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Coordinated Incident Management System

NZBA's Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) provides organisations with a framework that they can use to develop their own CIMS-aligned processes and procedures that support both own-organisation responses and multi-organisation interoperability.

About This Course

Course Fee
(Excl. GST)


This course is 2x 4-hour sessions, and introduces learners to the Coordinated Incident Management Systems (CIMS) framework. It is ideally suited to everyone involved in emergency response. The CIMS enables your to respond effectively to incidents through appropriate coordination across functions and organisations.

Training is available in-classroom in Albany or Manukau, online via webinar, or at your location by prior arrangement.

Course Overview

The Coordinated Incident Management Systems (CIMS) course will help you understand and be able to describe the role and purpose of CIMS while demonstrating knowledge of the elements, terminology and structure of CIMS, incident control procedures and operating environments. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge of roles and principles of CIMS.

  2. Knowledge of functions, structure and terms used in the CIMS framework.

  3. Practical scenario using an incident action plan. 

Content and Delivery

Course content includes:

  • What is CIMS and when to use it

  • CIMS Foundations

  • CIMS Characteristics and principles

Delivery (Blended Learning):

  • 2x 4-hour classroom or webinar session

  • Online Discussion Forums

  • One Assessment

Information for Learners

Entry and selection requirements
To be eligible to enrol into this course, all learners must meet, or be able to demonstrate, the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

  • Have (or be able to demonstrate ability to meet) a Level 1 qualification or obtain competence in a Level 1 pre-assessment that reflects literacy and numeracy abilities;
    have a minimum of 3 years secondary education.

  • Have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 1 in English;
    Have (or be able to demonstrate an ability to meet) written and oral English skills equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or higher.

  • Be able to provide proof of identity. This can be either a Passport or Drivers Licence.

Reassessment and Appeals

Learners are able to re-sit assessments for which they do not achieve competency. If learners wish to re-sit assessments, they will need to contact the Training Coordinator who will arrange for this to take place.

In the event that candidates have a concern about their assessment, we ask that in the first instance, you talk with the trainer or contact the Training Coordinator. The trainer will re-assess the learner in consultation with the NZBA management team. If the learner is still not satisfied following the re-assessment procedure, NZBA will initiate external post-assessment moderation with the appropriate advisory group member for a final assessment decision.


The assessment for this course completion of one assessment.


Learners must achieve 100% in all assessment outcomes in order to pass.

Welfare and Guidance

Learners are able to approach the trainer regarding support, guidance and cultural sensitivities.

Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti O Waitangi

NZBA recognises the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand and seeks to apply the principles of the treaty in our day to day activities.

Course Overview
Learning Outcomes
Content and Delivery
Information for Learners
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Upcoming Sessions

Dec 11 - Dec 17














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