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.

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 Nomination Forms* Send Completed Nomination Forms To:
Mid West

29th & 30th October 2019


1st October 2019

Mid West Region.pdf
(97 KB)
North East


TBC TBC North East Region.pdf(106 KB) NorthEast@ses.vic.gov.au



15th & 16th October 2019


19th & 20th May 2020


3rd & 4th June 2020



13th & 14th October 2020

Bell Park, Geelong









15th September 2019


19th April 2020


3rd May 2020


13th September 2020

South West Region.pdf
(106 KB)

Central TBC



Central Region.pdf
(112 KB)

7th & 8th November 2019


14th & 15th November 2019

Coal Creek, 12 Silkstone Road, Korumburra


55 Palmers Road, Lakes Entrance

31th October 2019


7th November 2019

East Region.pdf (103 KB) East@ses.vic.gov.au 
North West




North West Region.pdf (103 KB) NorthWest.office@ses.vic.gov.au

*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.