Member Pathway FAQs
The membership team are committed to providing training opportunities that best match up to the skills and interests of our valued DRA members. We’re proud to announce we’ve finalised a new Member Pathway program.
There are 5 member pathways to choose from, ranging from getting out in the field to support and specialist roles. If you have multiple interests – great! You can choose more than one pathway.
By letting us know your preferences, we can better develop training to enhance your skill set and future employment opportunities.
Each of the pathways has defined capability aspects and selected training will be offered depending on the pathway/s you choose.
1. Strike Team Member (minimum deployment ready)
Strike Team Leader, Chainsaw Operations, Plant Operations, Fence Building, Drivers, Aerial Damage and Assessment (ADAT)
2. Field Leadership Member (minimum deployment ready)
Mission and Theatre Commanders, Operations and planning, Logistics, Safety, Spontaneous Volunteer Management
3. Organisational Leadership Member (minimum engagement ready)
DRT Managers, State Function Coordinators, Specialist Projects
4. Support Team Member (minimum engagement ready)
Medical and Welfare, Membership, Mobilisation, Information Technology, Administration and Finance, Human Resources
5. Community Team Member (minimum engagement ready)
Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement, Events and Recruitment, Fundraising, Media Capture and Processing
Member Pathway FAQ’S
Why do I have to choose a member pathway?
By providing meaningful, attractive pathways for both ‘deployment ready’ and ‘engagement ready’ members, not only those that are physically able to perform arduous field activities but an array of support and specialist roles, the Membership pathways will enable future training opportunities to be developed and presented according to a members’ skillsets and interests, enhancing their proficiencies and employability beyond DRA.
In providing a structured pathway, DRA will not only benefit from a membership base with refined skillsets, but those members will more readily be able to utilise and translate their DRA experience to obtain external employment.
The outcome of members selections will assist DRA to develop merit and competency-based pathways into field and organisational leadership roles for those with the intent, attitude and motivation, fostering creation of ‘talent’ pools for crucial roles within the organisation.
Will the new pathway affect my training opportunities?
Can I select more than one pathway?
Who can I contact if I need further information?
The membership team are contactable on 02 80 729 132 or email@example.com
Can you change your pathway at a later date?
Yes, any member can change their pathway at any time as long as they fulfil the requirements of either deployment ready or engagement ready status in Muster
Do I need to change my Muster profile?
Text messages will be sent requesting your member pathway selection in February.