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What's new in learning?

By: Penelope Dunstan

Category: Training & Recruitment

  5.16 PM 5 September, 2016

Location: CFA HQ News, General

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In 2015 Learning and Volunteerism (L&V) released the CFA Operational Training Guide online and provided hard copies to brigades. 

The Guide outlines the endorsement process for members who would like to become a trainer and/or assessor in their brigade.

The process involves eight steps from the initial expression of interest, submitting an application, undertaking activities under the supervision of a coach, through to final endorsement. Members who are interested in becoming a trainer and/or assessor should read “Who Can Train and Assess?” on Brigades Online and the full process in the 'Training Roles' section of the CFA Operational Training Guide.

Healthcare practitioners (such as a doctors, registered nurses and paramedics) can now have their workplace skills and qualifications recognised for the purposes of providing workplace first-aid to other members. The process recognises members’ skills, subject matter expertise and desire to support fellow brigade members.

If you are a member of one of the healthcare practitioner groups or are a paramedic, contact your District Learning and Development team (L&D) and request 'Recognition as a health care practitioner form'. You will then need to complete the form and attach your supporting evidence (as specified on the form) and submit the documentation to your District L&D team for processing.

Initial recognition will be three years from the date of application based on evidence of currency in the member’s occupational workplace, subsequent extensions will need to be submitted after this initial three years.

Last Updated: 06 September 2016