Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)

The Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) provides the model or structure for the command, control and coordination of an emergency response. All New Zealand emergency response agencies are mandated to use CIMS as the incident management framework.

The SARINZ CIMS4 'Applied CIMS' course is recommended for all personnel involved in any aspect of incident management and is designed to equip personnel with the knowledge and skills required to apply the principles of CIMS to a range of emergency response scenarios.

SARINZ can deliver CIMS training in several styles:
  • CIMS 2 (NZQA Unit Std 17279) as a stand-alone course;
  • CIMS 4 (NZQA Unit Stds 29553 & 29554) requires CIMS2 as entry criteria; or
  • CIMS 2 & 4 combined (NZQA Unit Stds 17279, 29553 & 29554) into one course.
NOTE: NZQA Unit Standards 29553 (L4, 2Cr) & 29554 (L4, 2Cr) replaced Unit Standard 22445 (L4, 4Cr) in July 2016.


Generally delivered at your location on any mutually agreeable dates anywhere in the country. If you are an individual or small group looking for a course, talk to us as we may have one occurring near you which you can attend.

Course Cost

Course costs are dependent upon:
  • the number of expected participants (which defines the number of tutors)
  • the logistical cost of getting us to and from your place
  • the amount of customisation required to meet any specific outcomes you may have
Based on your instructions and requirements, we will develop a specific quote to meet your needs. Generally this is approximately $310 - $350 (+GST) per person for a full course for your organisation (elsewhere up to $900.00 pp). We often have others interested in attending or sharing a course and splitting the total cost. Let us know if you are interested in having others join your course and share costs - the cost to join an existing course is $350+gst pp.

Video/You Tube Resources

The following are selected You Tube videos highlighting aspects of brieifngs and other CIMS/ICS related aspects.
Operations briefing

Student / Organisation Feedback - post event

"Thanks to Ross, Tony and crew for organising another successful CIMS 4 course and for providing a refresher to a couple of our Managers. Kudos must go to providing some good classwork and fostering the learning environment, all course participants made comment on the high level of instruction and presentation skill". -
DHB/Health Participant
Thanks for that, I must say it was one of the most enjoyable courses that I have been on, and believe you me, I've been on a few. Your presentation, delivery and knowledge, this also includes Ross, is what made the learning even better. I had a operation the other day, not a SAR one, but the learnings I received were adopted to full effect which had a very good outcome. Once again thanks to you and Ross. Acting Senior Sergeant, Area Response Manager
"Many thanks for the great course, customisation and context. Loved the practical hands-on approach and the moving about"- International Airport Senior Manager
"Thought this was going to be a drag and a waste of my time but you made it interesting with great teaching and showed me a high degree of relevance. Well done. Exceeded my expectations by a long way".- Opencast Mine Manager
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