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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Fire and Rescue Services (Vegetation) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 44
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Other Engineering and Related Technologies » Fire Technology and Rescue Services
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the vegetation fire and rescue sector with personnel that have the knowledge and skills required to carry out a wide range of fire and rescue tasks. These include the ability to contribute to a number of functions within a vegetation firefighting team and the ability to operate as crew leader if required - though other personnel may assume this role at larger incidents.
Graduates will be able to operate under the limited supervision of a crew leader, CIMS function manager, or Incident Controller.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Lead a vegetation fire and rescue crew.
- Apply knowledge of how environmental factors influence fire behaviour to manage the safety of a vegetation fire crew at an incident.
- Ensure that any potential evidence relating to a fire's cause is recorded and protected to support a fire cause investigation.
- Use appropriate maps and navigation tools, identify the location of a vegetation fire, and select a suitable route to the fire for a fire crew.
- Set up and use appropriate equipment and techniques to assist the operational requirements of vegetation fire and rescue incidents, or aid incident reduction.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the Vegetation strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Fire and Rescue Services with strands in Airport, Urban Fire and Rescue Operations, and Vegetation (Level 2) [Ref: 1833].
This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Fire and Rescue Services (Vegetation) (Level 4) [Ref: 1853].
Employment pathways
Completion of this qualification does not entitle graduates to any particular role within their organisation. However, if unit standard 3288 is gained as a part of, or in addition to, this qualification the graduate will meet the National Rural Fire Authority's Minimum Training Standard for Crew Leader.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Toitu te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1852
Status Current
Created July 2012
Next Review December 2025
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