Lead an emergency control organisation


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Course information

This Chief Warden course applies to a wide range of settings where emergencies requiring evacuation may occur, and is relevant for people performing a leadership role in workplace evacuations, in particular the roles of Chief Warden or Deputy Chief Warden. It is recommended for any industry where skills in conducting emergency evacuations are a requirement for worker safety as described in the AS 3745-2010..  The training is conducted under the auspices and in partnership with APL Group Pty Ltd RTO 3586 t/as Australian First Aid. 

Additional information on this PUAWER006B - Lead an emergency control organisation unit of competency, can be found at Training.gov.au (replaces the NTIS).

Recognition Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer (CT) and National Recognition

The program will be pre-empted by any learning achieved through formal education and training (credit transfer) and learning achieved outside the formal education and training system (RPL), or recognition of AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by training organisations registered in any Australian jurisdiction as described in the Student Handbook.

You may wish to have the learning and assessment outcomes of our Occupant Safey training recognised within this course competency.

Training and assessment arrangements:

This accredited course is delivered in one four (4) hour session or one two (2) hour upgrade session, which provides successful participants with the knowledge and skills to confidently develop risk minimisation & management strategies and be able to respond to emergencies in your workplace and carry out safe evacuation.

The course is conducted in English with training delivered face to face, either on site or at our training rooms, at a time to suit the facility or the majority of the participants.  The course includes audio visual and written materials, and industry and individual participants are encouraged to include policies, procedures and documentation from their workplace, to better contextualise their learning.

Our educator assesses the participants application of skills and knowledge throughout the face to face session, through scenario, skill stations, written assessment and evacuation undertaken during the session.

The course is delivered and assessed in a format supportive of the needs of ESL participants, and is specifically designed for delivery in remote locations where workplace or other time restrictions preclude full day attendance.

Students under 14 years of age must provide written permission to attend the course from their parent or guardian.

Educators and learning support:

The course is delivered by local, qualified industry professionals, who recognise the needs of the individuals and embrace the principles of cultural safety in their teaching.

Text Books:

All participants must complete pre-reading and return completed theory assessment materials, available from our office and taking approx one (1) hour, prior to the course.  LLN support can be provided to participants on request, which includes additonal face to face time with the trainer/assessor on completion of the one day session.


PUAWER005B Operate as part of an emergency control organisation'is a prerequisite unit and may be included in the course if required.
Participants should also have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to level 3 of the National Reporting System.


6-7 hours classroom and on-site training and assessment, yhe total duration is dependant on the complexities of the specific building or site and on the prior experience of the learners.

Course Subjects:

A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants which is required to be re-credentialed 12 monthly.

This course covers the competency required to make decisions about people's safety during a workplace emergency and to give instructions on the priority order for responding to the emergency incident area.  The course has been developed to cover the broad range of emergencies and workplaces as considered in Australian Standard 3745-2010, and is part of a suite of eleven workplace emergency response units of competency that has three streams as well as part of the workplace evacuation stream.

This course provides the skills and knowledge to be able to supervise and coordinate emergency evacuations. It includes:

  • Requirements of Australian Standard 3745
  • Preparation and planning for emergencies
  • Developing evacuation plans and procedures
  • Building alarms and communication systems
  • Fire safety procedures
  • Bomb threat procedures
  • Chief Fire Warden responsibilities
  • Investigating an emergency
  • Coordination of emergencies
  • Briefing emergency services
  • Human behaviour in emergencies
  • Management of Post-evacuation activities

Important information

  • student short course handbook (PDF) - (updating)
  • course flyer (PDF)


This one day course is conducted under the auspices and in partnership with APL Group Pty Ltd RTO 3586 t/as Australian First Aid. 

Remote travel is additional to the course cost, and will be quoted on request.

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