PUA40313
Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)

A qualification specific to the services performed by firefighters.

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The CLET PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) is available via RPL for those with experience working in the fire services or equivalent.  It maps most efficiently to those who have at least two years at the rank of leading firefighter or above and have completed all relevant internal courses for that rank and beyond.

Holding the PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) can help you be more competitive in the organisation but also recognise the experience you have in firefighting and team leadership should you choose to move careers.  In particular, undergoing the RPL process for the PUA40313 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision) is critical for those who have been in the fire service for a long period of time and were not given the opportunity to be awarded this qualification as some of their newer colleagues may have been.

If you have experience in the country or metropolitan fire services, or similar, apply for RPL today and the CLET team will help you get the recognition you deserve.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)
Course Code: PUA40313
Application Completion Time: 28 days
Delivery Mode: RPL ONLY
Awards for RPL:
Certificate IV or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: No
Units Recognised: 16
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

This unit covers the competency required to control a Level1 incident through the use of local or initial response resources.

This unit includes the competency to proceed to the incident, to assess the incident, to plan and implement an operational response and post-response activities.

A Level 1 incident is characterised by being able to be resolved through the use of local or initial response resources only. In a Level 1 response the major function is operations, that is, to resolve the incident.

Control of the incident is limited to the immediate area and therefore the operations function can usually be carried out by the Incident Controller. Being relatively minor, the other functions of planning and logistics will generally be undertaken concurrently by the Incident Controller.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit covers the competency required to lead and manage a briefing and a debriefing.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit covers competency in achieving organisational objectives and effective working relationships through managing and developing individuals and teams.



Possible Electives

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with teams and individuals, their standard of conduct and the initiative they take in influencing others. At this level, work will normally be carried out within routine and non routine methods and procedures which require the exercise of some discretion and judgement.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit covers the competency to develop appropriate networks within the community to enable the development and implementation of effective public safety awareness activities.

This unit covers the liaison with media at a low level incident and providing information about local events.

This unit describes the outcomes required to determine an emergency risk assessment’s objectives, scope, stakeholders, and risk criteria.

This unit covers the competency required to acquire, record and communicate intelligence from an airborne, water or ground-based platform.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit covers the competency required to interpret building plans and associated documentation for fire safety systems and to produce a report in accordance with organisational requirements.

Legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit covers the competency required to inspect dangerous goods facilities and identify areas of non-compliance.

Legislative, regulatory and certification requirements are applicable to this unit.

This unit covers the competency required to provide safety advice at a rural/land management incident.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit covers the competency required to provide safety advice at an urban incident.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit covers the competency required to prepare, conduct and evaluate simple prescribed burns in accordance with approved burn plans.

A prescribed burn is the controlled application of fire under specified environmental conditions to a predetermined area and at the time, intensity and rate of spread required to attain planned resource management objectives.

A simple prescribed burn is characterised by low risk, low intensity, small area, low potential impact on assets, completion in one shift and minimal variation of fuel and terrain.

A prescribed burn plan is an approved plan for the conduct of prescribed burning, includes a map identifying the area to be burned and incorporates the specifications and conditions under which the operation is to be conducted.

Compliance with legislative requirements will be required.

This unit covers the competency required to develop simple prescribed burn plans for specified burn areas and to prepare the plans to achieve identified objectives.

A prescribed burn is the controlled application of fire under specified environmental conditions to a predetermined area and at the time, intensity and rate of spread required to attain planned resource management objectives.

A simple prescribed burn is characterised by low risk, low intensity, small area, low potential impact on assets, completion in one shift and minimal variation of fuel and terrain.

A prescribed burn plan is an approved plan for the conduct of prescribed burning, includes a map identifying the area to be burned and incorporates the specifications and conditions under which the operation is to be conducted.

Compliance with legislative requirements will be required.

This unit covers the competency required to assess and interpret weather information in relation to its impact on fire behaviour.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

This unit covers the competency to administer work group resources to support the achievements of organisational and operational objectives.

Holding this qualification ensures you are competitive in the fire sector, as well as in related occupations outside the fire services.

RPL FEES - $1100 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $1100 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the CLET RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process.

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