Emergency Planning and Management Part 1

AVA80017 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Nil

Aims and objectives

This unit examines Emergency planning and management procedures and practices. This particularly relates to search and rescue and fire services and how they in turn relate to national and international requirements particularly those of CASA and ICAO.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Discuss the broad legislative framework and the roles and planning activities of various government layers in relation to emergency management
2. Examine and thoroughly evaluate an airport’s emergency response plan to ascertain its state of readiness for an emergency
3. Identify and discuss the various relationships between, and functions of, participants who need to interact during an emergency
4. Explain how search and rescue activities are planned and conducted
5. Describe the components and purpose of Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting services
6. Describe the system of categorising airports and how this system influences airport fire fighting requirements
7. Demonstrate through creative and informed individual written communications the application of analysis and theory to current practices and developments in Aviation Emergency Management, Planning and Response issues.