Respond to emergencies

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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 AHCWRK303A, 'Respond to emergencies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Respond to emergencies' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for emergency situations

1.1. Appropriate actions are taken to maximise safety and minimise health hazards in the workplace.

1.2. Options for action in cases of emergency are identified and evaluated.

1.3. Organisational emergency procedures and policies are correctly implemented as part of the workplace procedures.

1.4. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures and safe working practices are applied including the selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to suit the emergency situation.

1.5. Regular checks of the workplace are carried out to minimise potential hazards.

1.6. Emergency procedures are carried out as required by established workplace procedures.

1.7. Safety equipment and aids required for emergencies are selected, used, maintained and stored in good order.

1.8. Near misses and potential hazards are reported to supervisor and/or documented according to enterprise guidelines.

2. Implement fire prevention and control on site and in the workshop

2.1. Fire hazards are minimised as specified in workplace and/or fuelling procedures.

2.2. Appropriate fire extinguishers and fire fighting equipment are used in fire situations, and appropriate authority notified according to established procedures.

2.3. Evacuation procedures are followed according to enterprise policy and plan including nominated assembly points.

2.4. Where required, specific safety procedures for the handling and use of industrial gases are carried out in line with standard industry practice and regulations.

3. Evaluate the emergency

3.1. Emergency and potential emergency situation reports and signals are promptly recognised and assessed.

3.2. Advice is sought from relevant people in evaluating the emergency.

3.3. The possible development of the emergency situation is assessed and further potential hazards to staff and/or clients are evaluated.

3.4. Needs, including those for assistance, are prioritised promptly and accurately.

4. Act in an emergency

4.1. The plan of action is implemented using techniques appropriate to the situation and available resources and abilities.

4.2. Equipment is operated safely and, where necessary, equipment and techniques are improvised.

4.3. Strategies for group control are identified and implemented, and clients and other individuals are removed from danger.

4.4. The condition of all staff and others assisting is constantly monitored.

4.5. The information required to assist emergency services, where relevant, is acquired and documented.

4.6. Emergency services are notified as necessary.

4.7. The plan of action is changed to accommodate changes in the situation variables.

4.8. Casualty evacuation methods are demonstrated where relevant to the context.

4.9. Organisational procedures and policies and legal requirements are correctly implemented in the event of a major injury or death.

5. Apply essential first aid techniques

5.1. Immediate risk to self and casualty's health and safety are minimised by isolating the hazard.

5.2. The casualty's injuries and vital signs are assessed.

5.3. Casualty is reassured in a caring and calm manner and made comfortable using available resources.

5.4. First aid care is provided in accordance with established first aid procedures.

5.5. First aid assistance is sought from others as appropriate.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCWRK303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC33210 - Certificate III in Floriculture
  • AHC32310 - Certificate III in Conservation Earthworks
  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC31910 - Certificate III in Weed Management
  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping
  • AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC31610 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife
  • AHC30310 - Certificate III in Horse Breeding
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC32610 - Certificate III in Rural Machinery Operations
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC30210 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
  • AHC31110 - Certificate III in Production Nursery
  • AHC31210 - Certificate III in Retail Nursery
  • AHC31710 - Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration
  • AHC31810 - Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management