Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)

PUA20719

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $3905

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Average Course Duration: 8 Days

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Description

The PUA20719 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) is designed for introductory level firefighting professionals who respond to disasters and/or incidents that endanger life, property and the environment, as a member of a firefighting team.

The role of a firefighter is to suppress and extinguish fires, to protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and the environment. To prevent fires from starting and to improve community safety a firefighter’s duties may include participating in community education programs about fire safety and contributing to fire inspections of locations to verify adherence to local fire regulations.

This qualification includes the units of competency required by firefighters to respond to wildfire incidents and to perform a range of other related activities. At this level, firefighters generally work under supervision and have limited discretion in selecting equipment and determining tactics.

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.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates of this course who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay.

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate II).

Jobs

Graduates of this course are most often employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

23.5%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Technicians and Trades Workers

21.0%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Professionals

17.3%

Professionals

Industries

Graduates of this course are most often employed in:

Construction

20.5%

Construction
Public Administration and Safety

20.1%

Public Administration and Safety
Arts and Recreation Services

10.0%

Arts and Recreation Services

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 

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JobTrainer

If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Public Safety Career Pathway

Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations) is in the Engineering and Related Technologies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Public Safety.


Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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