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CORE SKILLS STRAND: Topic 1
Introduction to comprehensive emergency management and CDEM in New Zealand

This topic is made up of four subtopics that provide a broad introduction to comprehensive emergency management and CDEM in New Zealand.

Resources for trainers
The Trainer Pack contains notes, session plans and course information for trainers.

Trainer pack for Topic 1 (PDF)

Resources for learners
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1.1 Principles of emergency management including hazard and risk management and the 4Rs.

1.2 CDEM Framework Discovering and understanding the CDEM Framework in New Zealand, the key documents at its core and roles and responsibilities in CDEM.

1.3 CDEM Powers and declarations are explained with a focus on general and emergency powers of CDEM Groups and Controllers. One aim of this subtopic is to increase clarity around the requirements of the declaration process.

1.4 Health and safety provides an introduction to workplace health and safety and personal readiness including reference to the Ministry’s public education campaign “Get Ready, Get Thru”.

Unit Standards
Topic 1 incorporates the following unit standards:

  • Aspects of 7334 (version 6) – Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and operations of Civil Defence Emergency Management.
  • Unit standard 497 (version 7) – Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements.
  • Unit standard 528 (version 6) – Demonstrate survival techniques for a Civil Defence emergency.
  • Unit standard 26386 (version 1) – Describe New Zealand’s hazardscape and its management.
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