Coordinate search and rescue resources

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PUAAMS006B, 'Coordinate search and rescue resources'.
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



1. Obtain required resources

1.1 Tasks are prioritised and analysed to determine resource requirements in accordance with the rescue plan.

1.2 The availability of required resources is determined using intelligence gathering methods.

1.3 Strategies for obtaining the required resources are identified as determined by the necessities of the search and rescue activity in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

2. Organise resources

2.1 Resources are assessed and allocated in accordance with their suitability for the task, equipment carried and availability consistent with organisational policies and procedures.

2.2 Resources are coordinated to ensure timely completion of tasks within physiological and environmental constraints.

2.3 Personnel are encouraged and motivated to complete tasks consistent with organisational policies and procedures.

2.4 Personnel needs are continually reviewed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

2.5 Support considerations for personnel are taken into account in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

2.6 Resource needs are continually reviewed based on intelligence.

3. Liaise with supporting authorities

3.1 Contacts are identified in supporting authorities to facilitate liaison and cooperation.

3.2 Details of contacts and resources/services are recorded and maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

3.3 The role and support capabilities of other search and rescue authorities are determined through liaison, consultation and exchange of information in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

3.4 Procedures for activation, deactivation and advising other search and rescue authorities and agencies are initiated in accordance with policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAAMS006B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA50110 - Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)