The Public Safety Training Package Release 4.0, containing new occupational skills standards aimed at building national disaster recovery capabilities, has been endorsed by the Skills Ministers for implementation. The updated Training Package includes a new Skill Set and three new Units of Competency addressing the skills required to support a recovery team member to work effectively in a disaster recovery context, and how to provide relief and recovery support to disaster affected communities. The endorsed Training Package materials are now available on www.training.gov.au
Draft Training Package materials for Phase Two of this project, including one new Qualification, nine new Skill Sets and four new Units are currently at the validation stage. These draft products address the skills and knowledge for disaster recovery managers to operate effectively across recovery environments, complete long term recovery planning for a disaster event, applying recovery concepts and principles in addition to applying a person-centred approach to recovery planning and activities. Further information including draft training products can be found on the project page of the Australian Industry Standards website.