Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue) - PUA30419

ACT Emergency Services Agency

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

The PUA30419 Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue) is designed for experienced community, volunteer and emergency service organisational personnel to develop the knowledge and skills required to assist in emergency response rescue situations.State Emergency Services (SES) assist with emergency responses to floods, storms, earthquakes and tsunamis. They also assist in road accidents, search and rescue operations and often play a support role during major bushfire responses. The SES also assists in the development and implementation of local emergency management plans and the provision of community education programs.This qualification includes the units of competency required by SES personnel to perform a range of activities including participating in the application of rescue techniques during search and rescue operations, responding to disasters, assisting in search and rescue operations, identifying and mitigating hazards, maintaining communication, selecting and using equipment and responding to incidents with rescue objectives. It typically involves working as a team member, under direction, in responding to incidents.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Navigate to an incident
  • Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
  • Apply flood and fast moving water safety techniques
  • Work in an aviation environment
  • Operate over-snow vehicle
  • Control a Level 1 incident
  • Provide advanced resuscitation
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • Manage information
  • Provide services to clients
  • Undertake land search rescue
  • Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises
  • Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre
  • Conduct stores dropping operations
  • Undertake storm and water damage operations
  • Undertake rescue from a partial structural collapse
  • Maintain safety at an incident scene
  • Administer allocation of resources
  • Trim and cut felled trees
  • Undertake inland floodboat operations
  • Drive vehicles under operational conditions
  • Foster a positive organisational image in the community
  • Plan, activate and maintain a communications network
  • Apply snowcraft skills when performing search operations
  • Undertake road crash rescue
  • Protect and preserve incident scene
  • Undertake storm and water damage operations performed at heights
  • Conduct briefings and debriefings
  • Undertake vertical rescue
  • Provide first aid
  • Give evidence in a judicial or quasi-judicial setting
  • Operate communications systems and equipment
  • Design emergency management exercises
  • Search as a member of an air search team
  • Work autonomously

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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