Undertake beach safety management activities

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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
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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 PUAOPE027A, 'Undertake beach safety management activities'.
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. Prepare for beach surveillance and rescue

1.1 Duty information is obtained.

1.2 Beach information and weather forecasts are accessed and likely conditions are considered.

1.3 Availability of appropriately skilled personnel is ensured to meet likely conditions and organisational requirements.

1.4 Pre-use check of equipment is completed in accordance with organisational procedures.

2. Undertake preventative actions

2.1 Beach and surf conditions are evaluated.

2.2 Safest swimming location is determined and signage is erected in accordance with Australian Standards.

2.3 Equipment availability is ensured and appropriately located to meet likely need and organisational requirements.

2.4 Operational command is notified of availability for duty.

2.5 Public is proactively engaged to inform them of hazards.

3. Respond to casualties in distress

3.1 Casualties in distress are identified and/or information about casualties in distress is received from team members.

3.2 Incident details are gathered and risk assessment of casualties and incident is undertaken.

3.3 Appropriate rescue method is determined and appropriate rescue equipment is chosen as a result of this risk assessment.

3.4 Operational command is notified of rescue situation and continuous updates are provided as required.

3.5 Casualty rescue is undertaken or team member is directed to undertake casualty rescue.

3.6 Casualty management is coordinated.

3.7 Liaison is undertaken with emergency services as required.

3.8 Completion of casualty handover to ambulance personnel is ensured.

4. Complete beach surveillance and rescue recovery requirements

4.1 Operational command is notified of end of service provision.

4.2 Equipment is returned to storage and post-operational checks and maintenance are completed.

4.3 Personnel are debriefed as required.

4.4 Organisational documentation is completed as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAOPE027A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PUA42610 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue Management)