PUA60120
Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

A modern online course for the professional wishing to formalise their emergency and disaster management knowledge and skills.

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The PUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) is an excellent course for those wishing to improve their skills in the area of emergency management, disaster management, project management, and recovery, treatment and prevention of emergency events.

Every Government organisation, Local, State and Federal, as well as many private organisations, have areas that deal with emergency management so employment opportunities are fantastic. Improve your skills in this unique but increasingly important area today.

Please note: current access to an emergency management environment is needed to study this course. For example, SES, RFS, LGA- EM section, Fire, Ambulance. This will ensure you can successfully complete all required assessment tasks.
 

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Course Name: Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
Course Code: PUA60120
Maximum Course Completion Time: 3 Years
Units Studied: 15
Nationally Recognised Training:
Fees: $8995
Delivery Mode: Study Online , RPL
Assessment: Yes
Assessment Due Dates: No - study at your pace
Start Date: Monthly
Core Units

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to develop networks and relationships and to liaise with other organisations. It includes establishing networks and relationships and communicating and interacting with other organisations.

The unit applies to personnel who formally liaise on behalf of their own organisation with other organisations to increase response effectiveness and community safety. It should be noted that this unit does not address all of the functions of an incident management liaison officer.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the development of an agreed list of prioritised risks, using an emergency risk management process developed in cooperation with the community, that is consistent with standards. It includes identifying, defining and engaging with entities, establishing context and risk criteria, identifying and analysing risk, evaluating risks, promoting ongoing commitment to process and outcomes and monitoring and reviewing processes and outcomes.

The unit applies to personnel who facilitate emergency risk assessments with a community or part of a community and who will act as a project manager or facilitator for working groups that are used to conduct emergency risk assessments.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to collaboratively develop new or undertake the revision of existing emergency plans in an emergency management context. Such plans may focus on comprehensive aspects of emergency management for prevention, preparedness, response and/or recovery. It includes establishing the emergency planning context and framework, developing agreed planning processes and methodology, undertaking research and analysis for emergency management planning, developing and refining emergency management planning outcomes, documenting the emergency plan and validating the plan.

The unit applies to personnel involved in emergency planning within or by emergency service organisations, government agencies, private sector businesses, critical infrastructure owners and operators, community groups, not for profit organisations, community event committees, and educational institutions.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to design, develop and document activities that exercise one or more of the elements of emergency management arrangements. It includes determining exercise need and purpose by designing and planning exercise activities, assessing exercise risks and identifying logistics requirements.

Emergency management exercises may be used to simulate emergency events in order to train personnel, review and test planning processes, identify needs and/or weaknesses, demonstrate capabilities and to practice people in working together. The design skills in this unit can be applied to any context in which an emergency management exercise is appropriate.

The unit applies to personnel with responsibility for designing emergency management exercises.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to determine a range of treatment options for responding to emergency risks. It includes establishing project and working groups, confirming risks to be considered, identifying and evaluating treatment options, recommending treatment options for each risk, promoting ongoing commitment and ownership of processes and outcomes as well as monitoring and reviewing processes.

The unit applies to personnel who are part of a working group that develops treatment options during an emergency risk assessment with a community.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to manage and evaluate exercises designed to practice one or more elements of the emergency management arrangements. It includes reviewing exercise preparation to any context in which an emergency management exercise is appropriate and evaluating outcomes against exercise objectives.

Emergency management exercises may be used to simulate emergency events in order to train personnel, review and test planning processes, identify needs and/or weaknesses, demonstrate capabilities and to practice people in working together.

The unit applies to personnel who are responsible for implementing and evaluating predesigned emergency management exercises.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of recovery functions and services including financial assistance, personal support programs, health services, rebuilding programs and business continuity. It includes obtaining, analysing and sharing information on the impact of the emergency, planning delivery of recovery functions and services, coordinating delivery of recovery functions and services and evaluating the delivery of recovery functions and services.

The unit applies to individuals who are members of a recovery committee or are directly supporting members. This may include state, territory and municipal recovery coordinators and their deputies, liaison officers and managers, centre and assistance program managers and representatives from government and nongovernment service providers, welfare organisations, allied professionals and community and business leaders.

No licencing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to work within an emergency management context. It includes confirming jurisdictional emergency management arrangements, contributing to entity awareness of jurisdictional arrangements, supporting organisational and community emergency planning and decisions and applying knowledge of emergency management arrangements.

The unit applies to personnel preparing to work within an emergency management context. This may include individuals who are undertaking or are preparing to work in an emergency management role within their organisation and/or local community and requires broad knowledge of emergency management arrangements within differing jurisdictions.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to manage and evaluate projects.

The unit is applicable to any personnel undertaking a project management role. This includes management of small and short term projects as well as roles with a specific project management focus.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to bring together organisations and other resources to support an incident. It includes the systematic acquisition and application of organisational, human and equipment resources at an incident.

Incidents that require such resource coordination are typically complex incidents. These incidents will usually involve delegation of all functions.

The unit is applicable to personnel who perform the role of coordination at a complex incident. The authorisation to perform this role is subject to state, territory and Commonwealth emergency management arrangements.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work within the business continuity framework to develop and implement business continuity plans for an organisation to manage risk and ensure business resilience when faced with a disruptive event. This unit addresses the knowledge and processes necessary to develop and maintain business continuity requirements.

The focus is on risk and vulnerability assessment, business impact assessments, and business continuity and communication plans.

The unit applies to individuals working in positions of authority who are approved to implement change across the division, business area, program area or project area.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in a work area to ensure a safe workplace, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

The unit applies to those working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have, responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS laws, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by WHS laws.

NOTES

1. The terms ‘occupational health and safety’ (OHS) and ‘work health and safety’ (WHS) are equivalent, and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where model WHS laws have not been implemented, registered training organisations (RTOs) are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to existing WHS legislative requirements.

2. The model WHS laws include the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model WHS Codes of Practice. See Safe Work Australia for further information.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare high-level written communication including the preparation of complex, sensitive materials.

This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector. Those undertaking this unit work independently, seeking advice as required. They perform complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to manage the organisation’s public safety responsibilities within the context of established policy and organisational relationships.

The unit applies to public safety personnel who have senior managerial responsibility for ensuring appropriate organisational risk management strategies are in place and are implemented.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.

All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 3 weeks of submission.

Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.

Click here to read in full: How we assess our courses.

Prior to commencing this qualification individuals must be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to

  • contribute to and assist with the management of an incident, emergency or disaster
  • coordinate resources, personnel, entities and activities with other organisations
  • take personal responsibility and demonstrate autonomy in performing technical operations
  • make judgements required to organise self and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of team.

These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through completion of the core units in the Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) or relevant industry experience of no less than five years in the emergency management environment.

To be considered for RPL for this qualification, the candidate needs to be able to demonstrate employment experience in the EM sector.

Suggested Entry Pathways for Successful Outcomes:

Due to the ASCF core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy involved in this course, it is suggested that:

Education: you have successfully completed year 10 (only a recommendation); or have previous vocational study.

Employment: you have an interest in working in emergency management or disaster response setting, which can include the public sector, or you would like to use this course to prepare you for higher level study.

Is this course right for me?: to assist with your decision, click on the 'Is this course right for me' button positioned at the top of the right hand side of this page and it will ask you questions to assist you in making your decision to enrol.

Technical Requirements: please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.

Enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing: if you cannot meet any of the above suggested entry requirements, which are a guide only and not mandatory, and you would still like to enrol into this course, it is a procedure during our enrolment process to email everyone a link to participate in a short online LLN test that will check your current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills and from these results, allow us to offer you the necessary support needed, if any, to help you successfully complete this course.

Learner support: learner support is offered for this course. Following enrolment you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that will allow you to identify any factors that may impact your ability to successfully complete your studies. 

This course is delivered in English online and requires all participants to have sufficient spoken and written comprehension to successfully complete all study and assessment requirements.

Participants with English as their second language must ensure that have the following levels of English language competency if they did not complete year 11 and 12 English before enrolling into the course:

  • IELTS - testing centres:- Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL:- 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)
  • 12 months in English-speaking employment
  • Participation in the CLET Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test as part of the enrolment process that will allow you to record your current core learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills against the profile of your selected course. From there, support is offered, if required.

If you do not believe your spoken and written English is at the standard to participate in this course, see the following list of organisations that can provide you with assistance to build your English Language and Literacy skills.

The Reading Writing Hotline

Adult Migrant English Program

If you have read through the above information and you believe you have the English skills to participate and complete this program we are here to support you all the way.

CLET student support is monitored Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm (Qld time), so we are here daily to help you with your studies. You can send an individual message to student support 24/7 and all questions will be answered during 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday.

If you would prefer personal contact, you may call the student support line during the above hours for phone support from one of our qualified student support officers.

  • Once you are a student with CLET you will be able to send an online message 24/7
  • Phone Support: 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday

Kate is the Director and RPL team leader for CLET and is in charge of the strategic development of the college.

As a director, trainer and student, Kate Martin understands what skills are required to truly be a successful student.

Kate has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Psychology) and completed a Doctor of Business Administration in 2020. She has achieved eight Master’s Degrees in Social Science (Criminology), Business Administration (MBA), International Security Studies, Policing, Intelligence and Counter terrorism, Disaster and Emergency Response, Project Management, Marketing and most recently a Master of Investigations, all studied at six separate Universities.

To finalise this impressive and unprecedented skill set, Kate also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced).

Kate has extensive employment experience in the legal sector and government and shares her knowledge and experience as a CLET trainer and assessor in our crime and justice, legal, government and emergency management courses.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Emergency Management - all sectors
  • Emergency Services Officer
  • Emergency Response Officer
  • Manager - Emergency Response

Study Online FEES - By Payment Plan: $8995 (Full Fee)

  • Payment Plan 1.1: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 10 x Monthly payment(s) of $859.50
    (includes $100 admin fee)
  • Payment Plan 2: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 24 x Monthly payment(s) of $363.96
    (includes $240 admin fee)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the CLET RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process. Click here for more information.

Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and CLET will conduct a credit assessment.

Equipment required:

  • Modern computer (PC, Mac or tablet) with speakers and microphone
  • Internet (see the technical requirements accordion below for more information on computer and browser requirements

Software required:

  • Microsoft Office software with Word and PowerPoint, or equivalent for Mac or tablet
  • PDF documents are permitted for submission if using tablet applications such as 'Pages' to create your documents

Computer Specifications:

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet

Apple Mac PC's

Android

  • Android Latest
  • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad*

* Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account

Firefox Browser does not support all software provided inside CLET online Study Cloud

CLET technical staff are available if any assistance is required.

Study Now (Online)

This course is a flexible, self paced external course - Study using the latest online software from home with 7 day a week support. No need to attend workshops.

Study from home: self paced

Course Start Dates (Timetable):

  • Monday 20/02/2023
  • Monday 20/03/2023

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Apply for Credit for Prior Study

If you have already studied one or more of the same unit/s from this course, you may submit a request for credit for prior study before enrolling. Once approved this will reduce the course fee that you will be required to pay to complete the remainder of the course.

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Why CLET Training?

WHY USE CLET for RPL?

  • RPL team leader is Dr Kate Martin
  • Assessing service personnel since 2006
  • RPL assessors understand civilian requirements 
  • RPL assessors degree and industry qualified
  • Modern interactive online RPL application process
  • Apply online 365 days a year
  • Securely upload your workplace evidence online
  • RPL assessment is obligation free
  • Nationally Recognised Qualifications
  • Low fees and flexible payment plans

Why study with CLET?

  • Offering online study options since 2006
  • Nationally Recognised Courses
  • Enrol 365 days a year
  • CLET's online system is called Study Cloud
  • Interactive online study and Assessments
  • Study resources available 24/7
  • No assessment due dates - study at your pace
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Online/Phone and ZOOM Student Support

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