Vertical Rescue

Course overview

The Vertical Rescue course offered by Mines Rescue provides students with an understanding of the vertical rescue environment and the use of the specific rescue equipment used in a range of emergency situations. The course is hands on with students able to develop practical skills to be able to conduct a vertical rescue in the event of an emergency.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will gain skills and knowledge in:

  • assessing incident scenes
  • preparing and responding to vertical rescues
  • maintaining personal and casualty safety
  • establishing vertical rescue systems and using vertical rescue equipment
  • performing vertical rescues
  • performing pre and post-operational duties.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation
  • PUASAR032 Undertake vertical rescue

These units contribute to the completion of the Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue (RII30719).


Five days

Entry requirements

No formal previous learning is required for this course however Mines Rescue encourages students to gain knowledge and experience of the policies and procedures of their workplace before starting the course.

It is acknowledged that this is a course based on a Certificate III level qualification that requires appropriate levels of language, literacy and numeracy skills to manage course work, on-course activities and assessment tasks.

Additional information

If you believe you already hold some or all of the skills, knowledge and/or experience for this course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

We encourage you to read our Student Handbook and RPL/Credit Transfer Handbook and speak with Mines Rescue prior to commencing enrolment.

For further information, or to book your course, please contact your local Mines Rescue Station.

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