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TFS has vacancies for Trainee Firefighters available now.

Would you like a career where you can:

  • Help others and make a difference?
  • Be part of a team?
  • Do physical work while enjoying the outdoors?
  • Respond to emergency incidents?
  • Promote fire safety awareness?

We are looking for men and women from a range of backgrounds to become Trainee Firefighters in the Northern or North West Regions of Tasmania. There are no vacancies in Southern Tasmania. If you are able to communicate well, learn new skills, work safely and like to use your initiative and judgement, consider us.

Advertisements calling for applications will be placed in the Tasmanian Government Gazette and on the State Service website on Wednesday, 25 March, 2015, and in The Mercury, The Advocate and The Examiner newspapers on Saturday, 28 March 2015. Enquiries can be made to Gerald Kutzner on (03) 62308689 or at

Applications close at 9.00 am on Thursday, 9th April 2015. Late applications will not be considered.

Applicants should note the following changes in the Trainee Firefighter Recruitment Program:

  • Applications should be submitted electronically as a single attachment;
  • The physical and psychological assessments will be conducted on a week day, not on a weekend;
  • TFS is only seeking to fill vacancies in the Northern and North West Regions.
  • Successful Trainee Firefighters will be expected to remain working in their appointed Region.
  • It is unlikely TFS will facilitate permanent transfer to other Regions.

More information and videos available here

Application Documents

Trainee Firefighter Statement of Duties provides a detailed description of the duties, including the essential requirements, selection criteria and work environment, as well as other information needed to complete the Application for Employment Form.

Information Kit - Recruitment Process provides essential guidance on how to go about applying, and a step by step guide to the selection process.

Information Kit - Being a Firefighter in the Tasmania Fire Service describes the rewarding career path options and excellent conditions of employment provided to Firefighters. An overview of the TFS is also contained in this document.

Application for Employment form (including attached selection criteria document) needs to be completed and signed by applicant. Note: Applications will not be considered unless all six criteria are individually addressed.

Application Checklist helps applicants to gather together all the information and documents they must send with their application.



PDF Version Word Version
 Trainee Firefighter - Statement of Duties  TraineeFirefighterSOD2015.pdf  TraineeFirefighterSOD2015.doc
 Information Kit - Being a Firefighter  InfoKitBeingaFirefighter2015.pdf  InfoKitBeingaFirefighter2015.doc
 Information Kit - Recruitment Process  InfoKitRecruitmentProcess2015.pdf  InfoKitRecruitmentProcess2015.doc
 Application for Employment  ApplicationforEmployment2015.pdf  ApplicationforEmployment2015.doc
 Application Checklist  ApplicationChecklistTrainee2015.pdf  ApplicationChecklistTrainee2015.doc