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Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of emergency response and rescue team members working in the resources and infrastructure industries, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a wide variety of contexts, which involve some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.


Target job titles may include:


  • Emergency Rescue Team member (ERT)

  • Rescue officers

  • Paramedic/rescue


Typically participants will have 2+ years’ experience in mining activities. As this qualification is delivered in the workplace, it is critical that a client holds a current permanent position or training place and is available to participate in training and assessment activities. This training is not suitable for novice employees looking to enter a workforce as a rescue officer.

Total number of units: 14 (5 core units & 9 Elective units)

Core Units

HLTAID006       Provide advanced first aid 
RIICOM201D    Communicate in the workplace
RIIERR301E     Respond to work site incidents
RIIRIS301E      Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS201D   Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures


Elective Units

Group A:

PUASAR022 *   Participate in a Rescue Operation


Group B: 

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

PUAFIR207* Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUAFIR324* Render hazardous materials incidents safe

PUAFIR306* Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials

                      at an incident

PUASAR022* Participate in rescue operation

PUASAR024* Undertake road crash rescue

PUASAR025* Undertake confined space rescue

PUASAR027* Undertake land search rescue

PUASAR032* Undertake vertical rescue

RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations

RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid

Group C:

PUAEQU001*  Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

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