PUA60120
Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

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Do you have more than just emergency response or disaster management experience?  Have you been involved in incident management and planning for the continuity of business? Have you been actively involved in the sector for at least 5 years?

If so, then RPL for the PUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) is likely the best option for you.  

If you are not sure the extent of your experience, simply apply for RPL with CLET today, and the RPL Team will help you with your eligibility.  It is a simple process that is designed to take less time from you, so you can continue your work in the community.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
Course Code: PUA60120
Application Completion Time: 28 days
Delivery Mode: RPL ONLY
Awards for RPL:
Advanced Diploma or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 15
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

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.



Possible Electives

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility for their own work and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities in relation to implementing the program. They analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, workplace health and safety legislation and codes, sustainability practices, and in consultation with the management team.

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

This unit describes the skills required to develop and use political nous to navigate and succeed in the political environment of the public sector. It includes identifying the political terrain, evaluating the political environment, forming alliances, and bargaining and negotiating to achieve outcomes.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently, while performing complex tasks in a familiar context.

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

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to design and develop marketing communication plans, manage the media and provide information about a major incident. It includes assessing scene for media requirements, developing a media strategy, providing information to the media and promoting the organisation via the media.

The unit applies to public safety personnel who have been delegated media liaison responsibilities during major incidents, either at the scene or at a command centre.

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 gather, assemble and disseminate timely, tailored and relevant information to the community and media and if the Incident Controller requires and can also include government, incident personnel and their organisations.

An individual performing this role has the title of Public Information Officer and is typically appointed by the Incident Controller. Public Information Officers are required to liaise with the planning section, intelligence section/unit and other Incident Management Team (IMT) units to gather information about the incident. They then assemble this information into a form suitable for dissemination to the public, media and other stakeholders.

They will also provide timely and relevant information to stakeholders; provide warnings and information to threatened communities, other stakeholders and the public; liaise with news media; manage media liaison issues and consult with affected communities in conjunction with relief and recovery organisations and/or agencies.Authorisation to perform this role is subject to organisational policies and procedures.

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

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

RPL FEES - $2100 (Full RPL Fee)

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

PROCEED TO AWARD: $2100 - 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.

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