Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people that want to gain the knowledge and skills required to identify and prevent the development of workplace emergency situations, or to minimise their consequences, and to report if emergency protection systems,emergency control equipment and evacuation systems are compromised.

It applies to a broad range of emergencies and covers the work required before an emergency services and/or specialist response team arrives; it does not include the specific use of equipment to prevent facility emergency situations.

The unit has been developed to cover facilities as specified in Australian Standard 3745 and AS 4083. For this unit, as covered by AS 3745and/or AS4083, occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants).

All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in accordance with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures and approved safe practices. It applies to occupants who are required to be ‘emergency aware’ in their facility.

What qualifications will I receive?

At the successful completion of the training program, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification PUAFER001 - Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations. This course does not expire however a 3-year refresher is recommended.

What will I learn?

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required by occupants to identify and prevent the development of facility emergency situations or to minimise their consequences, and to report if emergency protection systems and/or equipment is compromised.

  • How to identify, monitor and report of situations that could escalate to a facilities emergency
  • How to identify, report and correct situations that could prevent facility emergencies from being handled safely.

Eligibility and Prerequisites

  • All candidates must supply a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Available at www.usi.gov.au
  • All candidates must be either an Australian Citizen, permanent resident, NZ citizen, or a humanitarian visa holder
  • All candidates must provide 100 points of Identification
  • Students must complete the online theory exam before attending.

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered as mixed learning:

  • Online pre-learning and reading of 4 hours
  • Face-to-face training and assessment of 2.5 hours.

Course Duration

The duration of this course is a minimum 6.5 hours.


$149. This includes all course materials, face-to-face training and assessment, equipment used as part of the training. There are no other fees associated with the training program. All fees must be paid in advance of training or assessments.

How to Apply

To apply for this course, please contact Affirm Training on 9699 7711, email info@affirmtraining.com.au or apply below.

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