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Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)

National Course Code: PUA40313

TAFE NSW Course Number: PUA40313-01V03

Nominal Hours: 432

Full Fee: $2,750

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  • Nationally Recognised Training

The Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) covers leadership and supervisory 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


PUA40313-01V03 - Advanced Entry Pathway 2018

PUA40313-01V03 - Course Pre-requisites 2018

Students are required to complete 11 units (3 core or compulsory units, and 8 electives) to attain the qualification. This is an Advanced entry course. Please refer to the study pathway for more information.

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 PUA30613 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
- after achieving the PUA30713 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)

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.

PUACOM008B Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
PUAFIR405B Collect, analyse and provide regulatory information
PUATEA003B Lead, manage and develop teams
PUACOM011B Develop community awareness networks
PUAMAN002B Administer work group resources
PUACOM006B Plan and conduct a public awareness program
PUAFIR403B Assess building plans
PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings
PUACOM007B Liaise with other organisations
PUAFIR404B Inspect dangerous goods facilities
PUAOPE016A Manage a multi-team sector
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace
PUAEMR023 Assess emergency risk
PUAOPE012A Control a Level 1 incident
PUAEMR022 Establish context for emergency risk assessment
PUAMAN005B Manage projects

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.
TAFE Digital provides learning materials for many of the units, however students may need to purchase additional materials to complete the course.
Students are required to complete 11 units (3 core or compulsory units, and 8 electives) to attain the qualification. Students may only choose 8 electives. Please refer to the study pathway for more information.

Course cost: $2,750

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.

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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