Emergency Management Training

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) delivers introductory training on the principles and practices of emergency management in Victoria. As a Registered Training Organisation, VICSES strives to provide high quality training that meets industry needs.

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Update on courses for 2023

Courses are currently on hold. VICSES are currently undertaking work to re-commence courses in 2023. Please re-visit this page for updates as they become available. If you have any questions please contact your regional representative. More information will be available on this page when courses resume.


Introduction to Emergency Management (PUAEMR018A - Working in an emergency management context) is a competency based training course conducted by VICSES.

This hands-on course is delivered over two days with a mixture of theory and practical scenario activities. Participants who complete this course will be issued with nationally recognised unit of competency from the Public Safety Training Package.


The aim of the program is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills of the emergency management roles and responsibilities of relevant government and community agencies in Victoria. The program also assists in familiarisation with the general concepts and structure of emergency management.

On completion of this program the participant should be able to apply these broad principles of emergency management to their workplace.

Topics covered include:

  • Emergency management concepts and principles.

  • Emergency management structure and organisational responsibilities.

  • Prevention and preparedness.

  • Risk management.

  • Emergency management planning.

  • Information management.

  • Emergency response.

  • Emergency relief and recovery.


Who should attend?

Anyone with emergency management responsibilities in private organisations, government, statutory authorities, volunteer and community organisations,  emergency service organisations or anyone looking to develop a basic understanding of the arrangements. 

Course fee:

A subsidised rate of $256.00 (inc GST) per person is charged for representatives from designated emergency management agencies listed in State Emergency Management Plan (SEMP)- (Roles and Responsibilities).

VICSES staff can confirm if your organisation is listed by contacting emp@ses.vic.gov.au or a staff member in your region.

A commercial rate of $586.00 (inc GST) per person is charged to participants from all other organisations or agencies.

Please complete the nomination form below for a course in your region. Forward completed forms to the relevant region for processing as per the nomination form. Please make yourself aware of your agency's policies regarding approval processes for nominations prior to submitting your nomination.

Course dates will be added as they are booked.

Upcoming courses

Course dates will be included here as they are scheduled later in the year.

Upcoming dates for Introduction to Emergency Management




Closing Date



  • All nomination forms* will be available from here later in the year

  • Once completed, please send the form to the VICSES Training team at training@ses.vic.gov.au 

  • Payment instructions will be sent to participants once the nomination form has been completed

*Please note: due to individual web browser settings, some users may need to download the nomination forms (right click and 'Save As..'), then open using a PDF reader in order to access all PDF form features. 

Refund policy

  • Organisation-initiated refund: If VICSES cancel a course, a full refund of the fees will be given or transfer to another course will be provided.

  • Participant-initiated refund: A full refund will be given if notification of withdraw is given no less than 24 hours before the course starts.

Refunds will not be granted automatically.

VICSES reserves the right to charge agencies/organisations for participants that cancel within 24 hours or do not attend without giving notice.