Course overview

The Vertical Rescue course offered by Mines Rescue provides participants 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 participants 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, participants 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, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units:

  • PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation
  • PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue

These units contribute to the completion of Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue (RII30715) and the Certificate III in Public Safety – Firefighting and Emergency Operations (PUA30613).


Five days

Entry requirements

Prior to undertaking the Vertical Rescue course, participants must have completed one of the following units:

  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care; or
  • HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support; or
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 Participant Handbook and RPL/Credit Transfer Handbook prior to enrolment.

For further information, or to book your course, please contact us.

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