Participate in a rescue operation

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 PUASAR022A, 'Participate in a rescue operation'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare and respond to rescue

1.1 Rescue operation and task information is received.

1.2 Rescue equipment is identified and selected based on incident information, as directed by supervisor.

1.3 Personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected based on the nature of the rescue operation.

1.4 Any further details of the nature of the rescue are received en route.

1.5 Anticipated hazards and associated risks are discussed with rescue team members while on approach.

2. Contribute to a risk assessment at the scene

2.1 Rescue scene reconnaissance is conducted and hazards and risks identified at the scene are reported to supervisor.

2.2 Communication with other team members is maintained using appropriate techniques and terminology.

2.3 Hazards and environmental conditions are minimised and/or controlled as directed.

2.4 Health, safety and security procedures are followed in accordance with organisational policy and relevant legislation.

2.5 Personal capabilities and limitations are recognised and referred to supervisor.

2.6 Need for additional personnel and/or specialist equipment is reported to supervisor.

2.7 Casualties at scene are identified, reported to supervisor and action is taken as directed.

3. Perform rescue

3.1 Access to incident and/or casualties is gained using techniques and equipment in accordance with organisational procedures.

3.2 Rescue procedures are conducted in accordance with supervisor's instructions and organisational procedures.

3.3 Casualties are prepared for removal and extricated safely using appropriate equipment rescue techniques and procedures, under the direction of appropriately trained personnel.

3.4 Incident scene is constantly monitored for hazards to prevent injury to self and/or others and reports are provided to supervisor as required.

3.5 Hygiene precautions are implemented in accordance with organisational requirements.

4. Conclude rescue operations

4.1 Equipment is recovered, cleaned and maintained to organisational standards and manufacturers' procedures, and is restowed to maintain operational readiness.

4.2 Where identified, signs and symptoms of operational stress are recognised in self and others and reported to relevant personnel.

4.3 Operational debriefing is participated in and operational documentation is completed to organisational standards.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUASAR022A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA20510 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA20601 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA20701 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • PUA20410 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • PUA21310 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)

And the skillsets: