Vertical Rescue

PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue and PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation
  • $900
  • 3 Days
  • Balcatta

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Course Outline

The Vertical Rescue course conducted by Safety & Emergency Training Services is a nationally accredited course that is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to allow them to respond to incidents that will require rope rescue techniques as a member of an emergency response team, across a variety of industries.


Note: This course has been superseded by but is equivalent to the Vertical Rescue Course which will be available for students to book from June 2021


Course Outcomes

  • Prepare and respond to vertical rescue
  • Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene
  • Assess scene
  • Establish vertical rescue system
  • Perform vertical rescue
  • Conclude vertical rescue operations

Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: PUASAR032A Undertake vertical rescue and PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation.

There is a maximum number of 10 participants per program.

To meet the course requirements, students must:

  • Have sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and write assessments
  • Provide their USI on enrolment
  • Provide proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence
  • Be physically fit and able to carry at least 15 kgs of weight
  • Must be able to work and operate at heights
  • Wear or bring long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots, safety glasses
  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care OR
  • HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support


  • PUASAR022A Participate in a rescue operation (This unit is delivered as part of this course and you will need to be deemed competent prior to completing the Vertical Rescue component)

Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:

  • communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
  • find and use relevant information
  • read and comply with work instructions and specifications
  • read and record measurements
  • record and report information neatly and legibly

If you are looking to book more than 12 participants on a single course, please contact the SETS office on (08) 9240 5191

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