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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Undertake work activities
  2. Accept responsibilities
  3. Set performance requirements
  4. Maintain team performance
  5. Act as a team leader as required

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Required Skills

communicating instructions and directions

communicating performance expectations

completing a range of documentation

encouraging team members

informal performance counselling

providing feedback on performance

representing issues to management

team building

Required Knowledge

defined OHampS policies and procedures

knowledge of current principles and practices

legal requirements and ramifications of team activities

method of monitoring performance

organisations policy for referring performance issues

organisations policy relevant to hours of work and work allocation

organisations requirements for documenting team performance and activities

procedures and methods of setting performance expectations

required to work in a team

team members duties and responsibilities

Evidence Required

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

It is essential for this unit that competence be demonstrated in communication of performance expectations and providing feedback to team members

Consistency in performance

Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

On the job or in a simulated work environment Where workplace observation is insufficient simulations or case studies may be used

Specific resources for assessment

No special requirements

Guidance information for assessment

Information that will assist or guide assessment will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA Public Safety Training Package

Information that will assist or guide assessment will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Scope of allocated task may include

extent of activity

content of activity

degree of responsibility for task

Performance requirements include





performance indicators

production rates

Work area may be dependent upon

activity conducted

road accessibility

logistical support

water availability

vicinity of built-up areas

areas of reduced visibility

distance to operation


vehicle parking

Performance issues may include

occupational health and safety

hours of work details

concerns about ability to complete work

inadequate resources

Appropriate personnel may include


human resource personnel

team leader


team members

Required documentation may include



incident reports



written reports


standard operating procedures


Activities may include

non operational activities:



preparing documentation

operational activities:

responding in a combat or support role to natural emergencies



technological/industrial emergencies

civil/political emergencies and non-emergency operations including community events

public relations activities

sporting events



Conditions under which operational activities may be may include

hazardous conditions including adverse weather

after dark operations

emergency operations

difficult terrain

time pressure

varying time frames from immediate/short term to long term response operations

varying access to equipment necessitating the use of improvised techniques

varying levels of resources

single or multi organisation responses