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Course in the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS)

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Overview About this course

Study the universal framework for managing incidents, crises and emergencies. Work within a simulated incident management team (IMT) environment. Gain insight into the organisations behind the disaster relief relied on by Australian communities.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) principles and functions in an incident management team

  • Understand the various roles and responsibilities involved in AIIMS

  • Practise effective communication techniques

  • Work efficiently as part of a team

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • An understanding of the incident management structure

  • Exposure to the specialised language used across all emergency response organisations

  • Experience working within various roles and capacities in incident management

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in pursuing a career in crisis relief

  • Access to a computer and the internet

  • Ability to work as a part of a team

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: incident management team, liaison officer, local government employee, recovery worker and disaster management.


This course does not assess whether an individual has the competency to perform a specific Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) role. Role-based training in a specific AIIMS functional role, and subsequent organisational approval, is required before an individual can be deemed competent as a member of an AIIMS Incident Management Team. Authorisation to perform a role within AIIMS is subject to the organisational policies and procedures.

Study pathways

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The Course in the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

  • Prepare to work within the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System VU22320

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

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