Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) - PUA30619

TasFire Training

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

The PUA30619 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) is designed for experienced firefighting and emergency response professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment. The role of a firefighter is to suppresses and extinguish fires, undertake rescues, respond to hazardous materials incidents, protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and the environment. At this level, firefighters are expected to make informed, timely and confident decisions working as a member of a firefighting team under limited supervision.To prevent fires from starting and to improve community safety a firefighter's duties may include conducting community education programs about fire safety and undertaking fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.This 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.The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Navigate to an incident
  • Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents
  • Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
  • Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
  • Undertake a complex transport rescue
  • Undertake an urban search and rescue Category 2 rescue technician
  • Undertake industrial and domestic rescue
  • Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
  • Suppress wildfire
  • Suppress urban fire
  • Navigate from an aircraft
  • Provide advanced resuscitation
  • Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft
  • Undertake confined space rescue
  • Make a presentation
  • Dispatch rappel personnel and equipment from a helicopter
  • Undertake land search rescue
  • Operate aerial appliance
  • Operate aviation support equipment
  • Undertake rescue from a partial structural collapse
  • Maintain safety at an incident scene
  • Plan and conduct a public awareness program
  • Search as part of a canine search team at USAR incidents
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Drive vehicles under operational conditions
  • Operate pumps
  • Operate specialist appliance
  • Foster a positive organisational image in the community
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Develop a canine search team for USAR incidents
  • Undertake road crash rescue
  • Undertake swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery
  • Respond to aviation incidents (general)
  • Undertake vertical rescue
  • Render hazardous materials incidents safe
  • Respond to marine emergencies
  • Utilise installed fire safety systems
  • Lead a crew
  • Train canines to work in a USAR environment
  • Undertake trench rescue
  • Work autonomously
  • Undertake community safety activities

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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