How Does Recruitment Work?

Current vacancies (if any) are listed below and have been advertised on the Tasmanian Government jobs website at Full details, including the Statement of Duties and an Application Form are available on that site. TFS jobs are listed under the Department of Police & Emergency Management. 


Advertisements calling for applications are placed in the major Tasmanian newspapers (The Mercury, The Examiner and The Advocate) and in the Tasmanian Government Gazette and on the State Service website when vacancies occur. Applications are only accepted when submitted in response to an advertised position. The decision to advertise vacancies is dependant on staffing levels, taking into account predicted resignations / retirements as well as unexpected exits.

Trainee Firefighter Recruitment Information

Click here to view current job vacancies.

Please note the Trainee Firefighter Recruitment Process (information kit) and other recruitment documents are reviewed and updated before positions are advertised, and therefore may include changes. 

Physical Fitness and Abilities Video Clips

TFS Rights
Clothing for Shuttle Run
Shuttle Run
Clothing for Physical
Road Crash Rescue: Video 1, Video 2
Confined Spaces
Agility Assessment
Tower Climb
Firefighter Rescue
Hose Drag


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


PDF Version Word Version
 Trainee Firefighter - Statement of Duties TraineeFirefighterSOD.pdf  TraineeFirefighterSOD.doc
 Information Kit - Being a Firefighter  InfoKitBeingaFirefighter2017.pdf  InfoKitBeingaFirefighter2017.doc
 Information Kit - Recruitment Process  InfoKitRecruitmentProcess2017.pdf  InfoKitRecruitmentProcess2017.doc

Physical Fitness Assessments

PDF Version Word Version
Physical Fitness & Aptitude Assessments - Q&A for Candidates PhysicalFitness-AptitudeAssess2017_Q-A_Candidates.pdf PhysicalFitness-AptitudeAssess2017_Q-A_Candidates.docx
Firefighter Physical Fitness, Abilities Assessments and Familiarisation Day Indemnity Form FirefighterFitnessIndemnityForm2017.pdf FirefighterFitnessIndemnityForm2017.doc
TFS Firefighter Pre-Physical & Abilities Assessment Medical Clearance MedicalClearanceForm2017.pdf MedicalClearanceForm2017.doc