Coordinate emergency responses

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
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 SISXEMR402A, 'Coordinate emergency responses'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Coordinate response to emergency reports or signals.

1.1. Identify and respond to emergency reports or signals.

1.2. Attend, where appropriate, emergency situations and respond according to organisation policies and procedures.

1.3. Assess emergency situations and report details to designated personnel.

1.4. Coordinate emergency response actions.

2. Assess the emergency.

2.1. Conduct an assessment of the situation.

2.2. Establish an emergency action plan based on assessment of current situation and possible potential for escalation.

2.3. Prioritise actions promptly.

3. Coordinate the response.

3.1. Implement organisational emergency procedures and policies.

3.2. Supervise equipment selection to match the type of emergency.

3.3. Confirm and coordinate the safe use of emergency equipment.

3.4. Supervise selection and use of rescue techniques.

3.5. Improvise, where necessary, equipment and technique.

3.6. Arrange and confirm the safety of staff and clients.

4. Liaise with relevant authorities.

4.1. Liaise with members of the emergency team and monitor the emergency.

4.2. Refer situations beyond the capability of the emergency team to the appropriate authorities for assistance.

4.3. Provide information and assistance to authorities.

4.4. Control and coordinate, if necessary, emergency evacuation according to directions from relevant authorities.

5. Finalise operational procedures.

5.1. Complete and maintain an operational log.

5.2. Debrief emergency team members.

5.3. Evaluate operation of emergency procedures and recommend any changes.

5.4. Advise emergency team members to refer media inquiries to the nominated spokesperson.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISXEMR402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40110 - Certificate IV in Community Recreation
  • SIS40510 - Certificate IV in Sport Coaching
  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS40610 - Certificate IV in Sport Development

And the skillsets: