Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations) - PUA30519

ACT Emergency Services Agency

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

The PUA30519 Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations) is designed for experienced community, volunteer and emergency service organisational personnel to develop the knowledge and skills required to assist in emergency response operations.State Emergency Services (SES) assist with emergency responses to floods, storms, earthquakes and tsunamis. They also assist in road accidents, search and rescue operations and often play a support role during major bushfire responses. The SES also assists in the development and implementation of local emergency management plans and the provision of community education programs.This qualification includes the units of competency required by SES personnel to perform a range of activities including participating in the allocation and use of personnel and resources to achieve operational objectives, maintaining operational information, utilising resources to achieve operational plans and reviewing operational performance to identify improvements. It typically involves working as a team member, under direction, to respond to an incident. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Navigate to an incident
  • Liaise with media at a local level
  • Liaise with other organisations
  • Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
  • Control a Level 1 incident
  • Follow defined work, health and safety policies and procedures
  • Manage information
  • Provide services to clients
  • Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises
  • Administer allocation of resources
  • Plan and conduct a public awareness program
  • Drive vehicles under operational conditions
  • Administer a local public safety group
  • Plan, activate and maintain a communications network
  • Protect and preserve incident scene
  • Conduct briefings and debriefings
  • Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
  • Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting
  • Design emergency management exercises
  • Work autonomously

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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