ACTRFS training package and national accreditation references
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.
|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
- Download the Safety Induction zipped file.
- Open and extract the files and save into a folder on your computer.
- Open the folder on your computer and scroll down to the RFSafety application and double click to launch the application.
- Once completed, print off your result for your Brigade Captain / Training Officer to sign off.
- Return to your assessment co-ordinator.
Village Fire Fighter
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|
|PUAFIR208A||Participate in Community Safety Activities|
|PUAOHS002A||Maintain Safety at an Incident Site|
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.
|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|
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