Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue - Management)
9 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
9 core units
Manage search and rescue operations
Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises
Design emergency management exercises
Navigate in an aquatic environment
Navigate to an incident
Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
Manage information within specialised policing functions
Contribute to policy formulation and revision
Ensure team effectiveness
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 PUA50112 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 PUA60212 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue â€“ 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.
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60212 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search & Rescue â€“ 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 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
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
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