Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership) - PUA40219

NSW Rural Fire Service

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

The PUA40219 Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership) is designed for experienced community, volunteer and emergency service organisational personnel to develop the knowledge and skills required to lead in emergency response situations.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 leadership activities in responding to disasters and search and rescue operations. It typically involves leadership of teams, selecting equipment and resources and applying contingency measures. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Liaise with media at a local level
  • Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
  • Lead, manage and develop teams
  • Manage information
  • Provide services to clients
  • Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises
  • Administer allocation of resources
  • Coordinate search and rescue operations
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Drive vehicles under operational conditions
  • Foster a positive organisational image in the community
  • Administer a local public safety group
  • Plan, activate and maintain a communications network
  • Protect and preserve incident scene
  • Conduct briefings and debriefings
  • Promote a learning environment in the workplace
  • Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
  • Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting
  • Design emergency management exercises

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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