Since the launch of the Disaster management eLearning package in 2010, there have been numerous developments in emergency management both internationally, and at a national and state level. As a result, some references and departmental titles in the existing package are outdated, and some links no longer work. To keep pace with these changes, DPMU is updating the content of the package and reviewing the hosting arrangements (to promote equitable access).
In the interim, if you have any queries about emergency management and the health services, or recommendations about future content, we would be pleased to hear them at DPMUTraining@health.wa.gov.au.
This online disaster management course was launched in 2010 to introduce Western Australian users to emergency management principles and arrangements within a health context.
It is aimed at staff from within WA Health and other emergency response organisations who would like to develop their awareness of the WA Health aspects of emergency management.
This course is not mandatory but recommended for staff who may have a role in preparing their health service for a mass casualty incident and/or those who wish to pursue further disaster preparedness education and training courses.
There is a basic version (approximately 2 hours - 4 modules x 30 minutes) and an intermediate version (approximately 3.5 hours - 7 modules x 30 minutes). Staff should select either the Basic or Intermediate course, all material from the basic course is included in the intermediate). You can re-enter the course as many times as you wish.