Respond to an aquatic emergency using advanced water rescue techniques

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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
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
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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 SRCAQU007B, 'Respond to an aquatic emergency using advanced water rescue techniques'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify and evaluate a major aquatic emergency


Identify the factors that contribute to major aquatic emergencies


Communicate initial assessment to appropriate personnel in accordance with accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues


Identify an appropriate emergency response for the situation and the people involved


Response to a major aquatic emergency is implemented


Respond to the characteristics of a person in difficulty as quickly as possible


Implement strategies for group control


Remove clients, staff and other individuals from danger


Determine involvement of other individuals or the use of bystanders


Activate emergency systems


Apply the principles of an advanced water rescue


Assess the factors involved in conducting an advanced water rescue and formulate a rescue plan


Consider the rescue plan, self-preservation and the safety of bystanders


Determine the type of rescue required and rescue equipment needed


Identify hazards and appropriate action taken to prevent further injury to the casualty


Perform an advanced water rescue in accordance with accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues


Assess the casualty and take an appropriate course of action


Observe and describe the condition of the casualty


Assess vital signs and symptoms of shock in accordance with accepted first aid procedures


Identify and explain appropriate first aid for the casualty's condition


Provide treatment appropriate to the casualty's condition in line with approved first aid techniques and standards


Organise further emergency care as required


Make contact with emergency services as soon as possible


Provide accurate information in order to obtain the required assistance from emergency services


Monitor casualty or arrange further treatment until emergency response team assumes responsibility


Record and report the incident


Complete a record of the incident and action taken using appropriate forms and in line with legislative, regulatory and organisational requirements


Notify appropriate other personnel and statutory authorities of the incident

Qualifications and Skillsets

SRCAQU007B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance