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PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

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This unit covers the competency required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team. This unit underpins specialist rescue operations.
The application of this unit in the workplace covers a wide range of rescue and environmental situations, which may include industrial, rural, bush and extreme environmental conditions.
The individual will work under supervision in a team but may be responsible for completing individual tasks relating to a rescue. The unit is typically performed by personnel from emergency services and/or volunteer organisations.
This unit of competency may be contextualised to cover a variety of rescue scenarios using pre-rigged rescue kits or advanced rope rescue equipment. We specialise in the delivery of rescue courses including:

  • Tower and Pole Rescue – 1 Day (8 hours) with maximum of 6 participants
  • Jump Form Rescue – 1 Day (8 hours) with maximum of 6 participants
  • Heights and Roof Rescue – 1 Day (8 hours) with maximum of 6 participants
  • Confined Space Rescue – 1 Day (8 hours) with maximum of 6 participants
  • Tower Crane Rescue – 1 Day (8 hours) with maximum of 6 participants
  • Wind Turbine Rescue – 1 Day (8 hours) with maximum of 6 participants

Contact our office for further details or to have a course contextualised to your specific requirements. We have experience in a large variety of rescue scenarios and environments. We are happy to assist with your training needs or writing rescue plans specific to your organisation.

Duration: 1 Day (8 hours)

Student/Trainer Ratio: 6:1

Prerequisites & Entry Requirements

There is a prerequisite for PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation for any person working in the fire sector. 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.
The prerequisite unit of competency for this course is:
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
Participants must be able to present the Statement of Attainment for verification prior to course commencement. Please email your Statement of Attainment to upon successful enrolment. Participants who cannot present evidence of prerequisite qualifications will not be able to participate in the Rescue portion of the course.
All students must be eligible to receive nationally recognised training within Australia and provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) upon enrolment.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at workers in any industry that may be involved in a first response rescue using workplace vertical rescue kits for a workmate retrieval. It is also relevant to mines rescue teams or emergency services personnel. It is recommended that participants have year 10 level reading and writing capabilities.
It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. One requirement of the training package is that you are to be assessed as physically capable of working under supervision in a team but may be responsible for completing individual tasks relating to a rescue in a range of simulated and real locations.
Students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued a Statement of Attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

Can overseas visitors complete this training course?

This will depend on the type of visa that you have.

For example restrictions apply to international visitors who hold a Student Visa. Any course undertaken by a Student Visa holder must be conducted by a provider who is registered on CRICOS. As Elbon Consulting Services Pty Ltd is not CRICOS approved we are unable to accept enrolments into any of our courses from any international visitor that holds a Student Visa.

International visitors who hold a Working Holiday Visa may be eligible to enrol into our courses once they arrive in Australia. This is important as some occupations in Australia will have legislative and/or licencing requirements relating to qualifications. International visitors will still be required to provide a valid USI (Unique Student Identifier) prior to enrolling into any Nationally Recognised Training. When registering for your USI number if you select Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa) as your form of ID, you will need to enter your Non-Australian passport number when creating your USI. The following details on the passport must match in order to verify in the USI registry system:

  • Family Name
  • Given Name(s)
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Country of Passport

Students from New Zealand will not be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport until your passport has been registered with the Australian Department of Immigration. This will only happen when the student crosses the border into Australia. Once the passport is registered with the Department of Immigration it can be verified and the student will be able to create a USI using their New Zealand passport.

If you are an International Visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your Visa and/or Passport by emailing Your Visa details will be verified for eligibility to participate in accredited training within Australia. If you are ineligible, a full refund of fees paid will be provided.

Course Objectives and Content

  • Capabilities and limitations of rescue equipment
  • Casualty handling techniques
  • Environmental hazards
  • Manual handling techniques
  • Organisational policies and procedures (such as relevant legislation; operational, corporate and strategic plans; operational performance standards; operational policies and procedures; organisational personnel and occupational health and safety practices and guidelines; organisational quality standards; organisation’s approach to environmental management and sustainability)
  • Personal hygiene
  • Procedures for reporting injuries and accidents
  • Relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Ropes and knots
  • Safety precautions

Qualifications for successful students

Statement of Attainment in:
PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer is not offered for this course due to its high risk nature. It is also anticipated that all participants will be new entrants and/or refreshing knowledge and skills in this course of study.

Learner Support

We may be able to provide you with learning support. If you think you may need assistance with reading and/or writing, please contact our office to discuss how we may be able to assist.

Course Fees

For more information and an obligation free quote please call our office on 1300 884 978. Group discounts may apply. Please also refer to the Payment Terms and Conditions available on our website and in the Student Handbook.

What do I bring?

All necessary equipment and learning materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided for training completed at our training facilities. Please wear comfortable clothing and enclosed footwear.

Where can I train?

Training can be conducted in one of our dedicated state-of-the-art training facilities or be conducted on your site.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in a rescue operation (PUASAR022)