Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)

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Qualification Requirement: 13 units

All 6 core units plus 7 elective units

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.

The 7 elective units may be taken from the elective units listed below and may include 2 units taken from this Training Package, any other endorsed Training Package or any state/territory accredited qualification where the unit is in a qualification at the same level or a higher level.


Core Units

add topic PUACOM001C

Communicate in the workplace

add topic PUACOM003B

Manage information

add topic PUACOM005B

Foster a positive organisational image in the community

add topic PUAMAN002B

Administer work group resources

add topic PUAOPE004B

Conduct briefings/debriefings

add topic PUATEA003B

Lead, manage and develop teams


add topic BSBFLM404A

Lead work teams


Elective Units

add topic PUAAMS007B

Coordinate search and rescue operations

add topic PUACOM013B

Administer a local public safety group

add topic PUACOM002B

Provide services to clients

add topic PUACOM008B

Develop and organise public safety awareness programs

add topic PUACOM012B

Liaise with media at a local level

add topic PUAEMR005B

Design and manage activities which exercise elements of emergency management

add topic PUAEMR006B

Treat risk at an operational level

add topic PUAEMR008B

Contribute to an emergency risk management process

add topic PUAEMR011B

Plan and implement a treatment measure

add topic PUALAW001B

Protect and preserve incident scene

add topic PUALAW002B

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

add topic PUALAW003B

Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting

add topic PUAMAN007B

Manage financial resources

add topic PUAMAN008B

Manage physical resources

add topic PUAPRO001B

Promote a learning environment in the workplace

add topic PUASES010A

Plan, activate and maintain a communications network

add topic PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment

add topic PUASES012A

Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre

add topic PUAVEH001B

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

add topic TAADEL301C

Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills

For the purposes of gaining a qualification the following three units count as one unit*:

add topic TAAASS401C *

Plan and organise assessment

add topic TAAASS301B *

Contribute to assessment


add topic TAAASS402C *

Assess competence

add topic TAAASS404B *

Participate in assessment validation


BSB unit has been imported from the BSB01 Business Services Training Package.

TAA units have been imported from the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills Summary for PUA41004 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA41004 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership) have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.

Public Safety qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.

Employability Skill

Employability Skills Statement


advise and involve the community in public safety activities, presentations at community group gatherings, special interest forums, other organisation forums, community events and festivals

explain and promote the organisation's activities

participate in conferences

represent the organisation's position on particular issues in a way which acknowledges community concerns and promotes community awareness

write reports


allocate resources, which may include considering urgency, cost effectiveness, accessibility, maintenance demands, availability and deployment time

collect timely information that is relevant to the needs of individuals/teams

determine the information needs of individuals/teams and identify the sources

gather and disseminate information to appropriate personnel within the specified timeframe

Problem solving

allocate resources to facilitate required outcomes

analyse feedback and cooperation with community groups

analyse, which may include problem solving

brief and debrief content and format, which may include problem based approaches

provide advice that takes into account type of risk, locality, and protection of life, property and the environment

review activity against the policies, practices and training of the organisation to identify any discrepancies

review information held by the organisation to determine suitability and accessibility

Initiative and enterprise

identify and act upon briefing and debriefing follow-up actions in a timely manner

prepare plans to obtain information which is not available or accessible within the organisation

report the results of information gathering, analysis and synthesis so they can be input to policy development and organisation's decision making

select an appropriate location for the brief/debrief

Planning and organising

conduct inspections to provide for relevant information for pre-incident planning

evaluate resource usage against targets and organisational standards

gather, analyse, synthesise and report information within specified timeframes and to the standard defined by the organisation

monitor resource usage

plan and prepare a briefing/debriefing in accordance with organisation's policy and procedures

report the results of information gathering, analysis and synthesis so they can be input to policy development and organisation's decision making

store equipment stock and supplies in accordance with organisation's policy and procedures


analyse needs

manage and store equipment stock and supplies in accordance with organisation's policy and procedures

provide leadership to individuals and teams

voice personal view to the review process


learn about legislative requirements relevant to emergency management

learn about organisation's policies

learn about organisation's procedures for activity debriefing

learn about practices and training processes in relation to activity

learn about reporting procedures of the organisation

learn about techniques for the prioritisation and evaluation of public safety risk management systems

maintain records of resource allocation and usage in accordance with relevant legislation and organisational guidelines

support and participate in development activities


ensure that computer-based tools are used to produce resource reports

use basic statistical information

use communication channels

use information technology effectively

use management information systems that may include computers

use management information systems to store and retrieve data for decision making

use market trends

use records management systems, registries and file records