How to join

Online registrations for 2018 ACTSES volunteer Recruit College have now closed.

Registrations for the 2019 Recruit College will open later in the year – please like us on Facebook or visit this site to stay up to date on ACTSES 2019 Recruitment registration. https://www.facebook.com/ACTSES/.

ACTSES accepts registrations of interest from prospective members and runs one or more Recruit Colleges each year, depending on workforce requirements. This is a very competitive process; not every ACTSES Unit or Group requires new recruits at every intake and not all applicants are deemed suitable.

Dates for the 2019 Recruit College will be confirmed in late 2018 and emailed to everyone who has registered their interest in joining. Additional information will also be provided on key attraction, recruitment and Recruit College activities and dates.

There are three key phases in ACTSES recruitment:

  1. Attraction

  • ACTSES Units and Groups promote volunteering opportunities in the ACT Community.
  • Prospective members gain information about the role of the ACTSES through the website, conversations with members and visiting units/groups.
  • Expressions of interest are received online from prospective members.

  1. Recruitment

  • The recruitment phase officially opens.
  • All prospective members are invited to a Unit/Group visit and interview. From this, prospective members are selected to participate in the ACTSES Information Day.
  • Selected prospective members complete and return the ACTSES Medical Self Declaration and participate in the ACTSES Information Day, which includes the ACTSES Fitness Test.
  • Selected prospective members are invited to join the Recruit College. To formally join the Recruit College a prospective member must have applied for an ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card

  1. Recruit College

There are two parts to the intensive Recruit College:

  • Induction Program (two weeks), which is mandatory for all new members, includes:
    • About the ACTSES
    • Asbestos Awareness
    • First Aid assessment (the online course is completed prior to the Induction Program commencing)
    • Respect, Equity and Diversity (RED)
    • Teamwork
    • Working safely
  • Storm and Water Damage training is mandatory for people joining as Field Operators. This takes around three months and comprises five national units of competency:
PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene
PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene
PUASES008A Undertake storm and water damage operations
PUASES013A Undertake storm and water damage operations performed at heights
  • Click on the title of each unit of competency above for more information.
  • Recognition is available for people who already hold statements of attainment for the above units of competency.

Helpful hints:

  • A valid email address is required in order to receive up to date recruitment information.
  • The ACT Working with Vulnerable People card application can take up to 21 days to process. Therefore, prospective members are advised to apply for this card as early as possible.

Register your interest
Online Registrations are currently closed, and will re-open for the 2019 Recruit College later in the year.