Public Safety Training Package

The PUA12 Public Safety Training Package comprises 39 qualifications, 26 Skill Sets, 431 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 PUA12 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 PUA12 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

Public Safety Industry Intelligence


PUA12 Public Safety Training Package Materials

View or download the current PUA12 Public Safety Training Package materials below:

PUA Public Safety Training Package Release 2.1


PUA12 Public Safety Training Package Projects

PUA12 Public Safety Training Package Transition Project

PUA Biosecurity Public Information Officer

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