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PUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

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Course Overview

The PUA60120 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) is designed for personnel undertaking senior emergency management responsibilities at an organisational level. This will include the management of community programs, stakeholder engagement and the negotiation of interagency memorandums of understanding.

The role of senior personnel in the management of and planning for an incident, emergency or disaster may include undertaking senior management responsibilities for managing multi-organisational teams and activities.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by senior personnel to perform a range of activities such as working with the community and other key entities prior to, during and after an incident, emergency or disaster. This involves prevention of, preparedness for, response to and recovery from such events.

Entry Requirements


Prior to commencing this qualification individuals must be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge to

  • contribute to and assist with the management of an incident, emergency or disaster

  • coordinate resources, personnel, entities and activities with other organisations

  • take personal responsibility and demonstrate autonomy in performing technical operations

  • make judgements required to organise self and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams

These skills and knowledge may have been acquired through completion of the core units in the Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) or relevant industry experience of no less than five years in the emergency management environment.

Course Structure

A total of 15 units of competency comprising:

  • 10 core units listed below, plus

  • 5 elective units from the general elective units listed. 







The expected completion time is up to 3 years from enrolment date. 

This time period is inclusive of all teaching, learning and assessment activities required to achieve course outcomes.  It should be noted that there is considerable flexibility in the time allocated for course completion, such flexibility acknowledges that individual students may require less or more time to achieve course outcomes.



There are no formal pre-requisites required for entry into this qualification and there are no pre-requisites which require completion prior to commencing the unit of competencies. ​


RTO Entry Requirements


Students must satisfactorily complete a language, numeracy and literacy assessment prior to or on course commencement to assess capacity to meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the course.


Delivery modes include eLearning, classroom lead training sessions and written assignments.



The course is facilitated by a highly experienced emergency management training team, and includes trainer presentations, small group work, and lots of opportunity for practical hands on activities.



A range of assessment methods are used to monitor student progress and assess competence. Knowledge checks and practical skill demonstrations are used across all units, some units also require written activities to be completed.  Throughout the course trainers are available to assist and support students in their learning journey and in the completion of assessment requirements.

Employment Outcomes

Students who are successful in gaining this qualification can expect to be eligible for jobs in the emergency management sector.  

Recognition of Prior Learning

Australasia Fire & Emergency Response College is committed to recognising knowledge and skills acquired through work experience, education, training and life experiences. Call our Training Department on 1300 942 009 for a personalised RPL kit.

Course resources required


Prior to course commencement students will be informed of any specialist clothing, footwear, equipment or materials required for the course.


Qualification fee - $8,500​

Please note certification will not be issued until all course fees have been paid.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)


All students need to have a USI to be able to enrol onto this course.  The USI is available online at no cost and will stay with you for life. You can apply for your USI prior to the course at or Australasia Fire & Emergency Response College can apply on your behalf.  More information about applying for a USI will be provided at enrolment. 

Australasia Fire & Emergency Response College

RTO No. 45251

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