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Training and capability

Nationally Recognised Training and Short Courses

The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services (MPES) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that manages emergency management training and exercise programs throughout NSW.  Training and exercises are coordinated by Regional Emergency Management Officers (REMOs).  Training is offered to employees and volunteers from Emergency Services, Functional Areas, Government and Non-Government organisations at the State, Region and Local levels.  All training courses are fee free.

MPES training and assessment is delivered using a number of platforms: online course modules, class based courses, post course assessment and recognition only pathways.
There are currently seven Emergency Management training programs available - two online courses and five class based courses.  Two more online courses are in development for release during 2015.  These courses range from short introductory EM courses to courses in managing evacuations or emergencies. More information on Training Pathways - training program sequence and prerequisites requirements

The online and class based courses are not formally assessed during delivery but post-course assessment and Recognition pathways are available for national units of competency on MPES' Scope of Registration

MPES recognises Statement's of Attainment and Qualifications issued by other RTOs.

Exercises and Exercise Register

Conducting well prepared and coordinated exercises and testing emergency plans and Standing Operating Procedures, leads to better mutual understanding and cooperation between the various components of the State's emergency management structure.

Exercises are conducted at a local, region and state level and may be agency specific or multi-agency.

The Exercise Register lists the Multi-agency Emergency Management and Rescue Exercises scheduled in NSW for the current year.

Student Information   

The goal of MPES is to provide high quality training for our students.  We are committed to helping you develop the skills and knowledge required for the Emergency Management industry. 

An A-Z Student Information Guide is available to answer your questions about the training and assessment offered by MPES.  This Guide includes information from course enquiry to training completion - such as the Unique Student Identifier (USI), prerequisites, enrolment, attendance, assessment and recognition pathways, certificates and testamurs, the Student Portal and the EM Gate Portal. If you can't find what you need, contact MPES:

Email:  trainingadmin@mpes.nsw.gov.au
Phone:  02 9212 9247
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