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Unit of competency details

POLAUX004 - Maintain operational safety in a policing environment (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Oct/2015


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in POL Police Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

Application

This unit describes the skills required to maintain operational safety in a policing environment, including deploying tactical options and using police equipment.

This unit applies to those working as community police staff, in metropolitan and/or remote areas.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those relating to work health and safety (WHS) and codes of conduct.

Those undertaking this unit would demonstrate independent judgement, taking responsibility in known contexts and defined parameters. They would perform routine tasks, whilst providing and transmitting solutions to problems in a range of contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

Competency Field

Auxiliary

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Assess operational safety risks 

1.1 Monitor environment continually to identify operational safety risks.

1.2 Identify options to select a reasonable and justifiable response.

1.3 Maintain communication with police and other parties throughout response.

1.4 Seek feedback from supervisor regarding response to inform future decisions.

2. Use tactical options 

2.1 Identify tactical options for response based on risk assessment.

2.2 Determine the necessity of tactical options by continually assessing environment.

2.3 Implement tactical options in accordance with situational factors.

3. Handle police equipment 

3.1 Store police equipment to ensure security.

3.2 Use police equipment in a manner which maximises safety of self and others.

3.3 Check police equipment to identify issues or faults.

4. Report operational safety matters 

4.1 Explain use of tactical options based on situational factors.

4.2 Complete documentation requirements relating to operational safety.

Foundation Skills

The foundation skills demands of this unit have been mapped for alignment with the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The following tables outline the performance levels indicated for successful attainment of the unit.

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Further information on ACSF and the foundation skills underpinning this unit can be found in the Foundation Skills Guide on the GSA website.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=98c3984e-2cf1-48a8-8ed1-85e4b92e7351

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=98c3984e-2cf1-48a8-8ed1-85e4b92e7351

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=98c3984e-2cf1-48a8-8ed1-85e4b92e7351

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in POL Police Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • communicating safety concerns to other stakeholders
  • conducting safety and risk assessments
  • using situational awareness to identify risks in the operational environment
  • minimising and eliminating risks through the application of response options, including tactical options

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • current jurisdictional policies and procedures, relating to work health and safety
  • jurisdictional policies and procedures relating to use of force/tactical options
  • operational safety and use of force/tactical options principles
  • types of police operational safety equipment

Assessment Conditions

This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions. Guidance on suggested and recommended conditions and methods can be found in the Implementation Guide.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=98c3984e-2cf1-48a8-8ed1-85e4b92e7351

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=98c3984e-2cf1-48a8-8ed1-85e4b92e7351

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=98c3984e-2cf1-48a8-8ed1-85e4b92e7351