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Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)


Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)


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Why Choose This Course

This Qualification, PUA30619 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) 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. This course 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; and
  • Any individuals responsible for participating in firefighting and rescue operations


Pre-requisite units

  • PUAFIR210 Prevent injury [1]
  • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit [2]
  • PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire [3]
  • PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment [4]
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation[5]
  • PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire[6]
  • PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident [7]
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid [8]
    Or equivalent according to training.gov.au [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] indicate which units these pre-requisite and entry requirements fit

FSA Entry Requirements:

  • Fitness to participate (physically demanding course) with Participants to be clean-shaven, meeting the Australian Standards, when using Breathing Apparatus equipment
  • Clothing and PPE appropriate to delivery site and course structure – this may include fire rated PPE
  • Unrestricted driving licence
    ** Fire and Safety Australia will design a specific training plan to meet your company needs. Typically, this is a 12 month programme conducted in a blended combination of on-site and face to face delivery and requires up to 1040 of study hours. Students are required to attend workshops throughout the 12 month period for between 20 to 30 days (160 – 360 hours) depending on their electives chosen, and spend up to an additional 880 hours on-site, employer based training, liaising with their trainer and submitting logbooks.

Qualification Packaging Rules:

Total number of units = 11 made up of 7 core units and 4 elective units.

The following core units are completed by all participants

  • PUAFIR302 Suppress urban fire [3] [8]
  • PUAFIR308 Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident [2]
  • PUAFIR309 Operate pumps [3] [4]
  • PUAFIR324 Render hazardous materials incidents safe [2] PUAWHS002 Maintain safety at an incident site [1]
  • PUAVEH001 Drive vehicles under operational conditions
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

Group A General Elective Units (choose 4 Electives from the below)

  • PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident [2]
  • PUASAR024 Undertake road crash rescue [5] [8]
  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue [5] [7]
  • PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue [5]
  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire [3]
    Note: Some Units of Competency have specific pre-requisites. Discuss with FSA for further information and evidence requirements.

Group Size:



20-30 workshop days **
plus on the job training (delivered over 12 months minimum)


Onsite or at our training facility. Access to a live fire ground and fire appliances will be required.


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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.

Access to FSA’s dedicated customer support.

Qualified and experience trainers.

This course will benefit various careers including:

  • Work Health and Safety Manager
  • Workplace Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • Department Manager
  • HR Manager
  • Safety Practitioner
  • Supervisor or management position in certain industries
  • Security Officers
  • Building Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Hotel or Restaurant Managers
  • Safety & Emergency Managers
  • Education Professionals
  • Team Leaders

Here are 4 reasons why you should choose Fire & Safety Australia for all of your safety training and safety consultancy requirements:

  • 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

Course Pricing:

Payment Methods: All credit cards, direct deposit, cheque or cash are accepted. We also offer payment instalments.

Can we combine various courses or multiple staff members into a training package? Yes companies can add other FSA courses into a training package, or enrol multiple attendees to save money.

Contact us via the enquiry form below for more information.


Public courses

  • 2 business day “cooling off period”
  • More than 5 business days - no charge
  • 5 business days or less - 50% of course fee
  • 24 hours from start time - no refund


Corporate group

  • 2 business day “cooling off period”
  • Transferred / cancelled more than 5 business days prior to course date - no charge
  • Transferred / cancelled 5 business days or less prior to course date - 50% of course fee
  • Transferred / cancelled 24 hours from start time - no refund / full course charge


When transferring an enrolment from one course date to another the following charges will apply:

  • Transferred 5 business days prior to course date - no charge
  • Transferred 5 business days or less prior to course date - 50% of course fee
  • Transferred 24 hours from start time - no refund / full course charge
  • Name changes to the booked course - 5 business days or less prior to the course date will incur a $50.00 + GST fee per name change

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Gain practical skills, earn nationally recognised qualifications and open up more job opportunities. Our courses are valued by companies and organisations across Australia.  You may also be able to earn credit towards a university degree in some courses.

Contact our experienced Course Advisors to discuss more about this course or discover other courses that will suit you.

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