Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Not applicable.


12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

8 core units

4 elective units

Choose a minimum of 2 elective units from the list below.

Choose the remaining 2 units from either the list below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package or 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.

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 this qualification.


Core Units

add topic PUAEMR009B

Facilitate emergency risk assessment

add topic PUAEMR012B

Determine treatment options

add topic PUAEMR008B Contribute to an emergency risk management process


add topic PUAEMR009B Facilitate emergency risk assessment

add topic PUAEMR017A

Manage recovery functions and services

add topic PUAEMR021A

Facilitate emergency planning processes


Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises


Design emergency management exercises

add topic PUAOPE017A

Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident

add topic BSBCON601B

Develop and maintain business continuity plans

Elective Units

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

add topic PUACOM008B

Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

add topic PUACOM009B

Manage media requirements at major incident

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 PUAEMR018A

Work in an emergency management context

add topic PUALAW004B

Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUAMAN001B

Manage the organisations public safety responsibilities

add topic PUAMAN005B

Manage projects

add topic PUAOHS004B

Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system

add topic PUAPRO001B

Promote a learning environment in the workplace

add topic BSBREL402A

Build client relationships and business networks

add topic BSBFLM511B

Develop a workplace learning environment

add topic PSPCOM503A

Build and maintain community relationships

add topic PSPGOV515A

Develop and use political nous

add topic PSPGOV606A

Prepare high-level/sensitive written materials

add topic PSPPM501B

Design complex projects

add topic PSPSOHS502A

Participate in the management of the OHS information and data systems

add topic PSPSOHS609A

Evaluate an organisations OHS performance


    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 PUA60112 Advanced 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 PUA60112 Advanced 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


accurately document all stages of the process, decisions taken and outcomes in accordance with accountability and audit requirements

circulate draft criteria and supporting explanations widely for comment

develop and refine project brief with key stakeholders


establish working group with an appropriate balance of expertise, representation and authority for the project brief

manage workloads to ensure the wellbeing of all staff

monitor and enhance team work

Problem solving

assess project risks and develop contingencies for all key components of the strategy

constructively resolve conflicts between participants

develop processes for negotiating outcomes and making decisions within existing accountabilities

Initiative and enterprise

identify need for specialised information, additional skills and expertise

report opportunities for improving emergency management processes

negotiate and lobby persuasively

Planning and organising

design a package of recovery functions and services to meet identified needs

develop feasible consultation and project management strategies with stakeholders

develop project management plan in consultation with the group


strategically react to changes within the incident environment

work cooperatively

work in multi professional teams


learn about emergency management concepts and principles

learn about relevant international and Australian Standards

learn about relevant legislative and regulatory arrangements relative


use a range of information technology devices including computers