ICT – Incident Commander Training
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 requirement applies to personnel who would need to assess the magnitude and impact of the emergency; gather and coordinate all of the necessary emergency response personnel and equipment and direct their implementation, and initiate all of the necessary internal and external communication responses.
This training applies to persons who would normally be in control or command of the facility or be required to deputise in this role. In a typical scenario the person in charge of a facility undertakes the management, coordination and response to emergency situations at the facility.
This course is available through corporate group bookings at our Perth Incident Management Training Centre. Please enquire for more information.
The expected learning outcomes from the Nationally Recognised Training unit PMAWHS511 Manage emergency incidents 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 training and regularly practice the skills and knowledge delivered in these courses.
These ER team members 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:
- Fire Team Member training or equivalent, and;
- ER Team Leader Training or equivalent, or;
- On Scene Commander or equivalent
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 focussed 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.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI is required for course registration.
Structure & Assessment
This course is delivered through classroom presentations, group discussion/workshops 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 workplace environment/s.
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.