Underground Firefighting Cluster


Training Plan
Underground Firefighting Cluster (1) Apply

The purpose of this course is to provide course participants with the necessary skills for controlling fires in underground metalliferous mines. Elements and performance criteria include assessing the situation and preparing for fire control operations; controlling the fire; and restoring and refurbishing fire equipment to operational condition.


The course will be conducted over 6 days.

Entry Requirements

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

Face must be clean shaven to ensure an adequate seal with the BA face mask.

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

Qualification Requirements

Pre-requisite RIIERR303E Operate in a self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus.
Pre-requisite PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit.
Pre-requisite evidence is required to be provided before issuance of the Statement of Attainment.

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 need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment for this unit.

Course Fee

For company bookings, please contact our office on 08 90211222 or email

Units of Competence
RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations
RIIERR305E Control underground fires
RIIERR309D Establish and operate from fresh air base