Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation) - PUA60919

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

The PUA60919 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation) is designed for firefighting professionals performing fire investigations. Fire investigation is the analysis of the origin and cause of unexplained or suspicious fires using basic fire science skills and knowledge.The role of a fire investigator is to analyse fire related incidents to determine whether a crime has been committed. This includes reviewing the remains of a fire and seeking to obtain information to reconstruct the sequence of events leading up to the incident. Fires can involve a variety of ignition sources and fuels therefore, fire investigators need to have a working understanding of areas such as construction, electricity and mechanical devices.This qualification includes the units of competency required by fire investigators to perform a range of activities such as conducting investigations, analysing fire origin and cause and attending judicial hearings. It typically involves the use of specialised equipment, resources and services.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.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Subjects you can Study:

Compile and submit electronic media forensic documentation; Determine origin and cause of wildfire; Compile investigative report; Represent the organisation in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting; Use and maintain specialist forensic equipment; Gather information through interviews; Apply principles of combustion and fire dynamics to fire scene investigation; Manage imaging and electronic data; Maintain safety at an incident scene; Determine origin and cause of mobile property fire; Process and analyse fire scene data and laboratory results; Undertake post incident analysis; Investigate fatal fires; Determine origin and cause of structure fire; Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting; Apply electrical/electronic knowledge to fire investigations; Collect, record and coordinate the analysis of physical evidence; Manage media requirements at major incident

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