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Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue

Nationally recognised units of competency
RII30719

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The finest rescue qualification for emergency response operatives in Australia, built from the ground up by the best in the business.

INTENSIVE PROGRAM
3 weeks full time
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Delivery Mode 1 - INTENSIVE Delivery Mode 2 - MODULAR
Timeframe:
3 weeks
Timeframe:
Go at your own pace. Attend modules (blocks of 1-4 days) as your schedule allows. You have up to 12 months to complete all modules.
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See dates below for our intensive blocks. Give us a call for more information, the full course schedule, and to book.
When do I start?
You can start any time, our modules are running regularly. Contact us to find out when the next module will be running.


Course Dates

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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, November 23, 2020 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, February 1, 2021 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, May 10, 2021 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, July 12, 2021 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, November 23, 2020 (7:30am)
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Brisbane - Murarrie Mon, May 10, 2021 (7:30am)
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If you have completed some of the units previously you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer, and if you have a range of knowledge and skills that you believe meet the requirements of all units of a given module, you may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This process will involve the gathering of a body of evidence (e.g. logbooks, supervisor and employer testimony, reports you have written, timesheets, resume etc.). Due to the substantial time required in assessing any application for RPL, an RPL comes at a significant cost. The cost will be calculated on an individual basis, dependent on the amount of units and nature of the RPL and Credit Transfer. In some cases, it can be more expensive than the retail price of the course. Please call us to discuss your requirements and potential options.

Some participants may hold certain prerequisites obtained in previous training, however by undertaking our modules in the specified order, it is possible to attain all required prerequisites as you progress.

Course Details

Certification

Students who are deemed competent will receive a Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The full qualification is issued by Pinnacle Safety and Training (RTO 40496).

Prerequisite requirements

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006)
  • 1 Day Confined Space Entry course, or hold equivalent competencies
    • This prerequisite relates to Module 3 - Confined Space Rescue

National units of competency

Module 1 - Generic Induction (GI) - Standard 11 Compliant (2 days)

  • RIICOM201D - Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS201D - Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • RIIRIS201D - Conduct local risk control
  • RIIGOV201D - Comply with site work processes/procedures
  • RIIERR302E - Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • RIIERR205D - Apply initial response first aid

Module 2 - Operate Breathing Apparatus (1 day)

  • MSMWHS216 - Operate breathing apparatus
  • PUAFIR207 - Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
  • PUAFIR210 - Prevent injury

Module 3 - Confined Space Rescue (2 days)

  • PUASAR025 - Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR022 - Participate in a rescue operation

Module 3 Prerequisites:

  • Participants must have successfully completed our Confined Space Entry (1 Day) course or hold equivalent competencies.
  • Participants must also hold PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit OR MSAWHS216 Operate breathing apparatus (can be gained in Module 2).

Module 4 - HAZMAT Response (2 days)

  • PMAWHS211 - Prepare equipment for emergency response
  • PUAFIR306 - Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
  • PUAFIR324 - Render hazardous materials incidents safe

Module 4 Prerequisites:

  • PUAFIR207 - Operate breathing apparatus open circuit (can be gained in Module 2)

Module 5 - Road Crash Rescue (3 days)

  • PUASAR024 - Undertake road crash rescue
  • PUASAR022 - Participate in a rescue operation

Module 5 Prerequisites:

Module 6 - Vertical Rescue (4 days)

  • PUASAR032 - Undertake vertical rescue
  • PUASAR022 - Participate in a rescue operation

Module 7 - Emergency Response Planning (1 day)

  • RIIERR301E - Respond to worksite incidents
  • RIIRIS301E - Apply risk management process

Module 7 Prerequisites:

Course Duration

Depends on participant’s previous experience. The course is delivered in 7 modules (1 to 4 days each). RPL may be sought.

Price

  • Module 1 - Generic Induction (GI) Standard 11 Compliant - $649.00 pp for public courses
  • Module 2 - Operate Breathing Apparatus - $279.00 pp for public courses
  • Module 3 - Confined Space Rescue - $550.00 pp for public courses
  • Module 4 - HAZMAT Response - $895.00 pp for public courses
  • Module 5 - Road Crash Rescue - $1895.00 pp for public courses
  • Module 6 - Vertical Rescue - $1295.00 pp for public courses
  • Module 7 - Emergency Response Planning - $600 pp for public courses

DISCOUNT FOR FULL QUALIFICATION: If you book and pay for the entire qualification up front, you will pay $5,800. This represents a saving of $363. You may pay in a series of instalments.

Course Overview

Pinnacle are a recognised national leader in technical rescue training in Australia. Our Cert III in Emergency Response and Rescue qualification has been built from the ground up by a team of Australia’s best fire services operatives, paramedics, confined space and vertical rescue technicians. We stand behind this program 100% and believe it to be the finest Emergency Response and Rescue training available in Australia.

Course Outline

Not all Emergency Response and Rescue Cert III’s are created equal. Due to the various electives, it is possible to deliver a very ‘soft’ course, bypassing many of the more practical and technical units of competency. Pinnacle have not taken this approach. Our nationally recognised Cert III is jam-packed with all of the technical rescue units. We’ve done this for a very good reason - these are the real-world skills needed by Emergency Services Officers (ESO’s) on major sites in Australia. We have the best trainers in Australia and you’ll learn from the best in order to gain these life-saving skills.

The outline of each module may be viewed by clicking on each module name in the list above.

Course Inclusions

  • All necessary equipment can be provided (although we encourage you to bring your own)
  • This is one of our flagship programs. Therefore, training is conducted by our finest instructors. These operators hold a raft of qualifications such as SPRAT/IRATA Rope Access Technician, all relevant Confined Space, Height, and Vertical Rescue tickets and have years of experience training these skills. You are in good hands.
  • Plenty of practical hands-on training. The course is very practically oriented!
  • Not only is the course very practical, it is very intense both physically and mentally. We provide all the support we can, however if participants are not able to meet the demands of the course they will be deemed not yet competent.

Each Trainee Must Provide

Participants must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold the required prerequisites: You must have previously attended our 1 day Confined Space Entry course or hold equivalent competencies, as well as Provide First Aid and Advanced First Aid
  • Be clean shaven (required under AS 1715 for breathing apparatus) (mandatory)
  • For specific instructions, please examine the ‘Each Trainee Must Provide’ section of each course (click on the module name in the table above).
  • Understand that this training is realistic and very physical. It is important that all personnel who attend this course are willing and capable of moving about in dark, possibly smoky, confined spaces while wearing 15kg breathing apparatus sets, AND willing and capable of moving about at height (ascending and descending ropes) on towers and other high structures. If you do not possess the fitness/strength to ascend ropes under your own strength, you will be unable to demonstrate competence for the vertical rescue component of this program.

Fire Sector Participants

Some of these modules require additional prerequisites if the participant is from the Fire Sector or the participant intends for these units to contribute towards a Fire Qualification. The Fire Sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.

This course was really well run and the involvement from the CS Energy emergency response team was definitely increased due to the way the trainers delivered the course.

Brady M. - Callide, QLD

CS Energy Callide
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Just a quick email to thank yourself and Pinnacle Safety and Training for the training performed on our site. The trainers Lester and Ashley were very professional and experienced and I would recommend them and Pinnacle to anyone looking to do training in this area.

Michael K. - Kogan Creek, QLD

CS Energy Kogan Creek

Lester is a fantastic trainer, with his in depth knowledge of rescue techniques. Highly recommended.

Mark A. - NW QLD

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