The State Emergency Service (SES) becomes involved in a wide range of disaster and emergency related operations. To allow these operational activities to be responded to effectively and safely the SES has a responsibility to ensure adequate and appropriate training is available to its members. This training provides SES members with the appropriate skills & knowledge to enable them to perform their operational tasks and functions in a safe and effective manner.
The SES has developed a comprehensive training framework based on the Public Safety Training Package that meets the operational requirements of the service. As a part of this framework a training recognition process has been developed which provides external and internal forms of recognition for specific disciplines. These forms of recognition include a range of Nationally Recognised Qualifications at Certificate II and III level.
There is also a competency maintenance system based on ongoing peer assessment recorded in a log book. This system is designed to monitor the skills and knowledge maintenance associated with specific disciplines.
Every volunteer who joins the Queensland SES receives initial basic training including Induction, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Safety. Training is then based on their individual preferences and capabilities and the operational and functional roles of their SES Group.
This training includes: