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Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management): All students must have access to the internet and a computer . RPL Pathway

National Course Code: PUA50513

TAFE NSW Course Number: PUA50513-01V02

Nominal Hours: 729

Indicative Cost: $4,590

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The Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) addresses management
and specialist functions. The risks associated with firefighting operations
have required the adoption of a number of pre-requisite units of competency to
key operational industry wide competencies. To ensure operational safety is
maintained by fire sector workers they must be assessed as competent in all fire
specific pre-requisites and assessed in the following units within a fire
context for the purposes of obtaining fire qualifications.
PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings
PUAOPE016A Manage a multi-team sector
PUAOPE006B Control multi-agency emergency situations
PUAOPE007B Command agency personnel within a multi-agency emergency response


PUA50513-01V02 Study RPL Pathway 2018

PUA50513-01V02 Pre-requisites 2018

This is an advanced entry course. All students must be attending emergencies as supervisors or managers in an operational fire agency.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points
demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this
qualification level, such as:
- after achieving the PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

Students must provide evidence of having completed any of the required pre-requisite units.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
PUAFIR504B Assist with formulation and implementation of plans and policies
PUAOPE022A Manage logistics for a Level 2 incident
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
PUAFIR509B Implement prevention strategies
PUAOPE023A Manage operations for a Level 2 incident
PUACOM007B Liaise with other organisations
PUAMAN005B Manage projects
PUAPRO001B Promote a learning environment in the workplace
PUAFIR502B Develop incident control strategies
PUAOPE018A Control a Level 2 incident
PUAEMR023 Assess emergency risk
PUAOPE016A Manage a multi-team sector
PUACOM008B Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
PUAOHS003B Implement and monitor the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and pro

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Students may need access to fire agency policies, organisational procedures and operational guidelines.
Most learning and assessment materials are provided.
Students are required to participate in their course and complete 7 core units and 6 electives to attain the qualification.

The indicative cost of this course is $4,590.

There are no subsidies for this course, it is offered for enrolment under a fee-for-service. There are no concessions, exemptions or scholarships available. Payment by instalments is available.

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19OTE01161UOS 1 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)1 Mar 201928 Jun 20196 May 2019$1,530
19OTE01162UOS 2 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)1 Mar 20191 Nov 20195 Aug 2019$1,530
19OTE01163UOS 3 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)1 Mar 201928 Feb 20202 Dec 2019$1,530

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your fees. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 601.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To apply for this course please click on the Apply Now button. You may also apply over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601.

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