Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre

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 PUASES012A, 'Work as a team member in an emergency operations centre'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Activate an operations centre and initiating systems

1.1 Initial task information is obtained on likely nature of incident response

1.2 Operations centre is opened in accordance with unit or organisational standing operating procedures (SOPs)

1.3 Communications, information management and computerised systems are activated in accordance with unit or organisational SOPs

1.4 Appropriate plans and directories are accessed in accordance with the decision on the nature of response

1.5 Operations centre staff are activated in accordance with unit SOPs

1.6 Other organisations are informed that the operations centre has been activated in accordance with unit or organisational SOPs

2. Collect, maintain and display information

2.1 Operational information is actively sought

2.2 Operational information is recorded legibly and/or electronically using organisational documentation

2.3 Operational priorities are applied according to organisational SOPs

2.4 Information is evaluated for currency and correctness, and advice is provided to team leader and/or operational manager

2.5 Incident files are maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

2.6 Information displays are plotted and/or updated as required by organisational SOPs

3. Disseminate information

3.1 Briefing areas are prepared

3.2 Information for situational reports, operational orders and media releases is assembled for operational manager

3.3 Relevant information is disseminated under direction of team leader or operational manager in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.4 Information is distributed within the operations centre in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.5 Clear and relevant information is included in incoming shift hand over

4. Close an operations centre

4.1 Records and information are filed in accordance with SOPs

4.2 Communications systems are reset to stand-by modes according to organisational policies and procedures

4.3 Operations centre is returned to operational readiness as needed to allow rapid reactivation when required

4.4 Information is provided to team leader or operational manager to assist with post operation reports as requested

4.5 Signs and symptoms of operational stress in self and others are recognised and promptly reported

4.6 Debriefing requirements are met

4.7 Other organisations are informed that the operations centre has been closed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


Qualifications and Skillsets

PUASES012A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA20510 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Operations)
  • PUA21010 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • PUA41004 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Leadership)
  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PUA20410 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • PUA33010 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Emergency Communications Centre Operations)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • PUA21310 - Certificate II in Public Safety (SES)

And the skillsets: