Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)

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12 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

3 core units

9 elective units

Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the Group A list below.

Choose a minimum of 4 units from the Group A and/or B lists below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from 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.


Core Units

add topic PUACOM004B

Manage organisational communication strategies

add topic PUACOM008B

Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

add topic PUAEMR009B

Facilitate emergency risk assessment


Elective Units

Group A

add topic PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations


Develop emergency management plans


Plan and implement a treatment measure


add topic PUAFIR509B

Implement prevention strategies

add topic PUAEMR012B

Determine treatment options

add topic PUAEMR008B Contribute to an emergency risk management process


add topic PUAEMR009B Facilitate emergency risk assessment


Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises


Design emergency management exercises

add topic PUAFIR602B

Manage the implementation of community safety strategies

add topic PUAFIR509B Implement prevention strategies

add topic PUAOHS004B

Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system

add topic PUAWER003B

Manage emergency procedures, equipment and other resources

add topic PUAWER006B

Lead an emergency control organisation

add topic PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

add topic PUAWER007B

Manage an emergency control organisation

add topic PUAWER010B

Lead a workplace emergency initial response team add topic PUAWER009B Participate as a member of a workplace emergency initial response team

add topic PUAWER011B

Manage workplace emergency initial response teams


Elective Units

Group B

add topic PUALAW004B

Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUAMAN001B

Manage the organisations public safety responsibilities

add topic PUAMAN003B

Manage human resources

add topic PUAMAN005B

Manage projects

add topic PUAMAN006B

Manage and facilitate change

add topic PUAMAN007B

Manage financial resources

add topic PUAMAN008B

Manage physical resources

add topic PUAPRO001B

Promote a learning environment in the workplace

add topic PUAPRS20529B

Manage marketing requirements

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams

add topic BSBADV602B

Develop an advertising campaign

add topic BSBADV603B

Manage advertising production

add topic BSBADV604B

Execute an advertising campaign

add topic BSBADV605B

Evaluate campaign effectiveness

add topic LGAPLEM606B

Develop ecologically sustainable land management systems

add topic LGAPLEM608A

Identify and evaluate options to improve road safety

add topic PSPREG601B

Manage regulatory compliance

add topic PSPREG602B

Evaluate regulatory compliance

add topic PSPWPI605B

Audit management systems


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA60712 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety) 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


demonstrate effective interpersonal interactions

develop risk statements

explain emergency risk management concepts

inform the community in ways that suit their language, literacy and cultural needs

negotiate the means of implementing the emergency risk management process

undertake consultation at all stages of the process


confirm, in the context of assessment, the ability to work cooperatively with others to develop emergency plans that have own organisation/constituency approval and broad community and stakeholder support

develop with others, frameworks for project planning, management and evaluation

maintain knowledge of group dynamics

monitor and enhance team work

use strategies for team building and resolving conflict

Problem solving

apply decision making techniques

define and solve problems

evaluate strategies and limitations, and identify and communicate impacts to stakeholders

maintain knowledge of problems likely to preclude the implementation of strategies

maintain knowledge of potential hazards and their consequences

maintain knowledge of problem solving and decision making techniques

prioritise risks by considering vulnerability and priority for treatment

Initiative and enterprise

apply knowledge of techniques for the prioritisation and evaluation of public safety risk management systems

apply skills that define and anticipate implementation barriers

determine vulnerability of communities and environments by analysing their susceptibility and resilience to risk

ensure that a project is broken down into a logical sequence of manageable and time related activities and identify the required resources

identify existing prevention, preparedness, response and recovery strategies through research and stakeholder consultation

investigate sponsorship/joint venture opportunities to maximise impact within budget

Planning and organising

collect information on community characteristics, safety expectations, risk perceptions, and the roles and requirements of stakeholders

conduct a pilot program, where appropriate, to assess effectiveness in achieving required outcomes and making changes as necessary

develop with stakeholders feasible consultation and project management strategies

develop a community profile

develop an agreed list of prioritised risks using an emergency risk management process

identify, define and engage community

produce resources to ensure that relevant materials are available in sufficient quantities to meet identified needs


apply decision making techniques

establish a project and see it through

maintain knowledge of culture, diversity and history of communities, environments and associated concerns, issues and sensitivities, perception of risks

maintain momentum and achieve project outcomes within available resources


learn about emergency risk management terminology; risk; prevention, preparedness, response and recovery concepts and principles; mitigation; organisational requirements for the submission and approval of treatment plans; and reporting of treatment outcomes

learn about legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to emergency management

learn about potential hazards and their consequences

learn about research tools and demographic and economic analysis techniques

learn about the planning process and the kinds of outcomes and benefits for communities


apply tools for assessing treatment options

consult and communicate via email messages, websites, surveys

develop and get agreement on information management, reporting and accountability strategies

use information technologies such as computerised simulations

use project planning software

use technology to develop educational support materials