Advance your career in Emergency and Disaster Management with the PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management). The Advanced Diploma qualification will equip you with knowledge and skills for a range of technical and leadership functions specific to public safety, in the areas of Prevention/Mitigation, Preparation, Response and Recovery. The course is suitable for current paid professionals or volunteers who are working within an emergency or disaster management role or those who aspire to do so. As a graduate of this course, you may choose to undertake additional studies by enrolling in the CC60 Bachelor of Emergency Service, where you will gain eighteen (18) months credit for your Advanced Diploma or entry into the CC27 Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management.
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|AQF Level||Level 6: Advanced Diploma|
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 enter the qualification through the PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) or equivalent Units of Competency from previous study.
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)
Career Opportunities and Occupations: 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
Includes 1.5 years for the units from clusters 1-3 which are completed in PUA52312 - Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
|Advanced Diploma Units - Cluster 4
Core elements reflect on the work undertaken during the PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) course during clusters 1-3. The focus of this cluster centres around understanding the complexity of facilitating emergency risk assessment and determining treatment options, presenting these to the allocated host organisation. The final component of the PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management ) course is working with the diploma students in managing and evaluating the diploma student designed exercise. This would be a typical role for a senior practitioner within the sector. 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.
|PUAEMR030||Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR009B||Facilitate emergency risk assessment||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR012B||Determine treatment options||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|Cluster 1 - Diploma of Public Safety Units
Cluster 1 units are completed in PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).
|PUACOM007B||Liaise with other organisations||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR008B||Contribute to an emergency risk management process||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR018A||Work in an emergency management context||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|Cluster 2 - Diploma of Public Safety Units
Cluster 2 units are completed in PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).
|PUAEMR031||Design emergency management exercises||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAMAN005B||Manage projects||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAOPE017A||Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR017A||Manage recovery functions and services||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|Cluster 3 - Diploma of Public Safety Units
Cluster 3 units are completed in PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).
|PUAMAN001B||Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|BSBCON601B||Develop and maintain business continuity plans||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|PUAEMR021A||Facilitate emergency planning process||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|1||PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisations|
|1||PUAEMR008B - Contribute to an emergency risk management process|
|1||PUAEMR018A - Work in an emergency management context|
|2||PUAEMR031 - Design emergency management exercises|
|2||PUAMAN005B - Manage projects|
|2||PUAOPE017A - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident|
|2||PUAEMR017A - Manage recovery functions and services|
|3||PUAMAN001B - Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities|
|3||BSBCON601B - Develop and maintain business continuity plans|
|3||PUAEMR021A - Facilitate emergency planning process|
|4||PUAEMR030 - Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises|
|4||PUAEMR009B - Facilitate emergency risk assessment|
|4||PUAEMR012B - Determine treatment options|
Residential School Information
Students must attend a five day residential school 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. The Advanced Diploma students undertake the management of the exercise.
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.
Advanced Diploma graduates are offered two options to continue with their professional development:
Option 1: Enrol in the three year full-time CC60 - Bachelor of Emergency Service and if eligible they may receive up to 12 Units of credit or up to eighteen months full-time equivalent credit from the degree.
Option 2: Enrol in the CC27 - Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management, which recognises the changing nature of emergency and disaster management in Australia and the important role research and evidence-based practice plays in underpinning contemporary perspectives and approaches.