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NSW Emergency Management Program

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Duration

Online, self-paced program consisting of 8 learning modules and three case studies.  You may complete the full program or choose individual modules to refresh your emergency management knowledge on specific topics.

Course dates
Available online at any time.
Essential/Recommended training
No essential or recommended training is required for this course.

Introduction

NSW Emergency Management Program

The aim of the program is to ensure you have sufficient knowledge of emergency management principles and practices to be able to operate in the emergency management environment in NSW.

The program is split into two courses:

  1. Emergency management planning in NSW
    • The aim of this course is to explain emergency management planning in NSW including the legal framework for emergency management, how emergency management plans are developed and who is involved in the development.
  2. Working together in the event of an emergency
    • The aim of this course is to describe what happens and who is involved in the event of an emergency in NSW.

Emergency management planning in NSW

Module 1: NSW Emergency Management Program – Induction

  • The structure of the NSW Emergency Management program
  • The details of each module in the program
  • What emergency management is

Module 2: What is the legal framework for emergency management?

  • How Federal level strategy applies to emergency management
  • How NSW legislation applies to emergency management
  • How an emergency is defined

Module 3: What is an EMPLAN?

  • What an EMPLAN is
  • What approaches underpin the development of EMPLANs
  • What the NSW emergency management planning arrangements are

Module 4: Who is responsible for emergency management planning?

  • Who is responsible for emergency management planning
  • The responsibilities of emergency management committees
  • Who serves on emergency management committees

Working together in the event of an emergency in NSW

Module 5: Who controls the response to an emergency in NSW?

  • The Command, Control and Coordination model with a focus on ‘Command’
  • The role of combat agencies
  • Who is responsible when a combat agency has not been identified

Module 6: Which bodies are responsible for preparing to responding to or recovering from an emergency in NSW?

  • The Command, Control and Coordination model with a focus on ‘Control and Coordination’
  • The role of functional areas
  • How functional areas are coordinated

Module 7: What happens in an Emergency Operations Centre?

  • The purpose of EOCs
  • What happens in an EOC
  • The role and responsibilities of the Emergency Operations Controller

Module 8: What happens after an emergency?

  • What disaster recovery means
  • What the NSW Recovery Plan is
  • The principles for disaster recovery
  • Who is responsible for disaster recovery

This training is for anyone in emergency management or with an interest in emergency management.

  • Knowledge quiz at the end of each module
  • Case study modules – to apply the information covered in the program

This is a non-accredited 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.

Upcoming Courses

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
NEMP - Regional Emergency Management Officers 01/11/2021 31/01/2022
NEMP - Resilience Staff 01/11/2021 10/12/2021
2022 Q1 - NSW Emergency Management Program 02/12/2021 31/03/2022

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