Control a Level 1 incident

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 PUAOPE012A, 'Control a Level 1 incident'.
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. Receive incident response request

1.1 Requests for response are received and dealt with in accordance with organisational policies and guidelines.

1.2 Relevant incident information is obtained and assessed to inform decision making processes.

1.3 Location of the incident and most appropriate route to the incident are ascertained.

2. Proceed to incident

2.1 Personnel, equipment and transport resources are dispatched promptly, consistent with the nature of the incident and information available.

2.2 Communication is established and maintained.

2.3 Appropriate route to the incident is followed to minimise response time.

2.4 En route hazards are recognised and negotiated to minimise risk.

2.5 Observations are made en route to assist with incident assessments.

2.6 Multi-vehicle response is conducted in accordance with organisational procedures.

2.7 Arrival at the incident is confirmed according to organisational policies and procedures.

3. Assess the incident

3.1 Communications are established in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

3.2 Initial assessment of the incident is carried out promptly.

3.3 Hazards or potential hazards are assessed and monitored so that they are minimised or controlled.

3.4 Resources are assigned to deal with the incident.

3.5 Need for additional resources is identified and resources are requested in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

3.6 Actions are taken to protect, secure and preserve incident scene where required.

3.7 Incident potential is assessed and transition to a Level 2 incident is considered.

4. Establish and maintain control

4.1 Control and command are established in accordance with legislation, and organisational policies and procedures.

4.2 Incident Action Plan (IAP) appropriate to incident situation is developed based on available information and organisational procedures.

4.3 Strategies and tactics are determined and tasks are allocated to appropriate personnel.

4.4 Incident personnel are briefed clearly, accurately and in a timely manner.

4.5 Relevant incident information is communicated to key stakeholders.

4.6 IAP is implemented, continually monitored, reported on and reviewed in the light of additional information and is communicated in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

4.7 Appropriate resources are deployed to deal with the incident.

4.8 Response is adjusted in a timely manner.

4.9 Leadership, supervision and team welfare are provided to ensure performance and practice are to operational standards.

4.10 Changes to the IAP are communicated to relevant personnel and organisations.

5. Conclude operation

5.1 Final incident assessment is conducted in accordance with organisational procedures.

5.2 Incident actions and decisions are recorded in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

5.3 Incident is concluded in accordance with organisational requirements.

6. Supervise post-response activities

6.1 Welfare of team members is assessed and appropriate action is taken.

6.2 Equipment cleaning, repair, storage and replenishment is supervised.

6.3 Debriefing requirements are met.

6.4 Post incident reports are prepared to organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAOPE012A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PUA30510 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)
  • PUA50410 - Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management)
  • PUA40301 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Firefighting Supervision)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)

And the skillsets: