The Certificate III in mine emergency response and rescue is an Australian nationally recognised qualification and is the mining and resources industry standard for those employed or seeking employment within firefighting or emergency response fields.

Courses

Communicate in the workplace

This unit covers the competency for interacting with people internally and externally through verbal, nonverbal and written communications in the workplace and the ability to follow verbal and written workplace instructions

 

Conduct fire team operations

This unit covers the conducting of fire team operations in resources and infrastructure industries. It includes the planning and preparing for work, fighting or containing fires and finalising operations.

 

Drive vehicles under operational conditions

This unit covers the competency to drive vehicles safely, including the systematic, safe and efficient control of all vehicles functions and effective management of hazardous situations under operational conditions.

 

Employ personal protection at hazmat incidents

This unit covers the competency required to select, don, test and safely operate appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment at an incident involving dangerous goods and hazardous substances.

 

Fire extinguisher operation

This unit will detail how to select and operate fire extinguishers in the workplace

 

Maintain safety at an incident scene

This unit covers the competency to recognise potential health and safety risks and take action to eliminate or control those risks at incident scenes, to prevent injury to self, other personnel or members of the public

 

Operate breathing apparatus

This unit covers the competency required to select, don, operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in an irrespirable atmosphere.

 

Operate pumps

This unit covers the competency required to operate a portable and/or appliance-mounted pump at an incident.

 

Participate in a rescue operation

This unit covers the competency required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team.

 

Prepare, maintain and test equipment

This unit covers the competency to inspect, maintain and test a range of equipment according to organisation’s procedures.

 

Prevent injury

This unit covers the competency required to identify and avoid workplace hazards and risks, to maintain personal safety and to report identified issues to supervisors and team members.

 

Render hazardous materials safe

This unit covers the competency required to safely combat incidents involving hazardous materials

 

Respond to isolated incident

This unit covers the competency required to respond to an isolated structure fire when working as a member of a team under direct supervision. An ‘isolated structure’ refers to a free-standing building or manmade construction, such as a homestead or farm machinery shed. With an isolated structure, the possibility of fire spread between the structure itself and other structures or property not directly involved in the fire is generally low.

 

Respond to urban fire

This unit covers the competency for responding to an urban fire where offensive and defensive strategies are used, when working as a member of a team, under direct supervision.

 

Respond to wildfire

This unit covers the competency required to respond to a wildfire, work as a safe and situationally-aware member of a crew to attack and extinguish a fire, participate in mop-up and patrol operations, and prepare equipment for the next crew.

 

Work autonomously

This unit covers competency for working as a member of a team or as an individual for periods of time without direct supervision and for mentoring and coaching either in an operational or non-operational environment

 

Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

 

Undertake vertical rescue

It covers the competency required to undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments.

 

Undertake confined space rescue

This unit covers the competency required to undertake rescue in confined spaces, as defined in AS 2865-2009 Confined spaces, as a member of a single agency or multi-disciplinary team.

 

Respond to aviation incidents

This unit covers the competency required to work as a member of a non-specialist team under supervision when responding to an aviation incident.

 

First aid and safety

This unit will cover the principles of first aid in the workplace

 

Undertake road crash rescue

This unit covers the competency required to gain access to and extricate entrapped casualty/s from vehicles travelling on the road such as cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks and semi-trailers while minimising the potential for further injury and preserving the integrity of evidence. This unit requires the responder to access entrapped casualty/s using a range of techniques and to operate specialist equipment to undertake the rescue

 

Navigate to an incident

This unit covers the competency required to navigate to an incident in urban and rural environments.