Operate Pumps Perth

Learn the skills to operate pumps at an incident.

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to operate a portable pump and/or appliance mounted pump at an incident. Typically, this work requires the
application of basic principles hydraulics and involves working as a member of a team under limited supervision. This course does not meet the Fire Sector Qualification
packaging pathway.

Note: ERGT are not delivering this course to individuals within the fire sector, prerequisite units for fire sector are not obtained prior to the issuance of this unit to individuals, this unit should not contribute to the attainment of a fire qualification.

Course Availability

ERGT’s Operate Pumps course is conducted at our safety training centre in Perth, WA. Please enquire online or call us on (08) 9417 6900 for more information.

Structure and Assessment

This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical demonstrations and exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessment.

Learning Outcomes

The Elements of Competency listed below describe the essential outcomes aligned to the industry performance expectations.

  • Prepare pump to deliver water
  • Operate pump
  • Conclude pump operations

Authority / Regulator

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Nationally Recognised Training delivered by Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

ERGT Required Skills and Knowledge

For ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, trainees are required to come to the course with a specific range of skills and knowledge.
Evidence of the following prior skills and knowledge must be provided to ERGT for verification prior to course commencement:

  • RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations or equivalent

Medical Requirements

A health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.

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    2 Day

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Upon successful completion trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in:

  • PUAFIR309 Operate pumps

Also Known as


Common Occupations

Emergency Response Team Member, Emergency Response Team Leader, Emergency Response Volunteer, Driller, Blaster, Digger Operator, Truck Driver, Emergency Response Officer, Emergency Services Officer

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