Preparing for Examinations

Preparing for Examinations

The IFE does not provide training courses for candidates preparing for the examinations.  Candidates are required to manage their own learning in preparation for the examinations.

Candidates should use the published syllabus as the starting point for their learning and reading.

A brief guide for candidates on answering examination questions is available.  The guide includes information on level of difficulty, instructions and command words, common errors and tips for approaching examination questions – Guidance for SA Branch Candidates Applying to Enter Exams

Recommended Study Material

The Recommended Study Material per exam level is advisory.  The lists are not intended to be comprehensive but provide a starting point for candidates.

Level 2 Certificate recommended study material

Level 3 Certificate recommended study material

Level 3 Diploma recommended study material

Level 4 Certificate recommended study material

Other Resources

The following support materials are also available to candidates:

Hazardous Materials and Radiation Handout for Level 2 Certificate

Fire Engineering Science Formula Booklet

Leadership and Management  (2017 revision)

Management and Administration (2016 update)

Past Papers and Sample Questions

Candidates are also advised to review the past papers and sample questions provided on the website as this will illustrate the type and range of questions that may be asked in examinations.

Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety

Level 2 Certificate Sample Questions

Level 3 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety & Management

Level 3 Certificate Unit 1 Fire Engineering Science Sample Questions

Level 3 Certificate Unit 2 Fire Operations Sample Questions

Level 3 Certificate Unit 3 Fire Safety Sample Questions

Level 3 Certificate Unit 4 Management & Administration Sample Questions

2015-2017 Examiner Reports for the Level 3 Certificate

Level 3 Certificate (all papers) March 2015 Examiners Report

Level 3 Certificate (all papers) March 2016 Examiners Report

Level 3 Certificate (all papers) October 2016 Examiners Report

Level 3 Certificate (all papers) March 2017 Examiners Report

Level 3 Diploma in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety & Management

Level 3 Diploma Unit 1 Fire Engineering Science Sample Questions

Level 3 Diploma Unit 2 Fire Safety Sample Questions

Level 3 Diploma Unit 4 Aviation Fire Operations Sample Questions

Level 3 Diploma Unit 5 Leadership and Management Sample Questions

Level 3 Diploma Unit 6 Fire Service Operations & Incident Command Sample Questions

Level 3 Diploma Unit 7 Fire Investigation Sample Questions

2017 Examiner Reports for the Level 3 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma Unit 1 Fire Engineering Science March 2017 

Level 3 Diploma Unit 2 Fire Safety March 2017

Level 3 Diploma Unit 4 Aviation Fire Operations March 2017 March 2017

Level 3 Diploma Unit 5 Leadership and Management March 2017

Level 3 Diploma Unit 6 Fire Service Operations & Incident Command March 2017

Level 3 Diploma Unit 7 Fire Investigation March 2017  

Level 3 Diploma in Fire Science, Operations, Fire Safety & Management

Level 4 Certificate Unit 1 Fire Engineering Science Sample Questions

Level 4 Certificate Unit 2 Fire Safety Sample Questions

Level 4 Certificate Unit 3 Fire Service Operations & Incident Command Sample Questions

Level 4 Certificate Unit 4 Aviation Fire Operations Sample Questions

Level 4 Certificate Unit 5 Leadership & Management in Fire Rescue Sample Questions

Level 4 Certificate Unit 6 Fire Investigation Sample Questions

Level 4 Certificate Unit 7 Civil Emergency & Disaster Management Sample Questions

2017 Examiner Reports for the Level 4 Diploma

Level 4 Certificate Unit 1 Fire Engineering Science

Level 4 Certificate Unit 2 Fire Safety

Level 4 Certificate Unit 3 Fire Service Operations & Incident Command

Level 4 Certificate Unit 4 Aviation Fire Operations

Level 4 Certificate Unit 5 Leadership & Management in Fire Rescue

Level 4 Certificate Unit 6 Fire Investigation

Level 4 Certificate Unit 7 Civil Emergency & Disaster Management

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