To attend this course you will be required to make your nomination through your agency or organisation 60 days prior to the course commencement date. Contact details for agencies or organisations are listed below.
If your agency or organisation is not listed, please forward an email to OEMtrainingadmin@justice.nsw.gov.au
NSW Police ForceEmail:
NSW State Emergency Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 02 42516741
Department of Primary Industries Email: email@example.com
NSW Health Email: AMBULANCE-HEMU@health.nsw.gov.au
Roads and Maritime Services Email Rosa Slaiman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire and Rescue NSW Email: CLM@fire.nsw.gov.au
NSW Rural Fire Service Email Stephen Glassock: Stephen.Glassock@rfs.nsw.gov.au
NSW Ambulance Email Peter Croft: Peter.Croft1@health.nsw.gov.au
Transport NSW Email Paul Hogan: Paul.Hogan@transport.nsw.gov.au
Design and Manage Exercises (DAME), previously Exercise Management, provides a platform for participants to build their knowledge and skills to design, write, manage and evaluate emergency management exercises in line with the National Framework, practice and documentation standards.
Please Note: Office of Emergency Management (OEM) training is delivered in a multi-agency context. A selection process will be undertaken by your Agency/Organisation and OEM. For more information on nomination go to "Target Audience".
Exercises are integral to preparedness in emergency management and helps build agency and organisational capacity to respond to emergencies. Exercises are used to:
Conducting well prepared and coordinated exercises, in addition to testing emergency plans and Standing Operating Procedures, leads to better understanding and cooperation between the various components of the emergency management structure within NSW.
This course covers:
Face to face training is conducted over 3 days, including 2 nights residential.
Emergency Management Overview (online self-paced)
Design and Manage Exercises has been designed to build capacity and capability of agencies, organisations and the State. The program has been developed at the top end of OEM's training pathway and expects that participants come with sound EM knowledge and skill sets. This course is suitable for employees, managers and volunteers working at a local, regional or state level who are involved in developing and conducting single and multi-agency emergency management exercises. This includes personnel and middle to upper level managers whose role includes:
Suitable candidates will:
Agencies can nominate candidates from within their agency or organisation who meet the selection criteria above.
Candidates may also self-nominate on the Emergency NSW website. However, the candidate's agency must endorse the candidate's suitability for the course.
There is a maximum of 20 participants per course. As OEM training is delivered in a multi-agency context, each agency's representation will be monitored to facilitate a diverse multi-agency learning environment.
Nominations and self-registration will close 60 days prior to the course start date. Successful candidates will receive a confirmation email approximately 15 days prior to the course.
There is no course fee attached to this course.
Two National units of competency are aligned with the Design and Manage Exercises course:
Accommodation is provided to participants for the evenings of Day 1 and Day 2 of the course. Participants or their organisation are responsible for transport costs to and from the training location, and for any accommodation prior and/or after the conclusion of the course.
On completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Participants will be enrolled and undertake formal assessment for the units PUAEMR031 - Design emergency management exercises and PUAEMR030 - Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises.
The assessment requires satisfactory performance in the following tasks:
Task 1 and 2 are to be completed in the classroom and task 3 is to be completed post course within 6 months after the face to face training.
1. Answers questions
2. Simulated activity. Discussion Exercise
Design, develop, document a desktop/discussion-based exercise that requires multi agency input during the training workshop and prepare a documented exercise plan.
3. Questions, workplace activity with the third party report.
Task 1 is to be completed in the classroom and task 2, 3 and 4 are to be completed post course within 6 months after the face to face training.
2. Answers to questions
3. Provide work samples that evidence the candidate's work in two different types of emergency management exercises.
4. A third party report for both exercises.
Unless there is prior agreement with OEM because of extenuating circumstances, the assessment documentation has to be provided to OEM Training within 6 months of the attendance at the course.
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