PUA52312 - Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Course Details

Course Summary

Advance your career in Emergency and Disaster Management with the PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management). This Diploma qualification will equip you with industry-wide knowledge and skills in 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 PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) or CC60 Bachelor of Emergency Service, where you will gain one year full time equivalency credit for your Diploma.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $7750 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

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)

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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 6 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units
PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

1.5 years
2 years in total if students wish to complete PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety

  • Online
  • 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.
PUACOM007B Liaise with other organisations More Information
PUAEMR008B Contribute to an emergency risk management process More Information
PUAEMR018A Work in an emergency management context More Information
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.
PUAMAN005B Manage projects More Information
PUAEMR031 Design emergency management exercises More Information
PUAEMR017A Manage recovery functions and services More Information
PUAOPE017A Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident More Information
Cluster 3
Cluster 3 brings together the learnings in Clusters 1 and 2, as students enter into the area of undertaking emergency management planning in linking to managing an organisations public safety responsibilities. Culmination of this cluster reviews the organisational Business Continuity Planning (BCP) in the delivery of organisational functions and services and public safety responsibilities.
BSBCON601B Develop and maintain business continuity plans More Information
PUAEMR021A Facilitate emergency planning process More Information
PUAMAN001B Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities More Information

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 PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisations
1 PUAEMR008B - Contribute to an emergency risk management process
1 PUAEMR018A - Work in an emergency management context
2 PUAMAN005B - Manage projects
2 PUAEMR031 - Design emergency management exercises
2 PUAEMR017A - Manage recovery functions and services
2 PUAOPE017A - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
3 BSBCON601B - Develop and maintain business continuity plans
3 PUAEMR021A - Facilitate emergency planning process
3 PUAMAN001B - Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Online
January: Part Time
July: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are two course intakes available in January and July.
18 months part-time over three 20 week terms
This course is available for study on-line with teaching support and scheduled weekly on-line sessions, discussion forums, email and telephone. 

This course includes a mandatory 5 day Residential program.  See the More Details tab for further information.

Students will require self-motivation and must have 5-7 hours per week available in order to meet the course study readings, group work and discussion contributions.

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Residential School Information


Students must attend a five day residential school during Term 2 - Week 15, at a CQUniversity nominated location where learning activities in managing and evaluating emergency operation management exercises is undertaken.  


During the five-day residential school, students be exposed to a scenario that replicates activities they could undertake during an actual disaster event. The residential covers activation of an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), escalation of the event including transition to the next operational level, then undertake a transition to recovery after the event has passed. Students will review potential recovery functions and services identifying with stakeholders potential strategies that enable the community to return to a normal stance after an incident or event within a self-managed group. 


Travel, accommodation and meals are to be met by the individual student. It is estimated the residential to be approximately $2,500.  


Residential School details will be provided to students by teaching staff.  


Diploma and Advanced Diploma Combined Program

 

PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) and PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) combined are an integrated and blended professional development program, structured to enable new entrants and existing practitioners the opportunity to enhance their skills, capability and competencies in this specialised field of emergency management.

 

The Diploma is designed to support integrated action learning in the broad range of core elements of emergency management. The Advanced Diploma, builds on this body of work in providing a greater understanding of the, requirements, responsibilities and emergency management roles within the sector.   

 

This professional development pathway is structured over a two year, four - 20 week terms of clustered Units of Competency.

 

For each term’s program, the Units are clustered to provide students the opportunity to undertake a body of work, which typically replicates a workplace environment within an emergency management role. 

 

Contacts

For further information please contact CQUniversity Student Advice Team on 13 27 86

 

Exit Opportunities

Diploma graduates may continue their professional development through enrolment in the three year full-time CC60 - Bachelor of Emergency Service, receiving up to 8 units of credit or up to one-year full time equivalent credit from the degree.