Assist in an emergency response

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 MARF018, 'Assist in an emergency response'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Assist in an emergency response' 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 describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Raise alarms


Emergency or incident is correctly identified according to organisational procedures


Emergency response plan is accessed, reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel and/or emergency response team members


Duties allocated to minimise risk are carried out


Distress signals are activated according to manufacturer instructions and organisational procedures


Act in an emergency


Immediate action required is identified and taken, according to emergency procedures


Safety and security procedures are complied with in all actions


Personal protective equipment is selected and used according to requirements of the situation, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS), and emergency procedures


Emergency equipment is selected and used appropriate to the emergency or incident


Orders are acknowledged and followed


Allocated duties for emergency situations are performed according to organisational procedures


Communications are maintained with others to facilitate emergency response process


Assist others in distress


Distress signals from others are recognised and acknowledged


Nature of assistance required is established


Capability to safely assist or relay emergency is determined taking into account own safety and physical proximity to emergency or incident


Appropriate response to emergency or incident is prepared for and implemented


Communications are maintained with others to facilitate emergency response process


Monitor environment and incident


Factors that may create or increase risk of injury or damage are constantly assessed and reported to the Master


Measures taken to relieve an emergency situation are monitored to ensure continued effectiveness


Changes in conditions and behaviour are identified and reported


Assist with recovery from emergency or incident


Evidence relating to cause of emergency or incident is preserved and recorded


Appropriate assistance is provided according to emergency procedures


Emergency equipment is returned to a state of readiness as soon as is reasonably possible


Debriefings are attended and participated in as required