Candidates who accept an offer of employment will be required to undertake a 20-week recruit training course at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) in Craigieburn.
The hours of work during training will be a rotating shift of four days on and four days off over an eight-day cycle, between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00, including weekends (unless otherwise advised).
Recruits may be offered accommodation subject to meeting the eligibility criteria. The course is not a live-in program and recruits may be required to arrange their own accommodation where necessary.
The recruit course is an intensive training program that can be both physically and mentally demanding. Successful completion of all components of the course is mandatory in order to achieve the level of competence required to operate safely and effectively as an on-shift firefighter.
The FRV Recruit Course is comprised of endorsed industry standards and is based on units from PUA20601 Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting & Emergency Operations) and PUA30601 Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting & Emergency Operations) including enterprise specific training.
There are 85 FRV fire and rescue stations across Victoria that recruits could be stationed upon the successful completion of the recruit course.