For the first time, this international award winning course is now available online. As a micro-credential it covers the complexities and techniques of body recovery from shallow depth swiftwater environments. Developed by international expertsand using the latest research to provide an evidence based curriculum, this 8-hour course covers legal authorities, disaster victim identification, recovery incident management, decomposition, water related death investigation considerations, infectious disease control, psychological considerations, management of family and media, recovery management structures, evidential recording for law enforcement, professional standards and ethics, specialist recovery equipment and methods. The course is also useful for those carrying out body recovery from maritime environments.
This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
There are no specific entry requirements
|Course Type||Short Course (Professional Development)|
|How to Apply||
For direct access to the micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different
Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential , students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
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1. Understand the factors which influence the decision to transition from rescue to recovery including legal authority and roles of those involved in body recovery operations
2. Outline the international Disaster Victim Identification process, applicable to mass fatality incidents
3. Recognise the factors in pre-planning recovery operations and the recovery management team structure and roles and equipment used for body recovery
4. Identify the health and safety factors to consider in managing decomposition, altered pathology, infection control and personal safety
5. Identify common reactions to traumatic events and the sources of information useful for recovery personnel, affected families and managing the media
6. Identify the required protocols for recording information evidential purposes and giving evidence in court as a witness.