Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue

RII30719 Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue is normally offered to Australian Management & Safety Training corporate clients only. This would include people working in the role of response and rescue team members on a mine site or a construction site, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts.

Appropriate workplaces may include:

  • Mining
  • Construction
  • General Industry that may require such skill

Students will normally be a member of the mine rescue team. This program is not suitable for persons with mobility or significant learning or motor skill disabilities.

People who hold a student study visa or a tourist visa are not eligible to enrol.

Successful graduates will receive a RII30719 Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue.

Unit Information

All students should be employed in a relevant industry and have access to a training and assessing environment with suitable, serviceable equipment and resources in the workplace.

Packaging Rules

The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.

Total number of units = 14

5 core units plus

9 elective units, of which:

  • at least one (1) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least five (5) must be chosen from Group B, of which at least two (2) must be coded RIIERR
  • at least one (1) must be chosen from Group C
  • up to two (2) may be chosen from the electives listed below, elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Core Units

HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
RIIERR301E Respond to worksite incidents
RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Group A Electives

PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation

Group B Electives

PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
PUASAR324 Render hazardous materials incident safe***
PUASAR024 Undertake road crash rescue
PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
PUASAR027 Undertake land search rescue***
PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue
RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations
RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents

Group C Electives

PMAWHS211 Prepare equipment for emergency response

*** These units of competency may be offered dependant on your specific requirements.

Pre-requisite Units

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury being the pre-requisite for:

  • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
  • PUASAR027 Undertake land search rescue

HLTAID003 Provide first aid being the pre-requisite for:

  • HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation, and
  • PUASAR024 Undertake road crash rescue; and, through a pre-requisite of PUASAR022
  • PUASAR025 Undertake confined space rescue
  • PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue.

AMAST will ask you to provide evidence that these units have been completed


You may discuss a plan to complete these units with your AMAST team.

Program of study

Australian Management & Safety Training would normally conduct training and assessment at the client's premises in a block release training program.

Experience has shown better student results when the training and assessment program is delivered over a period of six (6) months, broken into 6 x separate training blocks, however, should you require a tailored training program to suit your specific needs please contact our office to discuss.

An AMAST trainer and assessor will attend the workplace for up to five (5) days every four (4) weeks across the duration of the training program. The student will be required to study and complete tasks during the time between workplace visits.

Students must be prepared to be engaged with Australian Management & Safety Training for the 6 months and be willing to contribute their own time, effort and resources, and be genuinely committed to working toward a satisfactory outcome.

Should you wish to discuss training and assessment options, including delivery timeframes, delivery locations and RPL processes, please contact our office