Initial Response Team Member (PUAFER009)


 IRT will expose learners to a range of emergency situations including responding to wildfire, search and rescue in a smoke filled structure, live structural fire fighting and rescue. This training includes equipment such as: Fire pumps, fire extinguishers, lay flat hoses, SCBA, DSU’s, turnout clothing and much more. This training is commonly called Emergency Response Teams (ERT). Refresher training is recommended every 2 years


  • Preparing and responding to various facility emergencies
  • Communicate with and compliment other personnel
  • Assist with recovery from facility emergencies


Upon Successful Completion Of This Course, Leaners Will Be Able To Consider The Following Job Roles:

  • Member of a Facility Emergency Response Team

This unit is appropriate for those working in:

  • Any organisation


Safety boots, suitable attire, be clean shaven as per Australian Standard AS/NZS1715, long sleeve 100% cotton shirt,  pen/pencil. Participants should be medically fit as this course is physically demanding. A change of clothes is recommended.


Duration: 3 days Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm Initial Response Team Member is conducted on a frequent basis at the Academy. Learners will receive training in both theory and practical activities. Morning/afternoon tea/coffee and lunch is provided when delivered at TTA.


RPL is not offered. Students who complete this Unit of Competency may be eligible for entry into further study such as: PUA20619 Certificate II in Public Safety


If you require special assistance, including language literacy, and numeracy please notify us and support services can be arranged. Students that require any special dietary requirements should contact the Academy prior to commencement of course so alternative arrangements can be made. A Student Handbook is available from this website and our office which provides students with training guidelines.  All students have the right to lodge an appeal or complaint in regard to the outcome of this unit. For further information please request a copy of our appeals & complaints procedure via administration. For further information visit our website at: