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Design and Manage Exercises

Design and Manage Exercises
Duration

3-day residential program of supervised instruction, group work and assessments, followed by applied, work-based learning developed through emergency exercises

Course dates
Essential/Recommended training
Essential learning to be completed before attending this course:

Introduction

This course offers the knowledge and skills to design, write, manage and evaluate emergency management exercises in line with best practice and industry standard, and has been designed to build the capacity and capability of emergency agencies, organisations and the State.

To attend this course you will need to be nominated by the agency or organisation you work or volunteer for and successfully complete assessment requirements during the course, and within 12 months of a residential program of supervised instruction.

On completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • outline and apply exercise management concepts and principles
  • understand the value and benefits of conducting exercises
  • analyse the requirements for an exercise
  • determine the exercise purpose, aims and objectives
  • design, plan and prepare exercises
  • assess exercise risks and identify ways to mitigate the risks
  • manage exercise activities
  • conduct an exercise
  • evaluate and validate outcomes against exercise objectives
  • effectively use exercise management templates and documents that are approved for use in NSW.

This course is suitable for employees, managers and volunteers at a local, regional or state level involved in developing and conducting single and multiagency emergency management exercises.

To attend this course, you will need to be nominated by the agency or organisation you work or volunteer for, and meet the following criteria:

  • hold core management capabilities related to decision-making
  • hold experience in planning, project management, managing work and teams
  • hold high level problem-solving skills
  • hold an identified emergency management role, or expect to be occupying such a role in the near future.

Learners will be enrolled and undertake formal assessment for the units:

  • PUAEMR013 Design emergency management exercises 
  • PUAEMR011 Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises.

PUAEMR013 Design emergency management exercises

The assessment requires satisfactory performance in the following classroom tasks:

  • D1. Workplace assessment: Knowledge questions.
  • D2. Assessor observation of participation in Exercise Design and Planning team process.
  • D3. Design and develop a discussion style multi-agency exercise to be carried out as part of a simulated design and planning team exercise.

Assessment requires satisfactory performance in the following task to be completed within 12 months of the residential training:

  • D4. Knowledge questions
  • D5. Workplace assessment: Provide workplace evidence of exercise(s) designed or/or planned
  • D6. Third party report.

PUAEMR011 Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises

The assessment requires satisfactory performance in the following classroom tasks:

  • M1. Observation of performance in a class simulated discussion exercise by an assessor
  • M2. Exercise Evaluation Report on a discussion exercise.

Assessment requires satisfactory performance in the following task to be completed within 12 months of the residential training:

  • M3. Exercise Final Report on a discussion exercise
  • M4. Role play interview with an exercise stakeholder
  • M5. Workplace assessment: Knowledge questions
  • M6. Workplace assessment providing evidence of one or more field or functional style emergency management exercises you managed and evaluated.

The Design and Manage Exercises course includes two nationally-recognised units of competency:

  • PUAEMR011 – Manage and evaluate emergency management exercises
  • PUAEMR013 – Design emergency management exercises

A Statement of Attainment will be issued following successful completion of all assessment requirements.

2 days accommodation is provided to learners.

Learners, or their organisation, are responsible for transport costs to and from the training location, and for any accommodation prior to or after the course.

The organisation you nominate during enrolment may request information from Resilience NSW about staff or volunteers who undertake this course. Your organisation collects this information to determine the names or number of staff/volunteers who complete this training.

Resilience NSW will only release your name and details as they relate to the delivery of this course. All other personal details will not be released by Resilience NSW, and will remain confidential. Enrolment in this course is acknowledgement that this information can be released to the organisation you have nominated at registration.

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