Coordinate search and rescue operations

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 PUAAMS007B, 'Coordinate search and rescue operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Coordinate search and rescue operations' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare search plan

1.1 Search and rescue assets and potential assets are identified and recorded in databases

1.2 Strategic and tactical objectives are identified in accordance with unit plans

1.3 Strategies to achieve objectives are identified in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

1.4 Risk management strategies are identified and incorporated/conducted in accordance with policy guidelines

1.5 Information management strategies are identified and applied in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

1.6 Search and Rescue procedures and policies are communicated to interested and affected persons, groups and organisations in accordance with the needs of those people

2. Apply datum search planning principles

2.1 A last known/most probable position is established from available data

2.2 Initial search procedures are implemented in accordance with the National Search and Rescue manual

2.3 Calculations are made to establish intended track/area/position in accordance with planned route

2.4 Time frame for survival of the missing person(s) is calculated in accordance with policies and procedures protocols

2.5 Physiological and environmental factors are determined as a basis for decision making

2.6 A search area is calculated consistent with organisational policies and procedures

2.7 Search pattern and track spacing is determined consistent with organisational policies and procedures

2.8 A probability of detection factor is calculated consistent with organisational policies and procedures

2.9 Acceptability of probability of detection factor is evaluated consistent with organisational policies and procedures

2.10 Search area is recalculated or redefined, determined by availability of assets, changing weather conditions and search time available

3. Apply rescue-planning principles

3.1 The nature of problem/distress is determined in accordance with the available information

3.2 Rescue resources are identified, mobilised and monitored consistent with organisational policies and procedures

3.3 Operational risks are assessed and minimised in accordance with policies, procedures and best practices

3.4 Survivor delivery points are identified in accordance with requirements and capability of the rescue platform

3.5 Physiological, geographic and medical factors are considered for rescue and delivery as per the situational requirements

3.6 Time factors are considered as per the situational requirements

3.7 The chosen solution is evaluated and reported against the determined criteria in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4. Evaluate operational direction

4.1 The search and rescue plan is implemented and amended as dictated by the requirements of the situation

4.2 A process of continual evaluation is applied in accordance with policies and procedures protocol

4.3 Contingency planning is conducted in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.4 Regular briefings and debriefings are conducted in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAAMS007B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA50110 - Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA41004 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)
  • PUA40210 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (SES Leadership)