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Aviation rescue fire fighters - Alice Springs

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: NT
Categories: Safety, Aviation, Fire Fighter, ARFFS Trainee, ARFFS

The Organisation

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

The Opportunity

Aviation fire fighters provide rescue and first-aid services for aircraft passengers and crew, deliver technical advice on fire safety and assist in educating users about fire fighting and safety. Your duty is to respond to any and all emergencies that occur on the aerodrome, including first aid services, aircraft incidents and fires at airports. You will be required to carry out functions that are both physically and mentally challenging, whilst working to a roster ensuring a healthy work-life balance.


We are currently looking to recruit for our Alice Springs Airport Station. Our Alice Springs station is made up of 2 crews and we are looking to expand these. This opportunity is perfect for those who love outdoor activities, as Alice Springs is surrounded by landscapes that offer endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and camping. 

Earn as you learn

You will be required to commence a 15 week training program in September 2024 (RC101) where you will become skilled in aviation fire fighting, first aid and rescue before commencing as an operational aviation fire fighter. This training course will require you to relocate to Melbourne. The 15 week training program combines extensive theory components as well as practical training and is all paid and accommodation provided.  You will earn $48,622 per annum plus superannuation, with an increase to $68,094 per annum plus superannuation when you obtain your qualification. You will be issued a PUA20622 Certificate II in Public Safety (Fire fighting and Emergency Operations) upon graduation from our Registered Training Organisation (RTO 5168).

Entry standards & minimum requirements

All applicants, including those who have previously submitted an Expression of Interest, must submit a formal application online and meet the minimum entry standards. Applicants must be available to attend a physical aptitude test and assessment centre during 2024 at one of the following locations: Broome, Tasmania, Alice Springs or Darwin. Travel to this testing will be at your own expense and will not be reimbursed.

To apply, please review all information on our website before submitting your application via our current opportunities page or by clicking the 'apply' button below.

Applications close at 11:55pm (AEST TIME) 10th March 2024. 

Want to know more?

Visit the aviation rescue fire fighting careers page on our website. If you have questions after reviewing the website, contact

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