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 DEFSEA004, 'Defend persons using firearms'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Perform pre-operational checks

1.1 Perform firearm checks by drawing, inspecting and proofing weapon.

1.2 Issue ammunition.

1.3 Receive and acknowledge an operational brief.

2. Assess the need to use firearms

2.1 Evaluate use of firearm against Use of force guidelines, legal requirements and organisational policy and procedures.

2.2 Determine person’s intentions by assessing risk factors and opportunities.

2.3 Consider capacity to complete action prior to commencement and assess viability of alternative actions.

3. Use firearms

3.1 Identify situations requiring assistance and request support.

3.2 Secure, protect and provide access to firearm carriage.

3.3 Maintain tactical positioning consistent with the assessment of person’s intentions and anticipated range of possible actions.

3.4 Maintain weapons.

3.5 Justify judgements on the use of firearms.

3.6 Select ammunition.

3.7 Select protective equipment.

3.8 Discharge firearm only to stop the progress of life-threatening situations.

4. Contain incident

4.1 Adjust or discontinue response with changing circumstances.

4.2 Confirm resolution and isolation of threat by constantly monitoring person’s positions and behaviour.

4.3 Detain persons.

4.4 Monitor and provide adequate aftercare to persons injured by firearms discharge.

5. Evaluate response

5.1 Review and evaluate effectiveness of response by providing observations of the incident.

5.2 Maintain system, records and reporting procedures.

5.3 Recognise effects of stress on self and use stress management techniques to diffuse.