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Unit of competency details

PUAOPE017 - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUAOPE017A - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident 15/Jul/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 08/Feb/2021
(View details for release 1) 16/Jul/2019


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
PUA50119 - Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Superseded
PUA50519 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)Current1-3 
PUA50722 - Diploma of Public Safety (Recovery Management)Diploma of Public Safety (Recovery Management)Current
PUA50622 - Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Management)Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Management)Current
PUA60120 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Current1-2 
PUA50120 - Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Current
PUA60519 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)Current1-3 
PUA50219 - Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Management)Diploma of Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Management)Superseded1-3 
PUA50419 - Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management)Diploma of Public Safety (SES Operations Management)Current1-2 
PUA60119 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)Superseded
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  16/Jul/2019 
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Unit of competency

Modification History

Release 2.0  This is the second release of this unit of competency in the Public Safety Training Package.

Editorial adjustment and clarification of text in Assessment Conditions.

Release 1.0  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 bring together organisations and other resources to support an incident. It includes the systematic acquisition and application of organisational, human and equipment resources at an incident.

Incidents that require such resource coordination are typically complex incidents. These incidents will usually involve delegation of all functions.

The unit is applicable to personnel who perform the role of coordination at a complex incident. The authorisation to perform this role is subject to state, territory and Commonwealth emergency management arrangements.

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  

Commence coordination of resources 

1.1 

Coordination arrangements are invoked, in accordance with agreed authority and/or responsibility

1.2 

Coordination is established within an Incident Control Centre or facility, in accordance with state, territory and Commonwealth arrangements

1.3 

Coordination arrangements are communicated to authorities and/or organisations pertinent to the type of incident

2 

Establish and maintain coordination network 

2.1 

Coordination network and structure is established appropriate to the nature and complexity of the incident

2.2 

Coordination network is integrated with the control and command activities to meet the objectives of the plan using communications processes and systems, as required

2.3 

Coordination network is expanded, contracted or modified in response to changes within the incident environment

3 

Manage resource requirements for incident  

3.1 

Resources are identified through the coordination network, external providers and/or authorities which may be appropriate to incident requirements including any sources of information and documents required

3.2 

Resources are acquired to meet the requirements of the incident plan including personnel support activities

3.3 

Estimated cost of resources is identified and monitored

3.4 

Resources are supplied to meet operational requirements within negotiated timeframes

3.5 

Allocation of resources is monitored and evaluated to ensure resources are fit for purpose

4 

Conclude coordination activities 

4.1 

Review is undertaken to ensure resources are acquired and supplied in a cost effective and efficient manner

4.2 

Resources released from the incident are returned, in accordance with organisational procedures

5 

Review coordination 

5.1 

Debriefings are conducted to evaluate coordination effectiveness

5.2 

Reports are produced and are communicated or disseminated, in accordance with organisational procedures and regulatory requirements

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 PUAOPE017A Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident.

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 2.0  This is the second release of this qualification in the PUA – Public Safety Training Package.

Editorial adjustment and clarification of text in Assessment Conditions.

Release 1.0  This is the first release of this unit of competency in the PUA 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
  • commencing coordination completing and maintaining organisational reports and documentation
  • concluding coordination activities
  • delivering briefings and debriefings
  • distributing reports to meet regulatory and organisational requirements
  • establishing and maintaining a coordination network
  • establishing and maintaining communication about resource coordination
  • following organisational policies and procedures
  • identifying and acquiring resources
  • identifying, analysing, selecting, prioritising, implementing and evaluating appropriate strategies for the acquisition and deployment of resources in accordance with control and command plan requirements
  • implementing agreements, codes of practice, government policies and/or legislative requirements
  • implementing coordination response in accordance with control plan and within authority of role
  • monitoring the deployment of resources in meeting incident requirements
  • reviewing coordination.

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

  • command, control and coordination structures
  • communications processes and systems
  • consideration of resource needs of response including identification and procurement type of imminent or actual incident
  • coordination network
  • electronic data exchange and information management systems
  • incident plans including national, state, territory, regional and local incident plans
  • legislative requirements
  • organisational documentation, policies and procedures
  • process and procedures for briefing and debriefing
  • sources of information and/or documents
  • Work, Health and Safety (WHS)/Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements including risk mitigation.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must hold credentials specified within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must satisfy the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence and all regulatory requirements included within the Standards for Registered Training Organisations current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in operational situations or in simulated operational training situations that reflect workplace conditions.

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.

Resources for assessment must include access to

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

Links

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