Manage major incidents and emergencies

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 RIIERR504A, 'Manage major incidents and emergencies'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage major incidents and emergencies' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Review emergency preparedness and response systems

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the management of major incidents and emergencies

1.2. Review the emergency preparedness plan and confirmed for relevance and timeliness on a regular basis

1.3. Review the organisational structure for the management of emergency preparedness and response for relevance and accuracy on a regular basis

1.4. Review emergency response procedures for management of classes of incident for relevance and accuracy on a regular basis

1.5. Confirm the emergency response procedures for management of decision-making processes and decision monitoring systems

1.6. Confirm plans with relevant stakeholders and specialists

2. Manage the incident/ emergency response

2.1. Access incident information receipt and recording systems in accordance with site requirements

2.2. Access and apply emergency response and evacuation plans and procedures in accordance with site requirements

2.3. Establish operations facilities, including communications to support them, in accordance with the emergency plan

2.4. Apply action planning processes to manage the situation/incident in accordance with the emergency plan

2.5. Identify and apply required services, personnel, equipment and resources for the incident in accordance with the emergency plan

2.6. Confirm and clarify roles and responsibilities, as specified in the emergency response and evacuation plans and procedures and communicated to all persons

3. Access and respond to information, advice and support

3.1. Bring together specialist technical and professional staff to review the situation

3.2. Plans are developed to deal with immediate areas of concern

3.3. Clarify and confirm individual's roles and responsibilities

4. Apply post-incident management procedures

4.1. Determine and establish post-incident management processes to investigate nature and cause of situation/incident in accordance with statutory and site requirements

5. Audit and review the effectiveness of the incident/emergency management response

5.1. Audit response systems for effectiveness and compliance with statutory and management plan standards

5.2. Audit incident/emergency management response processes for effectiveness and for compliance with worksite requirements

5.3. Audit recording systems for effectiveness and for compliance with the emergency preparedness and response plan

5.4. Respond promptly to instances of non-compliance or other discrepancies/deficiencies revealed by audit and modify the incident/emergency management system accordingly