Version Effective: 6th of July, 2020
Version Effective: 6th of July, 2020

PUA50119 - Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Course Details

Course Summary

Advance your career in Emergency and Disaster Management with the Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management). This Diploma qualification will equip you with industry-wide knowledge and skills, such as communication and emergency procedures, and areas specific to the roles and functions of public safety such as Prevention/Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery. The course is suitable for current or aspiring paid professionals or volunteers alike.

As a graduate of this course, you may choose to undertake additional studies by enrolling in the PUA60119 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) or Bachelor of Emergency Service, where you will gain credit for your Diploma.

Entry Requirements

Required:

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this qualification level.

Recommended:

Experience within an emergency service agency, volunteer or paid, Federal and State Government, essential services and Non Government Organisations within an emergency management context would be an advantage.

Digital Literacy - The student will need to have access to the internet and the ability to:

  • Use search engines to search the internet
  • Navigate websites
  • Download and upload documents
  • Confidently manage files and documents on their computer, including organising their documents into folders, moving, copying and renaming documents
  • Type and format documents in Word, including working with tables,
  • Manage text (i.e. cut/copy/paste)

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
Skill Area
  • Public Sector
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Career Opportunities and Occupations include:

  • Local Government – Emergency Management Officer, Community Engagement Officer
  • State Emergency Services – Region Controller/Manager, Emergency Management Officer, Training Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Volunteer Support Officer, Community Resilience Coordinator
  • Country / Rural Fire Service – Emergency Management Officer, Training Officer, Community Engagement Officer
  • Health Services – Emergency Management Officer
  • Police Services – Emergency Management Officer
  • Mining / Oil / Gas Industries – Emergency Services Manager / Superintendent
  • Essential Utility Services – Emergency Management Coordinator / Supervisor

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 2 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Mixed Mode Course Structure

18 Months Full Time: This program is delivered via mixed mode. Theory is delivered online, but attendance at residential school is compulsory.

  • Mixed Mode
Cluster 1

The focus of Cluster 1 centres around understanding the complexity of inter-related Emergency Management Arrangements and Legislation which forms the foundation for industry activity. This aspect takes time and patience to fully understand the complexities and learning to work and communicate with other agencies and the community.

Units are clustered together as interdependent information sources, with the outcomes spanning several units and feed into those which are undertaken in Terms 2 and 3.

PUAEMR018 Work in an emergency management context More Information Training.gov Details
PUAEMR008 Contribute to an emergency risk management process More Information Training.gov Details
PUACOM007 Liaise with other organisations More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 2

Cluster 2 focus is the journey of inter-agency consultation and collaboration processes. The self directed activities lead to two exercise activities, one a desktop and the second a functional exercise evaluated during the 5 day residential school, aimed at testing systems and processes of emergency management including coordination of resources and managing the transition to recovery.

PUAEMR013 Design emergency management exercises More Information Training.gov Details
PUAMAN005 Manage projects More Information Training.gov Details
PUAEMR017 Manage recovery functions and services More Information Training.gov Details
PUAOPE017 Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 3

Cluster 3 brings together the learning from Clusters 1 and 2, into the area of undertaking emergency management planning for managing an organisations public safety responsibilities and professional image. This cluster also incorporates the leading, management and development of small teams in the management of these components.

PUATEA003 Lead, manage and develop teams More Information Training.gov Details
PUAMAN001 Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities More Information Training.gov Details
PUACOM005 Foster a positive organisational image in the community More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 PUAEMR018 - Work in an emergency management context
1 PUAEMR008 - Contribute to an emergency risk management process
1 PUACOM007 - Liaise with other organisations
2 PUAEMR013 - Design emergency management exercises
2 PUAMAN005 - Manage projects
2 PUAEMR017 - Manage recovery functions and services
2 PUAOPE017 - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
3 PUATEA003 - Lead, manage and develop teams
3 PUAMAN001 - Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities
3 PUACOM005 - Foster a positive organisational image in the community


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Mixed Mode Course Structure

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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