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How to Become a Firefighter in Australia


To become a firefighter in Australia, the requirements vary depending on the state. You can check with the fire service in your state or territory for specific details. Generally, the educational requirements to become a firefighter are not all that restrictive, No high school diploma or college degree is needed but you must complete a very competitive recruitment process. You must have a high level of fitness, and a minimum physical ability test standard needs to be met.

Becoming a professional firefighter as your career choice will require some hard work. The career opportunities, once you have completed your advanced training and graduate from the fire academy as a probationary firefighter, will be well worth the effort you put in now. A career in the emergency services is not for everyone.


  1. Hold an Australian citizenship or permanent residency status.
  2. Apply for and go through the current competitive recruitment and testing process, which includes aptitude tests, psychological and personality tests, physical ability tests, firefighter selection interviews, and a comprehensive medical examination.
  3. Have a current Australian driver’s licence and have a good driving history. Undergo the police check and obtain a level 2 first aid certificate.
  4. Attend and pass the firefighter recruit training course, which has an average duration of 17 weeks. Upon successful completion of your course, you will be offered a role as a firefighter. Probationary periods apply in some states.
  5. As part of this career path you need to be willing and driven to contribute via community service, attend medical emergencies as well other emergency situations not limited to fire all with the goal of improving public safety. 

Meet Active Firefighter, Brent C

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G'day. My name is Brent and I am an active Firefighter. After becoming a Firefighter, I developed a massive interest in the Fire Services Recruitment and Selection Processes. I've been working since 2007 to learn everything about how Fire Services Recruitment works. I've tested and refined proven methods to help people just like you get the edge over the competition in the hiring process. Today, over 300 of my former students are living their Firefighter dream.

Before becoming a firefighter I was a Prison Guard for a number of years, and in the military prior to that. All these jobs require a seasoned knowledge of the recruitment and selection processes which I have mastered over the years.

Being a successful applicant myself in areas where many fail gives me a unique ability to help guide you through the fire department hiring process here in Australia.


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KYLE VAN HEERDEN

Aviation Firefighter

I found Brent’s website and training programs very useful and it offered me exactly what I was struggling to find. His products helped improve and develop my skills in spatial, mechanical, and verbal reasoning.These are the skills and traits that helped me to pass the written test & get into the fire service. I definitely recommend Brent’s products for anyone wanting to develop the necessary skills required for the Fire Service.

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TRENT MAXWELL

Firefighter at Fire and Rescue NSW

I've been a Bondi Lifeguard for a while and we work in some emergency situations in the community quite often, but I've wanted to get into the fire services for a while now. Brent is really helping me to prepare for this with his Fire Recruitment Australia website, I've gotten a lot of information from it. If you're ready to take the next step I definitely recommend you check it out guys, it's unreal!  —  Trent was employed recently by Fire and Rescue NSW

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This is the ideal investment if you are currently preparing for the next fire services recruitment intake. This collection gives you rich details that help you prepare thoroughly for every test you'll face — the application process, the Aptitude, Personality, and Physical tests, and the Interview.

There is additional training for firefighter candidates that accompany these books to help specifically with the written test, this is the biggest killer of reaching your dreams in pursuing a professional firefighting career.

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  • All of my Advanced video courses and eBooks ... created specifically for aspiring firefighters in Australia
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  • Coaching call for inspiration and faster success
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Membership is ideal for you if you would like to see success much faster and with less stress. Membership works for first time applicants as well as applicants who have tried and failed before. The secret sauce that ties it all together is my personal experience mixed with years of research into the recruitment process & Resources you can't get anywhere else.

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If you think you need that little bit of extra help to make it through the next recruitment intake, then Membership + coaching is perfect for you. Together, we'll work out a strategy that:

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Wherever you are in the process, and whatever challenges you’re facing right now, coaching gives you with step-by-step guidance, personal support, and resources to help you get where you want to be in the quickest way possible. You don’t need to struggle on your own anymore!

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