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Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)

National Course Code: PUA50513

TAFE NSW Course Number: PUA50513-01V02

Nominal Hours: 729

Indicative Cost: $10,510

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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





Your enrolment is not finalised until you have paid upfront or requested VET STUDENT LOAN assistance for the course or program by the census date. TAFE NSW does not:
- provide fee exemptions, concessions or instalment payments for, fee for service (commercial) courses and programs
- provide the option to co-enrol with another TAFE NSW college
- allow a transfer to another course or TAFE NSW college

Refunds are granted in accordance with the TAFE NSW VSL Tuition Fee and Refund Policy, visit www.oten.edu.au for information.
Are you under 17 years of age? Before enrolling please read the NSW Department of Education and Communities - The new school leaving age.

Students are required to actively participate in the course and complete the required units to attain the qualification .

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.

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

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, and personal training records
Oten provides learning materials for some of the units, however students may need to purchase additional resources.
Students are required to complete seven (7) core units and six (6) electives to attain the qualification. Please refer to the study pathway for more information.

The indicative cost of this course is $10,510.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
18OTE01060UOS 1 -Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)5 Mar 201829 Jun 20187 May 2018$3,504
18OTE01061UOS 2 -Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)5 Mar 201826 Oct 20186 Aug 2018$3,504
18OTE01062UOS 3 -Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)5 Mar 201828 Feb 20193 Dec 2018$3,502

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 131 241.

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 131 241.

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