Manage planning for a Level 2 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 PUAOPE025A, 'Manage planning for a Level 2 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. Establish planning section

1.1 Initial briefing including information required to manage the planning requirements for the incident is sought and obtained from Incident Controller.

1.2 Current and forecast operational activities and resource levels are determined.

1.3 Planning Section objectives and tasks are identified.

1.4 Planning structure appropriate to nature of the incident is developed and required planning resources are identified and obtained.

1.5 Planning Section units are established, tasks are delegated and briefings are given to delegated personnel.

1.6 Safe work practices, and health and welfare arrangements for work area are implemented and monitored.

2. Manage Planning Section

2.1 Planning requirements are reviewed and adjusted as required throughout the incident.

2.2 Workload and progress are monitored.

2.3 Planning Section meetings are conducted as required.

2.4 Communications Plan is developed, reviewed and implemented as necessary.

2.5 Records are kept of resources requested, en route, allocated to, and released from the incident.

2.6 Maps and schematic plans are produced to meet incident requirements .

2.7 Document management and record keeping systems are established in accordance with agency requirements.

2.8 Log of activities is kept.

2.9 Management support services are provided in a timely and effective manner as requested.

2.10 Incident risk management plans is developed.

3. Collect and evaluate information on the current and forecast situation

3.1 Information sufficient for incident prediction is collected regarding the current incident situation.

3.2 Incident predictions and options analysis covering new and emerging risks are provided using appropriate models.

3.3 Specialist technical information and incident behaviour predictions are provided to the IMT.

3.4 Procedures to identify, mitigate and monitor all risks related to the incident are established.

3.5 Current and predicted key risk exposures are identified and impacts are mitigated where possible.

3.6 Effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies is monitored and strategies are adjusted as required.

4. Disseminate information on the current and forecast situation

4.1 Incident information services are provided as appropriate to incident personnel, the media and the public.

4.2 Information is provided to the IMT relevant to controlling the incident and potential safety issues.

4.3 Information display boards are prepared and maintained.

4.4 Information regarding the extent of the impact of the incident on community and stakeholders is communicated in a manner suitable to community and stakeholders.

4.5 Information provided to the media is current, timely to meet media needs, and is consistent with incident requirements and local knowledge.

4.6 Organisational requirements for media liaison are applied.

4.7 Collected information is sorted into categories.

4.8 Information sharing and transition arrangements with recovery agencies are established and maintained.

5. Prepare incident action plan and brief IMT

5.1 Options and recommendations for objectives and strategies for controlling the incident are developed in consultation with the IMT and are produced for IMT consideration.

5.2 Risks and likely outcomes associated with preferred and alternative incident objectives and strategies are specified.

5.3 Incident Controller and other IMT members are briefed, and incident objective and strategies are determined by the Indent Controller.

5.4 Incident Action Plan (IAP) is prepared for the subsequent operations period and is distributed/disseminated on time.

5.5 Recovery and changeover plans are developed to tie in with the IAP.

5.6 Plans developed are in accordance with agency workplace policies, industrial awards and agreements.

6. Participate in the IMT

6.1 IMT planning meetings are scheduled and conducted in accordance with the Incident Controller's requirements.

6.2 IMT is kept informed of current and predicted incident situation and progress towards incident objectives and strategies.

6.3 Specialist information requirements are obtained and provided as required by the IMT.

6.4 Strategic advice is provided to the IMT based on interpretation of information received.

6.5 Incident Controller is briefed on analysis of progress against IAP as required.

6.6 Liaison with other members of the IMT is undertaken as required.

7. Monitor and review planning functions

7.1 Allocation and performance of resources is monitored and reviewed.

7.2 Incident reports are produced as required.

7.3 After action reviews and post incident analyses are initiated and/or participated as required.

7.4 Briefings/debriefings are conducted as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAOPE025A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA50501 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)
  • PUA42912 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Leadership)
  • PUA52412 - Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Response Management)
  • PUA50513 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)