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  • Skilled Occupation COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS Protective Service Workers > Defence Force Members, Fire Fighters and Police Fire and Emergency Workers Fire Fighter


      Responds to fire alarms and emergency calls, controls and extinguishes fires, and protects life and property. Registration or licensing is required.

      Skill Level: 3


        Fire Engineer (Army)
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        Leading Firefighter

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Fire Fighter is $ 84,981 for male employees and $ 94,979 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 43.3 Females: 41.0 Persons: 43.1
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4412 Fire and emergency workers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Visa processing times-months (90%)

    Fire Fighter categories in Group D.

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    Fire Fighter job description, duties and education requirements


      FIRE AND EMERGENCY WORKERS attend emergencies to minimise risk to community safety and security and protect life and property.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Registration or licensing may be required.

      Tasks Include:

      • attending the scene of fires and other emergencies reported to authorities
      • rescuing and evacuating people stranded or trapped in dangerous situations
      • operating pumps, spraying water, foam and chemicals from hoses, portable extinguishers and other appliances to extinguish fires and to disperse or neutralise dangerous substances
      • cutting openings in buildings and crashed vehicles to free occupants
      • maintaining site security systems
      • administering first aid
      • attending and participating in training activities, rescue classes, drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency and fire-fighting techniques
      • training recruits in emergency procedures and practices
      • visiting buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants
      • maintaining tools and equipment


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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