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Unit of competency details

PUAOPE014 - Navigate to an incident (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUAOPE014A - Navigate to an incident 15/Jul/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 16/Jul/2019


Qualifications that include this unit

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PUA50919 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)1-2 
PUA30619 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)1-2 
PUA30719 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)1-2 
PUA30519 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Operations)1-2 
PUA60219 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue Management)Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue Management)1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080399 Business And Management, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080399 Business And Management, N.e.c.  16/Jul/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the PUA Public Safety Training Package.

Application

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to navigate to an incident in urban and rural environments.

The unit is applicable to personnel who are required to make decisions about the most appropriate route to an incident. This involves determining the current location of personnel, destination and resources required, planning the route, navigating to the destination and completing any post navigating activities.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Not applicable

Competency Field

Operations

Unit Sector

Public Safety

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1  

Determine current location, destination and resources 

1.1 

Incident and task information is obtained, in accordance with organisational procedures

1.2 

Navigational maps and equipment are gathered and checked

1.3 

Positional information and navigation techniques are applied to plot positions on a map and to determine current location and destination within accepted tolerances

2 

Plan a safe route 

2.1 

Navigation plans are prepared, in accordance with organisational procedures and practices

2.2 

Maps, navigation techniques, map features, local and environmental conditions are interpreted to plan a safe and timely route to incident

2.3 

Potential access restrictions which may limit thoroughfare are identified and arrangements are made to gain access, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements

3 

Navigate to destination 

3.1 

Navigation plans and aids are used to follow planned route

3.2 

Indicated route is communicated and followed, as required

3.3 

Current location is regularly verified within accepted tolerances

3.4 

Route is modified to address prevailing conditions and, if required, alternate route strategies are initiated

3.5 

Unanticipated access difficulties are reported, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

3.6 

En-route and arrival reporting information is communicated, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4 

Complete post navigational activities 

4.1 

Reporting requirements are completed, in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

4.2 

Navigational equipment and aids are recovered, reset, updated, serviced and stored, in accordance with operational procedures and manufacturers' specifications

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is equivalent to PUAOPE014A Navigate to an incident.

Links

PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1.  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the Public Safety Training Package.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and includes

  • applying Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
  • collecting incident and task information
  • demonstrating navigation to an incident in urban and/or rural locations
  • determining current location, destination and resources
  • following organisational policies and procedures
  • identifying natural and cultural features for transport modes
  • maintaining and completing organisational documentation
  • meeting reporting requirements
  • planning a safe route
  • reacting to changes in operating environment that requires replanning of route
  • recovering and making operationally ready navigational equipment
  • reporting using communication systems, methods and techniques
  • using maps and navigation aids

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and includes knowledge of

  • areas requiring permission and/or authorisation to enter
  • communication systems, methods and techniques
  • different tasks individual personnel should be given
  • environmental conditions that might be encountered whilst navigating
  • grid and/or magnetic conversion
  • map types and their features
  • methods of communicating locations and routes
  • methods of determining current location
  • navigational equipment characteristics and liabilities
  • organisational documentation, policies and procedures including roles and responsibilities
  • reporting requirements
  • route planning techniques, calculations and accepted tolerances
  • types of incidents the organisation responds to
  • types of navigation techniques
  • Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements including risk mitigation

Assessment Conditions

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations. Where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in industry approved simulated workplace operational situations that reflect workplace conditions.

Resources for assessment must include access to

  • a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or simulations
  • relevant and appropriate materials, equipment, tools and personal protective clothing and equipment currently used in industry including
  • navigation equipment
  • applicable documentation including organisational procedures, industry standards, equipment specifications, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals.

Links

PUA Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=3eca5672-6d5a-410b-8942-810d0ba05bbf