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Expression of Interest - Volunteer Trainer Assessors

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

The Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service Association recently amended the policy regarding the appointment of Volunteers from the Volunteer Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) as Trainer Assessors.

The following content was originally published 18 October 2023 and edited 19 October 2023 due to an update to DFES General Circular No: 199/2023.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) and Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Association (VFRSA) have agreed to qualify suitable VFRS Volunteers as Trainer Assessors to deliver the following Training Products in the first instance:

  1. Structural Firefighting

  2. Pump Operations

  3. Advanced Bush firefighting

  4. AIIMS 2017

Expressions of Interest are sought from suitably experienced volunteers who are interested in being endorsed as a Trainer Assessor in the courses listed above.

Additional courses will become available as the initiative progresses.

About the Role

As a Trainer Assessor, there is a requirement to maintain currency in the training courses they are qualified to present and commit to delivering the courses within pre-determined timeframes.

Trainer Assessors are also required to participate in professional development activities to continuously improve their skills in the delivery of training.

Key Requirements

Successful applicants must possess or be able to meet the following requirements:

  • As a minimum, hold either the DFES Workplace Trainer Assessor qualification or current industry qualifications in Vocational Education and Training; (or be willing to undertake appropriate training);

  • Hold the relevant competency; and

  • Demonstrate experience in the practical application of the skills in an operational environment.

Further Information

An information session will be held on Teams at 1800hrs on 1 November 2023 to explain the process further and answer any questions.

Those wishing to participate in the information session should email the DFES Metropolitan Operations Officer at to register your interest.

Advice on how to apply for endorsement as a Trainer Assessor will also be provided during the information session.


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