Skill set details

PMASS00020 - Incident response commander (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to PMASS00005 - Incident response commanderSupersedes and is equivalent to PMASS00005 Incident response commander. Units updated. 01/Jun/2016

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 16/Nov/2020
(View details for release 1) 02/Jun/2016

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Modification History

Release 2. Superseded units updated, equivalent outcome.

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to PMASS00005 Incident response commander. Units updated.


The incident commander takes charge of the organisation’s response to an incident and may have several incident response teams under their direction. This role requires specific non-operational competencies.

This skills set covers the competencies required by persons working as incident commanders. This would not normally be their full time job, but a role they assume as required by the situation

Competency is required to be achieved prior to undertaking this role – see units for details.

This is an industry defined skill set.

Pathways Information

These units of competency can provide credit towards Certificates III and IV in PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing is not required at the time of writing, although these competencies may be required under a risk management plan.

Skill Set Requirements


Investigate incidents


Coordinate incident response


Develop incident containment tactics


Manage incident response information


Manage emergency incidents

Target Group

Individuals who, as part of their role, are required to assume the incident commander role when the situation requires it.

Suggested words for Statement of Attainment

These competencies from PMA Chemical, Hydrocarbons and Refining Training Package meet the minimum requirements for an incident commander.