​​​Training and Capability

Nationally recognised tra​​ining and short courses​

The Department of Justice, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) 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, regional and local levels. All training courses are fee-free.

OEM 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. OEM's courses range from short introductory EM courses to courses on managing evacuations or emergencies, and designing and managing exercises. More information on Training Pathways - training program sequence and prerequisites requirements

Online modules are not formally assessed, but there is a quiz component at the end of the course. Class based courses may be formally assessed during delivery as a post-course assessment option, or as a combination of these - in the training room and post-course. Formal assessment is aligned to national vocational units of competency from the Public Safety Training Package. A Recognition pathway is also available for these units of competency. Refer to OEM's Scope of Registration for units of competency that are formally assessed and available.

OEM recognises Statements of Attainment and Qualifications issued by other RTOs.

Student information

The goal of OEM 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 OEM. 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 OEM:

Email: trainingadmin@mpes.nsw.gov.au
Phone: (02) 9212 9336