Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Not applicable.


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.


Core Units

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUAEMR008B

Contribute to an emergency risk management process

add topic PUAEMR018A

Work in an emergency management context


Design emergency management exercises

add topic PUAMAN001B

Manage the organisations public safety responsibilities

add topic PUAMAN005B

Manage projects

Elective Units

add topic PUAEMR014A

Deliver recovery services

add topic PUAEMR015A

Establish and manage a recovery centre

add topic PUAEMR016A

Facilitate community involvement in recovery

add topic PUAEMR017A

Manage recovery functions and services

add topic PUAEMR021A

Facilitate emergency planning processes

add topic PUAMAN003B

Manage human resources

add topic PUAMAN007B

Manage financial resources

add topic PUAMAN008B

Manage physical resources

add topic PUAOPE016A

Manage a multi-team sector

add topic PUAOPE017A

Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident

add topic PUAOPE019A

Control a Level 3 incident

add topic PUAOPE024A

Manage operations for a Level 3 incident

add topic BSBCON401A

Work effectively in a business continuity context

add topic BSBCON601B

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.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

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 Skill

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

Problem solving

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