Australian Institute of Emergency Services

Next Conferences

National Volunteering Conference

The next National Volunteering Conference will be held from 6 – 8 April 2016 in Canberra. The Australian Government is supporting a number of participants from each state and territory to attend the conference through the Inclusive Scholarships Program. You can check the eligibility and other details as well as download the application form on the volunteering conference website.

Interested people can apply for a scholarship until 18 September 2015.

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Disaster & Emergency Management Conference - Earth: Fire and Rain
30 - 31 May 2016

Disaster Management Conference - Queensland 2015

The 5th Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held at Jupiters Gold Coast, QLD on the 30-31 May 2016. The Conference theme “EARTH; FIRE and RAIN” will continue to address planning, response and the introduction of innovative techniques in management of disasters, emergencies and hazards. The 2016 Conference continues to grow and offer extensive resources, knowledge and network opportunities to those that work in the Disaster and Emergency Management Community. - See more at:

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Search and Rescue Conference (SAR) – 1 June 2016

The 2016 Australian & New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR) will be held at the Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on the 1 June 2016.

This year, the Conference will continue to provide a platform of discussion that began in 2015, for the Search and Rescue Community. ANZSAR aims to tackle the issues and challenges in Search and Rescue and continue the support of professional development in new training, techniques and requirements.

The 2016 ANZSAR program will be designed to challenge, demonstrate and encourage discussion on all areas of SAR. The program aims to cover a range of topics varying from Water to Land SAR to Air and Mining Rescue. This unique Conference allows the chance for all organisations and SAR workers to come together to continue understanding from others experiences and encounters.

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In 2015 Women & Leadership Australia commenced administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all sectors.

The initiative provides women in the emergency services sector with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in the emergency services sector at two levels. Please click on the preferred program link for details.

1. Senior Management and Executive level Women Leaders can apply for $12,000 Individual Grants to undertake the Advanced Leadership Program. 2. Women Managers can apply for $4,500 Individual Grants to undertake the Accelerated Leadership Performance Program.
Expressions of Interest

Please fill in the expression of interest form and return to email:

Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail please contact Ian Johnson at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, Australian School of Applied Management on 03 9270 9016 or via

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