Lead an emergency control organisation

This course teaches you how to make decisions about the safety of occupants during a facility emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident.

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PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

Chief Fire Warden Course

Available for group bookings only.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to make decisions about the safety of occupants during a facility emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to an emergency incident.

It includes leading the preparation of facility emergency response procedures; commanding, controlling and coordinating facility emergency response procedures and responses and concluding the facility emergency incident. Individuals who undertake this work may also act as the primary liaison with emergency services after their arrival.

The unit has been developed to cover the facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083. For this unit, as covered by AS3745 and AS4083, occupants are people attending a facility on a permanent or temporary basis such as an employee, contractor, student or resident, but not a visitor or patient and a facility is a building, structure or workplace that is, or may be, occupied by people (occupants).

All aspects of the unit must be undertaken in line with legislative requirements, organisational policies and procedures and approved safe practices. It applies to members of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO) who are chief wardens, deputy chief wardens and communications officers.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation (Statement of Attainment).

This course is relevant to the following job roles:

  • Security Officers
  • Building Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Hotel or Restaurant Managers
  • Safety & Emergency Managers
  • Education Professionals

Entry Requirements

Before enrolling in this course students must have completed the following units of competency:

  • PUAFER005 Operate as part of an emergency control organisation

Participants will require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. Participants who have not previously completed any vocational education and training may be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT prior to commencing enrolment in this qualification.

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Units of Competency

  • PUAFER006 Lead an emergency control organisation

Delivery Options

This course is delivered over a 4 hour face to face workshop.

Course Fees


Recognition of Prior Learning is not available for this course.

Other Information

Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.

Assessment Re-Submission Fees

Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $50 will apply per assessment.


“The trainers were amazing, really informative and made the course enjoyable. The process for enrolment was super easy and quick to complete. Overall had a great learning experience and am confident in my future job prospects.”

Helena Duchon

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