National code: RTOSS

Statement of Attainment in Fire Protection (Basic Wildfire Awareness)

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: emergency management officer and disaster management officer.

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Fire Protection (Basic Wildfire Awareness) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Demonstrate basic wildfire awareness VU22879

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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