Public Safety PUA

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview
These qualifications apply to aquatic search and rescue, community policing, emergency management, firefighting and state and territory emergency services areas of work.

‘Public Sector’ and ‘Local Government’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the PUA (release 3.1) Training Package.

The Public Safety Training Package PUA (release 3.1) includes 31 qualifications and 42 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathways Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

PUA20619 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

The PUA20619 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) is designed for introductory level firefighting and emergency response professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment, as a member of a firefighting team.

PUA20719 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)

The PUA20719 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) is designed for introductory level firefighting professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment, as a member of a firefighting team.

PUA30619 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

The PUA30619 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) is designed for experienced firefighting and emergency response professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment.

PUA30819 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)

The PUA30819 Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations) provides individuals with general and specialist skills to operate effectively in a range of emergency communication centres roles.

PUA40319 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)

The PUA40319 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) is designed for firefighting professionals who lead firefighting teams. This will include the coordination of resources and the supervision of personnel at an incident.

PUA42712 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)

This Certificate covers training in Emergency Communications Centre Operations.

PUA50519 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)

The PUA50519 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) is designed for firefighting professionals undertaking a diverse range of management responsibilities. This will include the management of resources, personnel and stakeholders as well as the coordination of activities with other agencies.

PUA60519 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)

The PUA60519 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) is designed for firefighting professionals performing senior management responsibilities such as developing and implementing strategic plans, performing policy reviews and undertaking stakeholder engagement with government and non-government agencies.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
PUA20719 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
PUA30619 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
PUA20619 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
PUA20719 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification *
PUA30619 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
PUA30819 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
PUA40319 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 24 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T T
PUA42712 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
PUA50519 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
PUA60519 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
PUA20619 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
Availability
PUA30619 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
Availability
PUA30819 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
Availability
PUA40319 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)
Availability
PUA42712 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
Availability
PUA50519 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).