Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries

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 SISOWWR302A, 'Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine rescue and recovery technique.

1.1. Assess the situation and identify potential hazards and risks to self and others.

1.2. Identify a rescue and recovery method suitable to the situation according to contextual issues, relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Select equipmentandresources required to perform identified rescues and recoveries in white water.

1.4. Communicate rescue and recovery plan to those assisting.

2. Undertake rescues and recoveries.

2.1. Perform a rescue using a reach technique.

2.2. Use throw resources to reach a swimmer in moving water.

2.3. Demonstrate towing techniques in moving water.

2.4. Use safe contact methods to rescue and transport a swimmer.

2.5. Tether a craft to perform a rescue or recovery, where appropriate.

2.6. Identify and use a range of methods to release an entrapment victim, according to the situation, type of entrapment and organisational policies and procedures.

2.7. Communicate directions to other members of the rescue team.

2.8. Hazards are avoided and managed whilst conducting a rescue or recovery according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

3. Use mechanical advantage systems.

3.1. Identify situations requiring the use of mechanical advantage systems.

3.2. Determine the type of system required according to contextual issues and organisational policies and procedures.

3.3. Establish suitable mechanical advantage systems to perform rescues and recoveries in a range of predictable situations.

3.4. Use system equipment in a safe manner according to manufacturer's recommendations and organisational policies and procedures, to ensure that design limits are not exceeded.

3.5. Modify the system to increase efficiency where necessary, and clearly communicate system changes.

4. Conclude rescue and recovery operations.

4.1. Check and store equipment according to organisational policies and procedures and manufacturer's guidelines.

4.2. Evaluate activity and identify improvements for future white water rescues and recoveries.