Frequently asked questions (FAQs) answered
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 career 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?
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?
Can I sit the Written Selection Test from home or my personal computer?
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?