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 HLTAHW013, '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



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assess the emergency

1.1 Identify factors which determine the event is an emergency

1.2 Seek information about the emergency from key people and the community, as time permits

1.3 Determine needs of the community and/or community members, in consultation with key people and the community, as time permits

2. Identify existing relevant emergency action plans

2.1 Locate organisational protocols, procedures and plans for responding to emergencies

2.2 Identify strategies for responding to emergencies with the primary health care team

3. Identify own and others’ roles in implementing the emergency action plan

3.1 Identify own roles and responsibilities and how it supports the roles of others in the primary health care team or externally

3.2 Identify and contact the emergency action plan coordinator as required

3.3 Identify and contact other workers with responsibilities for responding to the emergency as required

4. Implement the emergency action plan

4.1 Undertake work according to the strategy for responding to the emergency in line with organisation, community and legislative requirements

4.2 Provide key people and the community with progress reports, as time and client confidentiality permits

4.3 Maintain client and community confidentiality

5. Follow-up emergency

5.1 Monitor and review the emergency, in consultation with key people

5.2 Identify follow-up services and provide in line with community needs and workers’ responsibilities

6. Provide feedback on the emergency action plan

6.1 Provide feedback about the effectiveness of the emergency action plan to key people

6.2 Suggest ways to improve the emergency action plan, if appropriate

6.3 Identify and use opportunities for debriefing following emergencies as required