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VFBV leadership scholarships - apply now

By: Peter Beaton

Category: Partnerships, People, Training & Recruitment

  12.23 PM 22 December, 2014

Location: General

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Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) is now calling for expressions of interest from potential applicants for scholarships to the 2015 Volunteer Leadership Program.

Please encourage promising volunteers in your brigade to apply now.

You can download the information and application pack from the VFBV website at

There will be 50 scholarships in 2015 and successful participants will achieve the nationally-recognised Certificate IV in Frontline Leadership.

The courses this year will be based at Werribee and Lilydale, they will run from March to November, and scholarships will be offered to volunteers from CFA, Ambulance Victoria, Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, Life Saving Victoria, VIC SES, and St John.

The VFBV Volunteer Leadership Program has already produced nearly 200 graduates and many are in leadership positions with their Emergency Management agencies, volunteer representative organisations or local communities.

The course has been designed for volunteers, with a mix of lectures and interactive activities designed to suit the needs of adult students, as well as ample support using distance learning methods.

The course covers leadership, decision making, planning, safety and risk management, team effectiveness, making presentations, managing projects and engaging the community.

Applications close 9 February 2015.

Last Updated: 22 December 2014