Public Safety Training Package

The PUA Public Safety Training Package comprises 31 qualifications, 42 Skill Sets, 240 Units of Competency and associated assessment requirements and covers: firefighting and emergency operations, search and rescue, SES operations, community safety, aquatic search and rescue, and biosecurity.

The PUA Public Safety Training Package provides the only nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications for occupations involved in: Aquatic Rescue, Aquatic Search and Rescue, Emergency Communications Centre Operations, Community Safety, Biosecurity Response Operations, Leadership, Emergency Management, Search and Rescue – Management, Firefighting Operations, Supervision and Management, Firefighting and Emergency Operations and Fire Investigation.


Public Safety Industry Reference Committee

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has been assigned responsibility for the PUA Public Safety Training Package.

New arrangements for training product development commenced in January 2016.  These arrangements consider the needs of employers of all sizes, across all industry sectors, and ensure the delivery of high quality Training Packages that are nationally endorsed and internationally regarded.

Industry References Committees (IRCs):

  • Provide a forum for industry engagement
  • Direct the review, development and implementation of training package content relevant to the industry sectors they cover
  • Act as a conduit for industry feedback to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) and governments on industry trends



PUA Public Safety Training Package Materials

View or download the current PUA Public Safety Training Package materials below:

PUA Public Safety Training Package Release 1.1


Public Safety IRC Projects

Public Safety IRC Projects


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