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

National Course Code: PUA30613

TAFE NSW Course Number: PUA30613-01V03

Nominal Hours: 634

Full Fee: $7,110
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $1,650

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised

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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 III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) cover the units of competency required by firefighters to perform a range of varied activities such as structure firefighting and to respond to rescue incidents.

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, such as:

- after achieving the PUA20613 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)

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.

Fire Fighter (rural)
Fire Fighter (urban)
Fire Fighter and Emergency Worker

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid
PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire
PUAFIR308B Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
PUAFIR313B Operate aviation support equipment
PUAFIR317 Operate aerial appliance
PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene
PUASAR019A Train canines to work in a USAR environment
PUASAR025A Undertake confined space rescue
PUASAR029A Undertake a complex transport rescue
PUASAR034 Undertake swiftwater and floodwater rescue and recovery
BSBCMM401A Make a presentation
PUACOM005B Foster a positive organisational image in the community
PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire
PUAFIR309B Operate pumps
PUAFIR314B Utilise installed fire safety systems
PUAFIR318 Operate specialist appliance
PUAOPE014A Navigate to an incident
PUASAR020A Develop a canine search team for USAR incidents
PUASAR026A Undertake industrial and domestic rescue
PUASAR030A Undertake trench rescue
PUATEA002B Work autonomously
HLTFA404C Apply advanced resuscitation techniques
PUAFIR301B Undertake community safety activities
PUAFIR305B Respond to aviation incidents (general)
PUAFIR312B Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft
PUAFIR316 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
PUASAR018A Select and maintain canines to be part of a canine search team for USAR incidents
PUASAR024A Undertake road crash rescue
PUASAR028A Undertake rescue from a partial structural collapse
PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue
TAEDEL301A Provide work skill instruction
HLTFA311A Apply first aid
PUACOM006B Plan and conduct a public awareness program
PUAFIR304B Respond to marine emergencies
PUAFIR311B Dispatch rappel personnel and equipment from a helicopter
PUAFIR315B Navigate from an aircraft
PUAFIR320 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
PUAOPE020A Lead a crew
PUASAR021A Search as part of a canine search team at USAR incidents
PUASAR027A Undertake land search rescue
PUASAR031A Undertake an urban search and rescue Category 2
PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions

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

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$1,380
Second qualification$1,650
Non-government subsidised fee$7,110

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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