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

PUA60119 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Course Details

Course Summary

Advance your career in Emergency and Disaster Management with the 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 Bachelor of Emergency Service, where you will gain credit for your Advanced Diploma or entry into the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management.

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 enter the qualification through the PUA50119 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) or equivalent units of competency from previous study.

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 6: Advanced 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:
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 4 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

2 years
Includes 1.5 years for the units from clusters 1-3 which are completed in PUA50119 - Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

  • Mixed Mode
Advanced Diploma units - Cluster 4

Core elements reflect on the work undertaken during the PUA50119 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 PUA60119 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.

PUAEMR012 Determine treatment options More Information Training.gov Details
PUAEMR021 Facilitate emergency planning processes More Information Training.gov Details
PUAEMR009 Facilitate emergency risk assessment More Information Training.gov Details
PUAEMR011 Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 1 - Diploma of Public Safety units

Cluster 1 units are completed in PUA50119 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).

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 - Diploma of Public Safety units

Cluster 2 units are completed in PUA50119 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).

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

Cluster 3 units are completed in PUA50119 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management).

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 PUAOPE017 - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
2 PUAEMR017 - Manage recovery functions and services
2 PUAEMR013 - Design emergency management exercises
2 PUAMAN005 - Manage projects
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
4 PUAEMR012 - Determine treatment options
4 PUAEMR021 - Facilitate emergency planning processes
4 PUAEMR009 - Facilitate emergency risk assessment
4 PUAEMR011 - Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises


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
Project
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
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