PUA41012 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)

Have experience in public safety (leadership)? Get recognised for your skills.

Your work in Public Safety (Leadership) may have already prepared you to achieve formal recognition through your leadership in team effectiveness, management of emergency exercises and financial and physical resources, and protection and preservation of incident scenes.

Whether you wish to become certified, improve your employment opportunities, or enter the field of Public Safety (Leadership), display your competency in conducting initial investigations at incident scenes, driving vehicles under operational conditions, and giving evidence in a judicial setting.

Safeguard your skills in Public Safety (Leadership) and enjoy a protected career path.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

13 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 5 core units
  • 8 elective units

Choose 1 elective unit from the Group A list below.

Choose a minimum of 5 elective units from the Group B list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the Group B elective list below or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.

All elective units selected from outside this qualification must be from an equivalent qualification level or higher.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to a unit it is identified by this symbol ∟.

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of units required for the qualification.


Core Units 


Communicate in the workplace


Manage information


Foster a positive organisational image in the community


Administer work group resources


Conduct briefings and debriefings


Elective Units 

Group A 


Lead, manage and develop teams


Promote team effectiveness


Elective Units 

Group B 


Coordinate search and rescue operations


Provide services to clients


Develop and organise public safety awareness programs


Liaise with media at a local level


Administer a local public safety group


Contribute to an emergency risk management process


Treat operational risk

∟ PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk


Plan and implement a treatment measure


Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises


Design emergency management exercises


Protect and preserve incident scene


Conduct initial investigation at incident scene


Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting


Manage financial resources


Manage physical resources


Promote a learning environment in the workplace


Plan, activate and maintain a communications network

∟ PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment


Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre


Drive vehicles under operational conditions


Provide work skill instruction

For the purposes of gaining a qualification the following three units count as one unit*: 


Plan assessment activities and processes


Contribute to assessment




Assess competence


Participate in assessment validation



Not applicable.

This qualification does not require any licensing..

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