PUA Emergency Management

Project scope

The traditional roles of emergency service responders are evolving rapidly, particularly as their work extends into fire and emergency prevention, preparedness, incident response and recovery. This demands new and different skills and capabilities in emergency management.

 

The Public Safety IRC proposed this project to update two qualifications and 26 Units of Competency associated with emergency management to reflect new work practices such as community engagement activities the emergency management sector utilises to build community resilience.

 

The project will address changing regulatory and industry skills requirements to meet jurisdictional and community expectations during an operational response.

  • Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management).

 

VIEW IRC SKILLS FORECAST

 

The Public Safety IRC will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.

 

The IRC will undertake broad consultations with public safety stakeholders throughout the project’s duration. Additional consultation and engagement will be undertaken on the IRCs behalf with State Training Authorities and other key industry stakeholders, including seeking public feedback and input into development of material.

 

Deliverables

Two Emergency Management  qualifications

  • PUA50119 Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • PUA60119 Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management)

 Twenty Six Units of Competency

  • PUACOM007 Liaise with other organisations
  • PUACOM008 Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
  • PUACOM009 Manage media requirements at major incident
  • PUAEMR008 Contribute to an emergency risk management process
  • PUAEMR009 Facilitate emergency risk assessment
  • PUAEMR012 Determine treatment options
  • PUAEMR014 Deliver recovery services
  • PUAEMR015 Establish and manage a recovery centre
  • PUAEMR016 Facilitate community involvement in recovery
  • PUAEMR017 Manage recovery functions and services
  • PUAEMR018 Work in an emergency management context
  • PUAEMR021 Facilitate emergency planning processes
  • PUAEMR030 Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises
  • PUAEMR031 Design emergency management exercises
  • PUALAW004 Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting
  • PUAMAN001 Manage the organisation’s public safety responsibilities
  • PUAMAN003 Manage human resources
  • PUAMAN005 Manage projects
  • PUAMAN007 Manage financial resources
  • PUAMAN008 Manage physical resources
  • PUAOHS004 Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system
  • PUAOPE016 Manage a multi-team sector
  • PUAOPE017 Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
  • PUAOPE019 Control a Level 3 incident
  • PUAOPE024 Manage operations for a Level 3 incident
  • PUAPRO001 Promote a learning environment in the workplace

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 31 December 2020.

 

How to get involved

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed to provide expertise for this work. If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

 

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

Technical advisory committee

 

28 OCTOBER 2019

INDUSTRY SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS NEEDED

 

Work on this project has commenced and the Public Safety Industry Reference Committee is forming a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

 

Your industry expertise and insight are welcome to help revise and update two qualifications, twenty six Units of Competency and four Skill Sets aimed at addressing the need for greater integration of emergency services within the community prior to, during and after emergency response situations.

 

TAC nominations closed on Wednesday, 13 November 2019. 

 

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

Consultation

 

1 JULY 2020

DRAFT MATERIALS

 

The Technical Advisory Committee has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

 

Summary of development

 

Draft units, skill sets and/or qualifications are developed in consultation with Subject Matter Experts and industry stakeholders.

 

Initial drafting of Training Package material (Units of Competency, Skill Sets and/or qualifications) is being undertaken by a Technical Advisory Committee established by the IRC. Comprising people with diverse expertise and experience in Emergency Management, it has ensured that the draft Units are informed by the needs of industry.

Quality Assurance

 

22 OCTOBER 2020

FINAL DRAFT CASE FOR ENDORSEMENT

 

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance.

 

The Case for Endorsement is scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in December 2020.

 

Consultation

 

13 AUGUST 2020

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL 

 

The Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee has considered all stakeholder feedback.

 

Feedback on draft materials closed on Wednesday, 26 August 2020 for consideration by the TAC.

 

Summary of Feedback

 

The Emergency Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) received limited feedback on the review and updating of the two qualifications and twenty six Units of Competency.

 

Feedback was received in relation to the statements used, the order of PCs, assessment tasks, prerequisites and terminology.

 

All feedback was carefully considered by the TAC and the work has now been concluded.

 

 

Endorsement

 

9 FEBRUARY 2021

 

The Public Safety Training Package (Release 3.0) has been endorsed by Skills Ministers for implementation.

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee, with support from Technical Advisory Committees, has developed new Units of Competency and revised existing qualifications and units relating to emergency management and fire and emergency aviation.

 

The Emergency Management project reviewed and updated the Advanced Diploma and Diploma of Emergency Management, including twenty-six Units of Competency, to ensure that the qualifications reflected the skills and work practices required for prevention, preparedness, incident response and recovery during a disaster or emergency incident.

 

In working to build a disaster resilient Australia that prevents, prepares, responds and recovers from disasters and emergencies it is critical that personnel are trained to the highest standards in emergency management. As the recent COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated, emergency management practitioners are called upon to apply their knowledge and capabilities to often fast moving and unexpected events to ensure that the community stays safe.

 

To read more about the drivers for this project, please click on the Project overview tab.

 

In addition to the two projects twenty qualifications, three Units of Competency and two Skill Sets in the Public Safety Training Package were also updated.

 

To support the delivery of the Training Package, a Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG) has been developed to assist assessors, trainers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and enterprises. The CVIG contains a comprehensive list of all products in the Training Package, mapping information, regulation and licensing implications and useful links to other information.

 

The approved Public Safety Training Package, Release 3.0 is now available on training.gov.au

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to these two projects.

 

The following materials were approved:

 

Qualifications

PUA50120 Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management)
PUA60120 Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management)
PUA41120 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Community Safety)
Qualifications (minor updates)
PUA20619 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
PUA20719 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
PUA30420 Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
PUA30519 Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)
PUA30619 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
PUA30719 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
PUA31419 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
PUA40219 Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)
PUA40319 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)
PUA41019 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
PUA50219 Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Management)
PUA50419 Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management)
PUA50519 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
PUA50919 Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue Coordination)
PUA51019 Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
PUA60119 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
PUA60219 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue Management)
PUA60519 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
PUA60719 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)
PUA60919 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)

 

Units of Competency (new)
PUAFIR001 Coordinate state aerial operations
PUAFIR002 Manage aviation resources for an incident
PUAFIR004 Manage complex aerial operations for an incident response
PUAFIR007 Operate aerial drip torch
PUAFIR009 Operate airborne intelligence system
PUAFIR010 Operate small equipment to prepare and load product into aircraft
PUAFIR011 Operate state air desk
PUAFIR014 Supervise preparation and loading of product into aircraft
Units of Competency (revised)
PUACOM0016 Manage media requirements at major incident
PUAEMR019 Contribute to an emergency risk management process
PUAEMR020 Coordinate emergency planning
PUAEMR032 Design emergency management exercises
PUAEMR033 Determine treatment options
PUAEMR034 Establish and manage a recovery centre
PUAEMR035 Facilitate community involvement in recovery
PUAEMR036 Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises
PUAEMR037 Manage recovery functions and services
PUAEMR038 Work in an emergency management context
PUAFIR003 Manage aviation support operations at air base
PUAFIR005 Observe fire from an aircraft
PUAFIR006 Observe non-fire incident from an aircraft
PUAFIR008 Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft
PUAFIR013 Supervise incendiary operations during aerial ignition
PUAFIR014 Supervise preparation and loading of product into aircraft
PUAFIR015 Undertake helicopter winch operations
PUAFIR016 Undertake hover-exit operations from helicopter
PUAFIR017 Work safely around aircraft
PUAFIR018 Navigate from an aircraft
Units of Competency (minor updates)
PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
PUAFIR506 Conduct complex prescribed burns
PUAFIR515 Develop complex prescribed burn plans
PUACOM007 Liaise with other organisations
PUACOM008 Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
PUAEMR009 Facilitate emergency risk assessment
PUAEMR014 Deliver recovery services
PUALAW004 Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting
PUAMAN001 Manage the organisation’s public safety responsibilities
PUAMAN003 Manage human resources
PUAMAN005 Manage projects
PUAMAN007 Manage financial resources
PUAMAN008 Manage physical resources
PUAOPE016 Manage a multi-team sector
PUAOPE017 Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
PUAOPE019 Control a Level 3 incident
PUAOPE024 Manage operations for a Level 3 incident
PUAPRO001 Promote a learning environment in the workplace
PUAWHS004 Establish and maintain the occupational health and safety system

 

Approval

 

16 DECEMBER 2020

 

At its meeting on 2 December 2020 the AISC approved the Public Safety Training Package (Release 3.0) for referral to the Skills Ministers for endorsement.

 

For more information on this project, please contact the Industry Skills Specialist.

 

Submission

 

17 NOVEMBER 2020

Case for Endorsement submitted to AISC

 

The draft materials for the Public Safety Training Package (Release 3.0) have been submitted to the AISC.

 

If approved, this Case for Endorsement will result in:

  • Eight new Units of Competency in fire and emergency aviation and 10 updated units
  • Two updated Emergency Management qualifications and 26 Units of Competency
  • 20 qualifications, three Units of Competency and two Skill Sets in the Public Safety Training Package were also updated

 

View Case for Endorsement

 

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

 

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Jennifer Webster

Industry Skills Specialist - Public Safety

 

 

Email: Jennifer.Webster@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 0458 500 642