Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation)

Not applicable.


Qualification Requirement: 10 units

All 10 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

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Liaise with other organisations

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Manage involvement in the judicial process

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Develop productive working relationships

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Employ media strategies

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Manage police investigations

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Conduct police investigations

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Manage incident scenes

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Conduct investigative interviews

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Manage physical evidence

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Manage information within specialised policing functions


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 PUA50210 Diploma of Public Safety (Policing)

    completion of police jurisdictional specific training

    entry points that demonstrate potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level, including: appropriate vocational experience within a range of environments such policing, investigations and other relevant environments or appropriate work experience in a investigations environment.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving the PUA60310 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role. Pathways for candidates considering this qualification may include to:

    commence the PUA70310 Vocational Graduate Certificate of Public Safety (Police Investigation)

    undertake supervision and management policing qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA60310 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60310 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Police Investigation) 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 facts in a fluent, clear and interesting manner

communicate questions in the interview that reflect fairness, objectivity and impartiality to the interviewee

prepare and submit documents


counsel and mentor colleagues

motivate, lead and direct individuals/team

respond to the concerns of individuals and work teams

Problem solving

deal with issues raised through consultations and promptly resolve or refer to the appropriate personnel for resolution

make decisions and solve problems

solve problems in responding to a range of incident scene contexts

Initiative and enterprise

analyse situations and think logically

establish rapport with interviewee to enhance communication

retain professionalism under duress

Planning and organising

manage resources

organise and manage time effectively

regularly review and modify elected interview strategies to adapt to changing circumstances


overtly display professionalism in all day-to-day work activities

review own performance during interview to identify areas for improvement

show empathy with victims and operational personnel


learn about court procedures and processes

learn about organisational corporate goals, plans and strategies

learn about relevant law, policies and procedures


manage computers and information

use recording equipment

use specialised investigatory equipment such as fingerprinting equipment, computer software, photographic equipment etc.