Certificate II in Public Safety (firefighting and emergency operations)

Course code: PUA20619

Our nationally accredited training is designed for companies wishing to develop their Emergency Response Team’s level of knowledge and skills in basic firefighting and emergency response. Participants will ideally, be currently engaged in emergency response activities in the workplace, or looking to enter this field.

This course is designed for organisations and individuals responsible for emergency response and public safety roles including:

  • Mines rescue crew personnel
  • Emergency response teams
  • Fire service personnel; and
  • Any individuals responsible for participating in firefighting and rescue operations


** Fire and Safety Australia will design a specific training plan to meet your company needs. Typically, this is a 6 month programme conducted in a blended combination of on-site and face to face delivery and requires up to 620 hours of study.

Students are required to attend workshops throughout the 6 month period for between 12-15 days (96-120 hours) depending on their electives chosen, and spend up to an additional 524 hours on-site, employer based training, liaising with their trainer, and submitting logbooks.

FSA Entry Requirements:

  • USI
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Fitness to participate declaration (physically demanding course)
  • Clothing and PPE appropriate to delivery site and course structure – this may include fire rated PPE.
  • Participants need to be clean-shaven, meeting the Australian Standards, when using Breathing Apparatus equipment
  • All pre-requisite requirements are met prior to commencing the units where pre-requisites are required


  • PUAFIR210 Prevent injury ([1] delivered )
  • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit ([2] delivered)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid ([3] delivered)
  • PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire ([4] delivered) #

[1][2][3][4] – indicates pre-requisites for units listed within this training product

# subject to elective chosen

Group Size:



12 – 15 workshop days ** plus on the job training (delivered over an extended period of 6 months)


Onsite or at our training facility. Access to live fire ground, and associated permits is required. Fire appliance/vehicle/tanker with pumps, fire hoses, fittings and ancillary equipment is also required.


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Course Topics:

Core Units:
• PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
• PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire
• PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
• PUAFIR210 Prevent injury
• PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
• PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
• PUATEA001 Work in a team
• HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Elective Units – Choose a minimum of 1 from the below, plus 2 from the below list or other meeting the above packaging rules.:
• PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire
• PUAFIR220 Respond to isolation structure fire
•PUAFIR309 Operate pumps
•PUAFIR206 Check installed fire safety systems

More Information

Read answers to some commonly asked questions about this course below. Alternatively, you can visit our general FAQs page, our Resources page or email us via the form below.

Before enrolling into this training course, please download and read the Course Participant Handbook.

  • Parking is available on site
  • Tea & coffee is provided
  • What to wear: Closed toe shoes and clothing that may get dirty
  • What to bring: Pen and paper

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Payment Methods: All credit cards, direct deposit, cheque or cash are accepted.

Cancellation Policy:  Public Courses - With 5 business days cancellation notice a total refund is given. If less than 5 business days notice a 50% refund is made. When less than 24 hours notice is given, no refund is available.

Can we combine courses into a course package? Yes companies can combine other FSA courses with the Chief Fire Warden training to save money.

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