NSW State Emergency Service Secondary Schools Cadet Program
NSW SES Secondary Schools Cadet Program is committed to enlisting the next generation of volunteers by encouraging young Australians to get involved in the NSW SES through the Cadet Program or by joining a local NSW SES Unit directly from the age of 16.
The Cadet Program is a NSW State Emergency Service volunteer initiative, funded by the NSW Government and administered and supported by the NSW SES. The program is currently free of charge. Course content has been specifically designed to be interactive and hands on so students have fun while learning.
The aim of the Cadet Program for Secondary Schools is to provide students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to achieve an understanding of the NSW State Emergency Service and its role in the community.
The specific goals of the program are:
- To provide progressive, interesting and challenging training that encourages the development of positive personal and team characteristics among participants
- To encourage the idea of achieving success in life through the spirit of service to Australia and commitment within the local community; and
- To provide an understanding of the NSW State Emergency Service and other Emergency Service agencies.
How does the NSW SES Cadet program work?
The NSW SES Cadet program has been structured to provide flexible delivery options to ensure that the program caters to the needs of even the busiest school schedule.
There are currently two delivery options that the NSW SES offers, these include:
- Cadet Camp – Our cadet camp program content is run over a 5-day period and is best delivered as a school holiday program.
- 10 Week Program – Our 10 week program is structured to run throughout a school term and can be delivered during school hours or as an after school program with teacher supervision.
How can my school get involved?
If you are interested in registering your school for a NSW SES Cadet Program or have any questions please fill in the expression of interest form below and one of our local representatives will get in contact.
Where can I access more information?
For more information regards the NSW SES Cadet Program download our information pack below.