PUA Emergency Management
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).
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.
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
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.
1 JULY 2020
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.
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.
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.
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:
|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|
|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|
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.
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
Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.
Industry Skills Specialist - Public Safety
Phone: 0458 500 642