The first step in the selection process is your written application.

You must provide a written statement against each selection criteria demonstrating your suitability for the position of Firefighter.

Provide at least one example against each criterion and for each example outline the situation, your role, and the outcome.

The word limit is 300 words per criterion.

Selection Criteria 1 – Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a variety of situations.

Selection Criteria 2 – An ability to undertake manual tasks and to acquire skills, knowledge and competence.

Selection Criteria 3 – Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.

Selection Criteria 4 – A demonstrated capacity to use initiative and judgement.

Selection Criteria 5 – A demonstrated capacity to work in a manner that is consistent with the TFS values of service, professionalism, integrity and consideration.

Selection Criteria 6 – Demonstrated ability to work safely and maintain a safe workplace.

In addition to the written application, you will need to provide the following:

  • Resume/CV – outlining your previous work experience and education/trade qualifications
  • Referees – the name and contact details for two referees who support your application
  • Qualifications – evidence of PUA30619 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations) or equivalent, including a list of units of competence completed to attain the qualification.
  • RTO details – contact details of the issuing Registered Training Organisation/employer to verify qualifications and permission for TFS Training Services to contact them directly.

Failure to provide any of these documents will result in an incomplete application and you will not proceed to the next stage.