Defend persons using firearms

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 DEFBM004C, 'Defend persons using firearms'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Defend persons using firearms' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Perform pre operational firearm checks

1.1 Weapon is drawn and proven.

1.2 Weapon is inspected by supervisor.

1.3 Ammunition is issued.

1.4 Operational brief is attended.

2. Assess the need to use firearms

2.1 Need to use firearms is evaluated against use of force guidelines, legal requirements and organisational policy and procedures.

2.2 Risk factors and opportunities are escalated and/or de-escalated to determine person's intentions.

2.3 Capacity to complete action effectively is considered prior to commencement and alternative actions are assessed for viability.

2.4 Situations requiring assistance are identified and support is promptly requested.

3. Use firearms

3.1 Firearm carriage is secured, protected, made accessible and legal requirements, organisational policy and procedures are complied with.

3.2 Tactical positioning consistent with the assessment of person's intentions and anticipated range of possible actions is maintained.

3.3 Weapons are maintained in accordance with Organisational procedures and policy.

3.4 Judgements on the use of firearms are justified in terms of use of force guidelines, legal requirements and organisational policy.

3.5 Ammunition is selected appropriate to firearm and manufactures' specifications, legal requirements and organisational policy are complied with.

3.6 Protective equipment is selected according to the requirements of the situation and is used in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

3.7 Discharge of firearm is sufficient only to stop the progress of life threatening situations.

4. Contain incident

4.1 Response is adjusted or discontinued with changing circumstances in accordance with use of force guidelines.

4.2 Resolution and isolation of threat are confirmed by constantly monitoring person's positions and behaviour.

4.3 Actions to detain person/s are undertaken within the limits of legal requirements and organisational policy and procedures.

4.4 Situations requiring assistance are identified and support is promptly requested.

4.5 Persons injured by firearms discharge are monitored and provided with adequate after care.

5. Evaluate response

5.1 Effectiveness of response is evaluated and reviewed in accordance with legal requirement and organisational policy and procedures.

5.2 Accurate and constructive observations of incidents are provided in reviewing and debriefing the situation.

5.3 System, records and reporting procedures are maintained in accordance with organisational procedures and policy.

5.4 Effects of stress on self are recognised and managed using recognised stress management techniques.