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This course is relevant to the Fire Sector or any individual who is required to operate breathing apparatus open circuit. The fire sector is those sections of government departments, statutory authorities or organisations that have the responsibility under jurisdictional arrangements for the delivery of firefighting and fire management services.

The course involves the skills and knowledge required to select, don, operate and maintain breathing apparatus equipment in a hazardous atmosphere. It includes conducting pre-donning checks and tests of breathing apparatus; donning and checking of breathing apparatus; operating breathing apparatus and concluding breathing apparatus operations.

 The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

PUAFIR207 - Operate breathing apparatus open circuit

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 20 Hours

Holding the pre-requisite unit PUAFIR210 Prevent injury (* only if undertaking training related to the fire sector)

Participants must have the physical capacity to be able to meet the demands of practical demonstration skills.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Pre-donning checks, test procedures and fault reporting
  • Concluding operation techniques
  • Confined space work
  • Rescue operation

Documentation – Completion of an Equipment Fault Log.

Theory assessment  A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909