Vertical Rescue

Vertical Rescue

PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation

PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue

Cost: $1,700 Please note that this course requires a $1,499 deposit payment upon booking with the remaining course fee paid in full prior to completion of the course.
Time: 3 DAYS (Approximately 10 hours per day)
Location: Parabellum International Training Centre - Canning Vale, Perth

Course Summary

This course is designed for individuals who work as part of an Emergency Response Team or who may be required to respond to incidents in an industrial workplace.  Industrial environments may include locations that are potentially isolated from an external emergency service. Students may hold roles within ERT’s, volunteer organisations or as part of a designated role within an organisation’s structure.  Students attending the Vertical Rescue training course can be new or experienced workers and hold varying levels of responsibility from a team leader to a team member.  Common occupations that require this training are Emergency Response Team Member, Emergency Response Team Leader, Operations Team Member, Maintenance Team Member, Instrumentation Electricians, Scaffolders, Crane Crew Members  or Deckhands. 


Learning Outcomes

The Vertical Rescue course involves two units of competency, and these are delivered and assessed in sequence to satisfy pre-requisite requirements.  

PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation  

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to participate in rescue operations as a member of a rescue team; it underpins specialist rescue operations. This includes a wide range of rescue and environmental situations which may incorporate industrial, rural, bush and extreme environmental conditions.

Typically, personnel performing these roles have completed induction or recruitment training and are commencing work as a member of an operational team.  It is applicable to personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and/or associated industries.  

  • Prepare and respond to rescue 
  • Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene 
  • Perform Rescue  
  • Conclude rescue operations 

 PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue  

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to undertake vertical rescues in a range of emergency situations in a natural and manmade environment. It includes a range of vertical rescue situations, preparing and responding to rescue situations, assessing rescue scenes, establishing vertical rescue systems and performing in and terminating rescues. 

  • Prepare and respond to vertical rescue 
  • Assess scene 
  • Establish vertical rescue system 
  • Perform vertical rescue 
  • Terminate vertical rescue operations 

Unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid is a pre-requisite for PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation. Unit PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation is a pre-requisite for PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue 

All students must be deemed competent in both pre- requisite units mentioned above in order to continue on and Undertake Vertical Rescue.  

This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical demonstrations and exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessments. Assessments will occur in both the training centre classroom as well as various practical scenarios simulated within the training facility. 

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

PUASAR032 Undertake Vertical Rescue

PUASAR022 Participate in a Rescue Operation

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.  

Students must also possess the following: 

  • Possess a Laptop/Tablet which they are able to bring with them on training days
  • Be physically fit and able to carry at least 20kgs of weight  
  • Be able to climb stairs and ladders whilst carrying a load 
  • Be able to manage feelings associated with a fear of heights 
  • 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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