Training package

ACTRFS training package and national accreditation references

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The ACT Rural fire service training package comes from the national Public Safety Training Package. All service training is nationally recognised within the Australian quality training framework and generally recognised across all fire services in Australia.

The service provides training from Certificate 2 in Fire Fighting Operations through to Certificate 4 in Fire Fighting Supervision.

Basic Fire Fighter

This training will provide all the necessary skills to equip you to work in a team under direct supervision on the fire ground. This training is required for all ACT RFS fire fighters and is generally delivered over 4 evening theory sessions, and 2 days practical work on weekends.

PUAFIR201A Prevent Injury
PUAFIR204A Respond to Wildfire
PUATEA001A Work In a Team
PUAOPE002A Operate Communications Systems and Equipment
PUATEA004C Work Effectively in a Public Safety Organisation
PUAOHS001C Follow Defined Occupational Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

ACT Rural Safety Induction

(Click here to download. 127 MB)

  1. Download the Safety Induction zipped file.
  2. Open and extract the files and save into a folder on your computer.
  3. Open the folder on your computer and scroll down to the RFSafety application and double click to launch the application.
  4. Once completed, print off your result for your Brigade Captain / Training Officer to sign off.
  5. Return to your assessment co-ordinator.

Village Fire Fighter

4wd training

4wd training

This training builds on the basic training above. This course enables participants to undertake motor vehicle fire fighting as well as defensive (don’t enter the building) structural fire fighting. This course is delivered in a 2 and a half day format.

PUAFIR202B Respond to isolated/remote structure fire

Advanced Fire Fighter

This training is broken into 2 sections principals and technical this allows members to develop their technical skills (Fire fighting) and then develop their leadership and safety skills at their own pace.

Advanced fire fighters usually mentor the newer fire fighters and can also work with limited supervision.

This course is delivered in two halves Technical 2 and half days and the principals is also 2 and half days.

PUAEQU001A Prepare, Maintain & Test Response Equipment
PUAOPE003A Navigate in Urban and Rural Environments
PUAFIR309A Operate Pumps
PUAFIR208A Participate in Community Safety Activities
PUAOHS002A Maintain Safety at an Incident Site
PUATEA002A Work Autonomously

Crew Leader

This training is designed to develop our leaders, the crew leader package is delivered in three sections. The courses are designed around different sections of fire fighting.

Each section is a two day course plus in field assessments.

PUAOPE004A  Conduct Briefings/Debriefings
PUAFIR303A  Suppress Wildfire running a crew at a bush fire
PUAOPE001A  Supervise Response managing multiple crews at a bushfire
PUAFIR302A  Suppress Urban Fire running a crew at a structure fire or motor vehicle accident

Group Leader

This training is for senior field fire management officers it is a four and half day course. This course develops the individual’s crew management, fire behaviour, and incident management skills

PUAOPE005A Manage a Multi team response

Other optional training:

  • Operating 4wds
  • Heavy vehicle driving
  • Chainsaw operation basic trimming, and falling courses
  • Helicopter awareness
  • First aid
  • Incident management
  • Village fire fighting
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Remote area fire fighting
  • Conducting Hazard reduction burning
  • Aviation training
  • Fire investigation

This page was last modified on November 13th, 2013