CDEM 'fee-free' training

SAR 'fee-free' training

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) established the 'Emergency Management Adult and Community Education' fund, known as EM (ACE) for the specific purpose of training Civil Defence volunteers. The purpose of the fund is to enable approved CDEM volunteers who meet all of the entry criteria to access quality training at no cost to themselves or their CDEM organisation. To be eligible for 'fee-free' EM (ACE) funded training, attendees must meet all of the following criteria:

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) established the 'Search and Rescue Adult and Community Education' fund, known as SAR (ACE) for the specific purpose of training Search and Rescue responders.  The purpose of the fund is to enable approved SAR responders who meet all of the entry criteria to access quality training at no cost to themselves or their organisation. To be eligible for 'fee-free' SAR (ACE) funded training, attendees must meet all of the following criteria:

Criterion 1: EM (ACE)

Be a CDEM Volunteer
For the purpose of the EM (ACE) fund, volunteer refers to an unpaid worker who willingly donates their time and effort to civil defence emergency management. For the purpose of the EM (ACE) fund all council employees who are not employed as a CDEM professional be regarded as volunteers and as such should be eligible to access the EM ACE Fund.

Criterion 1: SAR (ACE)

Be a SAR Volunteer.
For the purpose of the SAR (ACE) fund, volunteer refers to a member of a search and rescue organisation approved by NZSAR.  This includes, but is not necessarily limited too: LandSAR, Coastguard, Surf Life Saving, Police SAR, RCCNZ.

Criterion 2 (EM & SAR): Be a New Zealand citizen OR resident

2a: A New Zealand citizen and provide an original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:

i) a New Zealand birth certificate; or
ii) a New Zealand passport; or
iii) a New Zealand certificate of citizenship;

OR

2b: A New Zealand resident and provide an original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:

a) a passport with a current returning residency class visa (a passport with a visa label); or
b) a passport, and letter or email, confirming current returning residency class visa followed by confirmation with Immigration New Zealand (where appropriate); or
c) a certificate of identity from Immigration New Zealand if the student is a refugee.

Criterion 3 (EM & SAR): Complete all TEO enrollment requirements

Tertiary Education Organisations (TEO's) have mandatory reporting requirements to Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for all enrollments.  TEO's collect various data on behalf of TEC.  Completion of the data is a requirement for all TEC funded training courses.

NOTE:
  • Persons on Student Visa's and Work Visa's do not meet the TEC eligibility criteria for EM (ACE).  
  • Some persons on a Work Visa may be eligible for SAR (ACE).  Specific criteria apply.

SAR (ACE) and EM (ACE) Training Funds

The EM (ACE) and SAR (ACE) training funds were established by TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) to support volunteers in the fields of civil defence emergency management and Search and Rescue to achieve an appropriate class and level of training and accreditation.  You can view more information on the TEC website by clicking on either of the SAR (ACE) or EM(ACE) links to the right.
 

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