Emergency Management Training

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


Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer the Introduction to Emergency Management course as the current delivery model is face to face.

As soon as restrictions are lifted we will commence course planning, therefore please continue to monitor this page for further details and updates.



Introduction to Emergency Management course

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 Part 7 of the Emergency Management Manual Victoria (EMMV). VICSES staff can confirm if your organisation is listed by contacting 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.

Upcoming courses

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

Region Date Location Closing Date
Mid West

2020 courses TBC

2020 courses TBC

2020 courses TBC
North East

2020 courses TBC

2020 courses TBC 2020 courses TBC



19th & 20th May 2020 Postponed


3rd & 4th June 2020 Postponed


13th & 14th October 2020 Postponed






Postponed due to COVID-19 distancing requirement


7th & 8th April 2020 Postponed

27th & 28th April 2020 Postponed

Banyule City Council Service Centre, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough

Manningham Civic Centre

Postponed due to COVID-19 distancing requirement

East 2020 courses TBC

2020 courses TBC

2020 courses TBC

North West

13th & 14th May 2020 Postponed

20th & 21th May 2020 Postponed

Huntly EMV training ground (Bendigo)

Location TBC

Postponed due to COVID-19 distancing requirement

Nomination and payment:

  • All nomination forms* can be found: IEM nomination form
  • Once completed, please send the form to VICSES Training at: training@ses.vic.gov.au 
  • Payment instuctions 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.