Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)

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Core Units

add topic PUACOM010B

Promote the organisation's mission and services

add topic PUAMAN001B

Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities

add topic PUAMAN003B

Manage human resources

add topic PUAMAN007B

Manage financial resources

add topic PUAOPE006B

Control multi agency emergency situations


Elective Units

add topic PUAFIR602B

Manage the implementation of community safety strategies

add topic BSBMGT502B

Manage people performance

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Build and sustain an innovative work environment

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Manage marketing requirements

add topic PUACOM004B

Manage organisational communication strategies

add topic PUAFIR601B

Develop and administer agency policy, procedures and practices

add topic PUAOHS004B

Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system

add topic PUAOPE008B

Coordinate resources within a multi agency emergency response

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Contribute to policy formulation and revision

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Control a Level 3 incident

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Manage operations for a Level 3 incident

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Provide strategic safety advice at an incident


It is important to note that where units of competency within this qualification have pre-requisite requirements, the learner must have been assessed as competent within a fire context prior to undertaking training or assessment.

BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Training Package

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page12.


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA60501 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60501 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting 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.

The Employability Skills within a qualification may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

These Employability Skills may be obtained by the completion of this qualification but in no way reflect skills that may apply to any particular position within a fire service.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


impart the organisation's message accurately and in a clear, concise and confident manner to gain stakeholder's understanding and commitment

manage grievances and complaints in line with organisational procedures

negotiate strategies and tactics

obtain feedback from other organisations and governments to inform and improve service delivery

recognise and communicate achievements within the organisation


establish and agree upon team goals to achieve work tasks

lead and motivate people

recognise and convey to team members, the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders

take into account the capabilities of people and teams

Problem solving

address performance problems confidentially and in a constructive and timely manner, in line with relevant organisational procedures

assess the nature, extent and potential of the emergency

establish problem solving/issue resolution procedures within legislative requirements and organisation's guidelines

keep expenditure within budget, identifying any potential over-runs and renegotiating the budget accordingly

prepare cost-benefit analyses for major cost items in accordance with the organisation's policy and procedures

use analytical tools and processes

use decision making techniques

Initiative and enterprise

promote the organisation through media, government and the community in a positive and constructive manner, in line with organisational procedures

encourage initiative and innovation

establish formal and informal networks at the local, regional and national levels to support ongoing and future liaison and collaboration

Planning and organising

allocate financial resources as agreed to in the operational plan and the budget negotiation process (as appropriate)

analyse implications of major shifts in proposed or actual budget expenditures

determine or review human resource needs within the anticipated operational needs and allocated budget

develop a strategic plan for risk management

establish an appropriate control structure in accordance with approved operating procedures

identify organisational capabilities to manage risk

make selections, transfers and promotions in accordance with organisation policies and procedures


conduct dealings with stakeholders in line with organisational procedures

demonstrate consistency between instructions and action in self and others

provide advice confidentially on matters sensitive to governments and the organisation, in line with privacy and confidentiality legislation and guidelines


learn about accounting principles, accrual and cash management procedures, costing policies and procedures, financial management principles

learn about leadership theory and principles

learn about legislative roles and responsibilities of other agencies and relevant organisations


establish communication systems and procedures

operate computer-based tools to produce financial reports

use a range of information technology devices in accordance with organisational procedures

use information management systems in accordance with organisational procedures