WIA Emergency Communications Training
Emergency Communications Training
The WIA has commenced training of amateurs for activities associated with emergency communications preparedness.
In the July and September 2009 issues of Amateur Radio
magazine, the WIA Comment focussed on issues surrounding amateur operator emergency communications, training and general preparedness. From the feedback received, the Board considered that a national accredited training system was an essential element in the broad range of issues associated with emergency communications provided by amateur operators.
In association with the WIA's Recognised Training Organisation (RTO), TrainSafe, a nationally recognised training package has now been developed. The WIA Board has prepared a statement on "where it is at" in the development of the training package and a summary of feedback and issues. The statement and attachments can be found below.
Traninig courses are advertised, with dates and venues.
Applications for a place on these courses must be made
using the "on-line" application system. The fee for WIA members is $30.
Non WIA members pay $65 and will be awarded temporary 6-month non-voting membership of the WIA. All persons applying for Emergency Communications Training will be asked to provide a current Australian drivers licence number or if they do not have a current drivers licence to phone the WIA office.
Persons who have successfully completed training can then apply for WIA accreditation as a Volunteer Communications Operator. The application for WIA accreditation includes questions relating to personal health, fitness and availability, and only persons assessed as suitable will be awarded WIA accreditation as a WIA Volunteer Communications Operator.
To register simply click the "Book Online ..." menu item on the left of this web page.
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