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PUA50120 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

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Course Overview

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.

The role of personnel is to assist in the management for an incident, emergency or disaster. Personnel undertaking emergency management responsibilities may work in multi-organisational teams.

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.

Course Structure

A total of 10 units of competency comprising

  • 5 core units

  • 5 elective units


The expected completion time is up to 2 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 - $7,500​

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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