Victorian CFA

 (PATS is a private training organization and is not endorsed , or approved or in fact have any relationship with the MFB , Vict CFA , NSWFRS , QFES or any other Fire & Rescue service within Australia or New Zealand)


We are experts at getting candidates very high passes in the ACER Vocational Selection Test , or ACER VST or just VST which is being used to assess MFB applicants in March 2016

We are experts in face to face individual training for the VST , Vocational Selection Test. And have been preparing people for over one decade for this test.

Following the release of the Bushfire Royal Commission report, the Victorian CFA will increase the number of career firefighters by 40% over the next three years. The Victorian CFA presently has approximately 500 full-time career firefighters and this will increase by 300 over the next three years.

Find out when the next round of Victorian CFA applications open.


The Victorian CFA aptitude test is highly challenging with an average failure rate of 70% and you must wait 6-12 months in-between attempts. We strongly recommend against attempting the test without intensive preparation.


CFA selection process


CFA aptitude test



PATS are experts in preparing applicants for the Victorian CFA selection and ability tests. We have been running these prep courses for over 10 years and our clients enjoy an outstanding success rate – over the last three years more than 98% have passed the Victorian CFA firefighter selection tests.



Keep in mind that if you join the Victorian CFA as a career firefighter, you can still work as a city fireman at one of 12 Melbourne suburban fire stations staffed by CFA career firefighters.

In fact the Victorian CFA is responsible for providing professional firefighters to cover one third of the greater Melbourne area.

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