Frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered
How long is the recruit training course?
How will I know when Fire Rescue Victoria are recruiting?
Is there an age limit?
What if I have applied previously and been deemed unsuccessful?
I would like more information on firefighter recruitment; can an application pack be posted to me?
Do I have to pay for any of the recruitment selection testing?
I hold a current Health Care Card, do I need to pay for the Written Selection Test through Pearson VUE?
How long is the recruitment process?
What if my contact details change during the recruitment process?
I don't have any firefighting experience - can I still apply?
What level of education do I need?
How many vacancies are available for the role of firefighter per year?
Can I apply if I am from overseas or interstate?
Can any of the recruitment tests be undertaken interstate?
Are there part-time firefighting positions available?
Does being a volunteer firefighter or volunteering for emergency services such as SES help?
What superannuation exists?
What subjects should I study at school to become a firefighter?
I live remotely; is accommodation provided during the 20 weeks at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) in Craigieburn?
Do I need a Heavy Rigid licence to apply?
I previously passed the ACER Written Selection Test, do I need to undertake the Written Selection Test again.
How long do the Written Selection Test results last?
Do I only have one attempt at the shuttle run?
Do I only have one attempt at the Physical Aptitude Test (PAT) should I not pass?
I am a volunteer with the Country Fire Authority; will I still have to complete the entire recruit course?
Will I need to do written work during the recruit course?
Who can I contact for more information?
I have previously passed the Group Assessment; will I skip this stage next time I apply?
If I pay for guidance from an external provider or service, will it give me an advantage?
Does FRV endorse external providers or individuals to assist candidates throughout the recruitment process?
How do firefighters deal with exposure to trauma?
I’ve received two COVID-19 vaccinations, am I eligible to apply?