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Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Course Code: PUA50120
Course Name: Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed over a 12 month period. Flexible options or blended delivery is also available for people who would like to complete the program more quickly. Enrolment is open for 18 months.
Course Description: The PUA50120 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) is designed for personnel undertaking emergency management responsibilities at an incident, emergency or disaster. This will include the coordination of resources, personnel and entities as well as the coordination of activities with other organisations. This qualification includes the units of competency required by personnel for performing a range of activities such as planning and the coordination of activities for an incident, emergency or disaster. This supports prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from such events.
Assessment: Assessments at AQF Level 5 will be provided
Career: This qualification is a level entry pathway into emergency management with streamlined options to upgrade to the Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management) and higher education.
Entry Requirements: There are no pre-requisites for this course. Expected level of student skills: It is expected students have a level of digital literacy to access information, communicate and complete training and assessment activities using a computer/tablet and our online learning platform. Students will be required to complete a number of tasks independently, and to have the skills to manage their own time and study. At the diploma level students are expected to be able to research and analyse information, and to apply knowledge to real world situations. Students will be required to independently read and understand a range of different documents including legislation, plans and policies, guidebooks and articles. Students are also required to develop written documentation, including risk assessments, action plans, logs and reports. A key skill for this program is the ability to effectively communicate with others in English, including in time critical and stressful situations. Technology requirements: Students require access to a computer/tablet device with word processing software, internet browser and email account. An internet connection is also required. A webcam/microphone and speakers (or headset) will be needed for any virtual meetings. ACIM Solutions may be able to assist you with access to a computer device if you do not have options for meeting this requirement.
Qualification Requirements: We offer a range of electives for this unit. The structure provided is a sample only and participants are encouraged to discuss their learning goals and objectives with us.
Notes: RPL application Recognition of prior learning is available on this qualification. If you have employment experience in this area, you may apply for recognition or prior learning. You will need to be able to provide evidence of your employment experience and the ACIM RPL team will assist you through the RPL process. Please contact us for our RPL Kit. Credit transfer is also available for this qualification. This qualification allows for two (2) elective units to be imported from another endorsed training package or accredited course. All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be from an equivalent qualification level or higher. Electives units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification. If you have done previous study in this qualification or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and ACIM will conduct a credit assessment. For more information please contact us to discuss.
Units of Competence:
Code Name Type
PUACOM007 Liaise with other organisations Core
PUAEMR032 Design emergency management exercises Core
PUAEMR038 Work within an emergency management context Core
PUAMAN005 Manage projects Core
PUAOPE017 Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident Core
BSBCMM411 Make presentations Elective
BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment Elective
PSPGEN057 Develop and use political nous Elective
PSPGEN071 Prepare high-level written communication Elective
PSPGEN143 Prepare high-level written communication Elective
PUACOM003 Manage information Elective
PUACOM005 Foster a positive organisational image in the community Elective
PUACOM008 Develop and organise public safety awareness programs Elective
PUAEMR009 Facilitate emergency risk assessment Elective
PUAEMR014 Deliver recovery services Elective
PUAEMR020 Coordinate emergency planning Elective
PUAEMR033 Determine treatment options Elective
PUAEMR034 Establish and manage a recovery centre Elective
PUAEMR035 Facilitate community involvement in recovery Elective
PUAEMR036 Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises Elective
PUAEMR037 Manage recovery functions and services Elective
PUAMAN001 Manage the organisation's public safety responsibilities Elective
PUAMAN003 Manage human resources Elective
PUAMAN007 Manage financial resources Elective
PUAMAN008 Manage physical resources Elective
PUAOPE003 Manage the public information function at an incident Elective
PUAOPE012 Control a Level 1 incident Elective
PUAOPE015 Conduct briefings and debriefings Elective
PUAOPE016 Manage a multi-team sector Elective
PUAOPE018 Control a Level 2 incident Elective
PUAOPE022 Manage logistics for a complex incident Elective
PUAOPE023 Manage operations for a Level 2 incident Elective
PUAOPE025 Manage planning for a complex incident Elective
PUATEA003 Lead, manage and develop teams Elective
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools Elective

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