Pump Operations

PUAFIR309 Operate Pumps
Cost: $750.00
Time: 1 DAYS (Approximately 10 hours per day)
Location: Parabellum International Training Centre - Canning Vale

Course Summary

This course is designed to give individuals the necessary knowledge and skills required to be able to operate a portable and/or appliance mounted pump at an incident.  This unit of applies to personnel responsible for operating centrifugal, appliance – mounted and portable pumps and foam systems at an incident. Typically, this work requires the application of the basic principles of hydraulics in terms of the behaviour of water and involves working as a team under minimal supervision.  


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students should be able to carry out the following: 

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

It is essential that the prerequisite units listed below are obtained prior to the issuance of this unit to individuals within the fire sector or the units contributing to the attainment of a fire qualification. 

PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain, and test response equipment 

One of the following: 

PUAFIR203 Respond to urban fire 

PUAFIR220 Respond to isolated structure fire 

PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire 

PUAFIR205 Respond to aviation incident 

This course is delivered through a classroom presentation, participant discussion and practical exercises. A range of assessment methods are used in order to monitor each student’s progress and assess their competency. Our expert and highly qualified trainers are available through the duration of the course to provide support to all students with their learning journey.   

Students who attend and successfully complete and meet all assessment requirements of this course will receive a national statement of attainment for the following unit:  

PUAFIR309 Operate Pumps  

A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.  

All students must undertake a language, literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy test before commencement of this course to ascertain if support is required to assist you into successfully meeting your goals.   

All students much have successfully attained the pre-requisite requirements as outlined in “course pre-requisites”.

Students must also possess the following: 

  • Be physically fit and able to carry a minimum of 15kgs in weight  
  • Communicate in a clear manner with others  
  • Read and Record measurements   
  • Record information legibly   
  • Read and comply with work instructions and specifications   
  • Complete a health and fitness declaration. Please note that students are required to declare any medical issue(s) that may prevent or exclude them from full participation of all units  
  • The physical capacity to undertake the practical components with this course.   
  • Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, safety boots, safety glasses and sun protection on face-to-face training days 

If you have any questions or queries relating to any of the above, please contact Parabellum International Training directly for additional information.   

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