Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) - PUA40319

Airservices Australia

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

The PUA40319 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) is designed for firefighting professionals who lead firefighting teams. This will include the coordination of resources and the supervision of personnel at an incident. The role of a firefighter at this level is to manage incidents, protect lives and prevent the destruction of property and the environment. To prevent incidents from occurring and to improve community safety a firefighter's duties may include conducting community education programs about fire and community safety and undertaking fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.This qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to control an incident and to perform a range of related activities. It typically involves some discretion in selecting equipment, services and contingency measures.The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Digitally enhance and process image data
  • Liaise with media at a local level
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Mentor in the workplace
  • Provide safety advice at a rural/land management incident
  • Assess competence
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Control a Level 1 incident
  • Plan aircraft operations
  • Lead, manage and develop teams
  • Provide safety advice at an urban incident
  • Conduct simple prescribed burns
  • Develop air attack strategies
  • Make a presentation
  • Manage a multi-team sector
  • Administer allocation of resources
  • Plan and conduct a public awareness program
  • Assess building plans
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Supervise specialist response to aviation accidents and incidents
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Collect, analyse and provide regulatory information
  • Develop community awareness networks
  • Supervise machinery use in wildfire operations
  • Show leadership in the workplace
  • Develop simple prescribed burn plans
  • Conduct briefings and debriefings
  • Lead a functional unit at an incident
  • Obtain incident intelligence
  • Inspect dangerous goods facilities
  • Interpret and analyse fire weather information
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Contribute to assessment
  • Establish context for emergency risk assessment

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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