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Expression of Interest - Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter Recruit

Apply now Job no: 500899
Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: VIC
Categories: ARFFS

We are currently taking expressions of interest for a role as an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter here at Airservices Australia.

Submitting an expression of interest in this unique role will mean you will receive news and insights into a day in the life of an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter and the requirements of the role and alerts on upcoming recruitment campaigns to give you the ‘heads up’ to apply!

About Airservices Australia

At Airservices, we play a crucial role in ensuring the safe, reliable and efficient use of Australia’s skies. With air traffic worldwide expected to grow exponentially in the next decade, our airports are getting busier with millions more people expected to pass through.

We operate a fleet of over 100 specialised vehicles and water craft to be the first on the scene at around seven thousand aircraft and airport emergency requests nationally each year. As technical advances are introduced to the aviation industry, our Aviation Rescue Fire Fighters will be the epitome of the new generation, the Fire Fighters of the future, through their versatility, diversity and capability.

Wouldn’t it be great to be a part of a team who are located at over 27 of Australia’s busiest international and regional airports, from bustling cities, an island and the outback?

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, who are interested in joining a highly trained workforce, using specialist rescue and firefighting equipment, constantly maintaining their fitness for duty and who thrive on working as part of a team to apply. At Airservices, our people are driving the transformation of the aviation industry and planning for tomorrow. A career as an aviation rescue fire fighter is an awesome responsibility and becoming ever more so as the future flies towards us.

If you would like to know more about becoming an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter, please have a browse through the information on our website.

As an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter Recruit you will receive comprehensive training from our Registered Training Organisation (RTO 5168) based in Melbourne. Upon successful completion of training, a nationally recognised qualification will be awarded in the form of a PUA20622 Certificate II in Public Safety (Fire Fighting and Emergency Operations). Training is delivered via a combination of classroom based and practical training, you will be required to reside in Melbourne for 15 weeks and provided with accommodation. Once you have successfully completed the training course you will relocate to your confirmed location.

As the physical testing is one of the hardest and biggest hurdles to overcome in the recruitment process, and is in place to ensure you can safely meet the physical demands of the role of an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter we have included a copy of the current Physical Aptitude Test in order to assist with your training.

About you

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for candidates from diverse backgrounds, who are interested in joining a highly trained workforce. 

As an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter, you would be using specialist rescue and firefighting equipment, constantly maintaining your fitness for duty and thrive on working as part of a team. You are not required to have Firefighting experience to become an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter but you will need to have an advanced level of physical fitness.

In addition this could be the career for you if you are:

  • Resilient
  • Situationally aware
  • A natural problem solver
  • Committed to maintaining your fitness; and
  • Someone with a genuine desire to serve the aviation communities first response needs

Minimum requirements to apply

To be become an Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter, you must be able to meet the requirements as specified below:

  • 18 years of age or above
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or an Australian Permanent Resident.
  • Have a current unrestricted full manual driver’s licence and the ability to gain a heavy rigid license at least four weeks prior to commencement
  • Hold either a year 10 or Year 12 Certificate plus a minimum of two years full time equivalent experience (can be combination of paid work, volunteer work, professional or elite sports experience or representation) * or Bachelors/Masters

For further information relating to eligibility criteria and recruitment process, timeframes, testing, training, salary our FAQs, please click on the links below:

Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service careers - Airservices ( 

The benefits

You will find your career with Airservices challenging and highly rewarding. Airservices offers a range of benefits which will enhance your career.  Benefits include:

  • Excellent remuneration and generous super contribution, including a salary whilst you are being trained
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Future career opportunities including areas of leadership, safety, training, and projects
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • We connect you with your world safely
  • Supportive and professional culture
  • A rewarding and fulfilling career with great work life balance due to the shift work nature of this unique role
  • Maintain your physical fitness on the job with access to training facilities

Please also refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process.

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