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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Response (Level 2) with strands in Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting, Civil Defence Emergency Management, Urban Fire and Rescue Operations, and Workplace Response
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 2
Credits 45
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Other Engineering and Related Technologies » Fire Technology and Rescue Services
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is designed for people operating or intending to operate as part of an emergency response team or crew.

This qualification contributes to a safer New Zealand through providing skilled emergency response personnel, able to operate across multiple agencies.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a team, under the general supervision of a crew or team leader.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Describe the role of the agency in which they will operate in an emergency response situation, and the multi-agency environment within which they may respond.
- Communicate effectively in an emergency management situation.
- Identify the risks in order to work safely within an emergency incident.
- Describe basic health and safety requirements for operating within an emergency management environment.
- Perform First Aid in an emergency response context.
- Work within an incident command structure.

Graduates of the Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting strand will also be able to:
- Explain basic fire science and behaviour and its relationship to an incident.
- Use knowledge of aircraft to carry out emergency aircraft shutdown procedures in an emergency or incident.
- Drive a fire and rescue vehicle within an airport environment in accordance with appropriate licensing requirements and health and safety requirements.
- Set up and use equipment and techniques to assist the operational requirements of aviation rescue firefighting and incidents, or aid incident reduction.

Graduates of the Civil Defence Emergency Management strand will also be able to:
- Undertake a Civil Defence Emergency Management function to meet incident requirements.

Graduates of the Urban Fire and Rescue Operations strand will also be able to:
- Explain basic fire science and behaviour and its relationship to an incident.
- Perform rescue and fire suppression under general supervision.
- Perform rescue and effectively render an incident safe under general supervision at a non-fire incident.
- Participate in the delivery of community initiatives to aid fire and/or emergency risk reduction.
- Use equipment and techniques to assist the operational requirements of emergency incidents.

Graduates of the Workplace Response strand will also be able to:
- Carry out routine checks to contribute to the operational readiness of a workplace emergency response team.
- Set up and use equipment to assist the operational requirements of a workplace incident response.
Education pathways
This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Fire and Rescue Services (Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting) (Level 3) [Ref: 1837], and the New Zealand Certificate in Fire and Rescue Services (Urban Fire and Rescue Operations) (Level 3) [Ref: 1835].

Graduates in the Civil Defence Emergency Management sector can progress to the New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Management (Response) (Level 4) [Ref: 3019].
Employment pathways
Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting strand:
-Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to operate as an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter.

For New Zealand Defence Force personnel this qualification contributes to the rank of Leading Aircraftsman.
Civil Defence Emergency Management strand:
-Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to operate within Civil Defence Emergency Management response teams.

Urban Fire and Rescue Operations strand:
-Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to operate within an urban fire and rescue team.

For New Zealand Defence Force personnel this qualification contributes to the rank of Aircraftsman in the Air Force, and Lance Corporal in the Army.

Workplace Response strand:
-Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to operate within an organisation specific workplace response teamTo 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 3021
Status Current
Created February 2016
Last Date For Entry December 2023
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