Training package

ACTRFS training package and national accreditation references

A heavy tanker pump in action

A heavy tanker pump in action

4wd training

4WD training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ACT Rural Fire Service training packages come from the National Public Safety Training Package. All Service training is nationally recognised within the Australian Quality Training Framework and is 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.

ACT Rural Fire Service members complete the following training pathway:

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.

Completion of this training course results in the following units of competence being awarded:

PUAOHS001A Follow Defined Occupational Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
PUAFIR201A Prevent Injury
PUAOPE013A Operate Communications Systems and Equipment
PUATEA001A Work In a Team
PUATEA004A Work Effectively in a Public Safety Organisation
PUAFIR204A Respond to Wildfire
PUAEQU001B Prepare, Maintain and Test Response Equipment

Village Fire-Fighter

This training builds on the Bush Fire-fighter training above.

This course enables participants to undertake motor vehicle fire-fighting, as well as defensive structural fire-fighting (we do not enter buildings). This course is delivered in a 2 and a half day format.

Completion of this training course results in the following unit of competence being awarded:

PUAFIR202A Respond to Isolated/Remote Structure Fire
Village fire-fighting in action

Village fire-fighting in action

Gas prop training at hume training centre

Gas prop training at hume training centre

Advanced Fire Fighter

This training is broken into 2 parts – Technical and Principles.  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 take on a mentor role with newer fire-fighters and are expected to work with limited supervision.

These units are delivered separately. All training at this level requires commitment over weeknights and weekends.

Members must hold all Bush Fire-fighter units of competence to be eligible to complete this training.

Completion of this training course results in the following units of competence being awarded:

AF Technical:

PUAOPE014A Navigate to an Incident
PUAFIR309B Operate Pumps
PUAEQU001B Prepare, Maintain and Test Response Equipment

AF Principles:

PUAOHS002B Maintain Safety at an Incident Scene
PUATEA002B Work Autonomously
PUAFIR319 Take Local Weather Observations

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Crew Leader

This training is designed to develop members who wish to take on leadership roles within their Brigade.

The crew leader package is delivered in three sections. The courses are designed around different sections of fire-fighting.

Members must hold all Advanced Fire-fighter units of competence to be eligible to complete this training.

Completion of this training course results in the following units of competence being awarded:

PUAFIR303A Suppress Wildfire
PUAOPE012A Control a Level 1 Incident
PUAOPE0015A Conduct Briefings/Debriefings
PUAOPE020A Lead a Crew
PUAFIR319 Take Local Weather Observations

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Group Leader

This training is for senior field fire management officers.

It is a four and a half day course.

This course develops the individual’s crew management, fire behaviour, and incident management skills.

Members must hold all Crew Leader units of competence to be eligible to complete this training.

Completion of this training course results in the following unit of competence being awarded:

PUAOPE016A Manage a Multi-Team Sector

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