Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)


Training Plan
PUA30622 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
PUA30622 CERTIFICATE III IN PUBLIC SAFETY (FIREFIGHTING AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS) | JUNE-JULY 2024: 04-06-2024 to 04-07-2024 at Perth Training Centre, Maddington, WA Apply
PUA30622 CERTIFICATE III IN PUBLIC SAFETY (FIREFIGHTING AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS) | JULY-AUGUST 2024: 29-07-2024 to 29-08-2024 at Perth Training Centre, Maddington, WA Apply

This Qualification is designed for experienced firefighting and emergency response professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment.


This Qualification will provide the practical knowledge and skills to apply a wide variety of fire fighting and emergency response
techniques. The Qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to suppress urban fires and respond to hazardous materials and to perform a range of other related activities. It typically involves some discretion in selecting equipment and determining tactics.

Participants will ideally be currently engaged in firefighting and emergency response activities or looking to enter this industry.


The course will be conducted over 20 days, but will vary depending on required units of competency.

Entry Requirements

Some of the courses listed have pre-requisite requirements, in most cases the pre-requisites are covered during the training. The pre-requisite units attached to any core or elective units must be obtained and are additional to the number of units required for this qualification.

Photo ID must be presented on arrival at the training premises.

Language, literacy and numeracy requirements from the unit are:
- Writing is required to the level of completing written assessments.

Participants must be clean shaven when required to wear breathing apparatus as part of the course.

Qualification Requirements

Upon satisfactory completion of this training, the participant will be awarded the Nationally Recognised Qualification PUA30619 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations).

Assessment Requirements

The course will be based on theoretical sessions, equipment demonstrations and practical exercises.

While the training for the enrolled units is delivered concurrently, each Unit of competency is assessed as a discrete unit.

Participants who are deemed competent will receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment issued by RIKLAN Emergency Management Services (RTO 51994) under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Delivery Mode

Face to face and practical hands-on training conducted by an experienced Emergency Services Trainer/Assessor with strong knowledge of relevant Legislation, Australian Standards and Codes of Practice.

Materials or Equipment Required

Students must wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and steel cap boots.


If you are a new or continuing student undertaking Nationally recognised training, you will need a USI in order to receive your Qualification or Statement of Attainment for this training program.

Units of Competence
PUAFIR308 Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident Core
PUAFIR309 Operate pumps Core
PUAFIR324 Render hazardous materials incidents safe Core
PUAVEH001 Drive vehicles under operational conditions Core
PUAWHS002 Maintain safety at an incident scene Core
HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid Elective
HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy Elective
PUAFIR302 Suppress urban fire Elective
PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire Elective
PUAFIR305 Respond to aviation incidents (general) Elective
PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident Elective
PUAOPE020 Lead a crew Elective
PUASAR024 Undertake road crash rescue Elective
PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue Elective
PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue Elective
PUATEA002 Work autonomously Elective