Introduction to emergency management e-learning

The online Disaster management course introduces 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
  • wish to pursue further disaster preparedness education and training courses.

There is:

  • a basic version (approximately 2 hours – 4 modules x 30 minutes)
  • an intermediate version (approximately 3.5 hours – 7 modules x 30 minutes).

Staff should select the:

  • Basic course
  • Intermediate course.

Note: There is no point doing both courses as material from the basic is included in the intermediate. You can re-enter the course as many times as you wish.

WA Health staff

  1. Go to the Disaster management course for WA Health staff (external site).
  2. Read all of the information under the heading, Enrol in Disaster Management Course
  3. Decide which course is most appropriate for you.
  4. Enter your health email address.
  5. Select the most appropriate course
  6. Click on Process Details.
  7. Your login details will be automatically emailed to you. Once you receive the email you can login via the login screen.

Staff from external organisations

  1. Go to the Disaster management course for external organisations (external site).
  2. Read all of the information under the heading, Enrol in Disaster Management Course.
  3. Decide which course is most appropriate for you.
  4. Enter your email address.
  5. Select the most appropriate course
  6. Click on Process Details.
  7. Your login details will be automatically emailed to you. Once you receive the email you can login via the login screen.

Further instructions

Please note that the course is automatically set to time out after 2 hours. This does not mean you must complete the test within 2 hours it simply means the test cannot be left idle for more than 2 hours or the course will time out and close down and you will lose any data.

To leave the test temporarily and come back to it later, please ensure you use the quit button on the bottom right rather than closing down the window.

If you attempt to close the window you should receive the following automated warning.

“You are attempting to refresh (or perhaps close) the browser window, this course will now exit. Unfortunately some data may not have been saved. You should always use the Quit navigation button to exit. Some data may be lost.”

Important notice

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).

More information

Any feedback or questions regarding the e-learning courses are welcomed at: DPMUTraining@health.wa.gov.au.

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