The Skills Organisation (Skills) will have all gazetted coverage previously held by EMQUAL until 1 December 2017.
This includes the transfer of standard setting responsibilities for additional emergency services specifically fire and rescue and civil defence.
The Skills Organisation has also been granted the role of Emergency Management Co-ordinator for the Emergency Management (ACE) Fund – Emergency Management Co-ordination Body by the Tertiary Education Commission until 31 December 2016.
Skills are now responsible for advising TEC on how funding for training should be administered to emergency management and firefighting volunteers.
All questions on volunteer funding as well as any current Emergency Management trainees should be directed to Skills.