Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PUACOM008B, 'Develop and organise public safety awareness programs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine scope of program

1.1 Research and analysis is undertaken to determine trends and issues and the need for a program consistent with organisational strategic direction.

1.2 Target audience and characteristics are defined to inform program planning.

1.3 Aims and objectives are specified for the program and performance measures agreed which allow assessment of improvement/influence in community behaviours and attitudes.

2. Develop program

2.1 The program type, implementation, and support required to meet the needs of the targetgroups and organisational aims, outcomes and objectives are determined.

2.2 Resource options to implement the program are determined and preferred option identified.

2.3 Sponsorship/joint venture opportunities are investigated to maximise impact within budget.

2.4 Cost effective resources and materials are accessed that are relevant to the target group and the subject.

2.5 A pilot program is conducted where appropriate to assess effectiveness in achieving required outcomes and changes made as necessary.

3. Implement program

3.1 Constraints and opportunities for implementing the program are identified.

3.2 Production of resources is managed to ensure that relevant materials are available in sufficient quantities to meet identified needs.

3.3 The program is managed to meet agreed performance indicators within budget.

3.4 Ongoing monitoring of program is undertaken during the implementation phase.

4. Evaluate effectiveness of program

4.1 Changes in target group practice are measured against predetermined performance indicators.

4.2 Timely and relevant adjustments are made to future program to reflect evaluation outcomes.

4.3 Market response is evaluated to determine effectiveness of the program and amendments are made to reflect market feedback.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUACOM008B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA60110 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • PUA51004 - Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA41004 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA60704 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA30510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA50501 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
  • PUA40210 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)
  • PUA30512 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA40212 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)
  • PUA60112 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • PUA41012 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA60712 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA51012 - Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
  • PUA50513 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)