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Manage planning for a complex incident

Course Code: PUAOPE025
Course Name: Manage planning for a complex incident
Course Description: This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to collect, analyse and apply information and to develop plans for the resolution of a complex incident. It includes establishing a planning section, managing the planning section, interpreting and applying information on current and forecast situation, disseminating information on current and forecast situation, preparing incident plans and briefing incident management team, participating in the incident management team and monitoring and reviewing planning functions.

A person performing the role of Planning Officer is delegated responsibility by the Incident Controller. This person supports the Incident Controller and other members of the incident management team.

Complex incidents are characterised by one or more of the following: impact on a widespread geographical area, detailed written Incident Action Plan (IAP) with multiple related incident control strategies, consequences extending beyond area of operations, need for relief and recovery operations, resources required beyond what can be obtained at local level and extended timeframe for resolution.

These incidents typically have an elevated level of risk and consequence to the community. Incident Controllers will need to establish an extended incident management structure to support the effective resolution of the incident. Authorisation to perform this role is subject to organisational policies and procedures.
Units of Competence:
Code Name Type
PUAOPE025 Manage planning for a complex incident Core

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