PUA50119
Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

A modern course, delivered online for those who wish to formalise their knowledge and skills in emergency and disaster management. 

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The CLET PUA50119 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) is a dynamic course specifically targeted at students looking to gain or improve their skills in emergency management or disaster management. Emergency management is a growth area in Australia and internationally as nature bears its worst on parts of the world, and war continues to erupt in different locations.

Study the PUA50119 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) with CLET and be a part of the teams that ensure safe communities during times of emergency and disaster.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Course Name: Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
Course Code: PUA50119
Maximum Course Completion Time: 2 Years
Units Studied: 10
Nationally Recognised Training:
Fees: $3995
Assessment: Yes
Assessment Due Dates: No - study at your pace
Start Date: Monthly - see timetable
Core Units

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to enable two-way communication with the community and to promote a positive public image. It includes promoting and representing the organisation in the community and advising and involving the community in public safety activities.

The unit is applicable to personnel who are required to take an active community engagement and educational role.

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 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 is applicable to personnel who formally liaise with other organisations to increase response effectiveness and community safety.

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 participate in working groups or other forums in contributing to developing an emergency risk assessment and treatment plan for a community. It includes clarifying community contacts, applying emergency risk management methodology, developing risk statements and treatment options, promoting emergency risk management ownership and working cooperatively with stakeholders.

The unit applies to personnel who undertake emergency risk assessments with a community or part of a community and is relevant to individuals with specific expertise who may be invited to participate in an emergency risk assessment working group.

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/or modify activities that exercise elements of emergency management exercise arrangements. It includes determining exercise purpose by designing and planning exercise activities, assessing exercise risks and then planning resource allocation

Emergency management exercises are used to test emergency plans, practise responding to an emergency, develop and/or practise emergency management skills, build motivation for emergency management personnel and/or measure an organisation’s ability to manage an emergency. An exercise can range from a small activity in a volunteer emergency response unit to a major evacuation exercise for an industrial plant.

The unit applies to personnel with responsibility for designing emergency management exercises. The design skills in this unit can be applied to any context in which an emergency management exercise is appropriate.

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 apply emergency management concepts and principles, jurisdictional emergency management arrangements, organisational policies, procedures and planning to decision making. It includes confirming organisational emergency management requirements, contributing to stakeholder awareness of emergency management as well as supporting organisational and community emergency planning and decision making.

The unit applies to personnel 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 frameworks 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 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 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 achieve organisational objectives and working relationships through leading, managing and developing individuals and teams.

The unit applies to public safety personnel who have a management and/or leadership role that includes basic human resource functions and responsibilities for the ongoing development of a team.

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 understand the organisation’s overall business continuity management framework and support business continuity strategies.

It applies to individuals working in administrative and/or support roles who require a basic knowledge of the processes relating to the organisation’s business continuity requirements.

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 facilitate development of new or the revision of existing facility emergency response plans in a multi-organisational and community context. Such plans may focus on one or more aspects of emergency management such as prevention, preparedness, response and/or recovery.

It includes establishing the facility emergency response planning context and framework, developing agreed planning processes and methodology and undertaking research and analysis for emergency management planning. It also includes developing and refining emergency management planning outcomes, documenting the emergency plan and validating the plan.

The unit applies to personnel responsible for developing emergency management plans within or by local government, emergency services or government agencies and departments, event organisers, utilities, critical infrastructure or high occupancy buildings and service providers.

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.

Formal Entry Requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however please read through the following information to assess if you have the English language and literacy skills necessary to successfully complete this course.  Further, access to a current emergency or disaster management environment is required to be able to successfully complete all required assessment tasks.

Suggested Entry Pathways:

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 12 or a Certificate IV or higher.

Employment: working in or volunteering for an emergency management organisation, such as the SES or CFA. This will assist with the level of learning required to successfully complete this course.

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.

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 may need to provide evidence of English language competency if they did not complete year 11 and 12 English before enrolling into the course.

Examples of acceptable evidence:

  • IELTS - testing centres:- Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL:- 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)
  • 12 months in English-speaking employment:- letter from employer or statutory declaration OR
  • 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.

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  • Phone Support: 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday

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

Study Online FEES - By Payment Plan: $3995 (Full Fee)

  • Payment Option*: $500 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 9 Monthly payment(s)
  • Payment Option: $1000 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 1 Monthly payment(s)
* 100 Administration fee applies

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, webcam and microphone (smart phones and tablets are permitted as they have built in camera and microphone)
  • Internet (see the technical requirements 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 21/10/2019
  • Monday 18/11/2019
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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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