Fire Safety Advisor (QLD)


Combined Online and Skills Assessment & RPL


New Enrolment $750
3 Yearly Refresher $495



Firefox Training offers this nationally recognised Australian qualification to individuals who are working towards becoming, or have been appointed as, a Fire Safety Advisor. A Fire Safety Advisor is required in all high occupancy buildings listed in the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation. A high occupancy building is classified as having 30 or more employees; a class 2 or 3 building more than 25m in height; or a class 4 building or an at-risk premise. The training is customised to assist in students’ industry skills and to improve their employability.

Duration & Structure

A large portion of this qualification is delivered online via our industry leading Learning Management System. Once registered, each student can access and complete the learning materials via both desktop and mobile devices. Our interactive training mixes text, video, and embedded learning checks to ensure students are kept engaged.

Each student will have access to our fully qualified assessors via online messaging throughout the duration of the course. Once all the learning requirements have been achieved, the student will be required to submit their final assessments for review.

Units of Competency

For a student to be awarded their QLD Fire Safety Advisor qualification, they must successfully complete all 8 units of competency below.

Unit CodeUnit Name
PUAFER001Identify, prevent and report potential facility emergency situations
PUAFER002Ensure facility emergency prevention procedures, systems and processes are implemented
PUAFER003Manage and monitor facility emergency procedures, equipment and other resources
PUAFER004Respond to facility emergencies
PUAFER005Operate as part of an emergency control organisation
PUAFER006Lead an emergency control organisation
PUAFER007Manage an emergency control organisation
PUAFER008Confine small emergencies in a facility

It is recommended that students are able to demonstrate language, literacy, and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Recognition of Prior Learning & Credit Transfers

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment only process. RPL captures evidence from a student who has learnt a relevant unit in other courses, from life or work experience, and from any training at work. This ‘Prior Learning’ must be relevant to one or more of the units of competency they are enrolling in. A student who is assessed through RPL as competent in a unit is deemed to have completed that unit in the course.

If you believe you have completed a unit of competency in another formal learning experience, you may be eligible for a Credit Transfer (CT). You will have to provide a certified copy of the Statement of Results or Statement of Attainment through the enrolment process as evidence. If a CT is identified, you will not have to complete the unit again.

If you have any questions about the RPL process, your eligibility, or the evidence you would be required to produce you can read more about it here, or get in touch with us here.

Qualification & Statement

On successful completion of the QLD Fire Safety Advisor course, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment.

Pathways & Career Opportunities

Students will develop skills that lead to:

  • Undertaking the role of Fire Safety Advisor in Queensland
  • Work opportunities that include scope to carry out work in some Australian States and Territories
  • Increased employability within the Fire Protection Industry
  • Further study to obtain other Units of Competency which are relevant to a variety of fire occupations.

Fees & Payment

Firefox Training offers a range of accredited and non-accredited courses, and eligible individuals may attract subsidies. As these arrangements vary from state to state and according to an individual’s circumstances, please contact Firefox Training to discuss these options.

Full Fee Student

  • New Enrolment $750

    Full payment required at commencement of learning.

  • 3 Yearly Refresher Application $495

    Full payment required at commencement of learning.