Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
10 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
6 core units
4 elective units
Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the list below.
Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the list below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or any accredited course.
All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be from an equivalent qualification level or higher.
Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.
Liaise with other organisations
Contribute to an emergency risk management process
Work in an emergency management context
Design emergency management exercises
Manage the organisations public safety responsibilities
Deliver recovery services
Establish and manage a recovery centre
Facilitate community involvement in recovery
Manage recovery functions and services
Facilitate emergency planning processes
Manage human resources
Manage financial resources
Manage physical resources
Manage a multi-team sector
Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
Control a Level 3 incident
Manage operations for a Level 3 incident
Work effectively in a business continuity context
Develop and maintain business continuity plans
Pathways into the qualification
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving the PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management), candidates may undertake a range of qualifications relevant to their role in emergency management.
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency 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.
Employability Skills Statement
collect and analyse information about known risks, safety concerns, expectations and desired outcomes
develop a strategic plan for risk management
jointly develop recommendations and submitted for approval
identify and agree roles and responsibilities of team members and stakeholders participate in regular meetings and forums and support mutual
outline own role, organisational responsibilities, limits of authority, scope of community knowledge and expertise to other group members
identify organisational capabilities to manage risk
prepare exercise contingency plan based on risk assessment
resolve disagreements and disputes satisfactorily
Initiative and enterprise
apply conceptual and analytical skills to develop a strategy to achieve project objectives, outcomes and client requirements
demonstrate influencing skills
suggest and debate practical consultation and decision making strategies
Planning and organising
identify exercise host and negotiate and secure commitment to achieving exercise objectives and outcomes
plan and deliver briefings and debriefings
undertake design planning processes to meet exercise objectives and components
contribute opinions and advice while appreciating the boundaries and cultures of organisations and diverse views of other participants
place overall community safety outcomes above personal or organisational/constituency interests
learn about emergency management concepts and principles
learn about state/territory and agency plans and procedures
use project management systems