This 1unit course is designed to complement your professional skillset. You'll gain the necessary qualification required to step onto sites deemed a fireground by the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and carry out a range of support services.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Initiate appropriate safety precautions and actions
Implement different firefighting strategies and techniques
Identify the environmental and physical hazards of a wildfire, and how to work safely with them
Use the correct terminology to communicate and understand briefings
Correctly identify and implement relevant survival techniques
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in emergency service agencies and support services
Broad knowledge of wildfires and work health and safety
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Interest in completing a self-paced online course
A computer or laptop with sound digital literacy to complete your coursework
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: emergency management officer and disaster management officer.
Wildfire awareness training is required for anyone who needs to access an active fire-ground. This can include media personal, NGO workers, SES and WIRES volunteers and others. Visit the Rural Fire Service website for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Fire Protection (Basic Wildfire Awareness) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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