Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)

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Subjects

Qualification Requirement: 15 units

All 13 core units, plus 2 elective units

Note: Either add topic PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire OR add topic PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire, can be counted as a core unit toward the qualification; the other unit may be taken as an elective unit. The 2 elective units must be taken from the elective units listed below or the remaining core unit.

Note: Of the 13 core units, the following 9 core units have Fire specific pre-requisite units when assessed in the Fire Sector:

add topic PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire

add topic PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire specific)

add topic PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)

add topic PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire

add topic PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire (Fire specific)

add topic PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)

add topic PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire

add topic PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)

add topic PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR607A Apply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigations

add topic PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire (Fire specific) OR

add topic PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR608A Investigate fatal fires

add topic PUAFIR603A Determine origin and cause of wildfire (Fire specific) OR

add topic PUAFIR604A Determine origin and cause of structure fire (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR605A Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR609A Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence

add topic PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene (Fire specific)

add topic PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene

add topic PUAFIR201B Prevent fire injury

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Core Units

add topic PUAFIR603A

Determine origin and cause of wildfire

OR

add topic PUAFIR604A

Determine origin and cause of structure fire

add topic PUAFIR605A

Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire

add topic PUAFIR606A

Apply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigation

add topic PUAFIR607A

Apply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigations

add topic PUAFIR608A

Investigate fatal fires

add topic PUAFIR609A

Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence

add topic PUAFIR610A

Manage imaging and electronic data

add topic PUALAW003B

Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUALAW004B

Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident scene

add topic PUAPOLFC029A

Use and maintain specialist forensic equipment

add topic CPPSEC3028A

Compile investigative report

add topic PSPREG411A

Gather information through interviews

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Elective Units

add topic PUACOM009B

Manage media requirements at major incident

add topic PUAFIR611A

Process and analyse fire scene data and laboratory results

add topic PUAFIR612A

Undertake post-incident analysis

add topic PUAPOLFC005B

Prepare and submit forensic documentation

add topic PUAPOLFC006B

Contribute to and comply with quality systems

add topic PUAPOLFC014A

Conduct investigations at a bomb/explosion scene*

NOTES

CPP unit has been imported from the CPP07 Property Services Training Package.

PSP unit has been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.

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

* This unit has been assigned not for public access (NFPA), which means that it is not publicly available - it is only available through request via the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) website (http://www.anzpaa.org) as is the case with some other endorsed NFPA Police units.


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA60909 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60909 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire 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.

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

Communication

communicate non-verbally and verbally, follow procedures and instructions, record information

complete fire investigation report in accordance with evidentiary, legal and agency requirements

conduct interviews and record information accurately and according to organisational requirements

document maintenance routines to comply with established maintenance schedules, where required

maintain contact at all times with other work group members

clearly relay warnings of hazardous situations to work group members using appropriate terminology and codes

report a fault or failure, verbally or in writing in accordance with documented procedures

Teamwork

establish issues affecting safety of self and other personnel by identification of hazards and assessment of risks, and by liaison with others at the scene

implement hazard control and mitigation measures with minimum damage to the environment, while maintaining safety of self and others

liaise with technical specialists as required

maintain personal safety and safety of others

Problem solving

identify hazards by scene assessment, visual inspections, hazard warnings, databases, interviewing others at scene, seeking expert advice

identify risks or hazards and take action to protect personnel in line with occupational health and safety guidelines

rectify, where possible, hazardous situations and report and/or record them according to organisation's policies and procedures

report equipment fault or failure and employ alternative equipment or methods

undertake risk analysis of fire scene and associated hazards

Initiative and enterprise

give assistance to work group members in danger in accordance with standard operating procedures, ensuring personal safety is maintained

immediately report changes in situation and/or conditions to designated person

Planning and organising

develop and apply a systematic approach to fire investigation

determine appropriate fire investigation strategies

monitor and communicate hazard controls to relevant personnel, to ensure continuing effectiveness

select and check personal protective clothing and equipment according to organisational procedures to ensure it is operational prior to entry into incident situation

store and handle equipment to maintain its security in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations

wear/fit and use personal protective clothing and equipment appropriate to dealing with the hazard in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures, and manufacturer's guidelines

Self-management

apply occupational health and safety principles

implement hazard control and mitigation measures with minimum damage to the environment, while maintaining safety of self and others

maintain water and food intake, rest breaks and shelter requirements

select and use appropriate laboratory and field equipment

undertake duties in line with organisational health and safety codes of practice and relevant legislation

Learning

learn about occupational health and safety legislation, laboratory safety and relevant Australian Standards

learn about the organisation's occupational health and safety policy, relevant standard operating procedures and survival techniques for various situations

learn how to label and store hazardous substances

Technology

apply photographic gathering techniques

identify hazards by accessing databases

use communication equipment

use hazard control equipment

use life support equipment

use measuring equipment