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Undertake Vertical Rescue


Course overview

The Vertical Rescue course offered by Mines Rescue provides participants with an understanding of the vertical rescue environment and the use of the specific rescue equipment used in a range of emergency situations. The course is hands on with participants able to develop practical skills to be able to conduct a vertical rescue in the event of an emergency.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Assessing incident scenes
  • Preparing and responding to vertical rescues
  • Maintaining personal and casualty safety
  • Establishing vertical rescue systems and using vertical rescue equipment
  • Performing vertical rescues
  • Performing pre and post-operational duties
Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Vertical Rescue course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation; and
  • PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue

These units contribute to the completion of the Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue (RII30715) and derive from the Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) (PUA30613).

Entry requirements

Participants must have completed one of the units listed below.

  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care; or
  • HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support; or
  • HLTFA311A Apply first aid

In addition, participants are encouraged to gain knowledge and experience of the policies and procedures of their workplace before starting the course.

It is acknowledged that this is a course based on a Certificate III level qualification that requires appropriate levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills to manage course work, in-course activities and assessment tasks.

Further information

Please refer to the Mines Rescue Participant Handbook located on our website for relevant policy information, including Payment Terms and Conditions and Refund and Fees Policy.

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You are encouraged to refer to our Participant Handbook and RPL/CT Handbook for Applicants and speak with Mines Rescue prior to commencing training.

For any further information please contact your local Mines Rescue station.

Please click here to download a complete course outline.                         


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