This unit applies to personnel responsible for the development of incident control strategies.
The authority to approve or implement strategies is not explicitly linked to this unit. The incident control strategy will normally be documented and relate to a level 2 or level 3 incident.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Identify objectives and strategies
1.1 Riskcharacteristics of the incident are fully identified.
1.2 Sources of risk are determined
1.3 Objectives are identified.
1.4 Strategic options are identified.
1.5 Tactics appropriate to strategies are evaluated.
2. Evaluate strategies
2.1 Predictions of incident development are made under alternative strategy scenarios.
2.2 Resource requirements for each strategy are determined.
2.3 Consequences and likelihood of success and failure of strategic options are considered.
2.4 Feedback on strategies is obtained from stakeholders and incident manager/s, collated and recorded.
2.5 Strategies are reviewed taking feedback into account.
3. Select strategies
3.1 Strategic options are documented using a range of information sources in accordance with organisational requirements.
3.2 Preferred strategies and recommendations are submitted for consideration in line with organisational procedures.
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
develop incident prediction
emergency management concepts and principles
development and implementation of incident objectives, strategies and tactics
legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to emergency management
organisational approval procedures
problem solving and decision making techniques
risk management concepts and principles
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Assessment must confirm the ability to:
conduct risk assessment
ensure strategies meet identified objectives
select and correctly apply appropriate models
provide justification for the selection for the recommended strategies.
Consistency in performance
Competency should be demonstrated over time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Context of assessment
Competency should be assessed in two or more incident situations or scenarios where there is the capacity to demonstrate the required evidence.
Specific resources for assessment
Access is required to:
workplace environment and/or simulations based on actual incidents
resources that may involve complex scenarios sufficient to allow evidence to be gathered from a variety of sources and stakeholders on more than one occasion and over an extended period.
Method of assessment
In a public safety environment assessment is usually conducted via direct observation in a training environment or in the workplace via subject matter supervision and/or mentoring, which is typically recorded in a competency workbook.
Assessment is completed using appropriately qualified assessors who select the most appropriate method of assessment.
Assessment may occur in an operational environment or in an agency-approved simulated work environment. Forms of assessment that are typically used include:
interviewing the candidate
journals and workplace documentation
third party reports from supervisors
written or oral questions
The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.
Risk characteristics must include:
risk management concepts, principles and guidelines as defined in the current Australian Standard
Incidents must include:
incidents covered by organisational legislative responsibility
Sources of risk must include:
and may also include:
Strategic options must include:
Tactics may include:
construction of fire line by hand, machine or aircraft
Evaluation of tactics may include:
deficiencies and limitations
determination of advantages
Predictions may include:
incident behaviour and control models
suppression and fire control line construction models
weather predictive models
wind plume model
Resource requirements may include:
access to location
availability of specialist personnel
expected duration of the incident
range of control options available
Consequences may include:
date/time of control
impact on environment
local community and economy
probability of success
Stakeholders may include:
members of parliament
members of the public
other response organisations
Information sources may include:
emergency management arrangements
emergency management plans
This unit contains employability skills.