Undertake vertical rescue


This unit covers the competency required to undertake vertical rescue in a range of emergency situations in natural and man-made environments.

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Course Overview

PUASAR032 – Undertake vertical rescue

The application of this unit in the workplace covers a range of vertical rescue situations.

At Civil Safety we teach you  the skills and knowledge required to undertake vertical rescues in a range of emergency situations in natural and manmade environments such as rural and remote mining sites. 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.


The unit is applicable to personnel from the emergency services, volunteer organisations and associated industries.

The unit is typically performed by personnel from emergency services and/or volunteer organisations.

We’ll train you how to:

Prepare and respond to vertical rescues 
Assess the rescue scene
Perform a vertical rescue
Terminate vertical rescue operations

This course requires that you have completed the pre-requisite Unit PUASAR022 Participate in a rescue operation prior to starting this course

You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) indicator prior to enrolling.
If you have any concerns regarding the literacy or numeracy requirements, please contact student.services@civilsafety.edu.au for advice.

Your Training Options

Study Options
  • Face to Face
  • We can come to you
  • Group bookings
  • Bundle packages available

Nominal (supervised) hours represent the supervised structured learning and assessment activity required to sufficiently address the content of each course (acknowledging that progress can vary between learners).

This course has nationally agreed nominal hours of 40.

The volume of learning identifies the duration of all activities required to achieve the learning outcomes of the course, including all training and learning activities such as guided learning, individual study, learning activities in the workplace and assessment activities.

The time taken to complete this course may vary due to contributing factors such as previous experience.

About This Course

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning is offered by Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and processes

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer may be offered on units of competency that you already hold. Contact Civil Safety. Call 1300 CIVIL S to enquire about fees and process

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LLN Indicator

If you have not previously studied a certificate-level qualification before we will need to check your readiness for study. Please call 1300 CIVIL S prior to enrolling for more information.