Develop plans for deployment of a USAR task force

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 PUASAR035, 'Develop plans for deployment of a USAR task force'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare USAR task force for mobilisation

1.1 Request for support is received and task force leader is briefed by relevant personnel and roles and responsibilities confirmed.

1.2 Agencies involved in the emergency incident are confirmed and liaison arrangements established, where required.

1.3 Transport, welfare and mobilisation plans are prepared and documented for USAR task force deployment in accordance with the emergency management arrangements, policies and procedures of the state/territory or country requesting assistance.

1.4 Plans are based on risk management within a USAR context.

1.5 USAR task force resources are organised and recorded in accordance with asset management principles implemented by the agency.

1.6 Financial considerations when deploying a USAR task force are factored into the planning for mobilisation and deployment of resources.

1.7 Reports and summaries are maintained as required by standard operating procedures.

1.8 Deployment notification processes are implemented in accordance with the policies and procedures of the state/territory or country requesting USAR task force.

1.9 USAR task force briefing is conducted using SMEAC-Q format.

2. Establish arrangements for mobilisation of USAR task force

2.1 Reception centre is established and incoming emergency response teams are processed and briefing paper for incoming task force is prepared.

2.2 USAR task force reconnaissance and forward deployment capabilities are confirmed and prepared in accordance with agreed USAR protocols.

2.3 USAR task force deployment briefing is conducted.

2.4 USAR task force is briefed on situational and cultural sensitivities of the country or location to which they are being deployed.

3. Develop plans to support USAR task force arrangements

3.1 Communications plan is prepared and documented by the task force leader.

3.2 Media plan is prepared, implemented and managed.

3.3 Content for an evacuation plan is prepared, taking into account a series of key factors.

3.4 Demobilisation plan is prepared and documented

4. Complete USAR task force administration information

4.1 USAR information sources are identified.

4.2 Information is collected, based on identified needs and is reviewed for applicability and accessibility.

4.3 Plans that will provide required information are prepared.

4.4 Timely and relevant information is collected in a form suitable for analysis, interpretation and distribution.

4.5 Available information systems are used to store and retrieve information for planning and decision-making.

4.6 Reports and task force support information, based on information collected and analysed, are prepared and distributed to appropriate personnel.