Manage media requirements at major incident

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 PUACOM009B, 'Manage media requirements at major incident'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Assess scene and organisation requirements

1.1 Restricted and/or special access areas are clearly defined to media personnel to safeguard the operation and prevent contamination of evidence.

1.2 Media access to personnel/volunteers/victims/casualties is controlled.

1.3 Operational responsibilities and provision of information to media is assessed.

2. Develop media strategy

2.1 Media plan is used to form the media strategy

2.2 Arrangements are made to meet media requirements according to incident characteristics and current developments.

2.3 Organisational media representative is selected and briefed according to availability, knowledge of incident, media presence and role played in the incident.

2.4 Media briefing area is allocated with required resources where possible.

2.5 Media co-operation is gained in order to co-ordinate information flow and to provide information to the public on matters of safety and public interest.

2.6 Media strategy is changed at any time to suit operational demands and level of incident.

2.7 Approval is gained for information releases where appropriate.

2.8 Information briefing sessions and tours are scheduled at appropriate times in line with operational responsibilities and media requirements.

2.9 Media personnel and VIP are provided with Occupational Health and Safety clothing where appropriate.

3. Provide information to media

3.1 Organisational protocols are followed when liaising with the media.

3.2 Organisational media representative provides current developments of incident where appropriate.

3.3 Interview and photo opportunities are scheduled and conducted to provide information where appropriate.

3.4 Other organisations are consulted with at the incident to ensure a consistent presentation of information to the media.

3.5 Accurate records of media enquiries and interviews are maintained.

3.6 A two-way communication process between organisation and media is maintained.

4. Promote the organisation via the media

4.1 Work and achievements of organisation, volunteer and other organisation personnel at incident is promoted throughout the incident to assist in maintaining morale and public profile.

4.2 Own demeanour and presentation reflects the professional standards of the organisation and support for victims and others affected by the incident.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUACOM009B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA60604 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Management)
  • PUA51206 - Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)
  • PUA60110 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA60909 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)
  • PUA50501 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
  • PUA50410 - Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management)
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • DEF51212 - Diploma of Defence Public Affairs
  • CHC52312 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • PUA60112 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • PUA60612 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Management)
  • PUA50912 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA52412 - Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management)
  • PUA50412 - Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management)
  • PUA60913 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Fire Investigation)
  • PUA50513 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)