Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) - PUA50519

TasFire Training

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

The PUA50519 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) is designed for firefighting professionals undertaking a diverse range of management responsibilities. This will include the management of resources, personnel and stakeholders as well as the coordination of activities with other agencies.The role of a firefighter at this level is to manage emergency 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 manage operations and a multi-team sector and to perform a range of related fire management activities. It typically involves the management of 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.


  • Implement and monitor organisational work, health and safety policies, procedures and programs
  • Liaise with other organisations
  • Manage the investigation function at an incident
  • Manage quality customer service
  • Administer cost centre's financial resources
  • Assess and evaluate a facility's fire and incident safety management systems
  • Implement and monitor USAR operation plans
  • Manage physical resources
  • Assess emergency risk
  • Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
  • Undertake organisational training needs analysis
  • Inspect for legislative compliance
  • Conduct complex prescribed burns
  • Develop incident control strategies
  • Manage the intelligence function at an incident
  • Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities
  • Manage a multi-team sector
  • Design and develop assessment tools
  • Supervise incendiary operations during aerial ignition
  • Inspect building fire safety systems
  • Develop complex prescribed burn plans
  • Manage people performance
  • Implement prevention strategies
  • Manage procurement
  • Manage logistics for a complex incident
  • Design and develop learning resources
  • Manage financial resources
  • Develop plans for deployment of a USAR team
  • Coordinate human resource management activities
  • Manage operations for a Level 2 incident
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Manage projects
  • Review USAR team plans implemented at an incident
  • Manage the public information function at an incident
  • Conduct an inspection of a performance based design building
  • Promote a learning environment in the workplace
  • Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
  • Conduct and record a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
  • Manage the finance function at an incident
  • Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems
  • Manage media requirements at major incident
  • Develop and analyse the behaviour and suppression options for a wildfire
  • Assist with formulation and implementation of plans and policies
  • Control a Level 2 incident
  • Manage planning for a complex incident

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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