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Course Profile

Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS)


The two-day, Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) Advanced Course provides an introduction to operations in a mass casualty field environment for medical, nursing and paramedic staff who may be activated as part of Victoria’s major incident health and medical response.

This course is designed for staff who have nominated as a member of a Victorian Medical Assistance Team (VMAT). Please ensure you have approval to attend this course by the VMAT coordinator in your organisation. For more information on VMAT registration contact Kieran Colgan in the Emergency Management Branch.

This course is accredited by the Advanced Life Support Group.

Presentation is by lecture, workshop, and discussion as well as tabletop exercises. The course includes basic knowledge assessment as well as practical triage and communications skills.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for medical, nursing, allied health and ambulance personnel who are likely to be required to respond to a major incident. Preference is being given to members of VMAT. However, limited places are available for non-VMAT medical personnel.


This is a Department of Human Service sponsored course provided at no cost to hospitals or participants.


    For information about this course please contact Kieran Colgan by e-mail at 


      Closure Date: Nominations received after the closing date may only be considered for inclusion in the course where numbers allow
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