Disaster Response

The Disaster response course is specifically designed for anyone who may be deployed to a disaster affected area to allow them to perform their roles in a safe and efficient manner. The aim of the course is to equip people with the knowledge and skills to understand and operate within the dynamic environment that exists following a disaster.


Training provides information, sills and practical experience in a range of topics including disaster awareness, personal and travel requirements, personal safety and security, maintaining situational awareness, crowd behaviour, evacuation and disaster coordination systems.

Course Overview

Disaster Awareness

  • Natural
  • Human generated
  • Impacting factors

Personal safety and security

  • Racial and cultural considerations
  • Australian government support
  • Local authorities
  • Crime prevention
  • Self defence
  • Decontamination
  • Vehicle use
  • Public transport
  • Communications
  • Use of sun, wind, noise and terrain

Essential requirements

  • Travel documents
  • Personal identification
  • Basic language translation
  • Home affairs

Maintaining situational awareness

  • Decision making
  • Threat and error management
  • Dynamic risk management

Crowd Behaviour

  • Surviving in a disaster affected crowd
  • Team lost contact procedures
  • Team member recovery

Unlawful behaviour

  • Evacuation
  • Key considerations for personal evacuation
  • Evacuation of others
  • Evacuation planning

Multi Casualty Management

  • First response procedures
  • Operational management
  • Incident command structure
  • Multi agency coordination
  • Command
  • Leadership
  • Management