E-learning for Workers and Carers

A range of online learning modules are available for people who work, travel or care for people in high bushfire areas.

These modules are designed to operate through the Google Chrome browser on a laptop or PC. They are not designed for tablets or smartphones.

Bushfire Safety for Workers

This learning module is for any person who works in a high bushfire risk area over summer.


Watch Linda from the Royal Children's Hospital explain how completing the module changed how she prepares for the fire season


It covers four key topics:

Your Risk - learn about the risk

Prepare - how to be prepared

Drive - how to stay safe on the road

Survive - how to survive and stay safe

Timing: Allow up to an hour to complete, including a short sign-in process.

You can access a certificate at the end of the session to verify completion. The learning module is not formally accredited or competency based, it is an awareness session only.

Employers

It is an important OHS and duty of care (maintaining a safe workplace) activity to ensure that your staff know what do to if they are caught out in a bushfire, and how to stay safe. Under the OHS Act (2004) it is the duty of an employer to give employees ‘the necessary information, instruction, training or supervision to enable them to do their work in a way that is safe and without risks to health.’

CFA recommends anyone who works in high bushfire risk areas over summer completes this session and urges employers and employer groups to consider policies that make this mandatory in the workplace.

Key resources

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Bushfire Safety for Workers: Step by Step Guide on Completing the Module

A quick guide to assist with completing the online module

Step by Step Guide on Completing the Bushfire Safety for Workers module (DOCX 2.2MB)

Video on how to access your certificate

Coming soon

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Bushfire Safety for Workers: Tip Sheet

Summer Safe Travel Online Module - Key tips summary

Bushfire Safety for Workers Tip Sheet (PDF 713.8KB)

CFA can also deliver this session at your workplace as a group-based session. You can contact your local CFA office to organise either an online or face-to-face session.

CFA has developed the following learning modules. These Modules are designed to operate through the Google Chrome Browser on a laptop or PC. They are not designed for tablets or smartphones.

Please make the time to complete this session; it could save your life.

Let's Begin

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Bushfire Planning: How to support your clients

It is best to have completed the Bushfire Safety for Workers module before this one.

This learning module is aimed at people in the community and social services sector or health sector who deliver in home supports. It is intended to help you learn how to support your clients with bushfire planning.


Watch Mark, Jane and Delwyn explain how important bushfire planning is to them


It covers seven key topics:

Who needs to be prepared - different types of risk environments

Your role is important - understanding the responsibility of the worker and how to help their clients

Start the conversation - questions to get the bushfire safety conversation going

Build the plan - six key areas to develop a Bushfire Survival Plan to leave early

Clients who choose to stay - advice for clients who do not want to leave or build a plan

Making it all work - referral pathway if needed an a reminder of the key steps

Resources at your fingertips - links to resources and where to learn more

Timing: Allow up to an hour to complete, including a short sign-in process.

You can access a certificate at the end of the session to verify completion. The learning module is not formally accredited or competency based, it is an awareness session only.

Employers

This learning module is an important activity for people in the community and social services sector or health sector who deliver in home supports. It is intended to help your staff learn how to support their clients with bushfire planning. It uses a conversation-based approach, recognising that most people are capable of creating their own plan, and a prompt or reminder may be all that is needed. It will help staff (and volunteers) to determine who is most at risk and provide a referral pathway for those they are concerned about. The module was developed with the support of several stakeholders from across the sectors including NDS (National Disability Services) and LASA (Leading Age Services Australia).

The DHHS Vulnerable people in emergencies policy (2018) states under 5.1 - The role of funded agencies in planning for vulnerable people in emergencies that ‘funded agencies have a responsibility to encourage and, where necessary, support clients (who meet the definition of a vulnerable person) to undertake personal emergency planning.’

CFA recommends anyone who works with clients in high bushfire risk areas over summer completes this session. CFA urges Community and Social Services and Health Sector employers and employer groups to consider policies that make this mandatory in the workplace

Resources

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Fire Ready Guide for Community Workers

How to support your clients with their fire preparation and planning

Fire Ready Guide for Community Workers (PDF 1.6MB)

Fire Ready Guide for Community Workers (DOCX 335.8KB)

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Bushfire Survival Plan Template

This planning template is designed for people who have a disability, chronic or acute medical condition or who are older.

Bushfire Survival Plan Template  (PDF 1.4MB)

Bushfire Survival Plan Template (DOCX 2.4MB)

Bushfire Survival Plan Completed Sample (PDF 3.1MB)

Accessible Versions

Bushfire Survival Plan Template - Large Font (PDF 122.5KB)

Bushfire Survival Plan Template - Large Font (DOCX 707.2KB)

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Bushfire Planning - How to Support your Clients: Step by step guide on completing the module

A step by step guide to assist with completing the online module

Bushfire Planning - How to Support your Clients: Step by step guide on completing the module (DOCX 1.7MB)

Participants can access a certificate at the end of the session to verify their completion. The learning module is not formally accredited or competency based, it is an awareness session only.

CFA can also deliver this session at your workplace as a group-based session. You can contact your local CFA office to organise either an online or face-to-face session.

CFA has developed the following learning modules. These Modules are designed to operate through the Google Chrome Browser on a laptop or PC. They are not designed for tablets or smartphones.

Please make the time to complete this session; it could save lives.

Let's begin

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Bushfire Planning: You and the person you care for

It is best to have completed the Bushfire Safety for Workers module before this one.

This learning module is intended to support people who are caring for others living in high bushfire risk areas. It is relevant to anyone who provides unpaid care or support to family members and/or friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic health issue or age-related condition. This is sometimes referred to as informal care.

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It covers seven key topics:

Who needs to be prepared - different types of risk environments

Your role is important - understanding the responsibility of the worker and how to help their clients

Start the conversation - questions to get the bushfire safety conversation going

Build the plan - six key areas to develop a Bushfire Survival Plan to leave early

Clients who choose to stay - advice for clients who do not want to leave or build a plan

Making it all work - referral pathway if needed an a reminder of the key steps

Resources at your fingertips - links to resources and where to learn more

Timing: Allow an hour to complete, including a short sign-in process.

CFA recommends anyone providing unpaid or informal care for someone living in high bushfire risk areas completes this session.

Key Resources

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Your Guide to Survival

A shorter version of our Fire Ready Kit. This ‘go to guide’ informs you on information such as how to stay informed on fire risk days, why you should leave early, what information to gather ahead of fire season for you and your family, understand what to expect during a bushfire and guidance on how to stay informed of fires across your area.

Your Guide to Survival (PDF 1.3MB)

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Bushfire Survival Plan Template

This planning template is designed for people who have a disability, chronic or acute medical condition or who are older.

Bushfire Survival Plan Template  (PDF 1.4MB)

Bushfire Survival Plan Template (DOCX 2.4MB)

Bushfire Survival Plan Completed Sample (PDF 3.1MB)

Accessible Versions

Bushfire Survival Plan Template - Large Font (PDF 122.5KB)

Bushfire Survival Plan Template - Large Font (DOCX 707.2KB)

 

Bushfire Planning - You and the person you care for: Step by step guide on completing the module

A step by step guide with completing the module

Coming soon

The learning module is not formally accredited or competency based, it is an awareness session only.

CFA has developed the following learning modules. These Modules are designed to operate through the Google Chrome Browser on a laptop or PC. They are not designed for tablets or smartphones.

Please make the time to complete this session; it could save lives.

Let's begin

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Page last updated:  Thursday, 7 October 2021 12:22:15 PM