POL Search and Rescue

Project scope

The purpose of the project is to review two existing qualifications and 10 existing units of competency for Police Search and Rescue. These services are essential to reassure and protect communities and fulfils an important public safety function. Police search and rescue members contribute to public safety by successfully identifying and responding to incidents where individuals are in distress or imminent danger. Search and rescue in Australia spans diverse contexts (including land and marine), different geographies and urban and remote settings. Police search and rescue operations require engagement and collaboration with external agencies and stakeholders, such as volunteer services and other public safety agencies. Federal, state and territory police have identified the need to review two existing qualifications and ten units of competency to ensure they are fit for purpose, reflect contemporary practice and operational policing requirements.

 

View 2020 Case for Change

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will not be formed for this project. Consultation with police subject matter experts during the development will be co-ordinated through Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).

 

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

 

If you have any questions about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

 

Deliverables

The following products will be submitted to the AISC for consideration no later than 30 June 2021:

  • 2 Qualifications
  • 10 Units of Competency
  • Case for Endorsement
  • Companion Volume Implementation Guide

 

Timeline

The Case for Endorsement is expected to be submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee by 30 June 2021.

 

How to get involved

Stakeholder feedback on draft training materials will be sought as part of the development phase of work.

Commencement

 

22 SEPTEMBER 2020

PROJECT COMMENCEMENT

 

This project has commenced and will include the review of two existing qualifications and 10 existing Units of Competency.

 

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

Case for Change

 

18 AUGUST 2020

POLICE CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved this project to proceed to training package development. The Public Safety IRC will work closely with Police stakeholders to revise the material and regular updates will be available on the AIS website. Subscribe here to receive updates on the POL Police Training Package.

 

30 JUNE 2020

 

The Case for Change has been submitted to AISC for consideration.

 

9 JUNE 2020

POLICE CASE FOR CHANGE

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee has developed a draft Case for Change relating to Police Protection and Search and Rescue skills standards and is seeking public feedback.

 

The feedback period closed on Wednesday, 24 June 2020.

Consultation

 

28 JANUARY 2021

DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The police subject matter experts have drafted materials for this project and are requesting stakeholder feedback.

 

The Police Search and Rescue project includes updates to two existing qualifications and ten existing Units of Competency.

 

These draft products will address changes to the skills needs of the industry reflecting contemporary operational policing requirements.

 

Feedback closed Friday, 26 February 2021.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed with Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).

Validation

 

1 MARCH 2021

FINAL DRAFT MATERIAL

 

The Public Safety Industry Reference Committee is seeking your feedback to validate draft materials for the Police Search and Rescue project.

 

The Police Search and Rescue material includes updates to two existing qualifications and ten Units of Competency.

 

These draft products address changes to the skills needs of the industry, reflecting contemporary operational policing requirements in search and rescue operations across different geographies and urban and remote settings (including land and marine).

 

Feedback closed Wednesday, 17 March 2021.

 

Feedback will be collated and discussed with Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).

 

 

 
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Karen Thomson

Industry Skills Specialist - Corrections and Police

 

 

Email: Karen.Thomson@aistnds.org.au

Phone: 03 9604 7215