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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    FIRE AND EMERGENCY WORKERS attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Registration or licensing may be required.

    Tasks Include:

    • attending the scene of fires and other emergencies reported to authorities
    • rescuing and evacuating people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
    • operating pumps, spraying water, foam and chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers and other appliances to extinguish fires and to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
    • cutting openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
    • maintaining site security systems
    • administering first aid
    • attending and participating in training activities, rescue classes, drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency and fire-fighting techniques
    • training recruits in emergency procedures and practices
    • visiting buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants
    • maintaining tools and equipment

      441211 Emergency Service Worker
      441212 Fire Fighter


    Alternative Title:
      Emergency Response Officer

    Attends the scene of emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security.

    Skill Level: 3


      Industrial Paramedic


    Responds to fire alarms and emergency calls, controls and extinguishes fires, and protects life and property. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 3


      Fire Engineer (Army)
      Fire Prevention Officer
      Leading Firefighter

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