Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

Course code: PUA30613

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 public safety roles including:
• Mines rescue crew personnel
• Emergency response teams
• Fire service personnel
• Any individuals responsible for participating in firefighting and rescue operations

FSA Entry Requirements:

• Fitness to participate
• PUAFIR215 Prevent injury
• PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
Note: Some Units of Competency has specific pre-requisites. Discuss with FSA for further information

Group Size:



10 – 30 Days depending on experience of the learners and the elective units chosen.


Onsite or at our training facility


Corporate courses in all states, public courses in some states

Course Subjects:

Core Units:
The following core units are completed by all participants:
• PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire
• PUAFIR308B Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
• PUAFIR309B Operate pumps
• PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
• PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident site
• PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions
• HLTAID003 Provide first aid
• HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

Group A Electives:
• PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community
• PUACOM006B Plan and conduct a public awareness program
• PUAFIR301B Undertake community safety activities
• PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire
• PUAFIR304B Respond to marine emergencies
• PUAFIR305B Respond to aviation incidents (general)
• PUAFIR311B Dispatch rappel personnel and equipment from a helicopter
• PUAFIR312B Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft
• PUAFIR313B Operate aviation support equipment
• PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems
• PUAFIR315B Navigate from an aircraft
• PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
• PUAFIR317 Operate aerial appliance
• PUAFIR318 Operate specialist appliance
• PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
• PUAOPE014A Navigate to an incident
• PUASAR018A Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents
• PUAOPE020A Lead a crew
• PUASAR019A Train canines to work in a USAR environment
• PUASAR020A Develop a canine search team for USAR incidents
• PUASAR021A Search as part of a canine search team at USAR incidents
• PUASAR024A Undertake road crash rescue
• PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue
• PUASAR026A Undertake industrial and domestic rescue
• PUASAR027A Undertake land search rescue
• PUASAR028A Undertake rescue from a partial structural collapse
• PUASAR029A Undertake a complex transport rescue
• PUASAR030A Undertake trench rescue
• PUASAR031A Undertake an urban search and rescue Category 2
• PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue
• PUASAR034 Undertake swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery
• PUATEA002B Work autonomously
• BSBCMM401A Make a presentation
• HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
• TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction

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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