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RII30719 Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response and Rescue


The Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue course is a nationally accredited course that is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to allow them to operate safely within emergency services, across a variety of industries. This qualification is to provide training for those who will fulfil the role of response and rescue team members.


  • Advanced First Aid
  • Communication and working safely with WHS policies and procedures
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Fire
  • Road Crash
  • Risk in the workplace


  • Dependent on participant’s previous experience. The course is delivered in 7 modules (1 to 4 days each). RPL may be sought.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The Statement is issued by RISK RESPONSE AND RESCUE (RTO 90774)


With the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID014 Provide advanced first aid
  • RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS201E Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • PUAFIR207 Operate breathing apparatus open circuit
  • PUAFIR210 Prevent injury
  • RIIERR201E Conduct fire team operations
  • RIIERR302E Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
  • PUASAR022 Participate in rescue operation
  • PUASAR024 Undertake road crash rescue
  • PUAFIR324 Render hazardous materials incidents safe
  • PUAFIR306 Identify, detect and monitor hazardous materials at an incident
  • RIIERR301E Respond to work site incidents
  • RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processes


Some of these modules require additional prerequisites if the participant is from the Fire Sector or the participant intends for these units to contribute towards a Fire Qualification. The Fire Sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.


$5,500 (GST Exempt) per participant



HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

There are also two prerequisites for the units covered in this course. PUAFIR210 Prevent injury and PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation these will both be delivered during the course.

PLEASE NOTE: HLTAID003 has been superseded and is no longer available for RR+R to train, assess or award individually after 14 Oct 2021. If you do not hold a current HLTAID003 qualification please contact RR+R.


Participants must

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold the required prerequisites: You must have previously attended our 1 day Confined Space Entry course or hold equivalent competencies, as well as Provide First Aid and Advanced First Aid
  • Be clean shaven (required under AS 1715 for breathing apparatus) (mandatory)
  • For specific instructions, please examine the ‘Each Trainee Must Provide’ section of each course (click on the module name in the table above).
  • Understand that this training is realistic and very physical. It is important that all personnel who attend this course are willing and capable of moving about in dark, possibly smoky, confined spaces while wearing 15kg breathing apparatus sets, AND willing and capable of moving about at height (ascending and descending ropes) on towers and other high structures. If you do not possess the fitness/strength to ascend ropes under your own strength, you will be unable to demonstrate competence for the vertical rescue component of this program.


To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, participants will be required to have their temperature tested and sanitise upon entry to our premises. Whilst check-in using our QR code is no longer mandatory, we strongly encourage participants to continue to utilise this function. 

In line with the Public Health Order, face masks are no longer mandatory on our premises however are highly recommended in certain situations. Whilst on our premises you may be asked to wear a face mask if you are not able to be physically distanced (e.g. when in a Confined Space or performing 2 person CPR). We ask that you please be mindful and respectful of the health of our staff and other participants in these situations and comply with the request, unless you have an exemption. 

We kindly ask that anyone who has been identified as a close contact in the 7 days prior to the training, is awaiting COVID-19 test results or is feeling unwell in any way to please not attend our premises. 

Should you not be able to meet these requirements, please contact our office before booking.