Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search and Rescue Coordination)

    completion of police jurisdictional specific training

    entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, including vocational experience within a range of environments such policing, search and rescue and other relevant environments or relevant work experience in such environments.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving the PUA60210 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search&Rescue - Management) candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role, either to enhance technical expertise in a specialist area or to move into a supervising or managing role.

    Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to undertake:

    other qualifications in the Public Safety Training Package

    policing management qualifications

    national search and rescue programs.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA60210 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue - Management)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60210 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search&Rescue - 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.

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 in a group setting

communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders

provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward individual and team efforts and contributions


consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with organisational goals, plans and objectives

encourage team members and individuals to participate in and to take responsibility for team activities, including communication processes

explain team goals, address team conflict and build an environment of trust

Problem solving

communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by team members and follow-up with line manager/management and other relevant stakeholders

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

use tools and techniques to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

identify and address information gaps to improve operational response

provide advice

report or deal with breaches and inconsistencies in applying guidelines as required by the organisation

Planning and organising

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

implement coordination plans including predicting consequences and identifying improvements

use navigation plans and navigation aids to maintain compliance with planned route


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

manage own time

mentor and coach team members


implement adult learning principles

learn about emergency management concepts and principles

learn about jurisdictional laws


access specialist information systems

gather and check relevant navigational maps and navigation equipment

use a range of information technology devices including computers