Requirements for completion of the qualification

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Successful completion of sixteen (16) units of competency made up of:

four (4) core units, and

twelve (12) elective units of which:

one (1) must be chosen from group A

at least eight (8) must be chosen from group B

one (1) may be chosen from group C

up to two (2) may be chosen from Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package or accredited course

Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.

There are prerequisites to imported units listed in this qualification. Where a unit is imported as an elective care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified are complied with.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title


Provide First Aid

add topic RIICOM201D

Communicate in the workplace

add topic RIIWHS201D

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

add topic RIIRIS201D

Conduct local risk control


Group A

Unit code

Unit title

add topic RIIQUA201D

Maintain and monitor site quality standards

add topic RIIGOV201D

Comply with site work processes/procedures

Group B

Unit code

Unit title


Provide advanced first aid

add topic PMAOMIR444B

Develop incident containment tactics

add topic PUAAMS007B

Coordinate search and rescue operations

add topic PUAFIR207B

Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

Prerequisite unit: PUAFIR215 Prevent injury


Render hazardous materials incidents safe

Prerequisite unit: PUAFIR215 Prevent injury


Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident

Prerequisite unit: add topic PUAFIR207B Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

add topic PUASAR024A

Undertake road crash rescue

Prerequisite unit: add topic PUASAR022A Participate in rescue operation

Prerequisite unit: add topic HLTFA311A Apply first aid OR add topic PUAEME002C Manage injuries at emergency incident

add topic PUASAR032A

Undertake vertical rescue

Prerequisite unit: add topic PUASAR022A Participate in rescue operation

add topic PUASAR025A

Undertake confined space rescue

add topic PUASAR027A

Undertake land search rescue

add topic RIIERR201D

Conduct fire team operations

add topic RIIERR205D

Apply initial response first aid

add topic RIIERR301D

Respond to mine incident

add topic RIIERR302D

Respond to local emergencies and incidents

add topic RIIERR303D

Operate in self-contained regenerative oxygen breathing apparatus

add topic RIIERR304D

Control emergencies and critical situations

add topic RIIERR305D

Control underground fires

add topic RIIERR306D

Conduct underground search

add topic RIIERR307D

Extricate casualties from underground incident

add topic RIIERR308D

Extricate and transport people involved in incidents

add topic RIIERR309D

Establish and operate from fresh air base

add topic RIIERR310D

Provide support for rescue operations

add topic RIIRIS301D

Apply risk management processes

Group C

add topic PMAOHS211B

Prepare equipment for emergency response

add topic PUAEQU001B

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.