Undertake initial search and rescue actions

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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
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 POLSAR008, 'Undertake initial search and rescue actions'.
Google Links
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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. Plan initial search and rescue actions

1.1 Identify mission to prosecute search and rescue operation.

1.2 Identify resources to facilitate search and rescue operation.

1.3 Determine initial actions and resource deployment in accordance with nature of search and rescue incident.

1.4 Establish lines of communication with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate sharing of information/progress of operation.

2. Identify search area

2.1 Identify last known position of the target.

2.2 Apply search planning models.

2.3 Define initial search area to commence initial search and rescue operations.

2.4 Determine probability of detection and coverage for allocation of resources.

3. Conduct initial search and rescue activities

3.1 Deploy resources to carry out initial actions.

3.2 Assess and monitor search and rescue situation to adapt response.

3.3 Negotiate resource acquisition to facilitate search and rescue operation.

3.4 Prioritise tasks to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of resources.

4. Conduct briefings

4.1 Identify stakeholders to inform them of situation.

4.2 Collate information to develop briefings.

4.3 Deliver briefing to facilitate flow of information.

4.4 Communicate required follow-on actions for ongoing coordination of search and rescue operation.