Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response & Rescue

Course code: RII30715

This qualification is designed for companies wishing to develop their Emergency Response Team members, who will be performing these roles in a broad range of varied activities, most of which are urgent, complex and non-routine.

FSA Entry Requirements

  • USI and Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Fitness to participate declaration (physically demanding course)
  • 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.
  • Clothing and PPE appropriate to delivery site and course structure – this may include fire rated PPE.
  • All pre-requisite unit requirements are met and evidence provided to FSA from the student, verified by the issuing RTO.


  • PUAFIR215 Prevent injury
  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care OR HLTFA211 Provide basic emergency first aid (RPL awarded, mapped to HLTAID003 Provide first aid)
  • PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit (Group B elective)
  • PUASAR022A Participate in rescue operation (Imported unit)

Group Size:



20-25 Days** add same as CS
Plus on the job training. This qualification is delivered over an extended period of 12 months minimum

**This is a 12 month course conducted in a blended combination of face to face delivery and on job training requiring up to 1040 hours of study. participants are required to attend workshops throughout the 12 month period for between 20-25 days (160-300 hours) depending on their electives chosen and spend up to an additional 740 hours undertaking on the job training, liaising with their trainer, undertaking regular site based skills training days as part of their Emergency Response Team training and submitting logbooks.

A client specific delivery plan will be developed and the “rationale” on the duration will take into account the participants and their experience, however based on the “typical” module format, face to face delivery duration is between 20 – 25 days, plus on the job training through Emergency Response Team training, skills development and maintenance, recorded through a participant logbook. Finalised delivery plans will have a confirmed timeframe.


Onsite or at our training facility (access to a live fire ground required)


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Course Topics:

Core Units:
The following core units are completed by all participants:

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIRS201D Conduct local risk control

Group A Electives:

  • RIIGOV201D Comply with site work processes / procedures

Group B Electives:

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
  • PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
  • PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
  • RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations
  • PUASAR024A Undertake road crash rescue
  • PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue

Group C Electives:

  • PMAWHS211 Prepare equipment for emergency response

Imported units:

  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
  • PUASAR02A Participate in a rescue operation


Note: Alternative elective units of competency are available on request.

Mode of Delivery:

The course aims to be offered in two main options

  1. Face to face learning and assessment and on the job skills development and maintenance days as part of regular Emergency Response Team training
  2. RPL and Mutual Recognition

Option 1

Face to Face learning as assessments includes the modulated delivery of units of competency

  • Lectures and discussions facilitated by FSA Trainer/Assessor
  • Skills demonstrations by FSA Trainer/Assessor and opportunities for participants to practice and demonstration their skill level prior to any assessment be undertaken.
  • Theory assessments
  • Skills assessments
  • Scenario based assessments

On the job skills development days

  • Ongoing development and maintenance of skills and knowledge through regular Emergency Response Team training

Training logbooks, developed, maintained and submitted to support on the job training evidence over 12 month period

Option 2

RPL and Mutual Recogniton

  • FSA has a RPL / Mutual recognition policy and process, along with dedicated resources for the application, assessment and awarding of this qualification under RPL and/or Mutual Recognition


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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