Frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered
How will I know when Victorian Firefighters are recruiting?
What do I need to have ready when I apply?
Am I applying to become a career firefighter with Fire Rescue Victoria or MFB/CFA?
Can I apply to both MFB and CFA or do I have to choose one?
Can I change my first preference after I have submitted my application?
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 am a current CFA Volunteer, do I need to pay for the Written Selection Aptitude Test through ACER?
I hold a current Health Care Card, do I need to pay for the Written Selection Aptitude Test through ACER?
How long is the recruitment process?
What if I 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?
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 career firefighter?
I live remotely; is accommodation provided during the 20 weeks at the Victorian Emergency Management Training College (VEMTC) in Craigieburn?
Will the Victorian Firefighter Recruit Courses comprise of both MFB and CFA recruits?
If I am successful in gaining a role as Victorian firefighter, will I need to relocate?
Requirements and testing
Do I need a heavy rigid license to apply?
I have previously passed the CFA aptitude testing, do I have to complete it again?
How long do the Written Selection Test (VST) 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 have previously successfully passed the Screening Interview during the CFA career firefighter recruitment process, do I need to undertake the Group Assessment?
I am a volunteer with CFA, will I still have to complete the entire recruit course?
How long is the recruit training 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?