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Successful completion of our Fire and Emergency Warden Duties course leads to the award of unit standard 18408 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) - Demonstrate knowledge of fire and emergency warden duties in the workplace.

About This Course

Course Fee
(Excl. GST)


NZQA Level

NZQA Credits




NZQA Unit Standard

This is a 4-hour course which gives you an the skills and knowledge required to be a Fire and Emergency Warden in accordance with the law.

New Zealand Biosecurity Academy has Consent to Assess against the unit standard indicated above and has had this course pre-moderated and approved by our standard setting body The Skills Organisation.


Training is available in-classroom in Albany or Manukau, online via webinar, or at your location by prior arrangement.

Course Overview

The Fire and Emergency Warden Duties course gives learners the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out an effective fire and emergency plan. After completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of evacuation requirements for your workplace; explain the duties of a Fire and Emergency Warden in accordance with the law; and select and implement a strategy to evacuate the workplace. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of evacuation requirements for own workplace/worksite.

  2. Explain the duties of a Fire and Emergency Warden.

  3. Explain the roles and responsibilities of a Fire and Emergency Warden in your workplace.

  4. Identify and describe factors relating to a safe evacuation

  5. Identify and describe resources required to carry out a safe evacuation

  6. Explain the workplace requirements and procedures to pre-warn other parties.

Content and Delivery

Course content includes the following:

  • Role and Responsibilities

  • Legislation

  • Evacuations

  • Fire Extinguishers.

Delivery (Blended Learning):

  • 4-hour Classroom or Webinar Session

  • eLearning Videos

  • One Assessment.

Information for Learners

Entry and selection requirements
To be eligible to enrol into this course, all learners must meet, or be able to demonstrate, the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

  • Have (or be able to demonstrate ability to meet) a Level 1 qualification or obtain competence in a Level 1 pre-assessment that reflects literacy and numeracy abilities;
    have a minimum of 3 years secondary education.

  • Have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English;
    Have (or be able to demonstrate an ability to meet) written and oral English skills equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or higher.

  • Be able to provide proof of identity. This can be either a Passport or Drivers Licence.

Reassessment and Appeals

Learners are able to re-sit assessments for which they do not achieve competency. If learners wish to re-sit assessments, they will need to contact the Training Coordinator who will arrange for this to take place.

In the event that candidates have a concern about their assessment, we ask that in the first instance, you talk with the trainer or contact the Training Coordinator. The trainer will re-assess the learner in consultation with the NZBA management team. If the learner is still not satisfied following the re-assessment procedure, NZBA will initiate external post-assessment moderation with the appropriate advisory group member for a final assessment decision.


The assessment for this course includes completion of one assessment.


Learners must achieve 100% in all assessment outcomes in order to pass.

Welfare and Guidance

Learners are able to approach the trainer regarding support, guidance and cultural sensitivities.

Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti O Waitangi

NZBA recognises the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand and seeks to apply the principles of the treaty in our day to day activities.

Course Overview
Learning Outcomes
Content and Delivery
Information for Learners
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Dec 11 - Dec 17














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