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Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS)


Please see the Firefighter Recruitment page on the QFRS website.


Auxiliary Firefighter

Auxiliary Firefighters are paid for attending training and emergency calls.

Mandatory requirements:

live or work within a five-minute response time to the Fire Station;

"C" Class licence with an undertaking to obtain MR Class;

employer’s permission to attend emergency calls; and
pass literacy, numeracy, physical and medical tests.

Full details are contained in the Auxiliary Firefighter Recruitment package available at all Fire Stations.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)

Queensland Ambulance Service employs approximately 2200 officers in 221 stations across the State and provides emergency and non-emergency patient care to people in need.

Applications are currently being accepted for Student Paramedic and Communications Officers.

To apply, the following mandatory requirements must be met:

Student Paramedic

Communications Officers

Current Senior First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Current Senior First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Permanent resident or citizen of Australia

Permanent resident or citizen of Australia

Current manual driver’s licence (if appointed you will be required to obtain a Queensland driver’s licence and maintain it for the period of your employment)

Typing speed of 45 words per minute with 95% accuracy

Minimum education standard of:

    • Grade 12 with an OP 13 or equivalent, or
    • Successful completion of 8 full time tertiary subjects, or
    • Currently enrolled in Certificate III (Health Science), or
    • Currently enrolled in Certificate III (Non-emergency Patient Transport).

Minimum education standard of:

    • Completed Year 10 or four years secondary schooling, or
    • Currently enrolled in Certificate III (Non-emergency Patient Transport), or
    • Currently enrolled in Certificate III (Health Science).

The application pack and forms are available from the Queensland Ambulance Service Website – www.ambulance.qld.gov.au, under the recruitment, entry-level links. Alternatively, you can contact the Recruitment team via email – QAS.Recruitment@dcs.qld.gov.au or by calling 3109 9288.

At this point in time, applications for Patient Transport Officers will be advertised for in early 2005. Please check the QAS website regularly for more information.

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