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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW Police ForceEmail:
NSW State Emergency Services Email: email@example.com Phone: 02 42516741
Department of Primary Industries Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW Health Email: AMBULANCE-HEMU@health.nsw.gov.au
Roads and Maritime Services Email Cassandra Brooks: Cassandra.email@example.com
Fire and Rescue NSW Email Andrew Faunce: Andrew.Faunce@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
The course is designed to assist emergency managers from all agencies to determine what is required to effectively manage emergencies. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to develop and implement a coordinated and responsive approach in applying NSW emergency management arrangements to address the needs of affected communities.
The 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".
By their nature, emergencies are situations that have a major impact on the community, causing significant disruptions. A coordinated effort across all agencies is required to support affected communities in dealing with the problems they face. Restoring community well-being in a way that meets their needs is very important.
Agencies must proactively assess community impacts, develop strategies, and draw together cross-agency resources in a timely and responsive way, to fulfil collective commitments to affected communities.
In the early stages following an emergency there is usually a lack of accurate, timely, useful, and meaningful information. Key players in the emergency management arena must acquire and maintain strong situational awareness to effectively make decisions and actively manage different aspects of the emergency operations.
NSW emergency management arrangements must be delivered by all key players in a coordinated way that is suitable, flexible and responsive to the needs of the community.
In such times, collaboration, co-operation and communication across multiple agencies within clear control structures are paramount.
The course covers:
3 Days, class based
Managing Emergencies has been designed to reflect the capability requirements of people who contribute to, coordinate, and make arrangement decisions during emergency operations. The program is pitched at the top end of OEM's training pathway and presumes that participants come with sound EM knowledge and skill sets.
Suitable candidates will:
EM roles of candidates may include, but are not restricted to:
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. Agencies can nominate up to two candidates per course.
Nominations and self-registration will close 21 days prior to the course start date. Successful candidates will receive a confirmation email approximately 14 days prior to the course.
There is no course fee attached to this course.
Participants can elect to undertake post course work towards completion of a Statement of Attainment for the national unit of competency PUAOPE017A Coordinate Resources for a Multi-agency Incident. The post course work requires completion of two assessment tasks - theory questions and the production of a report on the candidate's participation in an emergency incident. This incident can be based on the exercise conducted during training or another emergency incident in which you have been involved.
PUAOPE017A - Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
Recognition: A recognition pathways is available for those who believe they already have the required skills and knowledge to gain the national unit of competency. A Recognition Kit is available. The Kit describes the types of evidence which can be submitted.
Accommodation may be provided to participants on the evenings of Day 1 and Day 2 of regional courses. Accommodation is not provided for Sydney courses. Participants or their organisation are responsible for any accommodation prior and/or after the conclusion of the regional courses, and for transport costs to and from all training locations.
On completion of this program, participants will be able to: