Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

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Have you been working with the SES?  Is your background in the fire services or with ambulance?  Are you current or former military or police?

The CLET PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) is available via RPL for those with experience working in emergency response or disaster management.  The CLET RPL process is straightforward and designed specifically for those members of the essential teams that respond in times of crisis.  

If you have experience in any of these relevant areas, apply for RPL with CLET today and the RPL Team will help you get the recognition you deserve.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
Course Code: PUA52312
Application Completion Time: 28 Days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Diploma or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 10
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

This unit covers the competency to develop networks and relationships and liaise effectively with other organisations.

This unit describes the outcomes required to participate in working groups or other forums that contribute to developing an emergency risk assessment and treatment plan for a community.

The emergency risk management process used will be developed in close cooperation with the community and consistent with the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines.

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

This unit describes the outcomes required to apply emergency management concepts and principles, and jurisdictional emergency management arrangements to organisational policies, procedures, planning and decision making.

This unit describes the outcomes required to design, develop or modify activities that exercise elements of emergency management arrangements.

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.

This unit covers the competency to manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities within the context of established policy and organisational relationships.

This unit covers the competency to manage and evaluate projects.

Possible Electives

This unit covers the outcomes required to deliver administrative, technical, and/or professional services in a recovery context by professionals and volunteers working within a framework of existing emergency management legislation, regulations, plans and arrangements.

This unit covers the competency required to support an affected community to develop a strategic approach to its recovery.

This support may include strengthening ongoing community capacity; enhancing the social, economic, environmental and physical infrastructure of the community; and resolving local and external issues hindering recovery.

This unit describes the outcomes required to collaboratively facilitate development of new, or revision of existing emergency plans in a multi-agency and community context. Such plans may focus on one or more aspects of emergency management, i.e. prevention, preparedness, response and/or recovery.

This unit covers the competency to acquire and manage physical resources to achieve the jurisdiction's objectives.

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

  • Emergency Management - all sectors
  • Police Officer
  • Watch House Officer
  • Border Force
  • Prison Officer
  • ADF

RPL FEES - $1600 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $1600 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

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.

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