Respond to emergency situations

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 SRXEMR001A, 'Respond to emergency situations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Respond to emergency situations' 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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Evaluate the emergency


Identify and action emergency reports and signals correctly and recognise and assess emergency and potential emergency situations


Seek advice from relevant people, if appropriate,when evaluating the emergency


Identify situations where initial response actions are not safe or are likely to be ineffective andoutline methods for reportingaccording to procedures


Assess the possible development of the emergency situation and evaluate further potential hazards to clients and staff


Assess injuries and treat appropriately


Examine the situation variables


Prioritise needs, including those for assistance, promptly and accurately


Develop a plan of action


Identify and evaluate options for action


Utilise available resources efficiently


Develop a plan which balances group and individual safety with contextual issues


Outline the involvement of other individuals in the plan


Implement organisational emergency procedures and policies correctly as part of the plan of action


Apply occupational health and safety requirements and safe working practices in the plan of action, including selection of personal protective clothing and equipment to suit the emergency situation


Control the emergency


Implement the plan of action using techniques appropriate to the situation and available resources and abilities


Operate equipment safely and, where necessary, improvise equipment and techniques


Identify and implement strategies for group control and remove clients and other individuals from danger


Monitor constantly the condition of all clients, staff and others assisting


Acquire and document the information required to assist emergency services, where relevant


Notify, where required, emergency services


Alter the plan of action to accommodate changes in the situation variables


Demonstrate casualty evacuation methods where relevant to the context


Implement organisational procedures and policies and legal requirements in the event of a major injury or death


Debrief the emergency


Notify management authorities


Obtain the information appropriate to be given to facility or land management authorities


Debrief clients and others directly involved and make arrangements for further counselling, if required


Advise clients and others directly involved to refer media enquires to a nominated spokesperson

Qualifications and Skillsets

SRXEMR001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF50108 - Diploma of Mortuary Management
  • SIF30308 - Certificate III in Funeral Operations
  • SIF40208 - Certificate IV in Embalming
  • SIF30108 - Certificate III in Cemetery and Crematorium Operations
  • RGR40608 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Steward)
  • RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR40508 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Racing Administration)
  • RGR20308 - Certificate II in Racing Services (Racing Administration)
  • RGR30308 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Racing Administration)
  • RGR30208 - Certificate III in Racing (Advanced Stablehand)
  • RGR40308 - Certificate IV in Racing (Harness Race Driver)
  • RGR30408 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Cadet Steward)
  • RGR40208 - Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)
  • RGR20408 - Certificate II in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)