Incident Commander Training (ICT)

Learn How to Manage & Coordinate an Emergency Response

ERGT Australia’s Incident Commander Training (ICT) course covers the skills and knowledge required to manage and coordinate an emergency response.  This applies to personnel who are required to assess the magnitude and impact of an emergency, to those who gather, coordinate and implement emergency personnel and equipment and those who initiate the necessary communication responses, both within and outside the facility.

This training applies to persons who would normally be in control or command of a facility or be required to deputise in this role. Typical facilities could include:

  • Onshore/offshore installation/rig
  • Floating facility (e.g. floating storage and offloading (FSO), floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO), and floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG))
  • Onshore hydrocarbons production, processing and/or storage facilities
  • Pipeline and related facilities
  • Chemicals manufacturing plant

Course Availability
ERGT Australia’s Incident Commander Training course is available through corporate group bookings at our Perth Incident Management Training Centre. Please enquire for more information.

Learning Outcomes
The expected learning outcomes for this course are:

  • Collect and assess emergency information
  • Implement emergency response strategies
  • Liaise with emergency control
  • Coordinate emergency responses
  • Assess emergency response/actions
  • Undertake post-emergency evaluation

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge
This course is designed for very experienced managers who are a member of their organisation’s Emergency Response (ER) Team and participate in ER drills and exercises. It is recommended that they have completed Fire Fighting and Operate Breathing Apparatus certifications and regularly practice the skills and knowledge delivered in these courses.

These individuals should be familiar with organisational procedures and plans listed below:

  • Safety Cases
  • Hazard and Hazard Control
  • Incident, Fire and Accident
  • Environmental Protection
  • Facility Emergency Management and Safety Systems
  • Emergency Communication Systems
  • ER Plans

As a result of having undertaken certified training and/or their role as an ER team member trainees will have knowledge of:

  • Fire chemistry
  • Fire characteristics and/or chemical hazards
  • The location and availability of response equipment
  • The types and application of personal protective equipment (PPE)  and Breathing Apparatus
  • Types and application of fire-fighting/ER and containment media and casualty management

ERGT recommends that if individuals do not have the desired skills and knowledge they attend:

For commanders, please note:

Due to the level of relevant skills and knowledge expected to be held by trainees for each of the units, training will be limited to the following;

  • Undertaking critical decision making under pressure
  • Dealing with stressed personnel
  • Developing effective response plans focused on prevention of escalation and the preservation of human life
  • Coordinating responses both on and off the facility
  • Liaising with support agencies (internal and external) to maintain the response

Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course; however, a health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.

Additional Requirements
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.

Structure and Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion and practical demonstrations and exercises. Trainees will demonstrate their competence through written and practical assessment which will occur in both the training room and simulated environment/s.

Skills Maintenance
In alignment with industry expectations and to ensure ongoing competence and capability ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years.

Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

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Upon successful completion trainees will be issued with a Statement of Attainment in:

PMAWHS511 Manage emergency incidents

Also Known as

511 ICT Incident Commander Incident Controller MEI MOME

Common Occupations

Supervisor, Operations Manager, Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)


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