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.
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.
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:
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|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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Study Mode Definitions
*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.
2 years in total if students wish to complete PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety
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.
|PUAEMR018A||Work in an emergency management context||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR008B||Contribute to an emergency risk management process||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUACOM007B||Liaise with other organisations||More Information||Training.gov Details|
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.
|PUAOPE017A||Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR017A||Manage recovery functions and services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR031||Design emergency management exercises||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAMAN005B||Manage projects||More Information||Training.gov Details|
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.
|PUAMAN001B||Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR021A||Facilitate emergency planning process||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBCON601B||Develop and maintain business continuity plans||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||PUAEMR018A - Work in an emergency management context|
|1||PUAEMR008B - Contribute to an emergency risk management process|
|1||PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisations|
|2||PUAOPE017A - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident|
|2||PUAEMR017A - Manage recovery functions and services|
|2||PUAEMR031 - Design emergency management exercises|
|2||PUAMAN005B - Manage projects|
|3||PUAMAN001B - Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities|
|3||PUAEMR021A - Facilitate emergency planning process|
|3||BSBCON601B - Develop and maintain business continuity plans|
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.
For further information please contact CQUniversity Student Advice Team on 13 27 86
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.