Undertake aerial rescue

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCARB306A, 'Undertake aerial rescue'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake aerial rescue' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for aerial rescue

1.1. Rescue equipment and first aid kit are checked to ensure they are complete and placed within easy access.

1.2. Suitable safety equipment, dedicated rescue kit and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are selected and checked.

1.3. Emergency communication system used to summon emergency services is checked according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise work procedures.

1.4. Documented rescue plan is confirmed and clarified with work team prior to work being undertaken.

2. Assess and respond to an aerial emergency situation

2.1. Casualty response is determined.

2.2. Emergency plan is activated and assistance requested from work team and/or public according to documented rescue plan.

2.3. Hazards associated with the rescue are identified, risks assessed and suitable controls implemented.

2.4. Appropriate access equipment to affect rescue is used according to rescue plan.

3. Assess nature of injury

3.1. Casualty and rescuer are safely secured according to enterprise standards.

3.2. Injuries are assessed to determine whether or not to move casualty based on standard first aid procedures and risk assessment.

3.3. Casualty with possible neck or spinal injuries is supported (but not moved) to await expert medical treatment.

3.4. First aid able to be performed above ground is applied, as required, in line with standard procedures.

3.5. Instructions to ground staff and climbers are communicated clearly and concisely.

4. Lower casualty to ground

4.1. Casualty is prepared for descent according to first aid and risk assessments.

4.2. Casualty is lowered safely to the ground with support of rescuer.

5. Complete rescue operations

5.1. First aid is applied on the ground according to need.

5.2. Emergency assistance is obtained as per rescue plan.

5.3. Records of aerial rescue are maintained in the appropriate format.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC30810 - Certificate III in Arboriculture