VCC EM training is a comprehensive training package designed to equip members of faith communities to support affected residents through their participation in VCC EM deployments.

Psychological First Aid/Personal Support

The training course is a 2 stage process involving;

  • Self paced learning and completion of the workbook. This material must be completed at least 3 days prior to attending the training day.
    Face to face training day. This day utilises multi learning opportunities including teaching, discussion, personal reflection and role playing / scenarios to enable the trainee to assimilate the information and understand the context, roles, responsibilities and processes involved.
  • Completion of the workbook and attendance at the training are essential prerequisites for application for registration with VCC Emergencies Ministry. Successful registration will require the completion of safety checks including a National Criminal History Check and referee reports and will occur after the training has been completed.

The Process

  1. Check out our Code of conduct at
  2. Complete the registration form below for the training day you wish to attend no less than 7 days before.
  3. Email confirmation will be sent, including the e-workbook
  4. Complete the self-paced learning and return the completed workbook prior to the training session.
    Email – or post to VCC EM. PO Box 832. Port Melbourne. 3207.
  5. VCCEM volunteers are required to complete Psychological First Aid training as a pre requisite for registering for DHHS training.

Upcoming Training Dates (Further 2021 dates will be added as the year progresses)


Event Venue Date
Psychological First Aid - Port Melbourne - Face to Face Port Melbourne
  • September 18, 2021 9:00 am
Psychological First Aid - Port Melbourne - online TBC
  • October 2, 2021 9:00 am
Psychological First Aid - Yarra Ranges - Online Port Melbourne
  • October 14, 2021 9:00 am
Psychological First Aid - Echuca - online TBC
  • November 6, 2021 9:00 am
Psychological First Aid - South Gippsland - Face to Face Postponed was September 25 new date TBC TBC
  • November 13, 2021 9:00 am
Expression of Interest - There is no training planned near me
  • December 30, 2021 8:00 am