Undertake land search and rescue duties

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver POLSAR006, 'Undertake land search and rescue duties'.
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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. Prepare for land search and rescue response

1.1 Establish command and control to conduct land search and rescue operations.

1.2 Conduct urgency assessment to determine level of response.

1.3 Establish forward command post to facilitate coordination of land search and rescue operations.

1.4 Establish communications to facilitate flow of information.

1.5 Assess characteristics of target and environment to inform search and rescue response.

1.6 Access jurisdictional information management systems to gather information on target.

2. Determine current location, destination and resources

2.1 Identify maps to source information.

2.2 Interpret information from maps to ensure accurate parameters of search area.

2.3 Analyse data to plot incident location.

2.4 Calculate incident distance and location from given landmarks.

2.5 Triangulate incident from distinct features to fix a position.

2.6 Plot search areas to determine resource allocation and asset deployment for probable and possible search areas.

2.7 Evaluate terrain to identify impacts on land search and rescue operations.

2.8 Identify safe routes and potential access restrictions to determine access to search area.

2.9 Identify specialist resources to facilitate land search and rescue operations.

3. Provide grid references to search and rescue operations team

3.1 Calculate grid references using magnetic bearings, and/or latitude and longitude and/or incident location details provided by callers.

3.2 Communicate six figure grid references to search and rescue operations team.

3.3 Communicate references to field personnel for use in portable navigational aids.

3.4 Communicate directional information to operations team on request.

4. Perform land search and rescue response

4.1 Establish cordons to limit size of search area.

4.2 Use land search strategies to develop an accurate search area.

4.3 Select land search patterns in accordance with conditions and terrain.

4.4 Allocate taskings for resources and assets in accordance with capability.

4.5 Apply portable navigation aids to provide live information to search coordinator, where available.

4.6 Analyse information from portable navigation aids to determine areas searched by teams.

4.7 Modify land search patterns using on scene intelligence.