The National Security Workforce Team (NSW) is working with the sector to increase the professionalisation and capability of our workforce to manage responses more effectively. This work is situated within the Emergency Management System Reform work.
Improving the consistency of CIMS application across local, regional and central government is a foundational piece of work that supports this goal. Consistent CIMS practice across the sector is important as CIMS is the system that we work within and apply during responses and is the key enabler of multi-agency interoperability.
There are many aspects to this work including revising the CIMS unit standards and developing common assessments to support the standards; building career pathways; developing entry criteria for responses; and producing nationally consistent role cards and role descriptions for the various response roles.
Connecting across agencies and working together, building on the great work already done and understanding the current state and both our collective strengths and challenges will help us achieve our goal.
This project represents a great opportunity to learn from each other, to build relationships across the sector and to collectively move towards a better future.
Me mahi tahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa - We should work together for the wellbeing of everyone.