Course Information

Vertical Rescue – Public Safety

Course Description
The Vertical Rescue - Public Safety course is for emergency services or other personnel required to undertake vertical rescue in a public safety context.

The course provides the skills and knowledge required to undertake vertical rescues in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments. It covers a range of vertical rescue situations, preparing and responding to rescue situations, assessing rescue scenes, establishing vertical rescue systems, and performing in and terminating rescues.

Whilst a range of rescue techniques are covered in this course, Group 314 promotes the use of dual main systems as industry best practice.

Course Content
This course requires the successful completion of:

  • PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue.

Nationally Recognised Training ( NRT ) under the Australian Quality Training Framework ( AQTF ).

Certification Type
Statement of Attainment.

Course Fee
Individual cost: $1,500 ex GST
Group cost: $15,600 ex GST (up to 12 participants)
The minimum course size is 8 students.
This cost includes:

  • Four days of training and assessment.
  • A range of practical scenarios on cliffs.
  • All technical rescue equipment.

Personal equipment may be used but must be inspected and approved by Group 314 prior to the course commencing.

Entry Requirements
Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of enrolment.
  • Have an email address and access to a computer with an internet connection.
  • Complete a Pre-course Evaluation conducted by Group 314 to determine suitability for the course.
  • Be able to work at heights.
  • Be physically fit and well to participate in vertical rescue training.
  • Have recent and credible emergency service experience.
  • Have successfully completed PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation. A Statement of Attainment must be provided.

Five days

The course can be delivered over two weekends in some instances to suit volunteer emergency service organisations. To achieve this some prior learning is required in knot tying, rope work, and equipment familiarisation.

Training Strategy
This course is conducted in the field on suitable realistic cliff sites. Training is predominantly short sessions of theory and demonstration followed by periods of practice and scenarios.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
This course has been designed for emergency service personnel with some prior competency in conducting rescue operations. The assessment tasks and course duration have been tailored accordingly.

Additional RPL options are not available for this course. Students must complete all the assessment tasks as a verification of competency.

Assessment Strategy
This course requires students to complete a variety of assessment activities.

  • Knowledge Assessment (written).
  • Skills Assessment.
  • Competency Observation (scenarios).

Students will participate in a range of realistic rescue scenarios.

Suitable cliff locations throughout Australia.

More About This Course
More information about this course is available on the Australian Government Training website at Click here .

More information about Group 314, including company policies and other general student information, is available at Click here

If you would like to discuss this course with a Group 314 representative, please email or phone 1300 448 779.

Please email or phone 1300 448 779 to enrol.

Why study with us

  • The practical application of skills and knowledge is important to us.
  • Our trainers and assessors have vast amounts of industry experience.
  • Prior learning is recognised to avoid unnecessary effort.
  • Courses are customised to suit individual and organisational needs.
  • We will help as much as we can.
  • There are no unexpected charges and payment plans are offered.

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