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Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

National Course Code: PUA20613

TAFE NSW Course Number: PUA20613-01V01

Nominal Hours: 530

Full Fee: $6,360
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,200

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

The Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
covers the units of competency required by firefighters to perform a range of
varied activities such as structure firefighting and to respond to rescue


RPL Pathway


Study Pathway

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points
demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at this
qualification level.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire
PUAFIR308B Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene
PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation
PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire
PUAFIR215 Prevent injury
PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
PUAOPE014A Navigate to an incident
PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation
PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
PUAFIR206B Check installed fire safety systems
PUAFIR309B Operate pumps
PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene
PUATEA001B Work in a team
PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems
PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment
PUATEA002B Work autonomously

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Students may need access to fire agency policies, organisational procedures and operational guidelines.
Students are required to complete 11 units (8 core or compulsory units, and 3 electives) to attain the qualification. Students may only choose 3 electives. Please refer to the RPL pathway for more information.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,000
Second qualification$1,200
Non-government subsidised fee$6,360

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To apply for this course please click on the Apply Now button. You may also apply over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601.

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