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Training and capability


The Ministry for Police and Emergency Services (MPES) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Emergency Management Training and Exercises 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 State, Region and Local levels.

Emergency Management Courses are based on Units of Competency and Qualifications from the Public Safety Training Package PUA12. MPES RTO's scope of registration includes Units of Competency from the Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management) and the Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management).


Upon successful completion of a course students are issued with a Statement of Attendance. Students who undertake assessment and are deemed competent in a Unit of Competency will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Candidates may choose an assessment only pathway i.e. Recognition. Candidates who are deemed competent in a Unit of Competency by way of recognition will receive a Statement of Attainment. The assessment only pathway requires the candidate to provide current, quality evidence against the relevant Unit of Competency. When the outcomes of the assessment process indicate that the candidate is competent, the structured training is not required.

MPES recognises Statement's of Attainment and Qualifications issued by other RTO's. Where the candidate requests recognition of a Statement of Attendance or Qualification issued by another RTO MPES will record this in the Student Records Management System as a credit transfer.

Exercises & Exercise Register

Conducting well prepared and coordinated exercises, in addition to 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 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 2014.

More on the Exercise Register

Code of practice

The goal of MPES is to provide consistent, high-quality training and development services for individuals working in the Emergency Management sector. MPES is committed to providing a flexible training and assessment framework that enables individuals to work toward nationally recognised qualifications.

More information on our Code of practice

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