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Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Basegrade Firefighter Recruitment

Applications for the 2017 QFES Basegrade Firefighter Campaign have now closed.

Expressions of interest are now open for the 2018 basegrade firefighter campaign

Campaign Launching July 2017

Information for current applicants – 2017 Campaign

I have applied in the current campaign, what do I do now?

You are encouraged to adequately prepare for upcoming Assessments and will be provided with more information if you are invited to progress.

All correspondence is issued via email. It is your responsibility to ensure you regularly monitor your email.

Keep your Beep Test Assessment and any supporting documentation, until you are invited to progress to Supervised Testing. At your registered Supervised Testing Session, you will required to present documentation to QFES Recruitment.

Can I practice the Queensland Physical Abilities Test (QPAT1)?

Yes. It is highly recommended that applicants have a full understanding of the requirements of the QPAT1.  Reading the tasks on paper, or considering each task in isolation of the others seems simple enough, but the reality of the assessment is that it is tough! 

You can view full details and demonstration videos for the QPAT1.

The best way to ensure you are properly prepared for the assessment is to check it out at one of the QPAT1 Demonstrations.  These demonstrations will run in Brisbane and Regional locations in the lead up to applications opening applications and during the recruitment process. 

You are required to make your own booking to attend a demonstration and full details can be found.

Will it cost me anything to apply?

All assessment costs are covered by QFES, however you are responsible for any costs associated with your attendance at assessments, including those associated with you completing your QFES Certificate of Indemnity and Fitness Form to participate in the Beep Test.

Should you be successful in the process and be selected for offer of a place on a recruit course, you will also be required to cover the costs associated with your final Medical Assessment.

What’s happening in the process and when?

Check out the calendar of events.

Whilst it is highly unlikely dates will change under this campaign, it is recommended that you frequently check the calendar to ensure you are aware of assessment dates and locations.

Scheduling via Eventbrite may change where there are insufficient numbers to meet the delivery of the event and/or assessment.

You will receive notification from Recruitment and from Eventbrite when this occurs.

At any time, you will be able to go back into Eventbrite to manage changes to your booking/s or you may be directed by Recruitment, to make changes where an event or assessment has been cancelled due to insufficient bookings.

What’s changed from the 2016 Campaign?

The minimum requirements for application have changed.  You are now required to successfully complete the Beep Test to make application within defined dates as determined by QFES for each campaign.

If I have previously applied, do I have to apply again?

Yes. Previous applications are not considered in the current recruitment campaign. All assessments will need to be completed again regardless of which stage you progressed to previously.

Am I eligible for the 2017 Auxiliary Firefighter Closed Merit Recruitment Process?

To be eligible to apply under the Auxiliary Firefighter closed merit process, the following QFES service and performance pre-requisite requirements must be met:

Application for the QFES Auxiliary Closed Merit Recruitment Process is now open for the 2017 QFES Basegrade Firefighter Recruitment Campaign.

Where can I find out more information?

Keep checking the website for updates or contact QFES Recruitment.

Still have questions?

Check out the QFES Basegrade Firefighter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) events or contact the QFES Recruitment Team.

The following documents are provided to assist you in the application process:

QFES Recruitment Team Contact Details

Email : 
Postal : GPO Box 339 BRISBANE QLD 4001
Phone : 07 3635 1930 or 07 3635 1948

The best way to stay up to date with Basegrade Firefighter Recruitment is to regularly check the website.

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Last updated 1 September 2016