PUA12 Public Safety Training Package Transition Project


The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned the transition of all PUA12 Public Safety Training Package components to the Standards for Training Packages 2012 by August 2018 (TBC). The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) has oversight of this project which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards in consultation with industry stakeholders.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

Greg Spence
Greg Spence
Industry Manager
Email greg.spence@australianindustrystandards.org.au


Current PUA12 Public Safety Training Package Transition Projects

Project Stage Anticipated Completion Date
  • PUA Emergency Communications
  • Development
  • PUA Emergency Management
  • Development
  • PUA Fire
  • Development
  • PUA Public Safety
  • Development
  • PUA Search and Rescue
  • Development
  • Development
  • PUA12 Biosecurity Response
  • Development

    Project Update

    16 July 2018

    Draft Material Available

    The Public Safety Training Package has been transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages 2012. This project also developed new Qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency for use across public safety sectors. The Public Safety IRC are now seeking feedback on the draft materials and proposed. Please review the draft material and submit your feedback by close of business Friday, 24 August 2018 

    All submitted feedback will be collated and discussed at the next relevant TAC meeting.

    Providing your feedback

    Visit the sub-project pages above to view the drafts and submit feedback. The spreadsheet below indicates to which project materials have been allocated.

    Allocation Spreadsheet

    The drafts are provided in zip files of PDFs and feedback is to be submitted via an online survey.

    To download materials:

    1. Click on the ‘Download draft materials’ button. A zip file will start downloading in your browser.
    2. Navigate to your download folder and unzip the file. The unzipped package has folders containing Qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency.

    To provide feedback:

    1. Click on the ‘Submit feedback’ button. This will take you to an Excel Online survey.
    2. Please provide feedback for each product you are reviewing. To submit feedback on more than one product in that allocation, refresh your browser. To provide feedback on material in a different allocation, please use the feedback link on that page.

    If you are having difficulty downloading the material and using the feedback survey, please contact lucy.blake@australianindustrystandards.org.au. If you have any questions about the project, please contact the Industry Manager.

    Cases for Change

    On the Thursday, 27 July 2017, the AISC considered two Public Safety Cases for Change, and have commissioned Australian Industry Standards to undertake the following training package development work:

    • PUA12 – Public Safety (Biosecurity) proposed the development of one new unit of competency, and eight new Skill Sets to respond to requirements for biosecurity response operations.
    Download Case for Change


    • PUA12 – Public Safety (Transition) to transition to the 2012 standards including revision of fire, emergency and incident components responding to current industry requirements, public safety policy and doctrines, and national legislative requirements.
    Download Case for Change


    The Case for Change covered the development of:

    • 57 existing PUA Units of Competency related to;
      • Fire safety and emergency response including prescribed burning operations
      • Incident management
      • Emergency communications centre operations
      • Workplace emergency response
      • Work, health and safety
      • Emergency risk management
      • Public safety leadership
      • Building fire safety
    • Development of 21 new Units of Competency
    • Development of 25 new Skill Sets
    • Development of 1 new qualification

    Industry Subject Matter Experts Needed

    The Public Safety IRC is currently forming Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) for the various Public Safety Training Package projects.

    Your industry expertise and insight would be welcome to help shape the skill development and future workforce of your industry.

    To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, or for more information, please contact the Industry Manager, by close of business Thursday 22nd September, 2017.

    For more information about the Public Safety projects click here.

    Transitioning To The Standards For Training Packages 2012

    All Training Package products are required to be developed to an agreed quality standard and are highly responsive to industry’s existing and future skills needs. The organising framework of standards that supports the development of industry Training Packages consists of:

    The Public Safety Training Package is required to comply with the Standards for Training Packages 2012. The Standards apply to the design and development of Training Packages for endorsement consideration by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.


    The following tables demonstrate the changes that apply to qualifications and units of competency under the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

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    The Public Safety IRC will seek feedback on all products validated by industry stakeholders in the coming months. Drafts of Public Safety Training Package products will be available from individual TAC pages.


    Requests for project information are to be sent to:

    Greg Spence
    Greg Spence
    Industry Manager
    Email greg.spence@australianindustrystandards.org.au


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