Certificate II in Public Safety (firefighting and emergency operations)

Course code: PUA20619

Our nationally accredited training is designed for individuals wishing to further their level of knowledge and skills in firefighting and emergency response. Participants will ideally be currently engaged in firefighting and emergency response activities in the community or workplace, or looking to enter this industry.

It is designed for organisations and individuals responsible for public safety and for those working in emergency response roles including:

  • Mines rescue crew personnel
  • Emergency response teams
  • Fire service personnel; and

Any individuals responsible for participating in firefighting and rescue operations

This qualification reflects the role of emergency response team (ERT) member. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are urgent, complex and non-routine under supervision.

Due to the current FSA business direction, whereby corporate clients and their employees are the prime customer base, it is envisioned that vast majority of participants will be already within their job roles or looking to upskill into these roles, and as such have the foundation skills plus work place experience to support them within the learning and assessment stages of this course. 

This TAS is designed for standard FSA offering.  Where relevant, units of competency may change to suit the client need.  Where this occurs a client specific TAS / Training plan will be developed.

FSA Entry Requirements:

  • USI and 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 MUST be clean shaven as per AS1715 Sect. Facial Fit, General, when using Breathing Apparatus equipment
    • Note: Students will require a cleanly shaven face in order to complete the practical elements of the course. The standard (AS 1715-2009) outlines in depth the policy around facial hair and includes a diagram where students are to be clean shaven/side burns length.

Group Size:



12 – 15 Days


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.


Corporate courses 

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. Alternatively, you can visit our general FAQs page, our Resources page or email us via the form below.

  • 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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Course Pricing: View our Public Course price list.

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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