There is no such thing as a typical firefighter – we come from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life.
If you’d like to apply to become a Trainee Firefighter, the most important things are your determination, motivation and ability to work in a team.
The Tasmania Fire Service continually reviews and revises our recruitment and selection arrangements to improve diversity among candidates, reflecting the community we serve.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a variety of situations.
- An ability to undertake manual tasks and to acquire skills, knowledge and competence.
- Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
- A demonstrated capacity to use initiative and judgement.
- A demonstrated capacity to work in a manner that is consistent with the TFS values of service, professionalism, integrity and consideration.
- Demonstrated ability to work safely and maintain a safe workplace.
- Meet the medical and fitness requirements of the TFS.
- Able to work effectively at heights and in confined spaces.
- Hold a current manual driver’s licence with no restrictions.
- The Head of the State Service has determined that a person nominated for appointment as a Trainee Firefighter is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer. The following conviction checks are to be conducted:
- Arson and fire setting;
- Sexual offences;
- Crimes involving dishonesty (e.g. theft, burglary, breaking and entering, fraud);
- Crimes involving deception (e.g. obtaining an advantage by deception);
- Making false declarations;
- Violent crimes and crimes against the person; and
- Malicious damage and destruction to property.
A person is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.
A person is vaccinated against COVID-19 if the person has received all of the doses of a vaccine for COVID-19, necessary for the person to be issued with a vaccination certificate in respect of COVID-19 by the Australian Immunisation Register, or an equivalent document from a jurisdiction outside of Australia.
A person may be granted an exemption from the requirement to be vaccinated against the disease where the person demonstrates –
- Medical contraindication: A person is unable to be vaccinated against the disease due to a medical contraindication if they:
- provide evidence in a form provided and accepted by the Head of Agency from a medical practitioner (as defined by the Australian Immunisation Register as a medical practitioner who can grant a medical exemption) which certifies that the person has a medical contraindication that prevents them from being vaccinated against the disease. Or,
- have a medical exemption, that applies to the vaccinations for the disease, that has been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register, operated by or on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.
- Exceptional circumstances demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Head of Agency.
To be considered for the position of a Trainee Firefighter you need to successfully complete all 9 Stages of the Application Process – which are: