As a volunteer, you are encouraged to learn at your own pace and reasonable assistance is provided where necessary to accommodate special needs (including language, literacy and numeracy support). We also recognise prior learning with other training organisations, and offer credit transfer, where applicable.

If you’re training to be a volunteer, your information sessions will normally be run indoors. Skills sessions are delivered in a safe and realistic environment, often outdoors, using equipment and procedures identical to those you’ll come across on-the-job.

We provide training to ensure our volunteers are equipped with the skills and knowledge to complete any task in a safe and capable manner.

This may result in achieving nationally recognised qualifications including:

  • Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)
  • Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)

For more information about our training and assessment, talk to SES Regional Training Staff or the Manager, Learning and Development. For more information, see our Contact page.

How to join the SES

If you’d like to become a volunteer with the SES, you can register your interest with our online form.

Your details will be sent to your relevant SES region and we’ll contact you to discuss your registration.

You can also contact your closest SES Regional Headquarters.