The Welfare Services Functional Area Overview course is a self-paced online short course designed for those engaged or likely to be involved in assisting people during emergencies. It is especially beneficial for those who are, or will be, responsible for providing welfare services to people affected by an emergency or disaster.
Online self-paced short course consisting of 2 modules (20 min each)
Online self-paced short course consisting of 2 modules (20 min each).
All people who assist the Welfare Services Functional Area to carry out its role;
those who work or volunteer with community services networks and agencies, and;
those with an interest in disaster welfare.
Participants are not formally assessed during the course
On completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Understand the role of the Welfare Services Functional Area
Understand the role of the agencies that assist in the delivery of Welfare Services
Outline the functions of the evacuation centre
Understand the agencies involved in the evacuation centre
Understand the model and principles operating in the evacuation centre
Appreciate the impacts of a disaster on people and how it affects them
Explain the principles of Psychological First Aid.
Personal information disclosure
The organisation you nominate during enrolment may request information from OEM about staff or volunteers who undertake this course. The only information released by OEM will be your name and details relating to the course. All other personal details will not be released by OEM and will remain confidential. Your organisation collects this information to determine who, or the number of staff/volunteers, completes this training. Therefore, enrolment in this course is acknowledgement that this information can be released to the organisation you have nominated during registration.
Emergency Management Overview is an introductory course in emergency management and the NSW State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989. It is the mandatory prerequisite and pathway into the Introduction to Emergency Management (Intro EM) class based course.