RII30719 Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue




Eighteen (18) Days

course overview

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to effectively work as part of an Emergency Response Team.
This course can be fast paced and is physically demanding as it involves the rescue of casualties weighing approximately 70kgs in tight and enclosed spaces, therefore, participants should be physically fit and be able to hold their own body weight relying on arm, leg, and core strength.

Participants will be required to enter and work in confined spaces and work at heights, descending ropes up to a height of approximately 10 meters.

learning outcomes

This qualification requires successful completion of 16 units of competency consisting of 9 core units and 7 elective units. The elective units have been selected based on industry requirements.
Core Units
• HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
• RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
• RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
• RIIERR301E Respond to work site incidents
• RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
Elective Units
• PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
• PUAFIR210 Prevent injury
• PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
• HLTAID011 Provide first aid
• RIIERR205D Apply initial response first aid
• RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations
• PUAFIR220 Respond to isolated structure fire
• PUAFIR309 Operate pumps
• PUASAR024 Undertake road crash rescue
• PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue
• PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
• PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
• PUAFIR308 Employ personal protection at a hazardous materials incident
• PUAFIR324 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
• PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain, and test response equipment
Elective units have been selected in consultation with industry.


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform physically demanding tasks
• Be clean shaven to ensure facial seal of respirators as per AS/NZS 1715
• Hold and provide a current Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces or equivalent, MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres or equivalent and RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights or equivalent
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses
• Be physically able to kneel and perform CPR on the floor, uninterrupted for at least 2 minutes on a number of occasions

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over eighteen (18) days and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.
Prior to attending the classroom-based sessions, participants will be required to undertake pre course learning and successfully complete an online multiple-choice assessment. The estimated time to complete the online component is approximately 2-4 hours.


Pre-requisites have been included where practicable.


$5,500.00 (No GST applicable)
Minimum payment of $800.00 is applicable for self-funding students to secure your enrolment ,with the remaining course fees required prior to completion.


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a nationally recognised qualification in:
• RII30719 Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.