About this unit of competency

This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate first attack
firefighting equipment. It includes demonstrating and explaining to clients how to correctly and safely
use portable fire extinguishers, fire hose reels and fire blankets in emergency situations.
The unit is suitable for those with basic skills and knowledge undertaking routine work tasks under the
direction of more experienced workers.

Applicable Industries:

  • Emergency responders
  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Medical professionals
  • Construction
  • Many more

Training Program

This Demonstrate first attack fire fighting equipment course is delivered as a 4 hour face-to-face training
session, plus breaks.

We offer monthly public attendance first aid courses at our Mayfield West training centre or we can come to your workplace.

If your organisation is interested in a private / in-house booking to have this course delivered to a group of staff, please contact our head office to discuss booking options. The delivery can be programmed to fit in with your staff and company schedule, at your venue or ours.

Assessment requirements

Physical Requirements:

It is important to note that the unit of competency requires a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. Specifically manual handling of firefighting equipment

Language Skills:

All students must be able to demonstrate an accurate verbal report which would be given to emergency services and workplace supervisor.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy requirements

This course combines plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing skills that will be needed in an emergency. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs.

Identification

All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar).

Assessment submission process, support and outcomes

Assessment Outcomes: Competent or Not Competent

For any learner who is unable to satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks, the assessor will attempt to make reasonable adjustments to the methods of assessment. If the learner is deemed not competent, they will need to re-sit the training course and additional fees will apply.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students choosing to undertake RPL will need to be sent an RPL guide for their course.

In order to be eligible for RPL, the student must demonstrate currency in that particular subject. I.e. a student cannot submit evidence from 5 years prior and request it be applied directly to their new competency. They must show how they have since applied those skills and that they are current.

Course completion

Once assessed in all areas of the course and competency demonstrated, learners will be issued a
Statement of Attainment for CPPFES2005 Demonstrate first attack fire fighting equipment.

This Unit of Competency is Nationally Recognised Training from Health Training Package and it is
recommended that it is updated every 2 years.

CPPFES2005 Course Description