​​Courses

Online courses

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When you book into a course you will receive an automated email acknowledging you nomination. This email may be re-directed to your 'Junk' folder. If you do not receive this email, contact the Department of Justice, Office of Emergency Management at trainingadmin@mpes.nsw.gov.au.

Online co​​urses

Emergency Manageme​nt Overview

Emergency Management Overview (EMO) outlines current information on legislation, the planning framework, roles and responsibilities, committee structures and the Comprehensive Approach to emergency management in NSW. The legislation, the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (Amended) which governs the Emergency Management Arrangements in NSW, and the State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN), have recently been updated. To work in Emergency Management, it is essential to have the most up to date information.

EMO is an introductory course in emergency management. It is a self-paced online short course. It is the mandatory prerequisite and pathway into the Introduction to Emergency Management (Intro to EM) class based course.

Please Note:

  • Emergency Management Overview and Introduction to Emergency Management replaced Emergency Management Arrangements (NSW)
  • Participants can register for Introduction to Emergency Management at the same time as Emergency Management Overview. However, participants must complete Emergency Management Overview prior to attending the class based Introduction to Emergency Management
  • You will receive a Booking Confirmation email within 1 working day of your registration. The email contains an individualised link to EM Gate portal and access to the online course.

More information and to nominate for Emergency Management Overview


Welfare Services Functio​nal Area Overview

The Welfare Services Functional Area delivers key welfare services to meet the immediate needs of disaster affected people (children, adults, and/or families) and administers disaster relief grants for eligible applicants. The Key Welfare Services are defined as emergency accommodation, catering, personal support, material aid, immediate financial assistance and disaster relief grants.

Welfare Services Functional Area Overview is a short introductory online course that outlines the roles of the Welfare Services Functional Area and its participating and supporting agencies, the role of an evacuation centre, and the principles of Psychological First Aid.

Please Note:

You will receive a Booking Confirmation email within 1 working day of your registration. This will provide you with a link to the EM Gate portal and access to this course.

More information and to nominate for Welfare Services Functional Area Overview


Class based c​​ourses

Introduction to Emerge​​ncy Management

This course is designed as a preliminary pathway for people wanting to undertake further Emergency Management Training.

Please Note:

  • Emergency Management Overview and Introduction to Emergency Management replaced Emergency Management Arrangements (NSW)

  • The Emergency Management Overview course, an eLearning (online) short course, is the prerequisite for Introduction to Emergency Management

  • Participants can register for Introduction to Emergency Management at the same time as Emergency Management Overview. However, participants must complete Emergency Management Overview prior to attending Introduction to Emergency Management.

More information and to nominate for Introduction to Emergency Management


Emergency Operations C​e​​ntre Concepts

The course covers the activities to support an emergency operation, including the function of an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC); role of staff in an EOC; the EOC Standard Operation Procedures; applying procedures to collecting, collating, displaying and disseminating information, and; closing an EOC.

The scope of the course is confined to addressing the functions performed by EOC staff. It does not address issues of emergency response/recovery management.

Please Note:

Emergency Operations Centre Concepts (EOCC) replaced Work as a team member in an Emergency Operations Centre (WEOC).

More information and to nominate for Emergency Operations Centre Concepts


Managing Em​​​ergencies

The course is designed to assist emergency managers from all agencies to determine what is required to effectively manage emergencies. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to develop and implement a coordinated and responsive approach in applying NSW emergency management arrangements to address the needs of affected communities.

Please Note:

Office of Emergency Management (OEM) training is delivered in a multi-agency context. A selection process will be undertaken by your Agency/Organisation and OEM. Information on nominations is available in the "Target Audience" section of Managing Emergencies.

More information and to nominate for Managing Emergencies


Design and ​​Manage Exercises

Design and Manage Exercises (DAME), previously Exercise Management, provides a platform for participants to build their knowledge and skills to design, write, manage and evaluate emergency management exercises in line with the National Framework, practice and documentation standards.

Please Note: Office of Emergency Management (OEM) training is delivered in a multi-agency context. A selection process will be undertaken by your Agency/Organisation and OEM. For more information on nomination go to "Target Audience".

More information and to nominate for Design and Manage Exercises


Evacuation Manage​ment

The course will enable participants to contribute to the selection, planning, implementation and management of evacuation as a risk treatment strategy within an affected community. The course content deals with managing community evacuation in an emergency management context and supports participants to apply the NSW Evacuation Management Guidelines.

More information and to nominate for Evacuation Management