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Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)



Book Price (Per Person): $280 + GST
Company Price: 
$3000 + GST


The Introduction to CIMS (CIMS 2) course is recommended for all personnel involved in any aspect of emergency response. The Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) provides the model or structure for the command, control and coordination response to an emergency incident, as such all personnel should have a basic understanding of the principles of CIMS, its terminology and key functional areas.

CIMS is applicable across all types of emergency incidents from a car crash, earthquake, major flooding event, rural fire, influenza outbreak or avalanche rescue.

CIMS 2, so called as the NZQA Unit Standard is at level 2, forms a component of many qualifications in the emergency management and related sectors. For persons wanting to extend their CIMS knowledge, the Applied CIMS (CIMS4) course is delivered over two days, and deals much more with all of the above with a greater focus on the application of the functional areas, including, the writing and preparing of Incident Action Plans (IAP’s), management changeovers and management team structures.

Course Objectives

The overall objective of the Introduction to CIMS (CIMS 2) course is to instill an understanding of the principles, structure and operation of the coordinated incident management system.

By the end of this course you should be able to;

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of CIMS
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key functional areas of CIMS
  • Apply measures to control the movement of people and vehicles at incidents.

Participants who successfully complete all aspects of the course and meet the entry criteria will gain NZQA Unit 17279 -Demonstrate knowledge of the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS).

Course Outline

Consists of the practical component of the course which is usually delivered over four-six hours. The workshop is interactive, encourages students to ask questions and clarify issues and/or knowledge. Successful completion of the course will provide attendees with all of the information and assessment requirements to gain NZQA Unit Standard 17279.

1 day
MAX 15

Middle Content

Demonstrate knowledge of the Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)


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